Does a portrait need a face?

  • Discovery Session
  • Secondary school/FE
First session free, subsequent sessions £40 (up to 33 pupils)

Take a close look at a range of portraits in your national collection to work out what makes the best portraits. Is it the likeness, the visual elements, the sitter or something else? We’ll challenge your assumptions about art and encourage you to think for yourself.

Every session will be different depending on where you lead it.

Adapted to suit any age group

Make enquiry Please book 4 weeks in advance

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If you're looking for more information on our learning programmes, please get in touch with our team who will be happy to advise and help plan your group visit

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