Take One Picture

For whole staff groups

This event was held on 18 February 2011

Friday 18 February 2011, 10.30am – 4pm

A one-day course at the National Gallery for Primary School Teachers focusing on creative cross-curricular planning using a painting as a central stimulus 

A core element of the Take One Picture scheme is the coming together of the whole school to plan, experience and celebrate the project. This course is planned specifically with this in mind, offering an opportunity to enjoy time together in a world-renowned collection of paintings and to develop shared ownership of the Take One Picture project.

The focus painting for 2010–11 is The Family of Darius before Alexander (1565–7) by Paolo Veronese, a historical scene of operatic splendour.

How to Book

Call 020 7747 2844

The course fee for whole staff groups is £55 per teacher and includes a sandwich lunch and light refreshments.

About the course

This one-day course for teachers provides inspiration and ideas for implementing the Take One Picture scheme in any school context.

Through a combination of short presentations, discussion and a workshop, the day offers:

  • An opportunity to experience the National Gallery’s collection first hand with a particular emphasis on the focus painting
  • Strategies for developing pupils’ skill and confidence in looking at and responding to paintings
  • A chance to explore the pedagogy and practice of using a National Gallery painting as a rich context for learning about art and through art
  • The sharing of best practice in the development of meaningful cross-curricular connections
  • Examples of ways of working with the local community and planning for learning outside the classroom
  • The opportunity to network with other teachers

‘It will enable greater creativity as we implement the new Primary Curriculum. A breath of fresh air. Enjoyable and empowering. Thank you!’ [teacher, February 2010]

‘Highly informative and inspiring – I’d recommend it to all teachers.’ [teacher, March 2010]