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Launch of our validated Fine Art BA in partnership with the Open University

Art Academy London in partnership with The Open University is delighted to announce that it has launched its validated BA (Hons) Fine Art and Foundation Degrees in Contemporary Portraiture and Sculpture, starting September 2019. The art school and charity, based in Southwark, has worked with the Open University since 2017 to become an accredited higher education provider.
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.

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)…

Join us in congratulating Theo James on winning the Art Academy Portrait Prize with his portrait of his mother. Theo, who is a Stage 2 Contemporary Portraiture student, also won The Royal Institute of Oil Painters Portrait Prize with his entry, and will exhibit in the show in November. The prizes were judged by Tim Benson, Principal of the Royal Society of Oil Painters, who found Theo’s portrait to be an example of good draughtsmanship that reflected the mood of the sitter in its colours and palette. We had an incredible array of entries this year and want to thank all the students who entered.

We are delighted to announce that we have allocated funding to offer a bursary to first-year students joining our BA (Hons) Fine Art* and Foundation Degrees* in Contemporary Portraiture and Sculpture in September 2019.

*subject to validation

Academy Prospectus

If you’re looking for something to do in London over the Easter holidays, why not try one of our four or five-day short courses? You’ll learn from expert tutors in small classes, giving you the benefit of hands-on tuition across a range of courses in Painting, Drawing, Sculpture and Print. Find out more about our Easter courses here or take a look at some of our Easter course highlights…

Rob Pepper, artist and principal at Art Academy London, provides some handy hints for wowing the art school of your dreams and discusses why it’s important to encourage creativity in young people

We’re thrilled that Suzon Lagarde, a student on our Contemporary Portraiture Diploma, recently featured on Sky Arts’ Portrait Artist of the Year 2019. In the first episode, Suzon painted actress Geraldine James OBE during a four-hour sitting (pictured).

Academy Prospectus

If you’re looking for something to do in London over the Easter holidays, why not try one of our four or five-day short courses? You’ll learn from expert tutors in small classes, giving you the benefit of hands-on tuition across a range of courses in Painting, Drawing, Sculpture and Print. Find out more about our Easter courses here or take a look at some of our Easter course highlights…