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Sunday Session: Costume Construction

Sunday Session: Costume Construction

  • Workshop||Young People
  • BSL

1 May 2016, 13:00-16:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Create paper costume pieces drawing on the collars and ruffs in Framing the Face. Led by artist Grace Adam and designer Lily Arnold.

For ages 14–21.  Booking required.  Please email youthbookings@npg.org.uk or call 020 7312 2483. 

Drop-in Drawing

Drop-in Drawing

  • Drawing||Late Shift||Workshop

A part of Late Shift
6 May 2016, 18:30-20:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Join artist Grace Adam for our popular weekly drawing session in the Gallery.

Drop-in Drawing

Drop-in Drawing

  • Drawing||Late Shift||Workshop

A part of Late Shift
13 May 2016, 18:30-20:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Join artist Gayna Pelham for our popular weekly drawing session in the Gallery.

Drop-in Family Session: Poetry in Motion

Drop-in Family Session: Poetry in Motion

  • Family||Workshop

15 May 2016, 13:00-14:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free, drop-in, no ticket required

Collect stories and sounds around the Gallery, as you join a quest to create a giant moving poem.

This session is aimed at children aged 3+ plus an accompanying adult.

Drop-in Family Session: Poetry in Motion

Drop-in Family Session: Poetry in Motion

  • Family||Workshop

15 May 2016, 15:00-16:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free, drop-in, no ticket required

Collect stories and sounds around the Gallery, as you join a quest to create a giant moving poem.

This session is aimed at children aged 7+ plus an accompanying adult.

Weekend Workshop: Notes on Charlotte

Weekend Workshop: Notes on Charlotte

14 May - 15 May 2016, 11:00-17:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Tickets: £150 (£125 concessions and Gallery Supporters) Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

This two day workshop led by artist Grace Adam gives you the opportunity to respond to the themes and characters in Charlotte Brontë's novels.

Drop-in Drawing

Drop-in Drawing

  • Drawing||Late Shift||Workshop

A part of Late Shift
20 May 2016, 18:30-20:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Join artist Grace Adam for our popular weekly drawing session in the Gallery.

Pick up a Pencil: Contemporary Conversations

Pick up a Pencil: Contemporary Conversations

  • Workshop||Young People

21 May 2016, 14:00-16:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Friendly drop-in drawing sessions hosted by the Gallery’s Youth Forum on the third Saturday of every month. #PickUpAPencil

Drop-in drawing for ages 14–21. All you have to do is pick up a pencil. No need to book, just drop-in on the day.

Life Drawing: Russia and the Arts: Poses, Characters and Gestures

Life Drawing: Russia and the Arts: Poses, Characters and Gestures

A part of Late Shift
27 May 2016, 18:30-20:30
Ondaatje Wing Theatre
Tickets: £9 (£7 concessions and Gallery Supporters) Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

Artist Andy Pankhurst takes inspiration from the golden age of Russian arts with a series of sustained poses.

Drop-in Drawing

Drop-in Drawing

  • Drawing||Late Shift||Workshop

A part of Late Shift
27 May 2016, 18:30-20:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Join artist Gayna Pelham for our popular weekly drawing session in the Gallery.

Weekend Workshop: Renaissance-inspired Photographic Portraits

Weekend Workshop: Renaissance-inspired Photographic Portraits

28 May - 29 May 2016, 11:00-17:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Tickets: £150 (£125 concessions and Gallery Supporters) Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

Drawing inspiration from the Gallery’s Tudor portraits, work with models to replicate painterly tone and lighting in the studio and investigate the dynamic between photographer and sitter.

The Drawing Room

The Drawing Room

  • Workshop

30 May 2016, 13:00-15:00
Meet in the Main Hall
Free

Draw in the Gallery at this artist-led drop-in session for disabled visitors.

If you require BSL interpretation please contact education@npg.org.uk .

Holiday Activities: Contemporary Portraits

Holiday Activities: Contemporary Portraits

  • Drawing||Family||Workshop

30 May - 3 June 2016, 11:00-16:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

A week of activities exploring how artists today find inspiration and what is means to be an artist in the twenty first century.

Drop-in Drawing

Drop-in Drawing

  • Drawing||Late Shift||Workshop

A part of Late Shift
3 June 2016, 18:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Join artist Andy Pankhurst for our popular weekly drawing session in the Gallery.

Drop-in Drawing

Drop-in Drawing

  • Drawing||Late Shift||Workshop

A part of Late Shift
10 June 2016, 18:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Join artist Marc Woodhead for our popular weekly drawing session in the Gallery.

Weekend Workshop: Black Chronicles

Weekend Workshop: Black Chronicles

11 June - 12 June 2016, 11:00-17:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Tickets: £150 (£125 concessions and Gallery Supporters) Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

Led by visual artist and photographer Othello De’Souza-Hartley, explore and respond to the Black Chronicles display.

Priority booking for Gallery Members is open now. Public booking will open on Thursday 5 May 2016.

Drop-in Drawing

Drop-in Drawing

  • Drawing||Late Shift||Workshop

A part of Late Shift
17 June 2016, 18:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Join artist Robin-Lee Hall for our popular weekly drawing session in the Gallery.

Pick up a Pencil: Creative Connections: Drawing People and Place

Pick up a Pencil: Creative Connections: Drawing People and Place

  • Drawing||Workshop||Young People

18 June 2016, 14:00-16:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Join the Gallery’s Youth Forum for free, fun drop-in drawing in the Galleries. A different theme and guest artist each month. For all abilities, all materials provided. Drawing for ages 14–21. All you have to do is pick up a pencil. No need to book, just drop-in on the day.

Family: Special Sunday Session: An Audience with Chris Riddell

Family: Special Sunday Session: An Audience with Chris Riddell

19 June 2016, 14:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Free ticket required
Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

Join us for a special interactive drawing session with writer, illustrator and Children’s Laureate Chris Riddell.

All children must be accompanied. Suitable for children aged 7+

Drop-in Drawing

Drop-in Drawing

  • Drawing||Late Shift||Workshop

A part of Late Shift
24 June 2016, 18:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Join artist Grace Adam for our popular weekly drawing session in the Gallery.

Life Drawing: Still Moving Body

Life Drawing: Still Moving Body

A part of Late Shift
24 June 2016, 18:30
Ondaatje Wing Theatre
Tickets: £9 (£7 concessions and Gallery Supporters) Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

Breaking with the tradition of the still life model, this interactive evening led by artist Viyki Turnbull offers new perspectives on how to look at the human body, with approaches and techniques on how to breathe life into drawing studies.

Priority booking for Gallery Members is open now. Public booking will open on Thursday 5 May 2016.

Weekend Workshop: Portraits Untold

Weekend Workshop: Portraits Untold

25 June - 26 June 2016, 11:00-17:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Tickets: £150 (£125 concessions and Gallery Supporters) Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

Acclaimed disabled artist Tanya Raabe-Webber leads this two-day workshop in which participants will work in a variety of media to consider, through artistic process, that being diverse is what makes us who we are as humans.

Priority booking for Gallery Members is open now. Public booking will open on Thursday 5 May 2016.

The Drawing Room: Portraits Untold

The Drawing Room: Portraits Untold

  • Workshop

27 June 2016, 13:00-15:00
Meet in the Main Hall
Free

Tanya Raabe-Webber leads this drawing class taking inspiration from her own practice.

If you require BSL interpretation please contact education@npg.org.uk .

Symposium: About Face

Symposium: About Face

  • Conference

1 July 2016, 16:00-18:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Artists, theorists, curators and writers investigate the representation of exposure, exploring themes such as the revealing and concealing of the self, identity, and traces of ownership.
Drop-in Drawing

Drop-in Drawing

  • Drawing||Late Shift||Workshop

A part of Late Shift
1 July 2016, 18:30-20:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Join artist Gayna Pelham for our popular weekly drawing session in the Gallery.

Drop-in Drawing

Drop-in Drawing

  • Drawing||Late Shift||Workshop

A part of Late Shift
8 July 2016, 18:30-20:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Join artist Susan Wilson for our popular weekly drawing session in the Gallery.

Weekend Workshop: Nude… Or Rude?

Weekend Workshop: Nude… Or Rude?

9 July - 10 July 2016, 11:00-17:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Tickets: £150 (£125 concessions and Gallery Supporters) Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

Using the Exposed display as a starting point, artist Sadie Lee leads this practical workshop that looks at the difference between the naked and nude in art and considers the impact of making images of known figures without clothing.

Priority booking for Gallery Members is open now. Public booking will open on Thursday 5 May 2016.

Drop-in Drawing

Drop-in Drawing

  • Drawing||Late Shift||Workshop

A part of Late Shift
15 July 2016, 18:30-20:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Join artist Grace Adam for our popular weekly drawing session in the Gallery.

Taster Session: BP Portrait Award: Next Generation

Taster Session: BP Portrait Award: Next Generation

  • Workshop||Young People

16 July 2016, 10:30-14:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Portraiture drawing in the Gallery with BP Portrait Award artists. Free. Bookings in advance to bpnextgeneration@npg.org.uk

Priority booking for Gallery Members is open now. Public booking will open on Thursday 5 May 2016.

Pick up a Pencil: BP Portrait Award: Next Generation

Pick up a Pencil: BP Portrait Award: Next Generation

  • Workshop||Young People

16 July 2016, 14:00-16:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

How to draw a face, with a BP Portrait Award artist. For all abilities, all materials provided. Drawing for ages 14–21. All you have to do is pick up a pencil. No need to book, just drop-in on the day.
Drop-in Family Session: Creative Connections

Drop-in Family Session: Creative Connections

  • Family||Workshop

17 July 2016, 13:00-14:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Inspired by the Creative Connections display join photographer Marysa Dowling to create a collaborative large-scale portrait exploring the theme of people and place.

This session is aimed at children aged 3+ plus an accompanying adult.

Drop-in Family Session: Creative Connections

Drop-in Family Session: Creative Connections

  • Family||Workshop

17 July 2016, 15:00-16:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Inspired by the Creative Connections display join photographer Marysa Dowling to create a collaborative large-scale portrait exploring the theme of people and place.

This session is aimed at children aged 7+ plus an accompanying adult.

Drop-in Drawing

Drop-in Drawing

  • Drawing||Late Shift||Workshop

A part of Late Shift
22 July 2016, 18:30-20:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Join artist Andy Pankhurst for our popular weekly drawing session in the Gallery.

Weekend Workshop: Street Portraiture

Weekend Workshop: Street Portraiture

23 July - 24 July 2016, 11:00-17:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Tickets: £150 (£125 concessions and Gallery Supporters) Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

Award-winning portrait and documentary photographer Peter Zelewski leads this two-day practical portraiture workshop designed to equip participants with the necessary skills for taking expert portraits on the street.

Priority booking for Gallery Members is open now. Public booking will open on Thursday 5 May 2016.

The Drawing Room: Contemporary Conversations: Theatre

The Drawing Room: Contemporary Conversations: Theatre

  • Workshop

25 July 2016, 13:00-15:00
Meet in the Main Hall
Free

Consider connections between the representation of historic and contemporary actors and directors.

If you require BSL interpretation please contact education@npg.org.uk .

Young People’s Guide to Self-Portraiture

Young People’s Guide to Self-Portraiture

  • Workshop||Young People

25 July - 29 July 2016, 11:00-16:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Discover self-portraits, develop research, filming and presentation skills, explore behind-the-scenes and create an online guide.
Drop-in Drawing

Drop-in Drawing

  • Drawing||Late Shift||Workshop

A part of Late Shift
29 July 2016, 18:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Join artist Robin-Lee Hall for our popular weekly drawing session in the Gallery.

Life Drawing: Double Act

Life Drawing: Double Act

A part of Late Shift
29 July 2016, 18:30-20:30
Ondaatje Wing Theatre
Tickets: £9 (£7 concessions and Gallery Supporters) Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

Artist Grace Adam leads this session during which you will explore the way painters communicate relationships, working with two models to explore body language and composition.

Priority booking for Gallery Members is open now. Public booking will open on Thursday 5 May 2016.

Taster Session: BP Portrait Award: Next Generation

Taster Session: BP Portrait Award: Next Generation

  • Workshop||Young People
  • BSL

30 July 2016, 11:00-14:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Portraiture drawing in the Gallery with BP Portrait Award artists. Bookings in advance to bpnextgeneration@npg.org.uk For ages 14–21. Booking required.

Priority booking for Gallery Members is open now. Public booking will open on Thursday 5 May 2016.

Taster Session: BP Portrait Award: Next Generation

Taster Session: BP Portrait Award: Next Generation

  • Workshop||Young People

31 July 2016, 11:00-14:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Portraiture drawing with BP Portrait Award artists. Life drawing with a nude model. Parent/guardian permission required – see www.npg.org.uk/bpnextgeneration for details. For ages 14–21.  Booking required.

Priority booking for Gallery Members is open now. Public booking will open on Thursday 5 May 2016.

Family: Holiday Activities: Characters in Stories

Family: Holiday Activities: Characters in Stories

  • Family||Workshop

1 August 2016, 11:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free ticket required, available one hour before event. Suitable for ages 5+

Join Emily Rand, illustrator of this year’s BP Portrait Award Family Trail, for a workshop on drawing characters for stories.

BSL Family: Holiday Activities: Characters in Stories

BSL Family: Holiday Activities: Characters in Stories

  • Family||Workshop
  • BSL

1 August 2016, 14:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free ticket required, available one hour before event. Suitable for ages 5+

Join Emily Rand, illustrator of this year’s BP Portrait Award Family Trail, for a workshop on drawing characters for stories. Led in BSL with interpretation into English.

Family: Holiday Activities: Picture the Portrait

Family: Holiday Activities: Picture the Portrait

  • Family||Workshop

25 July - 5 August 2016, 11:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Free ticket required, available one hour before event. Suitable for ages 5+

Two weeks of ticketed and drop-in sessions inspired by the BP Portrait Award 2016 exhibition.

Drop-in Drawing

Drop-in Drawing

  • Drawing||Late Shift||Workshop

A part of Late Shift
5 August 2016, 18:30-20:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Join artist Andy Pankhurst for our popular weekly drawing session in the Gallery.

Taster Sessions: BP Portrait Award: Next Generation

Taster Sessions: BP Portrait Award: Next Generation

  • Workshop||Young People

6 August 2016, 14:00-17:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Portraiture drawing in the Gallery with BP Portrait Award artists. For ages 14–21.  Booking required.  Please email bpnextgeneration@npg.org.uk or call 020 7312 2483.

Priority booking for Gallery Members is open now. Public booking will open on Thursday 5 May 2016.

Drop-in Drawing

Drop-in Drawing

  • Drawing||Late Shift||Workshop

A part of Late Shift
12 August 2016, 18:30-20:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Join artist Robin-Lee Hall for our popular weekly drawing session in the Gallery.

Weekend Workshop: Painting Life

Weekend Workshop: Painting Life

13 August - 14 August 2016, 11:00-17:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Tickets: £150 (£125 concessions and Gallery Supporters) Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

Taking inspiration from Leon Golub Powerplay, spend two days working from a life model and investigating themes of power and the body.

Priority booking for Gallery Members is open now. Public booking will open on Thursday 5 May 2016.

Summer School: BP Portrait Award: Next Generation

Summer School: BP Portrait Award: Next Generation

  • Workshop||Young People

15 August - 17 August 2016, 11:00-16:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Applications open on 23 June 2016 (for all applications) and close on Wednesday 3 August 2016, 12.00. Please see www.npg.org.uk/bpnextgeneration for application forms and full information

Drop-in Drawing

Drop-in Drawing

  • Drawing||Late Shift||Workshop

A part of Late Shift
19 August 2016, 18:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Join artist Marc Woodhead for our popular weekly drawing session in the Gallery.

Pick up a Pencil: BP Portrait Award: Next Generation

Pick up a Pencil: BP Portrait Award: Next Generation

  • Drawing||Workshop||Young People

20 August 2016, 14:00-16:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Pick up a paintbrush, with a BP Portrait Award artist. Join the Gallery’s Youth Forum for free, fun drop-in drawing in the Galleries. A different theme and guest artist each month. For all abilities, all materials provided. For ages 14–21. No need to book, just drop-in on the day.

Drop-in Family Session (3+): Portrait Painting

Drop-in Family Session (3+): Portrait Painting

  • Family||Workshop

21 August 2016, 13:00-14:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Try out new painting techniques and processes to create a self-portrait inspired by the BP Portrait Award 2016.

This session is aimed at children aged 3+ plus an accompanying adult.

Drop-in Family Session (7+): Portrait Painting

Drop-in Family Session (7+): Portrait Painting

  • Family||Workshop

21 August 2016, 15:00-16:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Try out new painting techniques and processes to create a self-portrait inspired by the BP Portrait Award 2016.

This session is aimed at children aged 7+ plus an accompanying adult.

Summer School: BP Portrait Award: Next Generation

Summer School: BP Portrait Award: Next Generation

  • Workshop||Young People

22 August - 24 August 2016, 11:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Free, drop-in, no ticket required

Applications open on 23 June 2016 (for all applications) and close on Wednesday 3 August 2016, 12.00. Please see www.npg.org.uk/bpnextgeneration for application forms and full information.

Life Drawing: Carnival!

Life Drawing: Carnival!

A part of Late Shift
26 August 2016, 18:30-20:30
Ondaatje Wing Theatre
Tickets: £9 (£7 concessions and Gallery Supporters) Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

Be inspired by the extraordinary colours, music and movement of carnival weekend and join artist Gayna Pelham in depicting the model in flamboyant motion.

Priority booking for Gallery Members is open now. Public booking will open on Thursday 5 May 2016.

Drop-in Drawing

Drop-in Drawing

  • Drawing||Late Shift||Workshop

A part of Late Shift
26 August 2016, 18:30-20:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Join artist Viyki Turnbull for our popular weekly drawing session in the Gallery.

The Drawing Room: Drawing on Black Chronicles

The Drawing Room: Drawing on Black Chronicles

  • Workshop

29 August 2016, 13:00-15:00
Meet in the Main Hall
Free

Explore the Black Chronicles intervention and create your own responses.

If you require BSL interpretation please contact education@npg.org.uk .

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