Portraits to life
Site: Temple Newsam
History, Art, Literacy
A member of staff or freelancer leads this activity.
Explore the portraits of Temple Newsam House and make them come to life!
Key Stage 1 pupils will:
- Find out how the nobility showed themselves off in grand large scale portraits!
- Create a class portrait with fabric and props using our giant frame and make comparisons with modern day while developing knowledge about composition, shape and form.
- Have a go at posing and sketching, go portrait hunting and learn how to spot secret symbols and signs as well as discovering rare servant portraits.
Key Stage 2 pupils will:
- How do you look at a Tudor portrait? This creative session encourages questioning and analysis of art works at Temple Newsam as well as developing an understanding of how art and design shape our history.
- Create a living portrait of Elizabeth I based on a commission, discover how composition, tone and shape are used to portray hidden messages about power, wealth and everyday life and use this knowledge to create large mixed media Tudor portraits to take back to school.
Includes a ‘living timeline’ with your class taking on characters covering over 500 years of Temple Newsam’s history.
“Local. Ease of organisation. Activities fully planned, prepared and resources. Variety of activities” KS1 teacher
“Exciting sessions which were very child friendly… an authentic learning environment” KS2 teacher
For more information, contact the Learning & Access Officer on 0113 3367466.
History: a local history study, study beyond living memory of significant local person and place, a study of an aspect or theme in British history that extends pupils’ chronological knowledge beyond 1066
Literacy: speaking and listening
Cost: £130 per class
Maximum numbers: Class of 30