Feb 28, 2024
Painting by Frank Bowling OBE RA
Spring Term | 2 Jan - 31 March
- Friday classes finish 22 March.
Easter Break | 1 - 14 April
Summer Term | 15 April - 14 July
Half Term | 27 May - 2 June
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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.
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, Chilean artist Angela Leible and Lady Rachel Scott Bowling.
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.