What can portraits teach us about other people? How can photography help us understand people of different faiths and beliefs?
Come and take part in an insightful and fun workshop that teaches pupils about the lives of a diverse range of British people from different faiths and backgrounds. As part of the workshop pupils will be guided around the exhibition Invisible Britain: This Separated Isle. The exhibition showcases 34 fascinating portraits of people from across the UK, who all share their personal experience of being British.
This workshop has been devised with consideration for art and photography teachers looking for ways to engage their students in critical and contextual studies. The workshop will help students develop an understanding of the artworks, and the themes and ideas behind them.
In the first part of the workshop pupils will take part in a discussion on culture and identity, exploring themes such as migration, politics, religion, and class. The pupils will then undertake an exercise to help them learn how to read images. Using visual literacy worksheets, they will choose one image to explore and report their findings to the rest of the class. In the final part of the workshop pupils will put what they have learnt to the test and get creative by stepping into our pop up photo studio. Working in groups students will take portraits that explore each other’s identity.
Curriculum areas: Photography, Art and Design, English, History, Geography.
Explore Invisible Britain: This Separated Isle through this interactive virtual experience.