Step inside and clear your mind
More than ever people are looking for ways to escape the stresses of modern life. According to a study conducted by the Art Fund in 2018, those who said they regularly visited museums and galleries, to learn new things or for a moment of quiet contemplation, tended to feel much more satisfied with their lives. Yet only 6% of us regularly take advantage of our national art collections.
At the National Portrait Gallery we offer the perfect setting, along with a host of events, that encourage those much needed moments of contemplation, relaxation and escape.
Explore our events programme, from Portrait of the Day talks, lunchtime lectures through to drop in drawing sessions, we have a wide range of events that will ignite creativity and thought, whilst promoting a mindful experience.
Life Drawing Classes
Portrait of the Day
Develop your art skills
Discover our BP Next Generation short films made by artists. Follow step by step guides in drawing and painting techniques.
Hold Still photography workshop
Reflect on your own experiences of lockdown through this easy-to-do from home, photographic exercise.
Draw Like a Renaissance Master
Revisit The Encounter exhibition and learn about Renaissance and Baroque drawing methods and materials.