National Portrait Gallery

On Thursday, Year 2 went off to the National Portrait Gallery to do a workshop called ‘Head, shoulders, knees and toes’. The pupils have been learning how to sketch using HB, 2B and 4B pencils and this workshop enhanced their knowledge and understanding of the ‘personality’ of paintings and ‘what’ a portrait is.

We worked with an artist called Ian who also got them to think about the ‘colour’ a portrait portrays. E.G. Looking through a blue acetate at an image can give a sense of sadness where a yellow acetate can give a feel of happiness.


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