Find ideas and insights to support teaching and learning about portraiture

Resources for Schools

Teachers’ CPD

Teachers’ Taster CPD Workshops

Saturday 1 July

11.00 – 13.00
14.00 – 16.00 (repeated)

Explore the BP Portrait Award 2017, learn a range of experimental portrait drawing and painting techniques and gain inspiration for the classroom. Each session will be led by a member of the Gallery Learning team and a past BP Portrait Award-winning artist.


Booking essential please click here.

Teachers – follow us on #BPNextGen

Please also see this PDF resource about contemporary painted portraits in the BP Portrait Award, on the Gallery’s website

Your students' votes

Our polls encourage debate and engagement from students around key questions about portrait artists, sitters, subject matter and practice. Developed a good question around portraiture with your students? Please send it through to us to share with others.

Vote archive

Your students' portraits

Encourage your class to upload their painted portraits to our online gallery by joining the BP Portrait Award: Next Generation Flickr site.

Your portraits

Artists' videos

Inform your teaching and gain behind-the-scenes insights into portraiture practice direct from BP Portrait Award artists, interviewed by young people for our video bank. More videos will be added over the next year.

Artists' videos

Go behind the scenes for insights from BP Portrait Award artists


Find out about what's on this Summer


Add your painted portrait to our online gallery