The Gallery holds the most extensive collection of portraits in the world. Search over 215,000 works, 150,000 of which are illustrated from the 16th Century to the present day.

Weekend Workshop: ‘Sister’ Portraits

23 November - 24 November 2019, 11:00-17:00

Education Studio

Tickets: £150 (£125 concessions and Gallery Supporters) Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

Fanny Eaton By Joanna Wells, 1861 Yale Centre for British Art, Paul Mellon Fund

Fanny Eaton By Joanna Wells, 1861 Yale Centre for British Art, Paul Mellon Fund

These intimate art weekends enable you to explore, develop and improve your creativity. Working alongside leading artists and photographers, take inspiration from the Gallery and look at portraiture in new, exciting ways. Class numbers are limited to 12. All materials are provided.

Inspired by the major exhibition Pre-Raphaelite Sisters, join portrait artist Robin-Lee Hall for a practical painting workshop focusing on the female artists linked to the Pre-Raphaelite brotherhood. During the weekend participants will tour the exhibition, learn about Pre-Raphaelite colour palettes, composition, painting techniques and create an oil study from life. Suitable for those with some experience of painting. All materials provided.

Robin-Lee Hall PPRP trained at Saint Martins School of Art and Kingston. She has exhibited widely including the BP Portrait Award, the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition and the Royal Society of Portrait Painters annual exhibition. In 2010 she won the Ondaatje Prize for Portraiture and Gold Medal at the RP show. She is past President of the Royal Society of Portrait Painters and her specialist painting medium is egg tempera. Short films with examples of the techniques of Silverpoint, Ink and Chalk demonstrated by Robin were displayed in the National Portrait Gallery’s 2017 exhibition, The Encounter: Drawings from Leonardo to Rembrandt and are available to view here

Priority booking for Gallery Members is open now. Public booking will open on Thursday 8 August 2019.