Site: Leeds Art Gallery
Art, Citizenship, PSHE
This workshop is led by museums staff.
This workshop explores portraits and portraiture through art detective work and drawing. Pupils start by thinking about what makes a portrait a portrait and the way they are used in everyday life, in passports for example. They go on to look deeply into Gallery artworks to identify the kinds of people that are pictured and how, what can be found out about them, and the way we make judgments about people by the way they look.
Using oil or chalk pastels and paper bags, pupils make portraits of friends that show something about them that others do not know by including objects or picturing them in special clothes. Paper bag portraits are turned into self portraits by putting into the bag or drawing favourite things if time. The workshop finishes with a group arrangement of the portrait paper bag and for KS2 a discussion of how different ways of displaying the portraits will effect how we see the people pictured.
Teachers are invited to use this workshop as part of their PSHCE delivery and the exploration of identity, difference, bullying and tolerance.
- shows how portraits are often more than the way someone looks
- explores how drawing mistakes can be easily changed
- considers the display of art
- respects differences in people promoting cultural understanding and tolerance
For more information, contact the Learning & Access Officer on 0113 247 8248 or 0113 347 8254.
Cost: £55 per class
Maximum numbers: Class of 30