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Toolkit for Sculpture Learning

This toolkit has been created to support teachers in stretching and challenging children’s vocabulary around sculpture. Through a range of tasks and activities, we aim to expand children’s ideas of what sculpture is, the many forms it takes, and how they can build confidence in talking about their experiences and ideas when looking at and making sculpture.

The tasks are easy to pick up and develop, and can be used for a lesson starter, a week’s project, or even a whole scheme of work. To help you to do this, we have provided this resource in a variety of forms for you to download, including individual tasks.

We recommend you use this resource for KS4, KS5 and post-16. However, some ideas from this toolkit could be modified for KS3.

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This resource has been made by Hannie Phillips, a doctoral researcher with the University of Leeds with AHRC funding through the White Rose College of the Arts & Humanities (WRoCAH), in collaboration with Lisa-Marie Dickinson, an artist-teacher who took part in the Freelands Foundation and Yorkshire Sculpture International’s Teachers’ Continuing Professional Development Programme in 2019.

Yorkshire Sculpture International would like to thank Arts Council England, Freelands Foundation, Leeds 2023, Wakefield Council, University of Leeds and the Arts & Humanities Research Council whose partnerships enabled this resource to be created.

You can watch a video introduction to the toolkit with Hannie and Lisa below.

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