CPD & Teachers' Events

Our range of professional development programmes introduce the Gallery as an educational resource, supporting teachers to interpret portraiture and develop programming ideas for classroom work and Gallery visits.

We offer a CPD programme of practical workshops and after-hours exhibition twilight with guest speakers, which give our teaching audiences a special insight into our Collections and exhibitions.

Bookings are essential and non refundable. Please sign up to our termly e-newsletter. New events will be released throughout 2017/18 academic year.


Teachers’ Twilight Events

Join us to discover how our exhibition programme can support your teaching. These illustrated talks, with special guest speakers, give you the opportunity to share ideas with fellow educators and spark discussions to support teaching in the classroom.

The Gallery is pleased to be able to offer Teacher Twilight events for free. Please note that to cover costs there is charge of £20 per head for no shows or cancellations made after 10am the Monday before the event. We will be able to offer spaces to those on the waiting list.


Photographic Study, 5 Princes Gardens (Clementina Maude), Clementina Hawarden, 1863–4 Victoria and Albert Museum, London
Photographic Study, 5 Princes Gardens (Clementina Maude), Clementina Hawarden, 1863–4 Victoria and Albert Museum, London

Teachers’ Twilight Event: Victorian Giants: The Birth of Art Photography

Thursday 8 March 2018
17.45-20.00
Free – Cancellation / no show charges apply

Join us to explore Victorian Giants: The Birth of Art Photography an exhibition which brings together, for the first time, the works of four of the most celebrated figures in art photography of the Victorian era, Lewis Carroll, Julia Margaret Cameron, Oscar Rejlander and Clementina Hawarden. Discover the experimental approach to picture-making and radical attitudes towards photography that these four artists came to embody and that have informed artistic practice ever since. Featuring striking portraits of sitters such as Charles Darwin, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Ellen Terry and Alfred, Lord Tennyson

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Portraits, 2016 by Tacita Dean 16mm colour film, optical sound, 16 minutes, continuous loop Location photograph by Matthew Hale Courtesy the artist; Frith Street Gallery, London and Marian Goodman Gallery, New York/Paris
Portraits, 2016 by Tacita Dean 16mm colour film, optical sound, 16 minutes, continuous loop Location photograph by Matthew Hale Courtesy the artist; Frith Street Gallery, London and Marian Goodman Gallery, New York/Paris

Teachers’ Twilight Event: Tacita Dean: PORTRAIT

Thursday 22 March 2018
17.45-20.00
Free – Cancellation / no show charges apply

Join us to explore Tacita Dean: Portraitexhibition which focuses on the portraiture work of Tacita Dean, one of the most influential artists working today. Consider works that are primarily through the medium of 16mm film, including Dean’s films of influential figures such as David Hockney, Mario Merz, and Cy Twombly. The exhibition includes work previously unseen in the UK and also includes two new films, Providence, and His Picture in Little, made specifically for ‘Tacita Dean: Portrait’. Question the use of film as a portrait medium. How can contemporary film be used within the classroom and what is its relevance to your curriculum?

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Teachers’ CPD

Our range of free and charged CPD and teachers’ events fall under the following categories:

 

Twilight

An evening twilight event. Free exhibition entry with guest speaker. Share a glass of wine and ideas with colleagues.

 

Expressions

Artist-led practical one day workshop. Refresh and revive your creativity. £75 per person

 

Expressions Twilight

Artist-led practical twilight two hour workshop. Refresh and revive your creativity. £25 per person

 

The Gallery also runs practical activities, which are suitable for teachers to join, during our Thursday and Friday Late Shift evenings. For updates on our Schools’ Programme please sign up to our termly e-newsletter


Image banner: Photograph Marysa Dowling © National Portrait Gallery, London


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