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Gallery sessions

The Learning Department offers a sessions for SEN School and Units. Our cross curricular workshops complement many facets of the National Curriculum including, Literacy, Citizenship, History and Art & Design.

The sessions are taught by experienced art educators, these practical art sessions explore Pose, Character, Expression, Colour and Symbols in portraiture using painting and sculpture.

The sessions take place in front of the Gallery's portraits. All sessions last 1 1/2 hours. The maximum group size is 12 pupils (plus teachers).


Learning Department
020 7312 2483 (Text Direct: 18001)
Fax: 020 7321 6662

National Portrait Gallery
St Martin's Place
London WC2H 0HE

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Since 2003 the National Portrait Gallery has delivered outreach sessions to over 3000 pupils in SEN schools in inner and greater London.

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SEN Boxes

These resources are for teachers and group leaders working with Special Educational Needs groups. The boxes contain teaching resources to support your self-directed visit to the National Portrait Gallery. If you are interested in booking the use of these resources please contact are

Learning Services department on 020 7312 2483 (Text Direct: 18001) Fax: 020 7321 6662 or email .

Dame Zaha Mohammad Hadid, by Michael Craig-Martin, 2008 - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Dame Zaha Mohammad Hadid
by Michael Craig-Martin
NPG 6840

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