In this resource students will analyse William Quiller Orchardson’s The First Cloud, 1887, and develop an understanding of its historical context. Taking inspiration from the painting, they will experiment with language choices – such as adjectives, metaphor, symbolism and dialogue – to convey meaning and create a descriptive profile and imaginary dialogue which develops the characters. Exploration of the work can also be extended by analysing a professional interview about the work and developing an interview on a related topic.
Analyse and interpret William Quiller Orchardson’s The First Cloud, 1887.
Examine visual clues in a painting to explore the nature and influence of gender, gender stereotyping and social class issues.
Experiment with different vocabulary and language features to create dramatic effect and convey meaning in creative writing.
Write and present creative texts inspired by The First Cloud.
Analyse the features of a successful interview.
Prepare and conduct an interview on a related topic or theme.
This teacher resource includes activities and projects which have been flexibly designed to support learning both in the Gallery and the classroom.