CPD & Teachers' Events

Our range of professional development programmes introduce the Gallery as an educational resource, supporting teachers to interpret portraiture and develop programming ideas for classroom work and Gallery visits.

We offer a CPD programme of practical workshops, after-hours private views, artist talks and taster sessions giving teachers a special insight into our Collections and temporary exhibitions.






Join colleagues to share, discover and enjoy exploring education through portraits and portraiture.

Our CPD offer and teachers events fall under the following categories: 

Spotlight: An evening preview of our Collection.  Free exhibition entry with guest speaker. Share a glass of wine and ideas with colleagues. FREE

Saturday Spotlight: Morning preview of our Collection.  Free exhibition entry. Enjoy discussions with colleagues and gallery learning staff over tea, coffee and biscuits. Teachers packs provided. Charged event 

Reflections: Three hour seminar usually linked to a temporary exhibition  with guest speakers. Charged event

Expressions: Artist lead practical one day workshop. Refresh and revive your creativity. Charged event

In Focus: Full day, in-depth focus with specialist speakers and expert insights on a specific exhibition or theme. Charged event

We also offer other practical activities, suitable for teachers, during our Thursday and Friday Late Shift evenings.

Bookings and RSVPs are essential and non refundable. Check these pages and under NEWS for more special previews and events to be announced during the year.

Teachers’ Events

Queen Mary I by Master John, oil on panel, 1544, NPG 428 © National Portrait Gallery, LondonQueen Mary I
by Master John, oil on panel, 1544, NPG 428
© National Portrait Gallery, London

Spotlight: The Real Tudors
Twilight: Expert Insight for the Classroom

Thursday 6 November

18.30 – 20.30

Join us for a curators talk about The Real Tudors special display, focusing on the portraiture of the Tudor monarchs. Discover expert insights that you can take to the classroom to help your pupils and students understand how and why such images were made.

FREE Booking Essential
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William Morris by Frederick Hollyer, printed and published by Walker & Boutall, photogravure, 1884, NPG x3759  © National Portrait Gallery, LondonWilliam Morris
by Frederick Hollyer, printed and published by Walker & Boutall, photogravure, 1884, NPG x3759 
© National Portrait Gallery, London

Spotlight: Anarchy and Beauty: William Morris Twilight: Expert Insight for the Classroom

Thursday 20 November 2014
17:30 – 19:30

Meet colleagues,  join the Learning Department to find out about our learning offer for Anarchy and Beauty: William Morris  making connections to your classroom teaching.  Enjoy a glass of wine, collect resources and gain free exhibition entry.

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CPD: Portraiture for developing professional practise

Please note, following events will be charged, please watch this space for further information.

Expressions: The Language of Portraits

Saturday 4 October 2014
11.00 – 16.00 (with a break for lunch (not provided)

Guest portrait artist and life drawing expert Jake Spicer, author of the essential book on portraiture skills Draw Faces in 15 Minutes, leads a specialist practical drawing workshop in the Gallery’s Collection.

Hone your portraiture skills and improve your understanding of the history of portraiture. Be inspired by key examples from over 500 years of portraiture.

This intensive drawing workshop supports teachers with innovative ways of approaching portraiture. The workshop is open to all teachers who want to develop their portraiture skills and build confidence in using portraiture to support learning in the classroom.
£75 per person (includes booking fees, all materials, tea, coffee and biscuits)

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Grayson Perry by Eamonn McCabe 2007 NPG x131773Grayson Perry
by Eamonn McCabe
2007
NPG x131773

Expressions: Grayson Perry Who Are You?

Sunday 16 November 2014
11.00 – 16.00 (with a break for lunch (not provided)

Guest Artist Jenny Binnie leads a practical workshop inspired by the new and exclusive display throughout the Galleries, Grayson Perry Who Are You? 

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The Twins by Dorothee Deiss, 2013 © Dorothee DeisThe Twins
by Dorothee Deiss, 2013 © Dorothee Deiss

Reflections: Inside Photography: Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize

Twilight: Critical Seminar for teachers

Thursday 27 November  2014
18:30 – 20:30

Critically engage with contemporary portrait photography concepts, examine key works and meet exhibiting photographers in this year’s Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize. Resources and a glass of wine provided.

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Expressions: Fashion and Adornment

Saturday 31 January 2015
11.00 – 16.00 (with a break for lunch not provided)
Suitable for Secondary Art Teachers

Working with fashion designer Georgia Lowe to gather ideas for classroom practice with this unique workshop designed to give teachers of Fashion, Art or Textiles the opportunity to draw inspiration from the Collection before experimenting with paper to create imaginative costume samples.

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Expressions: Oil Painting Workshop

Saturday 28 February 2015
11.00 -16.00 (with a break for lunch not provided)
Suitable for Secondary Art Teachers

Award-winning artist Isobel Peachey leads this practical oil painting workshop where teachers have the opportunity to explore and experiment with techniques. The day will begin with a visit to a major temporary painting exhibition, (title tbc)  

Free entry to the exhibition is included in the ticket price.  Further information about the context of this workshop will be released soon.

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Image banner: Photograph Marysa Dowling ©National Portrait Gallery, London