This study day supports the Art and Design curriculum by increasing pupils’ proficiency in the handling of different materials such as charcoal, chalk, and graphite.
Pupils will also develop a critical understanding of the history of portraiture through visual analysis of selected paintings from the 1400s to 1700s.
Pupils will start by observing portraiture artist Robin-Lee Hall draw and then recreate these techniques in the Gallery. Robin-Lee will demonstrate each stage of drawing a face, accompanied by a step by step explanation, taken at a pace to include all learners.
Pupils will select a portrait of their choice and work independently to apply techniques learnt. By the end of the Gallery session, they will know how to handle drawing materials, have a good understanding of how to measure the proportions of the face and have practised techniques to develop tonal contrast.
Maximum number of pupils: 60