Last Sunday I went back to the National Portrait Gallery to join in their first “Next Generation Taster Session” which is aimed at 14-19 year olds who want to have a go at portrait drawing. There were tutors on hand who had come up with some really fun drawing exercises and I and two other BP artists (Alan Coulson and James Hague) were coming along to chat and encourage the youngsters. It was really fun and although my drawing was probably very embarrassing, I think everyone enjoyed themselves immensely. The BP artists each gave a very short talk about our work and the kids could ask us endless questions. All in all a great event and there are plenty more to sign up to. Really great they organise this.