Bumped Body: Online Creative Activities
- Henry Moore Institute
- 12 Mar 2020 – 31 Jan 2021
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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
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.
|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.
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