Drop-in Drawing at the National Portrait Gallery

Address:
National Portrait Gallery, St. Martin’s Place (just off Trafalgar Square), London 51.509256 -0.128096
Dates & Time:
Every Friday
6.30 PM to 8.30 PM
Tickets & Cost:
Free. Check the signage in the main entrance to see which room it will be held in, as it changes all the time
See npg.org.uk for more information
Telephone:
The contact number for National Portrait Gallery is +44 (0) 207 306 0055
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The following bus routes go near National Portrait Gallery: 3, 6, 9, 11, 12, 13, 15, 23, 24, 29, 87, 88, 91, 139, 159, 176, 453
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Trains:
The best London underground train stations to visit National Portrait Gallery are Charing Cross Covent Garden Embankment Leicester Square Piccadilly Circus
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Read The London Craig blog> Craig’s review of National Portrait Gallery  I’ve been here before. Check out my London blog for a review, with photos

Take some inspiration from the great works around you, and try your hand at drawing someone's face at the National Portrait Gallery.

The artist-led session includes a short introduction at 6.30 PM, but you are free to drop-in (and out) whenever you like. You can stay for ten minutes or two hours.

The class is suitable for everyone, from complete beginners to accomplished artists. They even provide some materials.

Note: The event is usually held in a different room each week, and you should check the signage at the entrance of the gallery to see where you should go. You might like to get there early and have a walk around the entire gallery first (it's free). If you'd like to read Craig's review of what it's like then check out his London blog. You can also check whether they have any special exhibitions on.

More events:
National Portrait Gallery exhibitions in London

 

Have you got a review?  Or a question about this event?

 Guest – “I'd love to drop in and try to draw one of the famous portraits in exhibition. Please I need more informationThank you,Sylvia”

Admin – “What information do you need?If all you want to do is go in with a sketchbook and sit and draw a particular painting, then you can do that anyway -- you dont need to go to this event”

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