Six schools researched the stories behind people in portraits hanging in the Bristol Museum Art Gallery. Small teams of four children mentored by a volunteer scrutinised the portraits in order to build a life-size puppet. Using their imagination and historical research each team created a script and a performance. Performances were held in front of the painting in the Art Gallery.
How do we read other people's faces.
How do we read faces in the portraits in the gallery and what stories do they make us imagine
What is denoted and what are the connotations in the chosen portrait?
Bring the character to life.
Return to the galleries and the portraits to tell a key moment in the story of their character
If you think you want to get involved as a sponsor of a school workshop, as volunteer or as a school group please contact Polly