Drawing: Picture the Poet

Children draw a portrait of themselves or a partner, using just one continuous line, then referring to a poem or text, write over the lines, creatively varying the size and style of their writing to suit the details of the picture

Learning Objectives

  • Drawing a portrait using the continuous line method

  • Using text to add detail to my portrait

  • Performing my poem to the rest of the class

Teacher Video: Picture the poet

Pupil Video: Picture the poet

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Created by:
Paul Carney,  
Art & Design specialist
Paul has 22 years experience of teaching art as a specialist subject in both Primary and Secondary schools. He is a council member with the The National Society for Education and his expertise has led him to deliver CPD for…
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