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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.  […]


The Art Academy Autumn Peer Prize Winners Announced

November 29th, 2016 by James | Comments Off on The Art Academy Autumn Peer Prize Winners Announced

Congratulations to The Art Academy Autumn Peer Prize Winners, Level 3 Fine Art Diploma student Magdalena Peranic & Level 1 Fine Art Diploma Student Kate Crumpler who shared the £150 prize money.


Student Jeni Turnbull Leaves Generous Legacy to the Academy

November 28th, 2016 by James | Comments Off on Student Jeni Turnbull Leaves Generous Legacy to the Academy

The Art Academy wants to pay tribute to part time student Jeni Turnbull, who we have learnt sadly passed away in July 2014 and has generously left us a legacy of £5000.  Jeni came to The Art Academy quite late in life to learn about sculpture.  In its early days she was very supportive of […]


Figments / Post-Graduate Programme Exhibition

November 15th, 2016 by James | Comments Off on Figments / Post-Graduate Programme Exhibition

The Art Academy is pleased to present Figments an annual exhibition of the work of the artists on our Post-Graduate Programme. The show explores the shared experience of a world that is enigmatic, beautiful and troubled in equal measure, for each of us personally, and for all of us collectively. The artists invite the viewer […]


Semblance Exhibition

October 18th, 2016 by James | Comments Off on Semblance Exhibition

The Art Academy is pleased to announce a joint exhibition “Semblance” with Dorchester Arts that will feature 2D and 3D work from some of the finest portrait painters and sculptors working in the UK.  All the exhibitors are tutors, resident artists or alumni of the Academy including Head Of Painting Tai Shan Schierenberg. The exhibition […]