Teaching English and Drama: from art to words
National Gallery paintings are a powerful starting point for English and drama projects: they ignite discussion and spark the imagination.
Book a pupil visit or take advantage of the events on offer for secondary and primary teachers and pupils.
Arrange a school visit
See the original paintings in the National Gallery as part of your unit of work. Find out how to arrange a school visit.
What the teachers say
The Sherington Primary School, London, took part in Out of Art into Storytelling. Monica Lanata, a Year 6 teacher, said:
"The impact of using visual stimuli such as paintings to grab the children's attention and improve the quality of their writing is just amazing! The children's imagination came alive with the paintings – they lived and breathed the scenes that were shown, and this enthusiasm showed when it came to writing."