‘Less is Moore’ Henry Moore Sculptures

In this unit students will learn about henry Moore’s figure sculptures and create thei own Henry Moore style ceramic figure.


By the end of this unit it is expected that all students will recognise the characteristics of Henry Moore’s sculptures. Students will explore the shapes and forms Moore used through mixed media drawing. The key skill of figure drawing will be developed, focusing on correct proportions and observation allowing students to then distort their drawings to develop Henry Moore style design pages. Students will then be able to develop their clay modelling skills by making their own small sculptures.

Key Assessments

The sketchbook work and clay sculptures are assessed in line with the schools assessment and marking policy.

How to help your child

Go and see some Henry Moore sculptures, there are many on public display around the country including one at Clare college and several at the Fitzwilliam and Kettles Yard, Cambridge.