Case study: Portraits workshop at Bolton Museum and Archive Service – Follow up activity and evaluation
- Pupils to use their preliminary sketch as the basis for a finished painted individual portrait.
- Individual portraits can be assembled and displayed in a group collage as in the Sgt Pepper album cover.
- Pupils can create stories about the individual characters in the ‘Sgt. Pepper’ style class group photo.
- Pupils can work in small groups to create a ‘dramatic tableau’. They can choose one of the following scenarios and arrange themselves in small groups for their ‘group portrait’. Take digital photos. Write a story which includes all the characters in the group portrait and which describes the relationships between them.
- Suggested scenarios for group portraits:
- People at a wedding: bride, groom, bridesmaids, pageboys, ushers, guests
- Children at a birthday party
- Group of friends in the playground
The evaluation below has been given to the Portraits Workshop:
- ‘A very well organised and planned session. Children have thoroughly enjoyed their session and learned a lot from it. A session that will be memorable and has been an excellent starting point for their portrait work. Presenter was excellent and I would definitely be coming again. Thanks very much.’
- ‘Lots of new vocabulary was introduced. The children thoroughly enjoyed themselves.’
- ‘The children were very excited and inspired by the workshop. Many thanks.’
- ‘The presenter was super with the children. You can tell she’s a teacher. Lesson notes and key vocabulary are very useful.’