Art of the Portrait

During the Spring term year 5 children have explored the topic 'Portraiture', and as part of this topic children took part in a workshop run by artists Ian Andrews and Sarah Fortes Mayer from the MAC Gallery – Birmingham.

Working on large sheets of paper and using charcoal and a rubber children created chiaroscuro drawings of elderly people. As part of the project children were invited to interview an elderly relative about a significant moment in their life. 

All the children really enjoyed the workshop and were pleased with their finished chiaroscuro drawings. The portraits will form part of the year 5 art exhibition ‘Art of the Portrait’ in the Summer term, which will feature all the artwork the children have created and their interviews with family relatives.