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Sir Frank Bowling

We are delighted that Hampstead School of Art Patron, Frank Bowling, has been awarded a knighthood for his contribution, over 6 decades, to British Art and Art History. Frank has been a great supporter of the art school for many years.

Our ‘Frank Bowling Bursary’ has provided greater opportunities for HSoA Foundation Course students and his lectures have helped to inspire our young artists of the future.

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Autumn Workshops

This half-term we have exciting new additions to our adult programme, alongside our perennially popular children and young adult workshops. All are studio-based with small class sizes and filling up fast.

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Full-time Courses

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.

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Paintings of Hampstead and the Camden Area

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Paintings of Hampstead and the Camden Area

5 Oct - 27 Nov, 2020

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Artist of the Week / HSoA Annie Ruthven Taggart

Oct 16, 2020

Artist of the Week / HSoA Annie Ruthven Taggart

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Tutor Patricia Barker awarded prestigious William Sloane Medal

Oct 15, 2020

Tutor Patricia Barker awarded prestigious William Sloane Medal

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#GetCreativeHSoA / No.126 Be inspired by artist Mylene

Oct 15, 2020

#GetCreativeHSoA / No.126 Be inspired by artist Mylene

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Fine Art 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.

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Evening Classes

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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.

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Our Artist-Patrons

Team Frank
Alan Gouk Profile
Team Francisco
Dolorosa Sinaga

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.

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'The Mineral Series' by Alan Gouk

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.

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