Sep 18, 2020
As the art school reopens for studio-based learning, now is a great time to channel creativity from the virtual world into the physical realm. With the guidance of our award-winning artist-tutors, every student is supported through their learning journey.
We remain committed to ensuring a passion for art learning is fulfilled, while balancing this with measures to help protect us all.
Image credit: Alistair MacKinnon
Booking is now open for our weekly adult and children’s classes, starting in September. To avoid disappointment, please book early as class sizes are reduced due to social distancing measures.
Start or progress your journey to a career in Fine Art or Applied Art with our studio-based full-time courses including Guided Studio Practice, Fine Art Advanced Course and Fine Art Level 3 Foundation.
Fine Art Foundation
For students who wish to increase their commitment to exploring new territories in Fine Art, study full-time on our Foundation course. This is a one year experimental learning course leading to our own certificate, independently moderated to meet national standards.
Book now for Autumn Term 2020
Now more than ever people are turning to creativity as way to relax and switch off. If you're in need of an escape at the end of long day in the work or home office, our weekly studio-based evening classes give you the headspace and the studio space to learn new skills and develop your work over a 12 week term.
As the school celebrated its 70th Anniversary year, British abstract painters Frank Bowling RA OBE and Alan Gouk became our first artist patrons since Henry Moore in 1947. In 2019, sculptor Francisco Gazitua joined us and we are now delighted to welcome Sumatra-born artist Dolorosa Sinaga.
During lockdown HSoA Artist-Patron Alan Gouk turned palettes into a series of improvisations on rhythmic movement, concentrated pressure of colour shapes, and formal clarity. ‘The Minerals Series’ alludes to the fact that the mineral origins of most pigments are, so far, the most advanced.