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Drop-in activity

Sunday Soft Sculpt

11:00–13:00 and 14:00–16:00

Studios & Gardens, Hertfordshire

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Included in your annual ticket

A photo showing soft shapes and materials used for Sunday Soft Sculpt activities

Each Sunday during the summer holidays, you’ll find soft sculpting materials in our Sheep Field Barn. Drop in and enjoy shaping, squishing, stacking, scaling, and balancing your own soft sculptures.

Do you think you can make something like what you’ve seen outside, or a totally original creation of your own? Feel the textures, notice the tones and watch the materials transform before your eyes!

A friendly member of our team will be there to give you any help you might need. They can also show you some of Henry Moore’s original tools, and share a little more about how he made the artworks that you’ll see during the rest of your visit.

We’re pleased to have a new artwork as part of Sunday Soft Sculpt, created by local teacher Hannah Lines from Frances Bardsley Academy for Girls, Romford. We like how her scalable, interactive sculpture shares some thought-provoking similarities with Moore’s own ways of working. After a visit to Henry Moore Studios & Gardens last year, Hannah was inspired to make this sculpture for an ARTIST Educators exhibition. Feel free to ask our team more about it when you visit!

A young woman in a flowery dress is building a sculpture from pieces of white packing foam. She is smiling as she adds the second to last block to her construction; the sculpture is now almost as tall as she is.
Hannah Lines' interactive sculpture.

Tickets

This event is included in an annual ticket to Henry Moore Studios & Gardens. If you already have an annual ticket, please bring it with you and present it at the ticket desk.
You can buy annual tickets online, via our Art Tickets page, or on the day of your visit from the ticket desk.

No booking is needed for Sunday Soft Sculpt, you can drop in at any point during the two sessions: 11:00–13:00 and 14:00–16:00. The sessions run every Sunday until 27 August.

Sunday Soft Sculpt is suitable for families with children of any age, including under 5s.

Annual tickets

Visit Studios & Gardens as many times as you like during our open season. Each ticket is valid for 12 calendar months.

Adults:  £18
Children:  £8.50
Under 5s: FREE

Concessions: £16.50
Student / Under 25: £11
Families: from £30

Support our work, at no extra cost, by adding Gift Aid when you buy your ticket.

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-in events.

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

Education group visit & workshop

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

9:45–14:30

Studios & Gardens, Hertfordshire

Getting here

We’re located just 27 miles north of London in the beautiful Hertfordshire countryside.

 

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