This resource is based around a bronze sculpture 'A Mighty Blow for Freedom' by Michael Sandle which stands outside The Usher Gallery, Lincoln. This resource also refers to other sculptures in the gallery.
Activities explore how emotions and movement can be represented in Art for Key Stage 2 but can be adapted for other Key Stages.
This resource can be used as part of a stand-alone classroom lesson or in conjunction with a visit to the gallery.
Supporting documents are available in the Downloads section (see links below). These give an overview of Michael Sandle's life and artistic influences, the thinking behind the work 'A Mighty Blow for Freedom', movement in art, weblinks, information on the bronze casting process and a glossary of useful terms. They could be used by KS3/4 students to research Sandle's work and sculpture in general.
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