The concept of ‘portraits’ is taken beyond the boundaries of drawing and painting in less commonly practised ways, such as face painting in the nursery and large-scale 3D modelling with the older pupils. The programme explores how introducing new skills and working with a wide range of materials can produce diverse results.
One of the many benefits of doing a whole-school art project is the chance for pupils and teachers to see the variety of approaches and outcomes possible from a common starting point. It raises teachers’ awareness of different ways of working, which can be easily applied to other projects.
This is a resource that will inspire similar whole-school projects and provides information and ideas that will be of value to non-specialist teachers and managers.