The National Gallery's Take One Picture meets Siobhan Davies Dance's Extend it programme.
Siobhan Davies Dance partnered with The National Gallery to extend the methods used by teachers to explore their latest painting Seurat's Bathers at Asnières to include dance and movement. The National Gallery's Take One Picture is a very successful programme for school teachers looking at how to use one painting within the gallery’s collection to develop cross-curricular projects with their children.
Through a CPD workshop combining Take One Picture & Extend it, teachers experienced movement activities and approaches to engage their pupils in cross-curricular learning to explore a painting, leaving with ideas and inspiration to try out with their pupils.
‘I’m going to start bringing dance into my planning…planning a half term exploration of a picture through movement.’ Teacher, St Michael's Primary School, Camden