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Huddersfield by L.S. Lowry

Suitable for: 7-11 years (Key stage 2), 11-14 years (Key stage 3), Teachers

This educational resource was created to support schools learning about and visiting the Great North Exhibition. It introduces blind and partially sighted children and young people to the artist L.S Lowry and the industrial town and cityscapes he painted. This resource may support subjects in the National Curriculum and is great as an educational resource in class. Also good for home-schooling, homework-help, project work, independent learning and reading for pleasure.

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This is a painting of Chapel Hill, an area in the town of Huddersfield, Yorkshire. Lowry painted it in 1965 and it's exactly what he liked to paint pictures of a bustling industrial town. There are factory buildings, tall chimneys, terraced houses and the streets and pavements are filled with people, a lorry, vans and many dogs. In the distance, on the outskirts of the town, are a patchwork landscape of fields, a large sloping hill and a winding road.
Before you touch the tactile picture I'll briefly describe a bit about Lowry. Laurence Stephen Lowry was born in Manchester in 1887. Throughout his adult working life he had a job as a rent collector and clerk. He kept his job a secret, because he felt that he would not be taken seriously as an artist if it were known that he only studied art and painted after work and at weekends. Lowry has a distinctive style from his subject matter, to his paint colours and viewpoint and I'll explain a little bit about these now, so you can begin to get a feel for his paintings. Many of his paintings depict the everyday industrial landscape that people lived and worked in

What's inside

  • 1 tactile pictures.
  • Audio description with music and sound effects in your chosen format of either CD or USB.
  • A large print colour image.
  • Guidance notes for parents and teachers to help you make the most of using this book.
  • An ‘Articles for the Blind’ returns label for the free and convenient return of the box.

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Huddersfield by LS Lowry

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