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Drop-in Drawing

Drop-in Drawing

  • Late Shift||Workshop

A part of Late Shift
6 March 2015, 18:30-20:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Take inspiration from the portraits on display and sketch in the Gallery in this session led by artist Marc Woodhead.

Drop-in Drawing

Drop-in Drawing

  • Late Shift||Workshop

A part of Late Shift
13 March 2015, 18:30-20:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Draw a portrait in ten minutes or two hours – it’s your choice in this drawing session led by artist Grace Adam.

Weekend Workshop: Painterly Photographic Portraits (Day One)

Weekend Workshop: Painterly Photographic Portraits (Day One)

  • Workshop

14 March 2015, 11:00-17:00
Please check signage on the day for details

Sold out

Tickets: £125 (£100 concessions and Gallery Supporters)

Photographer Jill Wooster leads this two-day practical workshop in which you will investigate how painting has influenced photographic portraiture.

Family Session: Double Portraits

Family Session: Double Portraits

  • Family||Workshop

15 March 2015, 13:00-14:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

What were those good little children in old portraits really like?

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

Family Session: Double Portraits

Family Session: Double Portraits

  • Family||Workshop

15 March 2015, 15:00-16:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

What were those good little children in old portraits really like?

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

Weekend Workshop: Painterly Photographic Portraits (Day Two)

Weekend Workshop: Painterly Photographic Portraits (Day Two)

  • Workshop

15 March 2015, 11:00-17:00
Please check signage on the day for details

Sold out

Tickets: £125 (£100 concessions and Gallery Supporters)

Photographer Jill Wooster leads this two-day practical workshop in which you will investigate how painting has influenced photographic portraiture.

Drop-in Drawing

Drop-in Drawing

  • Late Shift||Workshop

A part of Late Shift
20 March 2015, 18:30-20:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Artist Robin-Lee Hall leads this drop-in group session in the Gallery space, taking inspiration from the portraits on display.

Pick up a Pencil

Pick up a Pencil

  • Workshop||Young People

21 March 2015, 14:00-16:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Drop-in drawing session for young people with the Gallery’s Youth Forum.

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 Drawing

Drop-in Drawing

  • Late Shift||Workshop

A part of Late Shift
27 March 2015, 18:30-20:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Artist Andy Pankhurst leads our popular free drop-in drawing session in the Gallery.

Life Drawing: Clothed and Unclothed

Life Drawing: Clothed and Unclothed

A part of Late Shift
27 March 2015, 18:30-20:30
Ondaatje Wing Theatre
Tickets: £9 (£7 concessions and Gallery Supporters) Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

Take this opportunity to draw from a clothed and nude life model in the same pose. Artist Gayna Pelham leads our popular life-drawing session which takes place on the last Friday of each month in the Ondaatje Wing Theatre. 

Weekend Workshop: Portrait Painting is Dead – Long Live Portrait Painting (Day One)

Weekend Workshop: Portrait Painting is Dead – Long Live Portrait Painting (Day One)

28 March 2015, 11:00-17:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Tickets: £125 (£100 concessions and Gallery Supporters) Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

Artist Sadie Lee leads a two-day workshop investigating the current practice in portraiture of using photographic images as reference for paintings.

Weekend Workshop: Portrait Painting is Dead – Long Live Portrait Painting (Day Two)

Weekend Workshop: Portrait Painting is Dead – Long Live Portrait Painting (Day Two)

29 March 2015, 11:00-17:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Tickets: £125 (£100 concessions and Gallery Supporters) Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

Artist Sadie Lee leads a two-day workshop investigating the current practice in portraiture of using photographic images as reference for paintings.

The Drawing Room

The Drawing Room

  • Workshop

30 March 2015, 13:00-15:00
Meet in the Main Hall
Free

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

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

Drop-in Drawing

Drop-in Drawing

  • Late Shift||Workshop

A part of Late Shift
3 April 2015, 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. 

Easter Holiday Family Activities Setting the Scene

Easter Holiday Family Activities Setting the Scene

  • Family||Workshop

6 April - 10 April 2015, 11:00-16:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

A week of ticketed workshops and drop-in sessions exploring how artists have used props and sets to set the scene in a portrait.
Drop-in Drawing

Drop-in Drawing

  • Late Shift||Workshop

A part of Late Shift
10 April 2015, 18:30-20:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Grace Adam leads our ever-popular drop-in drawing session in the Gallery. Join her at 18.30 for an introduction or pop by at any time. 

Weekend Workshop: Portraits of Power (Day One)

Weekend Workshop: Portraits of Power (Day One)

  • Workshop

11 April 2015, 11:00-17:00
Please check signage on the day for details

Sold out

Tickets: £125 (£100 concessions and Gallery Supporters)

Photographer Giles Price leads a two-day practical photographic workshop investigating both archetypal and subversive depictions of strength and power.

Weekend Workshop: Portraits of Power (Day Two)

Weekend Workshop: Portraits of Power (Day Two)

  • Workshop

12 April 2015, 11:00-17:00
Please check signage on the day for details

Sold out

Tickets: £125 (£100 concessions and Gallery Supporters)

Photographer Giles Price leads a two-day practical photographic workshop investigating both archetypal and subversive depictions of strength and power.

Three Day Workshop: Drawn in the Frame

Three Day Workshop: Drawn in the Frame

  • Workshop||Young People

14 April - 16 April 2015, 11:00-16:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Create your own hand-drawn animation in just three days. Work with professional animators Lizzy Hobbs and Shelly Wain to learn the art of animation. Taking inspiration from the Georgian Collection, with an opportunity to research original documents in the Heinz Archive and Library.

For ages 14–21. Booking required. Please email youthbookings@npg.org.uk or call 020 7312 2483. Please check your school holiday dates before booking.

Drawn In the Frame Showcase

Drawn In the Frame Showcase

  • Workshop||Young People

16 April 2015, 17:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Showcase of artwork produced during the young people’s three-day workshop. All ages welcome.

No booking required.

Conference: Sargent and the Arts of His Time

Conference: Sargent and the Arts of His Time

  • Conference

17 April 2015, 10:00-16:20
Ondaatje Wing Theatre
Tickets: £30 (£25 concessions and Gallery Supporters) Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

This conference uses the occasion of the exhibition Sargent: Portrait of Artists and Friends at the National Portrait Gallery to place his work in the wider context of the international artistic milieu of the time, with particular reference to the painter’s wide circle of friends.

Drop-in Drawing

Drop-in Drawing

  • Late Shift||Workshop

A part of Late Shift
17 April 2015, 18:30-20:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Artist Robin-Lee Hall leads tonight’s session of mass-participation drawing, taking inspiration from works on display.

Pick up a Pencil

Pick up a Pencil

  • Workshop||Young People

18 April 2015, 14:00-16:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Take a break from exam revision at this special Pick up a Pencil session. Work with a special guest artist and the Gallery’s Youth Forum to take creative inspiration from the Gallery’s Collection, in this drop-in session.

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: Pop-Up Portrait Puppets

Drop-in Family Session: Pop-Up Portrait Puppets

  • Family||Workshop

19 April 2015, 13:00-14:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Make a mixed-media shadow puppet of your favourite portrait and then create a performance of its magical journey. 

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

Drop-in Family Session: Pop-Up Portrait Puppets

Drop-in Family Session: Pop-Up Portrait Puppets

  • Family||Workshop

19 April 2015, 15:00-16:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Make a mixed-media shadow puppet of your favourite portrait and then create a performance of its magical journey. 

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

Life Drawing: Henry Tonks: Studies of the Artist

Life Drawing: Henry Tonks: Studies of the Artist

A part of Late Shift
24 April 2015, 18:30-20:30
Ondaatje Wing Theatre
Tickets: £9 (£7 concessions and Gallery Supporters) Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

Figurative painter Andy Pankhurst questions the importance of Henry Tonks’s emphasis on anatomy during his time as a Professor at the Slade School of Fine Art.

Drop-in Drawing

Drop-in Drawing

  • Late Shift||Workshop

A part of Late Shift
24 April 2015, 18:30-20:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Artist Gayna Pelham leads this week’s popular drop-in session, taking inspiration from works in the Gallery.

Weekend Workshop: Sargent’s Spanish Dancer (Day One)

Weekend Workshop: Sargent’s Spanish Dancer (Day One)

25 April 2015, 11:00-17:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Tickets: £125 (£100 concessions and Gallery Supporters) Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

Artist Susan Wilson leads a two-day workshop which recreates the mood and atmosphere of one of Sargent’s sittings with a Spanish dancer in full costume. 

Weekend Workshop: Sargent’s Spanish Dancer (Day Two)

Weekend Workshop: Sargent’s Spanish Dancer (Day Two)

26 April 2015, 11:00-17:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Tickets: £125 (£100 concessions and Gallery Supporters) Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

Artist Susan Wilson leads a two-day workshop which recreates the mood and atmosphere of one of Sargent’s sittings with a Spanish dancer in full costume. 

The Drawing Room

The Drawing Room

  • Workshop

27 April 2015, 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 .

Drop-in Drawing

Drop-in Drawing

  • Late Shift||Workshop

A part of Late Shift
1 May 2015, 18:30-20:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Take inspiration from the portraits on display and sketch in the Gallery.

Young People’s Sunday Session: Mere Dabs and Blurs

Young People’s Sunday Session: Mere Dabs and Blurs

  • Workshop||Young People
  • BSL

3 May 2015, 13:00-16:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Inspired by Sargent’s techniques, work with artists Marc Woodhead and Isobel Peachey to see what is possible in a speed painting session. Communication support is available upon request.

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

Drop-in Drawing

Drop-in Drawing

  • Late Shift||Workshop

A part of Late Shift
8 May 2015, 18:30-20:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Artist Grace Adam leads our free, friendly drop-in, taking inspiration from the portraits on display. 

Weekend Workshop: Painting With Light and Shadow (Day One)

Weekend Workshop: Painting With Light and Shadow (Day One)

9 May 2015, 11:00-17:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Tickets: £125 (£100 concessions and Gallery Supporters) Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

Photographer and filmmaker Gisela Torres leads this two-day photographic masterclass responding to paintings from the Gallery’s Collection.

Weekend Workshop: Painting With Light and Shadow (Day Two)

Weekend Workshop: Painting With Light and Shadow (Day Two)

10 May 2015, 11:00-17:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Tickets: £125 (£100 concessions and Gallery Supporters) Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

Photographer and filmmaker Gisela Torres leads this two-day photographic masterclass responding to paintings from the Gallery’s Collection.

Pick up a Pencil

Pick up a Pencil

  • Workshop||Young People

16 May 2015, 14:00-16:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Drop-in drawing session for young people with the Gallery’s Youth Forum.

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: Portraits in Clay

Drop-in Family Session: Portraits in Clay

  • Family||Workshop

17 May 2015, 13:00-14:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Roll, mould, pinch and coil, in this month’s new Drop-in Family Session focussing on portraits in clay.

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

Drop-in Family Session: Portraits in Clay

Drop-in Family Session: Portraits in Clay

  • Family||Workshop

17 May 2015, 15:00-16:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Roll, mould, pinch and coil, in this month’s new Drop-in Family Session focussing on portraits in clay.

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

The Drawing Room

The Drawing Room

  • Workshop

25 May 2015, 13:00-15:00
Meet in the Main Hall
Free

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

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

Summer Half Term Holiday: Family Activities Take A Closer Look

Summer Half Term Holiday: Family Activities Take A Closer Look

  • Family||Workshop

25 May - 29 May 2015, 11:00-16:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

A week exploring what makes a portrait. Using the temporary displays and the collection to discover different ways of creating a portrait using photography, printmaking painting and animation.

Family Art workshops: Free ticket required, available one hour before the events starts on a first Come, first served basis. Places are limited to 20 tickets per session for children, plus accompanying adults.

Life Drawing: Tackling Tone

Life Drawing: Tackling Tone

A part of Late Shift
29 May 2015, 18:30-20:30
Ondaatje Wing Theatre
Tickets: £9 (£7 concessions and Gallery Supporters) Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

Inspired by Goya's mastery of tonal contrast and line in his portrait of the Duke of Wellington, join artist Robin-Lee Hall for an evening of life-drawing capturing dramatic lights and darks.

Drop-in Drawing

Drop-in Drawing

  • Late Shift||Workshop

A part of Late Shift
29 May 2015, 18:30-20:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Artist Gayna Pelham leads tonight’s session. There is a short introduction at 18.30, but feel free to drop-in at any time. 

Weekend Workshop: Mixed media, Collage and Printing (Day One)

Weekend Workshop: Mixed media, Collage and Printing (Day One)

30 May 2015, 11:00-17:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Tickets: £125 (£100 concessions and Gallery Supporters) Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

Artist Alison Kusner leads a two-day workshop inspired by contemporary portraits in the Collection.

Weekend Workshop: Mixed media, Collage and Printing (Day Two)

Weekend Workshop: Mixed media, Collage and Printing (Day Two)

31 May 2015, 11:00-17:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Tickets: £125 (£100 concessions and Gallery Supporters) Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

Artist Alison Kusner leads a two-day workshop inspired by contemporary portraits in the Collection.

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