Case studies: Out of Art into Storytelling

Storymaking case studies

Encouraging pupils to create their own stories from paintings

Detail from Aelbert Cuyp: 'River Landscape with Horseman and Peasants', about 1658-60
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Year 3 and 4 pupils from Halstow Primary School in London took inspiration from 'River Landscape with Horseman and Peasants'
Detail from Georges Seurat: 'Bathers at Asnières', 1884
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Pupils from Year 5 at Bonneville Primary School, London took inspiration from 'Bathers at Asnières'
Detail from Joachim Beuckelaer, 'The Four Elements: Earth', 1569
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Pupils' work from Earlsfield Primary School, taking inspiration from Joachim Beuckelaer's 'The Four Elements: Earth'.
Detail from Georges Seurat: 'Bathers at Asnières', 1884
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Pupils from Deansfield Primary School in London took inspiration from Georges Seurat's painting 'Bathers at Asnières'

Storytelling case studies

Using National Gallery paintings of myths and stories from the Christian faith

Detail from Luca Giordano, 'Perseus turning Phineas to Stone', early 1680s
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Pupils from Halstow Primary School, London took inspiration from 'Perseus turning Phineas to Stone'.
Detail of Workshop of Andrea del Verrocchio: 'Tobias and the Angel'
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Pupils from the Alton school in London took inspiration from 'Tobias and the Angel' by the Workshop of Verrocchio.
Workshop of Andrea del Verrocchio: 'Tobias and the Angel'
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Pupils from Norwood Green school in London took inspiration from 'Tobias and the Angel'
Detail from Titian, 'Bacchus and Ariadne, 1520-3
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Year 4 pupils at the Archbishop Sumner School in North Lambeth took inspiration from Titian's 'Bacchus and Ariadne'
Detail from Luca Giordano, 'Perseus turning Phineas to Stone', early 1680s
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Crown Lane Primary School in London took inspiration from 'Perseus turning Phineas and his Followers to Stone'
Detail from Workshop of Andrea del Verrocchio: 'Tobias and the Angel'
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Pupils at Sherington Primary School in London took inspiration from 'Tobias and the Angel' by the Workshop of Verrocchio.