Bumped Body: Online Creative Activities

Alison Smith

We're keen to inspire making in all forms, whether you're able to get out and visit our galleries or not, so we've been working with artists to create a series of art activities you can do from home.

Bumped Body activities

Try out these creative activities inspired by our current exhibition Paloma Varga Weisz: Bumped Body.

Home Portraits

Make a 3D Home Portrait

Our new Art at Home challenge is to create a 'Home Portrait' - a 3D drawing of your home - then send it in to us to be featured online, and in our new digital gallery in the Henry Moore Institute.

Curiosity Boxes

Start your Curiosity Box

This activity tasks younger children to get curious and collect objects to play and make with. You'll make a 'Curiosity Box', go on a collecting mission to fill it with objects, then use your new collection to play, make and learn.

Sculpture poems

Try out the sculpture poems activity

All art has a story behind it. We're challenging you to look at, think and write about sculpture, then turn your ideas into poems or short stories.

Follow our writing activities to generate ideas, then turn these into poems or short stories.

Wild Bunch printed collage

Make your own Wild Bunch prints

Taking inspiration from the Wild Bunch figures and the rich textures that appear in Paloma Varga Weisz's work, this activity involves using household materials to create different printed textures and patterns, and then using your prints to make a collage of a 'wild' family.

This resource is aimed at primary and secondary age children, and includes a step-by-step guide to making your very own Wild Bunch collage.

Drawing Bumpman

Try your hand at drawing Bumpman

In this activity suitable for all ages and levels of ability, you will learn techniques to make your drawings look 3D in our video workshop, so that you be able to draw the bumpiest possible portrait of Bumpman.

Take a look at the wonderful drawings others have made in our online exhibition of Bumpman drawings.

More activities

There are loads of different types of sculpture out there. Explore new and exciting techniques here.

Bags of Creativity

Have a go at these fun, quick activities

Six fun creative activities you can do from home using basic materials, perfect for school holidays.

These activities were created with three age ranges in mind (2-6 yrs, 7-11 yrs and 12 - 16 yrs) but these are just a guide! We’ve also included a list of suggested materials, but feel free to improvise with whatever you have at home.

Geometric sculptures

Build your own geometric sculptures

Using paper straws and pipe cleaners, follow our simple step-by-step instructions to build geometric sculptures inspired by the 'Platonic Solids' - 5 special shapes which are important in maths and science. Then, once you've mastered the technique, start creating your own shapes and structures.

Venue details

Venue address

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

Opening times

Galleries: Tuesday to Sunday, 10am - 5pm

Research Library: Monday to Saturday, 10am - 5pm; Sunday, 1 - 5pm
Archive of Sculptors' Papers: Tuesday to Friday, by prior appointment