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Manchester City Art Gallery

‘Image to Text’ by Manchester City Art Gallery is a resource to help prepare students for creative writing. It encourages students to use images as a prompt for descriptive or narrative writing, and to make personal and creative connections by exploring setting, character and narrative.

The material suggests starting points to approach reading an image, such as outline, contrast and colour.  It prompts students to question the image and use this to develop an essay plan.  It then continues by looking at how to use characterisation, setting and form to produce a piece of creative writing.

Teachers can work through the whole presentation over five to six lessons or select specific elements to meet their requirements.

You can download a taster of the Image to Text resource or watch the full presentation at manchesterartgallery.org