Looking, thinking, speaking

The Roche Court Educational Trust (RCET)  is based at the beautiful New Art Centre, Roche Court Sculpture Park near Salisbury in Wiltshire.  

We work locally, nationally and internationally with teachers, young people and specialist groups  to develop confidence and skills by looking, thinking and speaking about art. Our aim is to provide a greater understanding and enjoyment of the culture of our age through making connections across disciplines and cultures, inspired by the work of internationally acclaimed modern and contemporary artists. 

Keep an eye on our website and Instagram for regularly updated films, activities and resources for creative learning to inspire and engage you over the coming weeks! 

Weekly Creative Learning Resource:
Barbara Hepworth

“Perhaps what one wants to say is formed in childhood and the rest of one’s life is spent trying to say it.” – Barbara Hepworth

This week we will be encouraging all ages, from early years to adults, to look, think and make in ways that are influenced by the iconic themes, style and methods of Barbara Hepworth, the most prominent female sculptor of the 20th century! 

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“Perhaps what one wants to say is formed in childhood and the rest of one’s life is spent trying to say it.” – Barbara Hepworth . This week we will be encouraging all ages, from early years to adults, to look, think and make in ways that are influenced by the iconic themes, style and methods of #BarbaraHepworth, the most prominent female sculptor of the 20th century! We have uploaded info and resources onto our website… . CREATIVE LEARNING ACTIVITY: Looking through
. #Hepworth was really interested in the relationship between solid form and open space. Putting a hole through the middle of her sculptures was a new idea to make a ‘negative’ or empty space an important part of her sculptures. . Look for things in your home that have holes that you can look through. (Examples: a colander, toilet roll tube, a drinking glass, washing machine door or sellotape!) Have fun looking and playing, and talk about what you can see. .  Create cardboard frames or viewfinders. Decorate them and use them to look closely at interesting pictures or objects in your home or out of the window. Focus in, and find intriguing close-ups. .  Draw or paint pictures of your view through these holes and share your outcomes with us. . Thank you @emmakerr_trialanderror for lovely early years ideas which we will share throughout the week. . Image 1: Barbara Hepworth, ‘Summer Dance’ 1972, courtesy @newartcentre Roche Court Sculpture Park. Image 2: Barbara Hepworth ’The Family of Man’, 1970 at Snape Maltings © AC Manley/Shutterstock.com. . #ILoveSculpture #NSEADcreate #ArtEducation #ArtPedagogy #FantasticForFamilies #HomeEducation #IsolationInspiration

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