To help teachers navigate AccessArt resources, and to build an understanding of some of our key approaches to enabling creativity, AccessArt is creating a series of “pathways” along themes and topics which can be used in schools.
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This pathway provides a framework for teachers to explore Henry Moore’s Shelter Drawings, which in turn gives children the opportunity to explore wax resist, watercolour, contour drawing, perspective and form, and charcoal. The pathway can also be widened to look at the work of Paul Nash. As with all AccessArt approaches, the emphasis is on a journey of building independent learning through lots of experimentation and creative risk taking, and balances sketchbook and exploratory work with high quality and varied final outcomes.
The pathway can be condensed or expanded but on average will take 6-7 weeks.
Step 1. Explore Henry Moore’s Shelter Drawings
Visit the Henry Moore Shelter Drawing resource to begin your exploration.
The Shelter Drawings can be used to:
Develop visual literacy skills
Explore watercolour, ink and wax resist
Explore how to convey form in drawings by using contour lines
Explore Chiaroscuro (light / dark) to convey mood
Explore perspective to build sense of claustrophobia / confinement
Explore themes of shelter, confinement, safety, being trapped