Untitled © Arpita Shah

This workshop has been developed to support photography GCSE critical and contextual studies and is inspired by our exhibition Nalini by Arpita Shah.

This workshop is specially devised for art and photography teachers looking for ways to engage their students in critical and contextual studies. The workshop helps students develop an understanding of the artworks and the themes and ideas behind them.

Students will develop skills in how to read and interpret images. Working in groups, students will choose one image to explore. Using visual literacy worksheets to guide their thoughts, they will be encouraged to consider and argue alternative points of view. At the end of the session, groups will feed back their findings, sharing their opinions with the rest of the group.

Curriculum areas

Photography, Art and Design, English, History, Geography.

Pupils will:

  • Learn about the artist and their art work.
  • Learn how ideas, themes, subjects and feelings can inspire creative responses.
  • Learn how to read and interpret images.
  • Have the opportunity to make enquiries and develop interpretation.
  • Learn how to debate and argue different points of view.
  • Booking details

  • Workshop cost £95+VAT.
  • Special workshop price for Artsmark schools of £76+VAT (20% discount).
  • The session time is 2 hours long.
  • Maximum 35 students per session.
  • Where possible, please book at least two weeks in advance.
  • Call Jennifer Sobol, Learning Manager on 01274 737843 or email jennifersobol@impressions-gallery.com