Image & identity

  • Workshop
  • Secondary school
£50 (up to 16 pupils) | £100 (17-33 pupils)

This workshop at the Portrait Gallery encourages Secondary school pupils to investigate how artists construct the identity of the sitter. What do portraiture artists choose to show, and what do they choose to hide from the viewer?

Pupils will:

  • Experiment with materials and ideas to create their own self-portrait

  • Analyse the creative thinking, ideas and influences behind selected artworks

  • Compare the visual qualities and impact of selected works

  • Develop and refine creative ideas to create an artwork, using problem solving, planning and self-evaluation skills as part of the creative process
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