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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 is 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

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 12.00  Wednesday 9 August 2017. The application form will be available on 22 June.

PICK UP A PENCIL: DROP-IN DRAWING

Saturday 19 August – between 12.00 – 16.00

Drop-in to BP Portrait Award 2017 for an afternoon of social drawing with Youth Forum and special guest BP Portrait Award artist Ray Richardson. For all abilities, no need to book. First 30 get a free goody bag and sketchbook!

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 12.00 Wednesday 9 August 2017

Download the Information and Application form here

Go behind the scenes for insights from BP Portrait Award artists

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Add your painted portrait to our online gallery

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Find ideas and insights for teaching and learning about portraiture

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