Take One Picture



Nottingham Castle Museum and Nottingham Trent University ITE course have worked in collaboration for several years on the Regional Take One Picture project. Student teachers have visited the National Gallery to learn the methodology of Take One Picture and afterwards applied it to paintings from the Castle Museum’s Fine Art Collection. Whilst on their final year placement student teachers have introduced their pupils to the painting in the Castle Museum’s long gallery, and afterwards worked in class to produce an astonishingly diverse range of material.  Each year the Castle Museum holds an exhibition of pupils’ work for Take One Picture.

With support from the National Gallery, Nottingham Castle Museum is now widening the opportunity of working with their paintings under a newly-branded scheme, Take One.

Take One initially includes six paintings from the Fine Art collection, but will also be expanded to include objects from Nottingham Castle’s Contemporary Art collection.

Robin Hood the Legend
Gypsy Splendour

We currently use six paintings from the collection for Take One. These are:

  • Goose Fair by Arthur Spooner
  • The Banquet by Sir James Dromgole Linton (above centre)
  • Winter Scene by Klaes Molenaer
  • Nottingham from the East Attributed to Jan Siberechts
  • Gypsy Splendour by Dame Laura Knight (above right)
  • Robin Hood by Daniel Maclise (above left).


For information on Take One CPD opportunities please contact the School Programmes Officer on 0115 8762206 or email schools.programmes@nottinghamcity.gov.uk

If you are taking part of the Take One Picture project – why not book an Access Artefacts resource box, created specifically to be used in the classroom to support your work.  Information on these can be found using this link http://www.nottinghamheritage.org.uk/accessartefacts/schools/resourceboxes/access-artefacts-take-one-picture/.