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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 now open for all sessions.

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 BOOKED OUT
Saturday 1 August 11.00 – 14.30 BOOKED OUT 

Book by calling 020 7312 2483 or email bpnextgeneration@npg.org.uk

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. Please see the box to the right for how to RSVP. Open only to 14-19 year olds who RSVP in advance. Thank you to Cass Art, the UK’s leading art supplies retailer, for providing free goody bags, art materials and competition prizes at the event. cassart.org.uk

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.

Bring your classes to meet winning BP Artists, Michael Gaskell and Edward Sutcliffe as part of our BP Portrait Award: Next Generation Meet the Artist Special on Tuesday 15 September 10.30- 13.00.

Find out more about term-time events including Teachers’ CPD here.

Young People’s Private View

Tuesday 4 August, 18.30 – 20.30

The Gallery’s only after-hours social event for young people with artists, drawing, music, talks, refreshments and more. 

RSVP to bpnextgeneration@npg.org.uk  with your full name, contact details and age. Free. RSVPs essential on a first-come, first-served basis. Open to 14-19-year-olds only. Age ID required on the night.

Find out more

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.