Key Stage 1 - Art
The Capel Family
by Cornelius Johnson (Jonson or Jonson van Ceulen)
Art sessions for Reception to Year 2 enhance skills, knowledge and understanding of art by interacting with portraits through observation, discussion, role play and hands-on art activities. We also provide free CPD for teachers.
Pupils will gain more from their Gallery visit if it is integrated into a sequence of portraiture-based work in school, including pre and post-visit activities such as drawing portraits, working from a live model to gain confidence translating ideas to a two-dimensional surface.
Sessions are free and all art materials are provided. Sessions can take place whenever the necessary rooms and staff are available.
Children and Families
How are other children depicted in portraits – what did they wear, how were they posed, what were they thinking? Following discussion of one picture, pupils make drawings in response with fabric crayons. Back at school, their drawings are ironed onto fabric provided by the Gallery. For Nursery, Reception and Year 1 children we focus on one picture and include dressing up and posing activities.
- 1 hour to 90 minutes
- One class, maximum 30 pupils
- Follow-up webquest: KS1 Art Children and Families