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Talk Online | After school: Power poses

Online | After school: Power poses


Whether you are preparing coursework for your A-levels or university portfolio or are a young person aged 15-21 interested in exploring the National Gallery Collection in a creative way using materials you already have at home, this course is for you!

Each week you will explore different creative techniques as our speakers take you through portraits in the collection. Often understood as the depiction of a person, portraits tell a story with symbols, colours and facial expressions.

In this series of the 'After school' club, you will be invited to create your own signs and messages and perhaps strike one or two power poses as inspiration for drawing!

There will also be an opportunity to submit your work for professional feedback from a University of the Arts educator (please see the session on Tuesday 13 July).

Please see 'recommended materials' here for a list of materials to have handy for each session.

Part 3: Power poses

Many paintings in the collection are about a display of power. Gallery Educator Marc Woodhead and Learning Assistant Rachel McGivern will take you through the collection, highlighting the paintings that host sometimes unexpected symbols of power or wealth. They will give you prompts to play with these symbols in a contemporary way.

Image: Detail from Hans Holbein the Younger, 'The Ambassadors', 1533

Event details

Tue 22 Jun 2021, 5:00pm

Live subtitles (remote) by Stagetext

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Venue details

National Gallery
Sainsbury Wing Theatre
Trafalgar Square

Phone: 020 7747 5820

Website: National Gallery

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