Does a portrait need a face?

  • Discovery Session
  • Secondary school
First two sessions free; subsequent sessions £40 (up to 33 pupils)

Adapted to suit any age group
Take a close look at some of the 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.

Make enquiry Please book 4 weeks in advance

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To help tailor your group visit to the National Galleries of Scotland, please use the enquiry form below to get in touch, or call us on +44 (0)131 624 6410.

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

+44 (0)131 624 6410