School children are sat on the floor in the picture gallery at temple newsam, listening to a learning officer.

Portraits to Life

In this fun, creative workshop find out what a portrait is and how the nobility showed off in large scale portraits in the Picture Gallery. Use our giant frame to create a class portrait with fabrics and props, learn about form, shape and composition and develop stories. Pose and sketch, go portrait hunting, learn how to spot secret symbols as well as discovering some rare servant portraits.