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The National Portrait Gallery acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of Country throughout Australia and recognises the continuing connection to lands, waters and communities. We pay our respect to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and to Elders both past and present.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander viewers are warned that this website contains images of deceased persons.

Workshops and drawing

Saturday 8 June 2019Tuesday 8 June 2021

Workshops and drawing

Saturday 8 June 2019 – Tuesday 8 June 2021

Digital Creator

1:00pm, Sat 29 Feb

Explore virtual identities by making a simple augmented reality experience in this Digital Creator workshop led by artist Jess Herrington.

Watercolour demonstration with Cherry Hood

event: demonstration

11:30am, Sat 21 Nov
Live online

Artist Cherry Hood shows us her unique way of making large-scale watercolour portraits.

Bookings required

Watercolour workshop with Cherry Hood

event: workshop

2:00pm, Sat 21 Nov
Live online

Working from a photograph of your choice, Cherry Hood will share her tips to help you hone your watercolour skills.

Bookings required

Focus on the face with Nicholas Harding

drawing workshop

10:30am, Sat 27 Feb

Join us in the Gallery for an intimate drawing workshop with British-Australian artist Nicholas Harding.

Bookings required

Focus on the face with Nicholas Harding

drawing workshop

2:00pm, Sat 27 Feb
Live online

Join us from wherever you are for an intimate, online drawing workshop with British-Australian artist Nicholas Harding.

Bookings closed
Doctor Stovepipe at Gorman House. Photo by Adam Thomas.
Doctor Stovepipe at Gorman House. Photo by Adam Thomas.
Doctor Stovepipe at Gorman House. Photo by Adam Thomas.
Doctor Stovepipe at Gorman House. Photo by Adam Thomas.

Drawn in

Doctor Stovepipe

1:00pm, Sun 7 Mar

Draw while listening to music. Be swept away in the moment and let colour become your instruments, line become your melody and create your own visual composition.

Ticketed entry
As Famous As The Moon
As Famous As The Moon
As Famous As The Moon
As Famous As The Moon

Drawn in

As Famous As The Moon

1:00pm, Sun 4 Apr

Draw while listening to music. Be swept away in the moment and let colour become your instruments, line become your melody and create your own visual composition.

Ticketed entry
Pebble Portraits
Pebble Portraits
Pebble Portraits
Pebble Portraits

Pebble Portraits workshop

Thursday 1 July and Thursday 15 April, 11:00am and 3:00pm
Live online

To celebrate our Australian Love Stories exhibition, we’re making tokens of affection! Make pebble portraits of the special people in your life or even somewhere you treasure.

Bookings required
Pebble Portraits
Pebble Portraits
Pebble Portraits
Pebble Portraits

Pebble Portraits workshop

Wednesday 30 June and Friday 16 April, 10:30am, 11:45am, 1:00pm, 3:30pm

To celebrate our Australian Love Stories exhibition, we’re making tokens of affection! Make pebble portraits of the special people in your life or even somewhere you treasure

Bookings required

Chiselled features

sculpture workshop

10:30am, Sat 1 May

Join artist Ellis Hutch in the Gallery for a hands-on workshop with a nod to the ancient art of relief carving.

Bookings required

Chiselled features

sculpture workshop

2:00pm, Sat 1 May
Live online

Join artist Ellis Hutch from wherever you are for a hands-on workshop with a nod to the ancient art of relief carving.

Bookings required
Jorge Bontes and Cicilia Kemezys
Jorge Bontes and Cicilia Kemezys
Jorge Bontes and Cicilia Kemezys
Jorge Bontes and Cicilia Kemezys

Drawn in

Jorge Bontes and Cicilia Kemezys

1:00pm, Sun 9 May

Draw while listening to music. Be swept away in the moment and let colour become your instruments, line become your melody and create your own visual composition.

Writing the portrait

10:30am, 2:00pm, Sat 29 May

Join Wuilli Wuilli woman Lisa Fuller in the Gallery as she explores slow looking and how art can open up your writing.

Bookings required

More events

Wednesday 9 June 2021 – Saturday 10 June 2023

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The National Portrait Gallery acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of Country throughout Australia and recognises the continuing connection to lands, waters and communities. We pay our respect to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and to Elders both past and present.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander viewers are warned that this website contains images of deceased persons.

The National Portrait Gallery is an Australian Government Agency