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

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2016 will be the seventh year of BP Portrait Award: Next Generation, engaging hundred 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.

RSVP NOW FOR THE YOUNG PEOPLE’S PRIVATE VIEW ON TUES 2 AUGUST. RSVPs CLOSE 17.00 MONDAY 1 AUGUST

The Gallery is yours for the evening. Enjoy the BP Portrait Award 2016 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

BOOKINGS OPEN FOR MEMBERS FROM 29 APRIL AND FOR THE PUBLIC FROM 5 MAY 2016

Taster Sessions

Saturday 16 July 10.30 – 14.00, Saturday 30 July 11.00 – 14.30 BSL, Saturday 6 August 14.00 – 17.30

Taster Session - Life Drawing - Sunday 31 July 11.00 - 14.30

See the box at right for how to book.

Pick up a Pencil: Drop-in drawing

Saturday 16 July – How to draw a face, Saturday 20 August – Pick up a paintbrush  - Between 14.00 – 16.00

Join the Gallery’s Youth Forum and guest artists 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 15 – Wednesday 17 August OR Monday 22 – Wednesday 24 August 11.00 – 16.30

Applications are now open for Summer Schools, please download the form in the box to the right.

TASTER SESSIONS

Saturday 16 July 10.30 – 14.00, Saturday 30 July 11.00 – 14.30  BSL , Saturday 6 August 14.00 – 17.30

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

Taster Session - Life Drawing, Sunday 31 July 11.00 - 14.30

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

SUMMER SCHOOLS

Monday 15 – Wednesday 17 August OR Monday 22 – Wednesday 24 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 Thursday 23 June and close 12.00 Wednesday 3 August 2016

Download the Application form below