Collecting/Choreography with Eva Louisa Jonas
11:30–13:30 and 14:30–16:30 (sold out)
Studios & Gardens, Hertfordshire
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Included in an annual ticket, booking required
Join us to think about the choreography of objects, collecting forms, shapes and movements as we go.
As part of our summer series celebrating the theme of Vitality: The Human Landscapes of Henry Moore, Eva Louisa Jonas will be holding Collecting/Choreography workshops for families with children age 5+. For all of our family activities, we encourage intergenerational learning.
Beginning with a walk to nearby sculptures, Eva will guide you through a list of terms that relate to the body and lines within the landscape. You’ll be encouraged to stretch, bend and extend like the interlinking points of Locking Piece and angles of Three-Piece Sculpture: Vertebrae.
Moving across the site to Large Figure in a Shelter, we’ll trace the points that show how the sculpture has been assembled, drawing lines around fragments of the artwork and retracing its shape onto leaves.
Returning to the workshop space we’ll gather the collected responses – images of gestures echoing the sculptures, fragment drawings, leaf cut outs, to inspire a Moore-like sculpture using wood blocks and shapes. Painting and stamping the shapes we’ll create a record of the workshop to take away, a final trace of our own movements and fragmented forms.
This event is included in an annual ticket, but places are limited for each session so booking is required.
- If you already have an annual ticket, please book a free place for each person attending and bring your annual ticket(s) with you to show at the ticket desk.
- If you do not have an annual ticket, please book a paid ticket for the event, you can then collect an annual ticket from the ticket desk and return to the Studios & Gardens as often as you like, during our open seasons, for 12 months.
- If you are a legacy member of Henry Moore Friends, with a valid membership card, please book a free “annual ticket holder” place and bring your card to show at the ticket desk.
- Children must be accompanied by a ticketed adult for the duration of the workshop.
Suitable for families with children aged 5+. This is an intergenerational workshop – we encourage creativity in all ages!
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About the artist
Eva Louisa Jonas is a visual artist, facilitator, and co-founder of the practice-based research collective, UnderExposed.
She works collectively and collaboratively, using photography to explore the processes by which people situate themselves within landscapes, focusing on its expression in trace, gesture, and surfaces. Recent work pulls from these threads, embracing slow looking, informed by interactions and processes that emerge from participatory workshops.
Eva’s first book Let’s Sketch the Lay of the Land was published in October 2020 with a Parisian publisher, September books. She is currently working as part of The Photographers Gallery education team on the EPQ in Photography course and facilitating the Photoworks West Sussex LGBTQ+ Photography Club.
Additionally, she has worked with many arts and community organisations including The Royal Academy, The Dartington Trust, Queer Heritage South, Towner Gallery, Brighton CCA, The Hummingbird Project, Switchboard, and as Associate Artist on Leap then Look’s project Play, Interact, Explore.
Other events at Studios & Gardens
This summer we are celebrating the theme of Vitality: The Human Landscapes of Henry Moore with a series of practitioner-led activities designed for different ages, abilities and interests. Join us to participate in workshopping, walking, talking, digital interactions and drop ins.
Listening/Mapping by felix taylor
Education group visit & workshop
Education group visit & metal workshop, in partnership with Ore Projects (ages 16-25)
Plaster workshops for local schools (KS2 / KS3)
Brâncuşi, Britain and the Idea of Modern Sculpture