Drawing portraits: beyond the pencil

Explore the power of drawing! Your class will discover how artists use different drawing techniques and materials to make portraits. They will then experiment with different techniques, building their own drawing and portraiture skills along the way.

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    Henri Gaudier-Brzeska,    by Henri Gaudier-Brzeska,    1912,    NPG 4814,    © National Portrait Gallery, London
Henri Gaudier-Brzeska, by Henri Gaudier-Brzeska, 1912

Session duration: 90 mins


Primary, key stage 2

This session is for one class of up to thirty students to take part.

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Learning objectives

  1. Use critical thinking and analysis skills to explore portraits.
  1. Explore a range of artists, artistic methods, materials and techniques for drawing processes.
  1. Respond to a wide range of portraits on display through drawing.
  1. Make portraits using a variety of drawing materials and techniques.