Meet the Artists

Block B - Sculptors

Meet some of the World’s most famous, influential and ground-breaking painters, sculptors, architects and designers. Be inspired by their work to create your own original compositions using their inspirations, styles and techniques to create your own pieces of art and design.

Meet Joan Miró and Barbara Hepworth, two world-class sculptors whose techniques will inspire and teach your children to create their own stunning works of art. They will get a feel for the three-dimensional qualities of sculpture and work in the abstract modes of these two twentieth-century icons.

Learn about the materials of sculpture and how to plan with sketches and then create dynamic artworks in the round.  You will cover Art & Design and some PSHE objectives.

This Topic is written for Lower Key Stage 2. If you want to use this Topic for a different Key Stage, you will need to consider how to adapt the outcomes, content, delivery methods, resources and differentiation, as well as the relevant National Curriculum objectives.

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01: Joan Miró (II)

Explore Miró’s sculptures and then plan and create your own sculpture using Miró’s style and technique of using discarded items to create forms.

There is also a session on Miró, as a painter, in Block A.

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02: Barbara Hepworth (I)

Delve into the amazing world of Hepworth’s sculpture and explore her influences and form. Link her abstract work to her local landscape and idealisms before planning and sketching ideas for your own sculpture.

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03: Barbara Hepworth (II)

Try some new sculpting techniques like those used by Hepworth. Reflect back on your own ideas and create your sculpture using Hepworth’s style and technique as an influence.