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Join us in congratulating AAL Contemporary Portraiture student Paul Starns, who won the AAL Drawing Prize 2019 (of £100) with his fantastic life model drawing. Among a number of other excellent submissions to the competition this year.

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Get creative this summer with our short courses!

Get creative this summer with our short courses, available across a variety of disciplines including painting, sculpture, drawing, digital art and more. Take a look at our full range of Summer School courses here, or view some of our highlighted courses.

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AAL Students Hosting Life Drawing at London Bridge Station

Earlier this week, students on our Contemporary Portraiture programme staged a three-hour life drawing class on the lower concourse of London Bridge station. The class was hosted in partnership with Network Rail and Space and People, and was led by Contemporary Portraiture students Kate Linden and Ruth Swain. Members of the public joined in to try their hand at drawing our model, and a few even sat for complimentary charcoal portraits!
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