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Autumn term short courses now available to book!

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.
group painting class with tutor

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.

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.

group painting class with tutor

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.

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.

Congratulations to our Professional Development Programme Leader, Briony Marshall, who has had her design shortlisted for a public sculpture commission in Leeds city centre.

Life Painting

We have a few spaces left on weekend short courses this summer term, offering high-level tuition across a range of mediums – take a look at some highlights here, including Printmaking for Beginners, Weekend Creative Mix, Intro to Oils and our Painting Masterclass with Andy James.

crayon drawing of student

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!

Print Masterclasses

It’s not too late to book your space on our evening and weekend short courses this summer term, offering high-level tuition across a range of mediums – take a look at some highlights here, including Sculpting in Metal, Drawing in Museums, Digital SLR Photography and Portrait Painting.

Starting 1 April, AAL student Martin Pirongs is undertaking a two-week walking project, ‘M25 Man’, to configure the outline of his own body on a giant scale. Taking a line for a walk, nearly 200 miles long, to create a unique connection with a city. Harnessing the art of GPS technology and the age-old power of walking – by pavement, path, road (and occasional field)…

Our summer term of short courses starts on 23rd April – don’t miss out on our fantastic evening and weekend courses. You’ll learn from expert artists in small classes, giving you the benefit of hands-on tuition across a range of courses in Painting, Drawing, Sculpture and Print.