Henry Moore Inspired Sculptures

You might remember that a few weeks about we visited the Yorkshire Sculpture Park to see some of Henry Moore’s sculptures up close to have a go at sketching them.

Click here to see that post.

Can you remember the visit? Which was your favourite sculpture? What did we do whilst we were at the Sculpture Park? How did we get there? 

Back in class, we decided that we wanted to make our our sculptures, inspired by those we have seen created by Henry Moore.

First we made pipe cleaner figures to make sure that we had sizes and shapes of our body parts in proportion and then sketched them onto paper before we got a little messy with the clay.

Next was the fun and messy part! We each had a block of clay that we turned into a human sculpture.

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Here are some of the techniques we used…

bend, roll, stretch, twist, fix, rub, smooth, press, attach

We think that our sculptures look amazing and very life like! What do you think?

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Artist in Residence

Over the last 4 weeks, we have been working with our artists in residence called Soo and Charlie to create some fabulous sculptures, linked with our work on the artist Henry Moore.

We used a range of different objects to make imprints in the clay and then poured plastic of Paris over the top of it. We kept ourselves safe from the plaster dust by wearing aprons to protect our clothes and a mask and goggles to protect our faces.

We had to let it dry before we could decorate them in the afternoons.

We are sure that you’ll agree that we have made a super job of our project. Look out for them to be displayed shortly around school.

Keep checking back to our blog to have a look at the finished piece that will be displayed in school.