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Burnham Market Primary School, Houghton Hall visit and workshop

Tuesday 13 August 2019

Our Society sponsored pupils from Burnham market Primary School to visit the Henry Moore exhibition at Houghton Hall and following the visit a days workshop at the school.  The response from the Head of the school is replicated below....

"The Arts Society sponsored a visit to the Henry Moore at Houghton Hall exhibition for Year 4,5 and 6 pupils from Burnham Market Primary School. The children really enjoyed looking at the sculptural pieces of Moore's work in particular, and were fascinated by the size and abstract nature of the pieces situated within the grounds of Houghton Hall. Many children were keen to comment on their own thoughts of the pieces and developed their observational drawing skills by sketching first-hand some of the sculptures themselves.

The Arts Society also organised for Jessica Perry, a local artist, to come into school for a day workshop with Year 6 pupils. This workshop was focused on creating response pieces to Henry Moore's work, based on the pieces seen during the visit to Houghton Hall. Pupils first created their own sculptural pieces using sand and plaster, focusing on the abstract nature of the pieces. Then, as a class, a larger sculpture was created based on the human form. The children also used wax crayons, string and toothpicks to create abstract shapes with a focus of the line styles of Henry Moore's sketches. All children really enjoyed the practical nature of the workshop and commented on how exciting it was to create their own piece of sculptural artwork and could see how it linked to the work of Henry Moore. The visit and the workshop were both fantastic, inspiring and enriching experiences and as a school, we are very grateful to the Arts Society for providing the children with these rich learning opportunities."

Please take a look at our Gallery page for photoghraphs of the children's efforts.