What better way to explore what makes you you than through self portraits? In these sessions, students explore original art works and high quality reproductions of works from the National Portrait Gallery. They learn step-by-step portrait techniques and create their own portraits.

Key learning outcome:

Students learn about the work of a range of artists, identifying similarities and differences. They develop their drawing techniques.

Main leaning approaches:

  • Creative learning
  • Active learning

Planning a visit:

All our workshops are currently free for schools. Sessions are generally one hour long.

To ensure a quality experience, we ask that the maximum number of children per workshop session is 30.

Pre-booking is essential. For further information about this workshop, how to book and the wider school offer at Hartlepool Arts and Museum Service please contact a Learning Officer on 01429 523483 or email