Grayson Perry: Who do you think you are? Create an identity vase.
Grayson Perry: The Pre-Therapy Years
FREE Downloadable Activity Resources
Suitable for GCSE and A level students
These resources have been designed for you to use in the classroom or for on-line teaching.
Explore the early work and techniques of Grayson Perry, focusing on themes of identity and portraiture in The Pre-Therapy Years exhibition.
This self-contained activity focuses on Perry’s use of drawn line, ‘ready-made’ pattern and personal iconography. Students can experience the exhibition through a guided tour film, see demonstrations of simple techniques to apply surface decoration and follow instructions on the activity sheet to create their own Identity Vases.
Suggested activity time (with film): 2 hours
Downloadable Activity Resources and links:
- Download Short Film – a virtual guided tour of the exhibition, focusing on key pieces and the techniques used to make them (run time 15 mins 23 secs)
- Activity Sheet – information about Grayson Perry and images of his work. Includes clear instructions on how to construct a card/paper vase
- Additional images of work by Grayson Perry
- Biographical Timeline
Please note Grayson Perry has always courted controversy, ‘going with the line of most resistance’ to explore gender, identity, sexual fetishism and religious and political iconography.
The film and worksheets do not contain or reference any explicit imagery.
Image credit: Grayson Perry, 2016 Richard Ansett.