Lesson 5: Expressions in photography

Looking at 'The Scream' by Edvard Munch, children recreate the image adding an expressive photo self portrait to a background created in another medium

Before the lesson

Learning objectives

  • To replicate the mood and expression of a painting through photography

National curriculum

Pupils should be taught to:

  • Become proficient in drawing, painting, sculpture and other art, craft and design techniques
  • Evaluate and analyse creative works using the language of art, craft and design
  • To improve their mastery of art and design techniques

Success criteria

Cross-curricular links

Attention grabber

Main event


Pupils needing extra support: May require some support with editing the images so should be encouraged to work collaboratively with their partner or group.


Pupils working at greater depth: Should explain their composition and give well-reasoned explanations to justify their choices.

Wrapping up

Assessing pupils' progression and understanding


Created by:
Susan Coles,  
Art & Design specialist
Susan is an educator, artist and an active advocate and well-known champion of art craft and design education. Her roles include: Secretary to the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Art, Craft, Design Education, Past President, and now Honorary Fellow of the…
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