Find ideas and insights to support teaching and learning about portraiture
Resources for Schools
Encourage your students to learn about portraiture through taking part in BP Portrait Award: Next Generation Summer Schools and Taster Sessions, and the new drop-in Pick up a Pencil: Drop in Drawing sessions. Support your classroom teaching with the ‘How To’ videos on this page featuring methods and approaches for painting portraits from practising artists, including past winners of the BP Portrait Award.
Please also see this PDF resource about contemporary painted portraits in the BP Portrait Award, on the Gallery’s website
Your students' votes
Our polls encourage debate and engagement from students around key questions about portrait artists, sitters, subject matter and practice. Developed a good question around portraiture with your students? Please send it through to us to share with others.Vote archive
Your students' portraits
Encourage your class to upload their painted portraits to our online gallery by joining the BP Portrait Award: Next Generation Flickr site.Your portraits
Inform your teaching and gain behind-the-scenes insights into portraiture practice direct from BP Portrait Award artists, interviewed by young people for our video bank. More videos will be added over the next year.