SEND workshop: express yourself

Come and explore a variety of portraits on display in multi-sensory ways. 

Your group will explore a range of portraits in the Gallery and then spend time in our art studio experimenting with materials and mark-making. The group will respond to the portraits they have experienced by making their own expressive portraits.

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    T.S. Eliot,    by Patrick Heron,    1949,    NPG 4467,    © Patrick Heron/ DACS 2021
T.S. Eliot, by Patrick Heron, 1949

Session duration: 90 mins


SEND, Key stages 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5

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

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Learning objectives

  1. Discover significant or inspiring figures and artists through portraiture.
  1. Explore a diverse range of portraits on display at the Gallery, using a variety of senses.
  1. Develop creative skills and techniques in portrait making.
  1. Respond to a wide range of portraits on display at the Gallery.