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Education group visit & workshop

Education group visit & metal workshop, in partnership with Ore Projects (ages 16-25)

9:45–14:30

Studios & Gardens, Hertfordshire

An adult wearing yellow protective gear and a black welding mask is welding two small pieces of metal together. A bright light, sparks and smoke can be seen. Two other people, wearing the same protective gear, are looking on.

About this event

Combine a visit to Henry Moore Studios & Gardens with a hands on metalworking and welding workshop.

We’ve partnered with local metalworkers Ore Projects, so that you can see their workspace in action and have a go at bending and welding metal yourselves.

Alongside a guided visit to Studios & Gardens, you’ll learn how Moore’s own sculptures were made, and how this creative process continues in industry today.

 

Guided visit to Henry Moore Studios & Gardens

You and your students will be accompanied by one of our Volunteer Guides for an outside tour of the sculpture gardens, which present an awe-inspiring portfolio of Henry Moore’s sculptural works and creative processes.

Your booking will include additional time for independent study. Feel free to sketch, write or take photos in the sculpture gardens, or use our interpretation room.

 

Metal workshop at Grandey’s Place, led by Ore Projects

In this one hour session students will learn about making armatures for sculpture.

In art, an armature is an underlying, unseen, supporting component usually made from metal. This inner structure serves as a skeleton or framework to support an object.

During the session you will discover how Henry Moore used armatures in his work, and learn about the processes he used to make small models known as maquettes, for the foundries he worked with.

You’ll gain practical hands-on experience making models from card and metal, which you’ll be able to take away with you. You’ll also get the opportunity to try cold bending steel and welding.

An adult wearing yellow protective gear and a black welding mask is welding two small pieces of metal together. A bright light, sparks and smoke can be seen. Two other people, wearing the same protective gear, are looking on.
Ore Projects Welding Workshop. Photo courtesy Ore Projects.

Schedule of activities

 

Time Activity
9:45 Arrive at Henry Moore Studios & Gardens
10:00 Start of your tour
11:30 Lunch
12:00 Free time for sketching and photography
13:00 Depart from Henry Moore Studios & Gardens
13:15 Arrive at Grandey’s Place
13:30 Start of metal workshop
14:30 Depart from Grandey’s Place

About Ore Projects

Ore Projects aim to nurture young people’s talent by offering support, providing hands-on skills, and building self-esteem.

They work with local education groups to provide free hands-on classes in metalwork, alongside careers advice through our mentoring network which is designed to help young people navigate a career within the creative industry.

Ore Projects was set up by RubinoWilson, the design duo responsible for world-class fabrication projects, workshops and events. Daniela Rubino and Lauren Wilson run the project from their workshop, at Grandey’s Place in Hertfordshire.

Booking information & FAQs

Available dates

The workshops take place on the third Wednesday of each month during term time:

Wednesday 17 April
Wednesday 15 May: Booked
Wednesday 19 June: Booked
Wednesday 17 July: Booked
Wednesday 18 September: Booked
Wednesday 16 October: Booked

Capacity is limited, and sessions will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis.

Who are the workshops for?

These workshops are free for any school, college, university or alternative educational groups.

They are suitable for ages 16 to 25 years.

We interpret sculpture broadly, and support groups from a wide range of subject areas. Beyond art and design, we’ve had groups studying construction, engineering, architecture, mathematics, language, storytelling, history, the natural environment, the power of being part of a community and much more.

Group sizes

We can accommodate a maximum of 30 students per session.

Groups will be divided up so that there are a maximum of 15 students with each of our tour guides and workshop leads.

Secondary schools: you will need to bring at least one supervising adult per 15 students, plus an additional adult.

Colleges and universities: you will need at least one supervising adult per 15 students.

Coaches

Due to the narrow lanes leading to our site, we have a coach length limit of 11 metres.

You will be responsible for transporting your group from Henry Moore Studios & Gardens, to the local workshop space at Grandey’s Place (five minute drive).

Book a workshop for your group

 

Essential documents for your visit

If you are planning a visit, or have already booked one, please make sure you have downloaded and read the documents below before you arrive.

Other events at Studios & Gardens

This season our busy events programme draws inspiration from the natural world with creative workshops, artist talks, film screenings, and open archive sessions. Many events are included in an annual ticket to the Studios & Gardens, allowing visitors to return as often as they wish to explore new elements and ideas. 

Listening/Mapping by felix taylor
Part of Inspiration, Sculpture and Our Natural World
Part of Inspiration, Sculpture and Our Natural World

Digital Soundscape

Listening/Mapping by felix taylor

Studios & Gardens, Hertfordshire
International Sculpture Day: Celebrate, Assemble, Recollect
A photo taken through a hole in a bronze sculpture. Through the hole you can see a middle aged man, wearing fashionable spectacles, talking into a microphone.
Part of Inspiration, Sculpture and Our Natural World
Part of Inspiration, Sculpture and Our Natural World

Drop-in activity

International Sculpture Day: Celebrate, Assemble, Recollect

11:30–16:00

Studios & Gardens, Hertfordshire
Plaster workshops for local schools (KS2 / KS3)

Workshop

Plaster workshops for local schools (KS2 / KS3)

9:45–13:00

Sold Out

Studios & Gardens, Hertfordshire
Open Archive: Inspiration, Sculpture and Our Natural World
A vintage colour photo showing a garden with apple trees in blossom. In the foreground is a small, bronze sundial on a concrete base
Part of Inspiration, Sculpture and Our Natural World
Part of Inspiration, Sculpture and Our Natural World

Open archive session

Open Archive: Inspiration, Sculpture and Our Natural World

14:00–16:30

Drop-in, no booking needed

Henry Moore Archive
Studios & Gardens, Hertfordshire

Getting here

Henry Moore Studios & Gardens is located just 27 miles north of London in the beautiful Hertfordshire countryside.

Grandey’s Place at Warren Park is around a five-minute drive from Studios & Gardens.

 

 

Directions & parking

Henry Moore Studios & Gardens

Dane Tree House
Perry Green
Much Hadham
Hertfordshire
SG10 6EE

United Kingdom

 

T:  01279 843 333
E:  visitorservices@henry-moore.org

Grandey’s Place at Warren Park

Nr Green Tye
Much Hadham
Hertfordshire
SG10 6FF

United Kingdom

 

T:  +44 7775 996846
E:  info@grandeysplace.co.uk