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GCSE and A-Level portfolio booster course this half term at AAL

Our Young Artists course has been specifically designed to help 15-17 year olds boost their GCSE and A-Level portfolios with new media. Over the course of the four day programme, running during half term (18th-22nd February 2020), students will learn the various techniques of embroidery, appliqué, cross stitch and latex.

“The Academy has a unique and personal feel, over the four years that I was there as a student it became like home.” AAL student, Rhiannon Salisbury, talks about how comfortable she felt at the Academy.

“It’s so rewarding that I’m actually using the skills I’m developing at Art Academy London to support myself.” AAL student Constance Regardsoe discusses the challenges and rewards of studying part-time in this blog post

We have spaces left on evening and weekend courses starting in October across painting, drawing, printmaking, digital art, sculpture, ceramics and glass, and art history. Take a look at our course highlights here.

We have spaces left on evening and weekend courses starting in October across painting, drawing, printmaking, digital art, sculpture, ceramics and glass, and art history. You’ll learn under the expert guidance of eminent practising artists, in small groups of no more than 15 students, giving you a hands-on, tailored experience. Take a look at our course highlights here.

Our Life Size Figure Sculpture Masterclass had some fantastic results this August! Students created a full human figure model from clay, working both with a life model and self-directed without a model. Lasting four weeks, each student completed a fully formed sculpture. The finished works are a testament to the course; they are fantastic studies of the model’s form.

We have some spaces left on part-time courses starting this September. Our part-time courses take place one day a week (10am – 5pm) for ten weeks at our Mermaid Court site, near London Bridge. They offer in-depth skills training across painting, drawing, printmaking, photography & video and sculpture, under the expert guidance of eminent practising artists. You’ll learn in small groups of no more than 15 students, giving you a hands-on, tailored experience.

In partnership with The Open University, we are delighted to announce that we’ve launched its validated BA (Hons) Fine Art and Foundation Degrees in Contemporary Portraiture and Sculpture.

Our private views, held on 3rd and 11th July, were buzzing with interest about our graduates’ work. Artworks were exhibited across the three floors of our Newington campus building, covering a wide range of media and subjects. This year’s exhibition included a number of inspiring works, with many sharing some really moving messages. The show marked a significant stage in our graduates’ aspiring careers, which we are very excited to be a part of. Congratulations to all of our graduates for putting on such a great show!

Well done to Sculpture Diploma student Jo Holt, the winner of the 2019 Surrey Sculpture Prize! Her piece, ‘Eye of the Beholder,’ comments on the tragedy of coral bleaching and the brilliance of biofluorescence, and explores how a change of perspective can bring life into a new light. Jo was awarded £500 cash, a 12-month membership to the Surrey Sculpture Society and a future exhibition opportunity.

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.