Aged 14 – 19? Interested in portraiture? Find out more about our free workshops…

FREE Taster Sessions

Saturday 10, Sunday 11, Saturday 17 , Sunday 18 November 2012

11 – 2pm

Come and give portraiture a go at these free creative taster sessions at the Scottish National Portrait Gallery. Make and share your creative work, meet and work with practicing artists and connect with other young people through BP Portrait Award: Next Generation, inspired by the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic games.

Taster Sessions offer an opportunity to experiment with a range of media, draw from a life model (possibly a Scottish Olympic athlete) and work with practising artists. All materials are provided.

For more information or to book, please email Jo Mawdsley, Schools Education Officer, at

FREE Winter Schools

Saturday 24 & Sunday 25 November, 10.30 – 4.30pm

Saturday 1 & Sunday 2 December, 10.30 – 4.30pm

Explore your artistic potential in our free in-depth Winter Schools.

Work with past BP Portrait Award-winning artists to creatively explore oil painting, life drawing and other interesting approaches to portraiture. Experiment with materials and techniques. All materials are provided. Places are by written application only.

For more information and an application form please email Jo Mawdsley at