Part 1: portraits made by artists

In Part 1, the teacher and students look at examples of portraits and self-portraits, and describe the visual devices used in the artworks.

They explore the time and place each work was made and discuss how this may influence the materials, style and technique used. They consider how the artist may be communicating something about the person to the audience, through the artwork.


  1. Activity 1: exploring portraits and self-portraits