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Student & Tutors Shortlisted for Lynn Painter-Stainers Prize

February 23rd, 2017 by James | Comments Off on Student & Tutors Shortlisted for Lynn Painter-Stainers Prize

Good luck to 3rd year Fine Art Diploma student Gail Seres-Woolfson who has had 2 paintings shortlisted for the Lynn Painter Stainers Prize 2017.  Painting tutors Carl Randall & James Bland have also been shortlisted.    


Winner of the 2017 Sir Philip Trousdell Portrait Prize Announced

February 23rd, 2017 by James | Comments Off on Winner of the 2017 Sir Philip Trousdell Portrait Prize Announced

Congratulations to Fine Art Diploma student Gustavo Fernandes for his haunting and gritty portrait, he is the winner of this year’s Sir Phillip Trousdell Portrait Prize! The judges also gave speical mention to Andrea Lippett’s piece saying it was sensitive and beautiful, while Caroline Wong’s portrait was described and direct and honest’ Meghana Sengupta exhibited […]


Young Artists Courses 2017

February 13th, 2017 by James | Comments Off on Young Artists Courses 2017

Our popular Young Artists courses are back this Easter & Summer. Young Artists courses are designed to be fun and inspiring and sell out quickly, so book your space soon!  They provide high level art tuition, including drawing workshops, contemporary painting, specialist sculpture techniques, and using experimental media. We offer courses bespoke for each age […]


Turner Prize Winners Lead Academy Post Graduate Programme

January 27th, 2017 by James | Comments Off on Turner Prize Winners Lead Academy Post Graduate Programme

The Academy’s Post-Graduate programme has started again and we are excited to announce that the 2017 intake will be led by Assemble, the 2015 Turner Prize winners!   At the Art Academy we’re particularly proud of how this programme supports young artists after university, creating a group that helps its members navigate the stuff of becoming […]


Last Chance to book Part Time Courses Starting this Term

January 4th, 2017 by James | Comments Off on Last Chance to book Part Time Courses Starting this Term

Do you have one day a week to devote to learning a new art skill?  There are still places on our weekday courses starting this January.  Whether you are a beginner, with an empty New Year’s resolutions list or a returning artist looking for new sources of inspiration there is still the chance to master […]


Alumnus Wins Award at National Open Art 2016

December 17th, 2016 by James | Comments Off on Alumnus Wins Award at National Open Art 2016

Congratulations to Donna Leighton, who graduated from our Fine Art Diploma this year, who has won a special award at the National Open Art 2016.  Donna scooped the NOA16 Cill Rialaig Arts Award with her painting “Admit” (pictured) and won a 1 month residency at Cill Rialaig Arts Centre in Kerry.  


Fine Art Foundation Initial Deadline for September 2017 Applications

December 13th, 2016 by James | Comments Off on Fine Art Foundation Initial Deadline for September 2017 Applications

If you want to start our Fine Art Foundation course in September 2017 the deadline for the initial stage of applications is January 31st 2017.  We still have spaces on our Open Day on the 26th January if you wish to tour our facilities and talk to some of our current students on the programme. […]


Part Time Courses Starting January 2017 Online

December 13th, 2016 by James | Comments Off on Part Time Courses Starting January 2017 Online

The Art Academy are excited to offer a new range of Part Time courses next term. It’s your chance to dive into the world’s of our specialist tutors in digestible one day a week courses. Whether you are a beginner, with an empty New Year’s resolutions list or a returning artist looking for new sources […]


New Digital Evening Classes in Photography & Photoshop

December 13th, 2016 by James | Comments Off on New Digital Evening Classes in Photography & Photoshop

Today, understanding the techniques of photography are key to any creative practice. That’s why The Art Academy has invested in developing its digital suite and are now able to offer a wider range of photography and Photoshop classes. We are running Evening Classes in photography, Digital Photography for Beginners, for students who want to learn […]


Deputy Head of Painting Completes Commission for Old Vic

November 29th, 2016 by James | Comments Off on Deputy Head of Painting Completes Commission for Old Vic

Our deputy-head of painting Sue Spaull‘s striking painting of Glenda Jackson can be seen dotted around London at the moment. Sue was  was commissioned by the Old Vic theatre to paint a portrait of Glenda Jackson to promote and commemorate her historic performance as King Lear – her first return to theatre after 25 years.  […]