No more creative lockdown!

Join us live online

HSoA Virtual will provide opportunities to continue to develop your talent and art making skills in your own home. Enjoy a live studio class experience with tuition and personal feedback while connecting with friends and sharing experiences. The HSoA Virtual Programme starts Monday 26 October.
There are 3 ways to join in

Studio + Online Live

Participate and interact with live, studio-based 3-hour, weekly classes over 6 weeks

• Join your class live from your home

• Interact with your tutor & colleagues

• Receive tuition & personal feedback

Virtual Studio Live

Sharing an interactive online art learning experience in your own home, with weekly classes over 6 weeks

Our Virtual Studio classes offers an intimate, open studio approach with tutor engagement & mentoring

Paint-along Live

Paint–along or observe techniques from leading artists and educators in a 2 hour virtual session with intermittent Q&A

Single classes available or join in over the whole 6 week programme

Virtual Studio Live


Paint-along Live with Jack Ford
Wed 7.00pm - 9.00pm

Paint alongside and observe the techniques of the skilled and charismatic artist Jack Ford as he creates a series of portraits live, with commentary throughout and intermittent Q&As. Jack (as seen on Sky Portrait Artist of the Year) helps you discover your own voice and style in portrait paintings.

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Virtual Studio with Desmond Healy

Wed 6.00pm - 8.00pm

An interactive class exploring ways of making painting with the most limited of means, seeing how artists of the past have made some of the greatest works without a studio. We will exchange ideas about drawing and painting and focus on developing your independent practice as a painter.

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Virtual Studio with Desmond Healy

Tues 10am-1pm

In this weekly online class with an open studio approach, we look at a wide range of artists from contemporary to old masters to help us understand how to structure a painting, whilst nurturing each student’s individual vision. Be willing to experiment - you will surprise yourself!

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Online Live with Martin Darbyshire
Tue 3.00pm - 5.00pm

This course will introduce you to ideas and processes that allow you to develop a 3D language by encouraging you to use materials from the domestic setting.
Classes will begin with a short presentation introducing you to different sculptors work and a practical demonstration. You will then be able to work at your own pace whilst receiving advice and feedback from the tutor.

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Studio + Online Live


Studio + Online Live with Mick Kirkbride

Fri 10am -1pm / Fri 1.30pm - 4.30pm

A weekly studio-based class with the option to join remotely, working alongside tutor Mick Kirkbride to develop techniques of watercolour painting. Looking at the handling of perspective and architecture, nature and people, this is a great class for beginners or the experienced student.

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Studio + Online Live with Xiaolan Gu

Mon 10.30am - 1.30pm / 2.00pm - 5.00pm

With a few strokes of a Chinese brush your subject will come to life. In this studio-based class with the option to join remotely, students are introduced to traditional Chinese brush painting and through demonstration and individual learning develop skills in this highly expressive medium.

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What do I need?

Please be prompt, respectful at all time, and no recording please.


Studio + Online Live with Mick Kirkbride

Mon 6.30pm - 9.30pm

A weekly studio-based lifedrawing class with the option to join remotely. Drawing from a nude model with both short and long poses this class explores measurement, spontaneity, line, tone and colour.

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Studio + Online Live with Dolph Van Eden

Mon 2.00pm - 5.00pm

A weekly studio-based transformative drawing class with the option to join remotely. Develop your independent artistic practice through exploration, experimentation, artist-led projects, open studio discussion and regular critiques.

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Virtual Studio with HSoA Tutors

Take the opportunity to develop your skills with 1 to 1 tuition. Call the HSoA office on +44 207 794 1439 to check availability and book a personal mentoring session.

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HSoA Virtual Tutors

With the guidance of our award-winning artist-tutors, every student is supported through their learning journey.

What art materials will I need?

The materials you need depend on the class you choose. You will find a downloadable materials list on each of the class pages and it's also provided with your receipt when you book.

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What equipment will I need?

A desktop PC/Mac, laptop or tablet with an up to date internet browser (ideally Google Chrome or Firefox) and Zoom installed, a good internet connection, well lit room and your materials.

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When does it start?

The HSoA Virtual Programme starts on Monday 26 October 2020.

"All students, whether studio based or remote, are given equal tuition and personal feedback."

"When I am unable to attend, flexible learning works wonderfully for me with excellent instruction from Dolph."

"Regular critiques facilitate full integration by allowing the work of all students to be seen."