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Smartest Artist - Portraits



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Influenced by some of the most famous artists of all time, we will be creating portraits using the different tools and styles that the best of the best used to create a masterpiece! From Vincent Van Gogh to Pablo Picasso, Andy Warhol to Michelangelo, we will use their styles and make our own. 

This programme is designed to get the children’s artistic juices flowing and to help them to express art through a variety of styles and equipment. They will learn about different artists and create their own version of the artist’s work.

We will research the various artists and learn all about some of the most influential portraitists of all time.

Learning outcomes

  • To learn about different artists and their styles

  • To use different tools to create portraits

  • To learn about the use of different pencils, charcoal chalk, crayons, inks, paints and watercolours

  • To identify the different facial features

  • To learn about the different sketching styles

  • To choose an artist and create a final piece using their favourite style and tool.


2 hours for 8 weeks in Term 1

Target Age

6+ year olds