Let’s Talk About – The Seaside

  • Look at the three images of the seaside – if you can it is nice to print them out but equally you can look at them on a screen. You can download the images here: Seaside Images.
  • Have a really good look at the images trying to pick out the different colours and details.
  • As you are looking at the pictures you may want to focus on the way that they have been created by the artist.

Questions that you could ask:

  • What is the style of each picture?
  • What do you think was used to create each picture? For example paints, ink…etc….
  • What colours can you see in each picture?
  • How would you describe the styles? For example realistic, abstract, sculptural…etc…
  • What words would you use to describe the different pictures?
  • How do the different pictures make you feel?
  • Which of the pictures do you like best?


  • Use the picture that you have chosen as your favourite and start to talk about what you can see.

Questions that you could ask:

  • What do you like about the picture that you have chosen?
  • What is shown in the picture?
  • What can you see?
  • What sort of mood does it have?
  • What is the weather like?
  • Are there any people in the picture? If so who? And what are they doing?
  • What else do you think you could do in the place that is shown?
  • Does the location look formal or informal?
  • What is the weather like?
  • Is it the kind of place that you would like to spend time in?
  • What do you think you could hear in that place?
  • What do you think it would smell like?
  • If you had to give th picture a name what would it be?
  • Any other questions that you come up with…
  • If you like you could repeat the questions with the other images.

Shore, Jack - Blackpool Promenade - BUYGM.0627.1949

Jack Shore – Blackpool Promenade

Turner, J.M.W. - Calais Sands at Low Water- Poissards Collecting Bait - BUYGM.0114.1901

J.M.W. Turner – Calais Sands At Low Water – Poissards Collecting Bait

Sharp, Dorothea - Children Paddling - BUYGM.0515.1941

Dorothea Sharp – Children Paddling