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in the picture: "a state of being fully informed or noticed." The Concise Oxford Dictionary scope - Time to get equal

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In The Picture took part in The Big Draw 2006 by offering a range of sample lesson plans, all designed to put disabled children "in the picture".

The session plans proved so popular that we have decided to keep them on the website for you to use with any children you work with.

We want children to have fun, to learn something about how we live in society - it even fits in to the art and design curriculum at key stage 1 and 2 - and contribute to our children's gallery as another way to inspire the book world.

The age range for the session plans is entirely flexible; use the plans as an outline for an art session and adapt them to suit the needs of the children.

Ideas for making sure all children are included can be found here. [602kb PDF]

The sessions have been inspired by three illustrators and by the Quentin Blake Award project. Find out more by clicking on the links:

  • Session one [568kb PDF] - portraits - Jane Ray
  • Session two [565kb PDF] - group scene - Dianne Lorriman [optional background available - [click here]
  • Session three [607kb PDF] - imaginative - Helen Thornhill
  • Session four [576kb PDF] - in the style of - Quentin Blake Award

To explain to families we have brief notes about the workshop to download here. [52.8kb PDF]

Information about where to send pictures is included in each session plan.

Good Luck!


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