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Portrait Workshop & Resources

Eva McParland, Is This Normal, 2020. © Eva McParland, Zurich Portrait Prize

Behind the Mask!
Live portrait workshops & Resources for Primary Schools

What is a Portrait?
What stories can portraits tell us?
How can I make my own portrait?

Explore portraits from our national collection and the Zurich Portrait Prize.
Discover how our portraits can be playful and powerful! In this live workshop pupils will be guided in making their own special portrait Behind the Mask.
Experienced Artist Facilitator Lynda Loughnane will support your pupils with a specially designed template & step by step instruction.

  • Free workshops, live through zoom from 26 April - Mon/ Weds/ Fri
    (The workshops are now fully booked)
  • Available 11.30am - 12.15 midday / 1.30pm - 2.15pm
  • Suitable for children from 2nd class up
  • Limited availability / booking is essential

Further Resources

Watch a step-by step video guide to making your own behind the mask portrait 

  • Download our behind the mask portrait template here 
  • and further instructions here.
  • Discover more portraits by Young People ages 3 - 18 here.
  • Examine what exactly a portrait is and how to better understand
    or ‘read’ portraits here.
  • Learn about family portraits and have fun with word play here.
  • Learn about miniature portraits and draw a miniature family here.
  • Find portraits to colour here.
  • Find portrait jigsaw puzzles here.

For further information contact

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