Take One Picture Programme 2023
Our school took part in the Take One Picture programme in the Autumn and Spring term 2022/23. Take One Picture is a national programme in partnership with the National Gallery for primary schools, which aims to inspire a lifelong love of art and learning.
Every year, one picture from the National Gallery collection is used to inspire cross-curricular work in classrooms. All pupils will take part in the four project stages. The project uses an investigative approach and the projects are shaped by child-led research.
Take One Picture Project Stages
Planning your project
Working on your project
Submitting your project
Exhibiting your project
At Little Waltham we were delighted to work alongside local artist, Mr Mackenzie to produce collaborative class art-work in addition to the individual and group work produced within the classroom. Each class had dedicated workshop sessions with Mr Mackenzie working with mixed media to create a collective class art piece.
The focus painting for the 2024 National Gallery Exhibition is ‘Surprised!’ by Henri Rousseau:
‘A flash of lightning and a clap of thunder, a tiger crouches in thick jungle foliage with its back arched and teeth bared – but is it the hunter or the hunted?’
Our pupils discussed, debated and developed their ideas together to create a rationale behind their art. Our Year 6 pupils discussed the painting in depth and were inspired to create artwork around the theme – ‘Concrete Jungle’ – focusing on animal extinction and the destruction of animal habitats.
Our art exhibition to parents and our school community took place in our school hall on Friday 6 January 2023.
Take a look at some of the fantastic artwork produced in our gallery below: