What's On

Are you aged between 14 and 19 years old? Get involved with our free Taster Sessions and Summer Schools.

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2015 is the sixth year of BP Portrait Award: Next Generation, engaging hundred of young people aged 14-19-years-old with BP Portrait Award-winning artists and painted portraiture. All events are free, and all materials provided.

Bookings open 1 May for Gallery Members and 12 May for non-Members.

This is what is happening this Summer:

Taster Sessions: Hands-on sessions packed with drawing activities in the Gallery spaces. FREE. Saturday 20 June 10.30- 14.00, Sunday 5 July, Sunday 19 July, Saturday 1 August 11.00 – 14.30   See the box to the right of this page to book. Pick up a Pencil: Drop in Drawing – drop-in and draw with BP Portrait Award-winning artists on Saturday 20 June and Saturday 18 July from 14.00 – 16.00. No need to book, just turn up! Open to all 14-19-year-olds.

Join us on the evening of Tuesday 4 August from 18.30 – 20.30 at the Young People’s Private View, only for 14-19-year-olds. Meet artists, hear music, listen to talks, draw, meet other young people interested in art, and see BP Portrait Award 2015 after-hours. RSVP to bpnextgeneration@npg.org.uk with your name, contact details and age.

Summer Schools – Three-day painting workshops with BP Portrait Award-winning artists. Monday 17 – Wednesday 19 August or Monday 24 – Wednesday 26 August, 11.00 – 16.30. See the information and application form in the box on the right to find out more. 

Find out more about term-time events including Teachers’ CPD and Meet the Artist here.

Taster Sessions

Saturday 20 June, 10.30 – 14.00

Sunday 5 July*, Sunday 19 July, Saturday 1 August 11.00 – 14.30

Book on 020 7312 2483 or bpnextgeneration@npg.org.uk  with your full name, contact details and age. Taster Sessions are for young people 14-19 who have not participated in Next Generation before.

(*communication support available upon request)

Summer Schools

Three-day painting workshops with BP Portrait Award-winning artists. Monday 17 – Wednesday 19 August or Monday 24 – Wednesday 26 August, 11.00 – 16.30.Open to 14-19-year-olds from London or the Home Counties. Read the information/application form here for how to apply.  Applications close 09.00 Wednesday 5 August 2015.