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Re/Construct Workshop: Weaving Sculpture, with Mia Mai Symonds


Studios & Gardens, Hertfordshire

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Join Mia Mai Symonds for a family-friendly workshop designed to break down the boundaries between textile weaving and sculpture making. Looking at material and scale, the session takes inspiration from our Henry Moore: The Sixties exhibition and Mia’s recent Artist Research Residency.

Mia will introduce you to weaving techniques, using both hard and soft materials and invite you to re-imagine the scale and dimensions of everyday textiles.  You will be able to try making three-dimensional woven structures, exploring materials and possibilities through hands on experiments, and taking inspiration from Henry Moore’s smaller models known as maquettes and working models, and the construction of his wooden supporting structures known as armature.

Discover the importance of touch in understanding shape and form and experiment with the sculptural qualities of woven textiles. Try out new techniques individually and collaboratively and take away something of your own.

Part of the Re/Construct workshop series

Rooted in the processes Henry Moore used to construct his artworks.

Led by creative practitioners, who are redefining social constructs with these ways of working.

About the practitioner

Within her practice, Mia closely studies our relationship with everyday fabric on a magnified material scale, through the enlargement, manipulation and exposure of woven structures.

Through her multidisciplinary works, and often site-specific sculptural forms and installations, Mia interrogates woven textiles as tools for knowledge exchange and universal understanding of human experience.


Tickets for the workshop include entry to Henry Moore Studios & Gardens.

This session is suitable for families with children aged 5+. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Please book a ticket for everyone who will attend.

Adult: £15.50, Concession: £14.15, Child (aged 5 to 18): £8.25

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We are able to offer five free tickets for each workshop, to anyone who would not normally be in a position to pay the entrance fee, or carers who need to accompany a disabled participant.

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Henry Moore Studios & Gardens

Experience Henry Moore’s iconic work in the beautiful Hertfordshire countryside with a visit to the artist’s former home, studios and sculpture gardens.

Perry Green
SG10 6EE
United Kingdom

T:  01279 843 333