Making portraits: mixed media

Experiment with a range of artistic media including painting and collage to create portraits. 

Your class will discover how artists use a variety of techniques and materials to create striking portraits, and be inspired to create their own artworks in response.

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    David Bowie,    by Stephen Finer,    1994,    NPG 6336,    © Stephen Finer / National Portrait Gallery, London
David Bowie, by Stephen Finer, 1994

Session duration: 90 mins

Free

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 processes.
  1. Respond creatively to a wide range of portraits on display.
  1. Make portraits using a variety of creative skills and techniques, including painting and collage.