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Take one picture: Molenaer’s “Two boys and a girl making music”

Exhibition: 30 April - 1 July 2007

Jan Miense Molenaer, Two boys and a girl making music, 1629. London, National Gallery

Jan Miense Molenaer, Two boys and a girl making music, 1629
London, National Gallery

From the museum website

Using Jan Molenaer’s painting ‘Two Boys and a Girl Making Music’ (1629) as their inspiration, primary schools across the UK have produced work for the National Gallery’s Take One Picture project.

The ‘Take One Picture’ exhibition at the National Gallery will showcase the children’s work. On display you’ll see hats, chairs, textiles, musical instruments, poems, paintings, collages and animated short films – all in response to Molenaer’s painting.

Now in its 12th year, the Take One Picture project encourages pupils and teachers to learn together, setting their own lines of enquiry inspired by a painting.

Schools used Molenaer’s painting as a stimulus to explore a broad range of subjects and key skills, including literacy, numeracy and ICT as well as art.

This year’s project attracted 43,000 entries – enough exhibits to fill the whole of the National Gallery!

The project is generously supported by Mr and Mrs Christoph Henkel and the Dorset Foundation.

School children recreate Jan Molenaer's 'Two Boys and a Girl Making Music'.

© Bishop Tufnell Infant School, Felpham, Bognor Regis