4 Fun with Portraits


Children work from a live model and/or a projected images. They use sketching pencils and learn how to position a portrait, measure by eye, establish proportions, create light and shade, identify distinguishing features and capture a likeness. This lays a wonderful foundation for subsequent self portraiture.

“Children got a lot out of the session and stayed focussed for a long period. They are beginning to use the skills independently in their own drawings.” (Y3) Sue Hobin, Glamorgan School.

“Jnrs loved it. They now give attention to detail in their pictures. Yr3-5: got such a lot out of it. Loved watching an artist at work. Y6-8: The portrait unit was outstanding. Our students now plan, sketch and shade with much more detail than before.” Denise Cole, Alfriston School.

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