Take One Picture @ National Gallery (to 19 Sept)


Take One Picture is an exhibition of work by primary school children

Each year the Take One Picture scheme invites UK primary schools to use a painting from the National Gallery Collection as a stimulus for learning across the curriculum.

For 2008–9 the focus painting was Pierre-Auguste Renoir’s Umbrellas (about 1881–6) and over 200 schools submitted work for selection. The exhibition and accompanying film showcase some of the most imaginative work produced by schools taking part in the scheme, and demonstrate how school children have responded creatively to the featured National Gallery painting.

Highlights of this year’s exhibition include: a three-dimensional woven willow sculpture, fashionable corset prints, animations, computer-generated designs, a multi-sensory peep box and a drama production – all inspired by Renoir’s painting.

Visit www.takeonepicture.org.uk for further information about the Take One Picture scheme and professional development courses, free downloadable teaching resources and zoomable images.

You can also view the Take One Picture exhibition film and online displays of children’s work in response to other National Gallery paintings.

Schools with work on display in the National Gallery are:

  • Grafton Primary School, London
  • Hampreston CE VA First School, Dorset
  • Horningsham Primary School, Wiltshire
  • Kew Green Preparatory School, Surrey
  • Milbourne Lodge School, Surrey
  • Samuel Lucas JMI School, Hertfordshire
  • SERLS (South East Russian Language Society) ‘Friendship’, London
  • Stalham Junior School, Norfolk
  • Takeley Primary School, Hertfordshire
  • Thorpe Greenways Infant School, Essex
  • Wellingborough Preparatory School, Northamptonshire
  • Wyke Regis CE Junior School, Dorset

To 19 September 2010
Room B (Level 0, Portico or Getty Entrance)
Admission free

Click www.takeonepicture.org.uk for more information

About the National Gallery

  • The National Gallery is one of the greatest art galleries in the world. Founded by Parliament in 1824, the Gallery houses the nation’s collection of Western European paintings from the late thirteenth to the early twentieth century. No other collection possesses such consistent quality, nor better tells the story of Western European painting.
  • The collection belongs to the nation and serves a diverse public from the UK and overseas. It is open to all, 361 days of the year, free of charge.
  • Between 4 and 5 million people visit the National Gallery each year. Almost all of the 2,300 paintings in the National Gallery’s collection are on permanent display.
  • The collection represents the greatest Western European painters including van Eyck, Raphael, Leonardo da Vinci, Turner, Rembrandt, Degas, Cézanne, Van Gogh, Renoir, Monet, Rubens, Velázquez, Van Dyck, Titian and Bellini.
  • The Gallery’s key objectives are to enhance the collection, care for the collection and provide the best possible access to visitors.