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 and after-hours exhibition twilight with guest speakers, which give our teaching audiences a special insight into our Collections and exhibitions.

Bookings are essential and non refundable. Please sign up to our termly e-newsletter. New events will be released throughout 2016/17 academic year.


Teachers’ Twilight Events

Join us to discover how our exhibition programme can support your teaching. These illustrated talks, with special guest speakers, give you the opportunity to share ideas with fellow educators and spark discussions to support teaching in the classroom. 

Jean 2015 by Jean-Paul Tibbles 2015 @ Jean-Paul Tibbles

Jean 2015 by Jean-Paul Tibbles 2015 @ Jean-Paul Tibbles

BP Portrait Award 2017

Thursday 29 June 2017
17.45 – 20.00

FREE

Join us for the BP Portrait Award 2017, the most prestigious portrait painting competition in the world which represents the very best in contemporary portrait painting. This event looks at how the competition is judged and encourages your pupils and students to think creatively and critically about portraiture.

Explore the potential lines of enquiry that can inform your current curriculum needs and topic focuses. Consider how you may use the imagery and themes back in the classroom or during a self-directed or structured visit.

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BP Portrait Award: Next Generation

Teachers’ Taster CPD Workshops

Saturday 1 July

11.00 – 13.00
14.00 – 16.00

Explore the BP Portrait Award 2017, learn a range of experimental portrait drawing and painting techniques and gain inspiration for the classroom. Each session will be led by a member of the Gallery Learning team and a past BP Portrait Award-winning artist.

FREE

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Teachers’ Expressions Events

Studies for Four Character Heads, c.1500-15 Workshop of Hans Holbein the Elder UCL Art Museum, University College London, (EDC -1223)
Studies for Four Character Heads, c.1500-15
Workshop of Hans Holbein the Elder UCL Art Museum, University College London, (EDC -1223)

Expressions: The Language of Portraits   
Practical Drawing Workshop

Saturday 15 July 2017

11.00 – 16.00 (with a break for lunch (not provided)

Guest artist and Historic drawing techniques expert, Nelson Ferreira, leads an intensive studio workshop inspired by the  Encounter: Drawings from Leonardo to Rembrandt exhibition featuring portrait drawings by some of the outstanding masters of the Renaissance and Baroque periods.

This full-day workshop supports teachers with ways of approaching portraiture through traditional methods including gold-point and gives teachers the opportunity to share ideas and discuss ways of exploring such historic techniques back in the classroom.

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£75 per person (including booking fees and all materials)


 

Teachers’ CPD

Our range of free and charged CPD and teachers’ events fall under the following categories:

 

Twilight

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

 

Expressions

Artist-led practical one day workshop. Refresh and revive your creativity. £75 per person

 

Expressions Twilight

Artist-led practical twilight two hour workshop. Refresh and revive your creativity. £25 per person

 

The Gallery also runs practical activities, which are suitable for teachers to join, during our Thursday and Friday Late Shift evenings. For updates on our Schools’ Programme please sign up to our termly e-newsletter


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


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