Sketchbook Tour of the National Gallery

Address:
National Gallery, Trafalgar Square, London
Tel:
0207 747 2885

Dates and ticket price

Dates & Time:
23rd February, 2nd and 30th March 2019
1 PM to 2.30 PM
Tickets & Cost:
Free. See nationalgallery.org.uk
Note: The tour starts from the Sainsbury Wing Guided Tour Meeting Point. Places are limited. Only the first 25 people to arrive will be allowed to continue

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Have you ever walked around the National Gallery and seen some people sitting down with a sketchbook to draw the famous paintings? How would you like to be one of those people?

These Sketchbook Tours usually take place every month and are totally free. All you have to do is bring your own sketchbook and pencils (materials are not supplied) and meet your artist guide in the Sainsbury Wing. He or she will then take you into the gallery for ninety minutes of looking at different paintings, and sitting down to sketch them.

Note: If you want to attend then you should collect a sticker from the Sainsbury Wing Guided Tour Meeting Point. Places are limited to the first 25 people on a first-come, first-served basis. You cannot book in advance.

If you like this event then you should check out the drawing class at the National Portrait Gallery as well.

 

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