Drop-in drawing

A visitor seated while sketching in front of a wall of portraits, photographed from behind
Drop-in Drawing © National Portrait Gallery, London

Past event archive
16 February 2024, 18.00-20.00

Floor 2, Room 28


Led by artist Rosy Pendlebaby, create your own work in the Gallery and be inspired by the world’s largest collection of portraits. 

The session starts with a short introduction, but participants can drop in throughout, staying for any amount of time, whether it be 10 minutes or 2 hours. The class is suitable for everyone, from complete beginners to accomplished artists. 

All materials are provided, so no need to bring anything with you unless you want to work in your own sketchbook or on an iPad.

Colour half-length photographic portrait of Rosy Pendlebaby wearing a headscarf and black-and-white stripy jumpsuit
© Ali Wright

Rosy Pendlebaby (she/ they) is a queer performance artist, workshop facilitator, activist, and life model, making work that explores the intersection of creative expression, play, and transformation. 

She is co-founder of body positive life drawing project, Body Love Sketch Club, and director of Revolting Arts Club, a creative lab of rebellious arts for growth, empowerment, and pleasure. Recent collaborators include Edinburgh Fringe, London Vault Festival, Cheltenham Literature Festival, Soho House, Wilderness Festival and more.