Lesson 2: The Dance

Unpicking and analysing Paula Rego’s 'The Dance' and discussing the formal elements of the piece, children learn to justify their opinion by referencing specific aspects of the painting

Learning Objectives

  • Knowing that artists tell stories in their artwork and that art can be about feelings
  • Describing the formal elements in a picture
  • Understanding and describe the story behind a painting

Topic Overview

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Susan Coles,  
Art & Design specialist
Susan is an educator, artist and an active advocate of art in schools. Her roles include: Secretary to the All Party Parliamentary Group on Art, Craft, Design Education, Past President, and now Honorary Fellow of the National Society for Education…
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