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RSVPs now open for Young People’s Private View, applications now open for Summer Schools

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Be creative at the National Portrait Gallery this summer –get involved in BP Portrait Award: Next Generation. 2014 is the fifth 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. This is what is happening this Summer:

RSVP now for the FREE Young People’s Private View on Monday 21 July from 18.30 – 20.30, just for 14-19-year-olds. Come to the Gallery after-hours to draw, meet artists, hear musicians, listen to talks, and meet other young people interested in art.  See the box on the right for further details on how to RSVP. See the panels on the right to book for short Taster Sessions over June and July and apply for three-day Summer Schools in August..

Just come along to the two drop-in BP Portrait Award: Pick up a Pencil sessions on Saturday 19 July or Saturday 16 August, 14.00 – 16.00.

Coming to the Gallery to see BP Portrait Award 2014  (26 June – 21 September 2014)? Don’t miss seeing young talent in our BP Portrait Award: Next Generation display outside the exhibition.

Young People’s Private View
for 14-19-year-olds

Monday 21 July, 18.20 - 20.30

View the BP Portrait Award 2014 after-hours at this event with drawing, artists, refreshments, competitions and music, just for 14-19-year-olds, Hosted by the Gallery’s Youth Forum. One RSVP per person with name, age and contact details. Entry by RSVP only to bpnextgeneration@npg.org.uk

Taster Sessions
for 14-19-year-olds

Sunday 29 June, Saturday 12 July, Sunday 13 July, Saturday 2 August

All 11.00 – 14.00

Have a go at portraiture drawing with these exciting hands-on sessions.

FREE. Booking essential and on a first-come, first-served basis. Please email with your name, contact details and age to: bpnextgeneration@npg.org.uk or call 020 7312 2483

Summer Schools
for 14-19-year-olds

Work with BP Portrait Award-past winning artists to explore painting, life drawing and other portraiture approaches over three days.

Monday 18 – Wednesday 20 August OR Tuesday 26 – Thursday 28 August, 11.00 – 16.30

FREE. Applications open on 26 June and close 17.00 on 25 July 2014. Please download the application and information form from this space from 26 June

Work with BP Portrait Award artists and creatively explore painting, life drawing and other portraiture approaches in our free in-depth three-day Summer Schools.

To apply for a place download the application form and ensure you read the information on this fully.