Family workshop: Decorative Forms

  • Henry Moore Institute
  • Tuesday, 18 February 2020
  • 10am - 12pm and 1 - 3pm in the Institute's seminar room

Alison Smith

Take inspiration from Edward Allington’s Decorative Forms Over the World series and make your own drawing to take on a journey. Allington’s series of photographs show what appears to be a three dimensional object appearing in an array of different locations, ranging from exotic destinations to doorsteps and even a toilet. The ‘object’ is actually a drawing on a piece of board, made to look 3D using a trompe l’oeil style (meaning ‘trick of the eye’), which fits inside a suitcase, making it easily transportable!

After a short gallery tour you’ll learn how to make a drawing look 3D, then use brushes, inks and board to make a decorative form to take with you, and photograph on your travels. You can also share its journey on social media using #decorativeformsontour.

This free 2 hour workshop runs 10am - 12pm and again 1 - 3pm, and is suitable for families with children aged 7-16yrs. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Booking is required, as places are limited.

Venue details

Venue address

Henry Moore Institute
The Headrow
United Kingdom
T: 0113 246 7467

Opening times

Now open: Tuesday to Sunday, 10am-5pm

Entry is free. As we are limiting visitor numbers, we advise booking tickets in advance:

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