St Nicholas Church of EnglandPrimary Academy


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Art & Design

Portraits and Poses


Background, facial expression, monarch, object, pose.

Children revisit the theme of portraiture initially studied in Y1 Funny Faces and Fabulous Features project and the concept of monarchy introduced in the Y1 Bright Lights, Big City project.  Children are introduced to Tudor portraits and study their style and symbolic importance.  They make simple sketches of each other holding a pose or prop to mimic symbolism in Tudor art.  They use art software to create simple line drawings.  Children also learn about the methods of modern portraiture, using digital devices to take photographs of each other.       

A sketch is a quick picture ...