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Exhibition Preview for Teachers-Barbara Hepworth: artist in society 1948-53

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St Albans Museum + Gallery

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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.

Following a decade of preoccupation with landscape, Hepworth moved naturally between abstraction and the figure in the years 1948 to 1953, capturing the human form across drawing and sculpture.

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 creativity, developing 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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