Learning Department
020 7312 2483 (Text Direct: 18001)
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National Portrait Gallery
St Martin's Place
London WC2H 0HE

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Mary Jane Seacole (née Grant), by Albert Charles Challen, 1869 - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Mary Jane Seacole (née Grant)
by Albert Charles Challen
NPG 6856

Gallery sessions

The Learning Department offers a wide range of sessions for SEN School and Units. Our cross curricular workshops complement many facets of the National Curriculum and the QCA's schemes of work 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).

We are currently organising a series of SEN Visual Literacy Photography Workshops  dates to be released soon.

SEN Photography

Case Study

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 new 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 Tudor Galleries, the Victorian Galleries and the Contemporary Galleries at the National Portrait Gallery.

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