Case study: ‘Perfect Portraits’ Key Stage 1 & 2 at the Holbourne Museum at Bath
Holbourne Museum run a successful taught session around portraiture that covers Art & Design – Self-portrait (KS1) and Portraying relationships (KS2) as well as Speaking & listening skills. Drawing, costume and creative activities are used to explore the portrait collections and to discover what portraits can tell us about the sitters, the artists and their times.
- learn to ‘read’ a portrait and find out why rich people wanted paintings of themselves
- explore pose and composition
- create observational drawings in the gallery
- explore the theme of portraiture through a variety of materials and make artwork to take back to school.