Young Creatives | Masterpieces in Schools & Sculpture Around You

Masterpieces in Schools at St Andrew’s and St Mark’s Junior School, Surbiton, London. Photo: Laura Woodfield, courtesy of Art UK


Whilst we are temporarily closed to the public, we are working with our partner venue Stanley Picker Gallery to compile a weekly newsletter highlighting previous projects, collection items and activity suggestions to keep you inspired and creative at home. The theme for today’s newsletter, Thursday 2 July is Young Creatives, to celebrate Children’s Art Week, International Youth Arts Festival and Young KAOS Prize 2020, and the creativity of the many children and young people that we work with throughout the year at both our venues.

As part of Art UK’s ambitious Sculpture Project to create a free-to-access online photographic showcase of the UK’s publicly owned sculpture, Dorich House Museum took part in two initiatives to get more children and young people involved with sculpture. We were delighted to collaborate with St Andrew’s and St Mark’s junior school in Surbiton on the Masterpieces in Schools programme and took three works by Dora Gordine out to the school for the children to study and enjoy. We also participated in Sculpture Around You with Culture Street and students from Cranford Community College to create one of a series of short films in which young people were invited to review sculpture held in UK public collections. Led by the museum’s Venue and Events Coordinator Glenyss Lipscombe, the students shared their thoughts and ideas about the Dora Gordine’s work and Dorich House, and then had a go at modelling their own portrait head clay sculptures on armatures.

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