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Sketch the rainbow with Sketch Appeal!

Sketch the rainbow with Sketch Appeal!

28 June 2022, 19:00-19:30
Instagram Live Workshop
Free

Take inspiration from Don Bachardy's colourful portrait of film producer Ismail Merchant at our next sketching session. In this playful 30 minute workshop, you'll be invited to draw sev en speedy sketches in every colour of the rainbow. You'll draw a one minute portrait using one colour, a two minute portrait using two colours, and so on and so on! 


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Members’ Hard Hat Tours

Members’ Hard Hat Tours

  • For Members

2 July 2022
National Portrait Gallery
Fully booked

The Membership Team invites you to what we know is the highlight of the year, Members’ Hard Hat Tours of the redevelopment.

Join us as we give you a tour of the redevelopment and the new look Gallery. We will be hosting several tours over the two days, taking you from top to bottom of the redevelopment to share some of our processes and extraordinary finds.


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Members’ Hard Hat Tours

Members’ Hard Hat Tours

  • For Members

16 July 2022
National Portrait Gallery
Fully booked

The Membership Team invites you to what we know is the highlight of the year, Members’ Hard Hat Tours of the redevelopment.

Join us as we give you a tour of the redevelopment and the new look Gallery. We will be hosting several tours over the two days, taking you from top to bottom of the redevelopment to share some of our processes and extraordinary finds.


Find out more