Our teaching artists create an environment in which students feel free to experiment and produce remarkable results, irrespective of their background, level of artistic ability or age. We embrace diversity as a strength and our students include many with differences of all types, all of whom are nurtured within the caring atmosphere of the school.
Not everyone is able to come to the school so our popular outreach programme provides art learning and development for those who can't, and these art groups have become essential to many in our community.
Hampstead School of Art and U3A London (University of the Third Age London) is an exciting partnership between two organisations whose mission is to serve people by creating high quality learning opportunities and widen participation through our Drawn Together programme. Starting with Covent Garden Outreach project, ‘Drawn Together’ has grown so substantially and we now have groups in Belsize Park, Aspern Grove Community Centre.
A key part of the HSoA outreach programme is our participation in local events. Together, we work to reach out to everyone in our community, regardless of age, background or situation.
Hampstead Summer Festival
Hampstead Summer Festival is a fantastic week-long celebration opening with the Art Fair at Whitestone Pond on Saturday 23 June and closing with North London's best street carnival - the Big Fair - on Sunday 1 July on Hampstead's Heath Street.
Hampstead Christmas Festival
Hampstead Village's annual Christmas Fair welcomes thousands of locals, and visitors from across the capital. A brilliant festive celebration, there are stalls, performances and, of course, Santa and his reindeer!
View our events calendar for a month-by-month guide to events throughout the year.
Set to become a major destination for art buyers, our online gallery will offer a unique collection of work to browse and buy. More details to follow.
Autumn Term 2019 | 9 Sept - 8 Dec
Christmas Workshops | 9 - 15 Dec
Extended | 16-19 Dec
Spring Term 2020 | 6 Jan - 5 April
Half Term | 17 - 23 Feb
Summer Term 2020 | 20 Apr - 19 Jul
Half Term | 1-7 June