Back to Art Encounters

Art Encounters - resources for teachers

Welcome to Art Encounters. You can view the video resources below, and download the accompanying resource packs.

These free resources are aimed at pupils aged 10-16 years, but can be adapted for older and younger learners.

We’ve created a pupil page containing all the videos and worksheets, which you can send pupils to by sharing this link: henry-moore.org/art-encounters-for-learners

Download our Teacher Guide here to find out more about the resources and plan your lessons:

Download teacher guide

You can download the accompanying resources under each video, or download the whole pack as a zip file by clicking the link on the right of the screen. Powerpoint versions of the resources are available to download at the bottom of the page
 

Introduction

This video introduces the Bumped Body exhibition and the work of Paloma Varga Weisz. This should be shown to students first, before viewing any of the other episodes.
 

Episode 1: Still Life

Explore Still Life, a mixed media sculpture inspired by childhood memories and family heritage. Pupils can complete our poetry activity alongside this, or just use the worksheet to capture their ideas.

DOWNLOAD STILL LIFE WORKSHEETDOWNLOAD STILL LIFE POETRY ACTIVITYDOWNLOAD STILL LIFE TEACHER NOTES

 

Episode 2: Home Portraits

Find out about two artworks connected to the artist’s childhood home, then follow our activity to resource to create a Home Portrait inspired by them.

DOWNLOAD HOME PORTRAITS WORKSHEETDOWNLOAD HOME PORTRAITS ACTIVITYDOWNLOAD HOME PORTRAITS TEACHER NOTES

 

Episode 3: Strange Characters

Meet an array of strange characters in the Bumped Body exhibition, exploring the textures and hybrid nature of Varga Weisz’s practice.

DOWNLOAD STRANGE CHARACTERS WORKSHEETDOWNLOAD STRANGE CHARACTERS TEACHER NOTES

 

Powerpoint versions of resources

If you prefer to use Powerpoint, or want to edit worksheets for your pupils, you can download the Powerpoint files for each Episode here:

STILL LIFE PPT FILESHOME PORTRAITS PPT FILESSTRANGE CHARACTERS PPT FILES