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Are you aged between 14 and 21 years old? Get involved with our free Taster Sessions and Summer Schools.

Are you aged between 14 and 21 years old? Get involved with our free Summer events

2017 will be the eighth year of BP Portrait Award: Next Generation, engaging thousands of young people aged 14-21-years-old with BP Portrait Award-winning artists and painted portraiture. All events are free, and all materials provided

BOOKINGS OPEN FOR MEMBERS FROM 1 MAY AND FOR THE PUBLIC FROM 7 MAY 2017

RSVP NOW FOR THE YOUNG PEOPLE’S PRIVATE VIEW ON TUES 8 AUGUST. RSVPs CLOSE 17.00 MONDAY 7 AUGUST

The Gallery is yours for the evening. Enjoy the BP Portrait Award 2017 after-hours with drawing, artists, talks, refreshments, competitions, music from young talent and more. Hosted by the Gallery’s Youth Forum, and open to 14-21-year-olds only.

RSVP essential on a first-come, first-served basis to bpnextgeneration@npg.org.uk

Taster Sessions

Saturday 15 July 11.00 – 14.30,

Saturday 29 July 11.00 – 14.30 – Life Drawing

Sunday 30 July 11.00 – 14.30 BSL

Saturday 5 August 14.00 – 17.30

Pick up a Pencil: Drop-in drawing

Saturday 19 August  – between 12.00 – 16.00

Join the Gallery’s Youth Forum and a special guest BP Portrait Award artist  for fun, social drawing in the Gallery spaces. For all abilities, come along when you wish and no need to book.

Three-day Summer Schools - Monday 14 – Wednesday 16 August OR Monday 21 – Wednesday 23 August 11.00 – 16.30

Applications will be open on 09.00 Thursday 22 June and close 17.00  Weds 9 August 2017. The application form will be available on 22 June.

TASTER SESSIONS

Saturday 15 July 11.00 – 14.30, Sunday 30 July 11.00 – 14.30 BSL, Saturday 5 August 14.00 – 17.30

Fast and fun hands-on portraiture drawing in the Gallery spaces.

Saturday 29 July 11.00 – 14.30 Taster Session - Life Drawing

Work from a life model to explore pose, mark-making and composition. Please note: drawing will be from a nude life model. Parent/guardian permission essential for under-18s.

Bookings essential on a first-come first-served basis:bpnextgeneration@npg.org.uk

Life Drawing Session Guidance - Please read before booking

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SUMMER SCHOOLS

Monday 14 – Wednesday 16 August OR Monday 21 – Wednesday 23 August 11.00 – 16.30

Work with BP Portrait Award-winning artists to creatively explore portrait painting over three days. With a showcase event on Day 3.

Applications open 09.00 Thursday 22 June and close 17.00 Wednesday 9 August 2017

Download the Application form – available from 22 June.

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