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.

Teacher Twilights in the Autumn Term

Save the dates for our upcoming Teacher sessions this autumn:

Olive Morris by Neil Kenlock modern bromide print from original negative, January 1973 15 in. x 10 in. (381 mm x 254 mm) image size Purchased, 2016 © Neil Kenlock
Olive Morris by Neil Kenlock modern bromide print from original negative, January 1973 15 in. x 10 in. (381 mm x 254 mm) image size Purchased, 2016 © Neil Kenlock

Cultural Diversity: Representing people who matter, past and present
Friday 12 October 2018
17.45-20.00
Free

Our next Teachers’ Seminar will take Simon Frederick’s photographic display Black is the New Black as the starting point to explore the representation of black British achievement and leadership through portraiture, leading on to wider discussion around the representation of people of colour within galleries, archives and the school curriculum. This event is open to teachers (primary and secondary) and educators.

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Shantelle, Burgess Park by Max Miechowski, June 2018 © Max Miechowski
Shantelle, Burgess Park by Max Miechowski, June 2018 © Max Miechowski

Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2018 and Gainsborough’s Family Album
Friday 23 November 2018
17:45 – 20:00
Free

This session will look at both contemporary photographic portraiture and historic painting and consider the crossovers and influences for students today. Can we find common threads between artist Thomas Gainsborogh’s painted depictions of his family members and the photographs on display in the Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize? During the session we will consider how to develop creative and critical thinking around portraiture for schools. Entry to both the Taylor Wessing Photography Portrait Prize and Gainsborough’s Family Album exhibitions is included.

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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