Take One Picture CPD 2017–18

Various dates from 16 October 2017 –  27 April 2018

Course fee: £90 per person 

Please book via this form


Facilitating enquiry-based learning with a painting as a central stimulus.

A core element of the Take One Picture scheme is to provide primary teachers with opportunities to share ideas, learning, and practice. This course is planned specifically with this in mind, offering an opportunity for primary teachers working across the UK to network with peers and to develop ownership of the Take One Picture project.

The sessions will be held on the following dates:

Monday 16 October 2017
Monday 4 December 2017
Friday 12 January 2018
Friday 9 February 2018
Monday 12 March 2018
Friday 27 April 2018

How to book

To book, please complete the booking form above.

The course fee includes tea and coffee on arrival, a print of the painting, a soundscape, and a discount voucher for Gallery shops.

Please note lunch is not provided but there are rooms available for your use.

About the course

The focus painting for 2017–18 is An Experiment on a Bird in the Air Pump by Joseph Wright 'of Derby'.

Through a combination of practical seminars, discussions, and a Gallery workshop, the day offers the opportunity to:

  • Experience the National Gallery’s collection first-hand with a particular emphasis on the focus painting
  • Develop strategies for cultivating pupils’ skills and confidence in looking at and responding to paintings
  • Explore the pedagogy and practice of using a painting as a rich context for learning across the curriculum
  • Consider ways of working with the local community and planning for learning outside the classroom
  • Network with other teachers from across the United Kingdom

Image above: Detail from Joseph Wright 'of Derby', An Experiment on a Bird in the Air Pump, 1768