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Discover the unique learning opportunities on offer for schools alongside our headline exhibition:

Barbara Hepworth: artist in society 1948-53

This major exhibition explores a short but significant period in the life of one of Britain’s most celebrated artists.

This preview especially for teachers will showcase opportunities for you students, including:

  • Visit experience packages for primary and special schools including facilitated gallery exploration and hands on immersive art workshops with artist Laura Ellis
  • Children will enhance their artistic techniques and creativitydeveloping knowledge of Barbara Hepworth the artist and her works in sculpture using a range of materials.
  • Opportunities for secondary art students including suggested schemes of work and lessons ideas, in particular supporting GCSE and A Level with the investigation and analysis of artists.
  • We are also organising events where students will be able to see a sculptor at work, discuss art curatorship in practice with curators from Tate Britain and UH Arts and attend  life drawing classes alongside a gallery visit.

Session outline:

4.00 – 4.15 pm: Arrival, welcome and refreshments (tea, coffee and cake)

4.15 – 4.30 pm: Exhibition overview – with the University of Hertfordshire Arts Team

4.30 – 4.45 pm: Opportunities for school visits - with St Albans Museums Learning Team

4.45 – 5.10 pm: Gallery tour – with the University of Hertfordshire Arts Team

5.10 – 5.30 pm: Feedback, booking enquiries and departure

Please book your place(s) by Friday 22nd March, noting any access or dietary requirements

Image: Barbara Hepworth, Group III (Evocation), 1952, photograph by David Lambert/Rod Tidnam, Courtesy of the Pier Arts Centre Collection


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