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Yes. Simply specify that the Membership is intended as a gift when you buy it. You’ll be asked to provide the recipient’s full name and address and to tell us whether you’d like the Membership pack to be sent to you or to the recipient and on what date. You can also choose to include a personal message.

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Develop your art skills

Discover our BP Next Generation short films made by artists. Follow step by step guides in drawing and painting techniques.

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Hold Still

Hold Still photography workshop

Reflect on your own experiences of lockdown through this easy-to-do from home, photographic exercise. 

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Draw Like a Renaissance Master

Revisit The Encounter exhibition and learn about Renaissance and Baroque drawing methods and materials.

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