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Events (20)

Families Drop-in Session: Miniature Portraits

Families Drop-in Session: Miniature Portraits

  • Family||Workshop

25 May 2015, 11:30-13:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Work with photographer Marysa Dowling to create fun, family portraits.

Suitable for ages 3+. No ticket needed.

Families Drop-in Session: Miniature Portraits

Families Drop-in Session: Miniature Portraits

  • Family||Workshop

25 May 2015, 14:30-16:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Work with photographer Marysa Dowling to create fun, family portraits.

Suitable for ages 3+. No ticket needed.

Family Art Workshop: Lighten Up!

Family Art Workshop: Lighten Up!

  • Family||Workshop

26 May 2015, 11:30-13:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Using torches, families will explore drawn animation with light, capturing each frame with long exposures.

Suitable for ages 5+. Free ticket required and available one hour before event. Please note that spaces are limited to 20 places per session.

Family Art Workshop: Lighten Up!

Family Art Workshop: Lighten Up!

  • Family||Workshop

26 May 2015, 14:30-16:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Using torches, families will explore drawn animation with light, capturing each frame with long exposures.

Suitable for ages 5+. Free ticket required and available one hour before event. Please note that spaces are limited to 20 places per session.

Family Art Workshop: Lighten Up!

Family Art Workshop: Lighten Up!

  • Family||Workshop

27 May 2015, 11:30-13:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Using torches, families will explore drawn animation with light, capturing each frame with long exposures.

Suitable for ages 5+. Free ticket required and available one hour before event. Please note that spaces are limited to 20 places per session.

Family Art Workshop: Lighten Up!

Family Art Workshop: Lighten Up!

  • Family||Workshop

27 May 2015, 14:30-16:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Using torches, families will explore drawn animation with light, capturing each frame with long exposures.

Suitable for ages 5+. Free ticket required and available one hour before event. Please note that spaces are limited to 20 places per session.

Family Art Workshop: Portrait of a Gallery

Family Art Workshop: Portrait of a Gallery

  • Family||Workshop

28 May 2015, 11:30-13:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

What would a portrait of the National Portrait Gallery look like? What do you notice about the building and people, as well as the artworks?

Suitable for ages 5+. Free ticket required and available one hour before event. Please note that spaces are limited to 20 places per session.

Family Art Workshop: Portrait of a Gallery

Family Art Workshop: Portrait of a Gallery

  • Family||Workshop

28 May 2015, 14:30-16:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

What would a portrait of the National Portrait Gallery look like? What do you notice about the building and people, as well as the artworks?

Suitable for ages 5+. Free ticket required and available one hour before event. Please note that spaces are limited to 20 places per session.

Family Art Workshop: Shape Shifters

Family Art Workshop: Shape Shifters

  • Family||Workshop

29 May 2015, 11:30-13:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

How far can you go to change a portrait and still make it a look like a face? Join our team for a journey into shapes and colours using collage, crayons and paint.

Suitable for ages 5+. Free ticket required and available one hour before event. Please note that spaces are limited to 20 places per session.

Family Art Workshop: Shape Shifters

Family Art Workshop: Shape Shifters

  • Family||Workshop

29 May 2015, 14:30-16:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

How far can you go to change a portrait and still make it a look like a face? Join our team for a journey into shapes and colours using collage, crayons and paint.

Suitable for ages 5+. Free ticket required and available one hour before event. Please note that spaces are limited to 20 places per session.

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.

Drop-in Family Session: Post-it Note Animation

Drop-in Family Session: Post-it Note Animation

  • Family||Workshop

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

Join our team of animators for an experimental session using post-it notes to create a group animation.

Drop-in no ticket required, for ages 3+ accompanied by an adult.

Drop-in Family Session: Post-it Note Animation

Drop-in Family Session: Post-it Note Animation

  • Family||Workshop

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

Join our team of animators for an experimental session using post-it notes to create a group animation.

Drop-in no ticket required, for ages 7+ accompanied by an adult.

Drop-in Family Session: Creative Connections

Drop-in Family Session: Creative Connections

  • Family||Workshop

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

Inspired by the Creative Connections display, turn yourself into a life-size sculpture and work with project artist Kate Peters on a photographic portrait of your sculpture.

Drop-in no ticket required, for ages 3+ accompanied by an adult.

Drop-in Family Session: Creative Connections

Drop-in Family Session: Creative Connections

  • Family||Workshop

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

Inspired by the Creative Connections display, turn yourself into a life-size sculpture and work with project artist Kate Peters on a photographic portrait of your sculpture.

Drop-in no ticket required, for ages 7+ accompanied by an adult.

Family Art Workshop: Characters

Family Art Workshop: Characters

  • Family||Workshop
  • BSL

3 August 2015, 11:30-13:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Join Yasmeen Ismail, illustrator of this year’s BP Portrait Award Family Trail for a workshop exploring how to create characters for your stories. The 14.30 session will be BSL interpreted and there will be a book-signing in the Exhibition Shop at 13.30.

Family Art Workshop: Characters

Family Art Workshop: Characters

  • Family||Workshop
  • BSL

3 August 2015, 14:30-16:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Join Yasmeen Ismail, illustrator of this year’s BP Portrait Award Family Trail for a workshop exploring how to create characters for your stories. The 14.30 session will be BSL interpreted and there will be a book-signing in the Exhibition Shop at 13.30.

Summer Holiday Activities: In The Frame

Summer Holiday Activities: In The Frame

  • Family||Workshop

27 July - 7 August 2015, 11:00-16:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Two weeks of ticketed and drop-in sessions inspired by the BP Portrait Award 2015. Please note, places are limited for ticketed sessions. For ages 5+.
Drop-in Family Session: Portrait Painting

Drop-in Family Session: Portrait Painting

  • Family||Workshop

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

Inspired by the BP Portrait Award, try out new paint techniques and processes to create a giant mural in our studio.

This session is aimed at children aged 3+. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

Drop-in Family Session: Portrait Painting

Drop-in Family Session: Portrait Painting

  • Family||Workshop

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

Inspired by the BP Portrait Award, try out new paint techniques and processes to create a giant mural in our studio.

This session is aimed at children aged 7+. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.