Take One Picture CPD 2018–19

Friday 8 February 2019, 10am–3.30pm

Sainsbury Wing Conference Room 1

(Other dates are available, please see below)

Course fee: £90 per person 

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

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 one-day course is also available on the following dates between 15 October 2018 and 26 April 2019.

Monday 15 October 2018
Monday 3 December 2018
Friday 11 January 2019
Friday 8 February 2019
Monday 11 March 2019
Friday 26 April 2019

About the course

The focus painting for 2018–19 is Men of the Docks by George Bellows

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

Programme outline

10am: Registration with tea and coffee

10.30am: Take One Picture approach

11am: The artist, the painting

11.30am: Gallery workshop (ways in through visual investigation)

1pm: Lunch (not provided, rooms available to use)

2pm: An artist’s perspective and discussion

2.20pm: Demonstration and discussion on a connected theme 

Image above: Detail from George Bellows, Men of the Docks, 1912