BP Portrait Award: Next Generation is an exciting project offering free opportunities for 14-21 year-olds to creatively engage with painted portraiture through the BP Portrait Award.

For the eighth year, young people will be able to connect with past BP Portrait Award-winning artists, meet other young people interested in portraiture and create their own portraits through a series of programmes including Taster Sessions, Drop-in Drawing, Summer Schools, an after-hours Young People’s Private View, an onsite display and youth-generated digital content. Find out more about the project here.

Young People: BP Portrait Award: BP Next Generation Taster Session

BP Next Generation Taster Session – Life Drawing

29 July 2017, 11:00-14:30 | Tickets: Free
Experimental portraiture drawing in the Gallery with BP Portrait Award winning artists. Drawing from a nude life model – parent/guardian permission required for under-18s. Please see www.npg.org.uk/bpnextgeneration for more information. Book via bpnextgeneration@npg.org.uk  Young People 14-21 years

BP Next Generation Taster Session

30 July 2017, 11:00-14:30 | Tickets: Free
Experimental portraiture drawing in the Gallery with BP Portrait Award winning artists. Book via bpnextgeneration@npg.org.uk  Young People 14-21 years

BP Next Generation Young People’s Private View

8 August 2017, 18:30-20:30 | Tickets: Free
The Gallery opens after-hours just for young people, with drawing, artist talks, refreshments, music, competitions and much more.  RSVP via bpnextgeneration@npg.org.uk  Young People 14-21 years.

BP Next Generation: Pick up a Pencil

19 August 2017, 12:00-16:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Free, extended drop-in

An afternoon of social drawing in the Gallery spaces with the Gallery’s Youth Forum and a BP Portrait Award-winning artist. All materials provided, no need to book. Young People 14-21 years