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.
Frank Bowling OBE RA is a Guyana born British trained artist, and elected member of the Royal Academy of Art. Frank has work in many permanent collections including the Metropolitan Museum and Museum of Modern Art in New York, and the Tate.
Alan is widely admired and respected as a pre-eminent abstract painter, and he has consistently produced paintings of exceptional quality which explore the architecture of art through colour and form. His work is in many collections, including the Tate.
is an internationally acclaimed sculptor highly regarded in his native Chile. After studying extensively, Gazitua took his postgraduate degree in sculpture at St Martin’s School of Art, London, where he lectured for several years.
As a registered UK charity HSoA is governed by a board of trustees whom are responsible for the financial and legal probity of the school’s activities.
Prior to her appointment as Principal, Isabel Langtry was Director of ADA, an independent Art & Design assessment and external examination body. Before that she held various management and teaching positions in both further education and adult and community learning. Isabel trained at St Martin’s School of Art, in Pure Sculpture, at postgraduate level.
Our office-based team are the linchpin of the school. They are responsible for the day-to-day operations, and are the first point of contact for students.
Director of the School
Head of Sculpture & Administrator
Technician & Administrator
Our teaching artists lead by example and provide excellent studio-based tuition creating an inspirational relationship between knowledge and practice.