Drop-in drawing

Photo taken from behind four visitors seated on a bench in front of a wall of contemporary portraits
Drop-in drawing © David Parry 2023

Past event archive
1 March 2024, 18.00-20.00

Room 24, Floor 2


Led by artist Marc Woodhead, 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.

Marc Woodhead is an artist and art enthusiast. Marc works as a gallery educator in London at the National Portrait Gallery, National Gallery and Wallace Collection. He was awarded International Artist in Residence Programme in Guernsey. Marc runs his own travel company called Art History for Independent Travellers, and loves facilitating close looking and conversations in response to works of art. Marc is contributing to an ongoing research project in developing an anti-ableist pedagogy for young artists with SEND, and collaborates with musician Luke Crookes and Paul Morrow Creative Director SEND schools Westminster. Marc loves, drawing, observing drawing, cycling, open water swimming, fell running, creating space for others.