Adult Groups with Additional Needs
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We offer free introductory talks and practical activities for adult groups with additional needs. These sessions are particularly suitable for community groups and organisations that are new to visiting the Gallery.
Past sessions have included partnerships with charities and community groups such as the RNID, RNIB, Mencap, Connect, Look Ahead, St Mungo’s, Sense and Mind. Led by experienced artists, these sessions are an opportunity to discover the Gallery’s Collection. Sessions are available Monday to Friday.
These sessions are free of charge and take place in the Gallery. They require no prior knowledge of art and can be tailored to meet differing abilities and interests.
Choose from the following sessions:
Introduction to the National Portrait Gallery (90 minutes)The Gallery displays a unique collection of portraits from British history and culture. Using discussion, reproduction of portraits and practical activities find out about this fascinating Collection.
What’s in a Portrait (90 minutes)
Using practical art activities, groups will use the National Portrait Gallery’s Collection to explore the different elements of portraiture - pose, expression, background, accessories and composition.
Outreach sessions are available for groups unable to visit the Gallery.
The Gallery’s public programme also provides a wide range of talks, tours and events for adults with disabilities.
- BSL talks and tours take place on the last Thursday of the month at 19:00 or 19:30
- Picture description sessions take place on the last Thursday of the month at 14:00 for blind and partially sighted visitors.