Teacher CPD: Sculpture and Industry – Creativity in the Classroom

Join Sunderland Culture for a FREE teacher CPD event for primary art leads to explore sculpture and industry and learn practical art techniques that can support subjects across the curriculum.

Field for the British Isles by Antony Gormley features 40,000 clay figures made by the community of St Helen’s in the Wirral, then fired in the local brickworks. Responding to this artwork from the Arts Council Collection, artist Sue Loughlin worked with infant and primary schools in Sunderland in summer 2021 to test out a range of sculptural techniques including casting, carving, modelling, constructing and massing artworks to create visual impact.

See the new sculpture and industry classroom resources including Power Points, lesson plans and films and try a couple of techniques to take back to your school.

4-5pm10-minute bookable slots to see Field for the British Isles
4.45pmTea, coffee and cake available in the learning studio
5.15pm
Introduction to National Partners Programme and Field for the British Isles.
Posy Jowett, Public Engagement & Learning Officer, Sunderland Culture.
5.30pm  
Sculpture and Industry in Sunderland    
Jennie Lambert & Marie Harrison, Public Engagement & Learning Team, Sunderland Museum & Winter Gardens.
5.40pm    Schools Sculpture Project with artist Sue Loughlin
5.50pm Workshop 1 – Suspended Sculpture
6.20pm Workshop 2 – Soap Carving
6.50pm  Feedback and evaluation
7pm    Close

FREE places can be booked below.

If you would like to join us from 4pm and reserve a time slot to view Field for the British Isles please e-mail [email protected]. You can reserve a slot for either 4pm, 4.10pm, 4.20pm, 4.30pm, 4.40pm or 4.50pm.


Field for the British Isles is currently on display at Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art until 26th September 2021. Find out more about the installation.

On loan from the prestigious Arts Council Collection, Field for the British Isles has been made possible thanks to a grant from the Weston Loan Programme with Art Fund and is supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England. 

This is the third in our series of Arts Council Collection National Partners Programme exhibitions. Find out more about the programme online.  

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