This activity is designed to introduce students to thinking about how they can represent a little of who they are through self portraiture.
This activity is designed to introduce students to responding to a brief.
Pupils are progressing with their magazines. They have prepared some supporting information on style, readership, unique selling points and key content. So each magazine is shaping up and now it’s time to shoot an image for the front cover. I set up the studio in a nearby classroom, which is a large computer suite. We …
This activity gets students thinking about different elements that contribute to the reading and construction of an image and the impact on the difference of the site of presentation of work. It is not intended to be a question and answer session – it should be a lively discussion conducted either in two groups or small groups …
This visual treasure hunt activity can be adjusted to wherever you are going for your trip. It is an activity designed to further develop the understanding of how images are constructed and how meaning can be developed through this image making.
This activity asks students to identify different emotions they see in photographs, and make their own images in response.
This visual literacy quiz was developed by Helen Cammock as a way of supporting the students to reflect on an exhibition they has visited. It encourages team building and valuing different opinions and perspectives.
This activity is designed to explore reading images as a pair. Students are focusing on Peter Abrahams for a course module (three of his photographic diptychs are currently on loan to the school). We began by looking at the origin of diptychs from church iconography, and discussed examples of diptychs from other types of photographic …
This activity invites students to become radio journalists. It is amazing how even reticent students will open up if asked to speak one to one, and into a mic. Perhaps it is the role-play, the prop, or the individual attention. Whatever the reason, it works.
This activity invites students to think about the choices a photographer makes, and why. This was particularly useful for the students at Westminster Academy, who are not studying practical photography.
This practical activity by Claire Collison uses sun prints to demystify the processes involved in pre-digital photography, in order to help students appreciate some of the decisions a photographer is (still) making.
This activity by Claire Collison explores how much we rely on the written word, and how, when writing is present, we ‘read’ photographs as evidence, illustrating stories, true or otherwise.
You Be The Judge was designed by Claire Collison. Useful in both exhibitions and in the classroom, the activity invites students to choose the winners out of a selection of photographs, describe the images and explain their choices.
This activity by Claire Collison encourages students to apply their powers of observation, alongside their common sense, to demonstrate what they can deduce from images.
This activity by Claire Collison is a light-hearted game using Martin Parr’s Love Cubes to reveal how we read portraits, and what assumptions we make.
This activity by Claire Collison introduces students to visual literacy; inviting students to look hard at a single image. It was originally devised during the first year of the project, working with Hendon School, on a visit to the Dayanita Singh show at the Hayward Gallery, when the aim was to find links between a range of …
This workshop was developed by Yemisi Blake for Parliament Hill students. It takes them through analysing, mind-mapping and writing their own artist statements.
Activity developed by Yemisi Blake. This practical activity asks participants to create photographs by capturing actions or movement with a range of materials, focusing on composition and shutter speed.
Creating Acrostics is an activity created by Claire Collison, designed to enable participants to look more closely, and to provide them with greater confidence that whatever they see in a photograph – and however they name it – is valid and valuable.
Activity devised by Claire Collison, using portrait photography. This activity invites participants working in pairs to consider WHAT, WHO, and HOW in order to better understand the decisions made in composing a portrait.
I prepared a visual research session as pupils are about to start producing their GCSE magazines. They have already chosen their preferred magazine themes – primarily sport, fashion and gaming. Only one pupil surprised me with her theme, in choosing magic. Even though she doesn’t practice magic, she wants to create something novel and different. …