Get creative with a two-day workshop at the National Portrait Gallery

In London there are lots of ways to get creative and in April the National Portrait Gallery is hosting a two-day workshop that'll help you do exactly that. Taking place on 20th and 21st April, the gallery is running a workshop where attendees can learn to draw realistic portraits using a ballpoint pen. 

During the event, attendees will draw realistic portraits of historical figures of African descent, with instruction from artist Habib Hajallie. Hajallie is an elected member of The Royal Society of British Artists, the winner of The UK New Artist of The Year Award 2022, and was included in Forbes' 30Under30 list in 2023, so you can be sure you're in safe hands. Participants will work with source materials including photos, etchings, and prints from the gallery's collection for inspiration. 

All of the materials you need will be provided and the workshop is suitable for all levels of artistic ability. Anyone aged 16+ is welcome to join. Spaces are limited so head to the National Portrait Gallery's website to find out more and book your place.