UPDATE: Friday 19th June 2020 We are reopening! Next month the Academy will be reopening for summer school and, from September 2020, welcoming academic students back on site. As you can imagine, the lockdown has posed challenges for us all here at the Academy but we are learning and adapting and innovating to help us […]

As you may have seen in our newsletter a couple of weeks ago, Art Academy London raised enough money to buy two 3D printers to print protective face masks for NHS staff. Donations came to over £10,000, it only took 12 hours to raise enough for one printer and another 4 to buy a second. […]

We are delighted to announce the winner of the Art Academy BA Prize 2020, in association with Hitachi Capital UK. Congratulations to Chikaora Obiora who wins a full scholarship for tuition fees on our BA (Hons) Fine Art course starting September 2020 for the duration of the programme. Our inaugural prize was judged by, Rob […]

Our Fundraising Auction & Dinner at Christie’s Auction House on Thursday 20th February was a complete success! The evening raised over £40,000 for Art Academy London. Six works by Academy tutors were auctioned on the evening, and another 12 of our tutor’s works were displayed on the walls for sale. Academy Pathway Leaders, Alison Hand […]

Contemporary Portraiture student Constance discusses the challenges and rewards of studying art part-time After two years of working full-time and squeezing in the odd painting I realised I wanted to pursue art more seriously. I began exploring part-time study options in London and visited Art Academy London on a cold March afternoon. I loved what […]

Our Life Size Figure Sculpture Masterclass had some fantastic results this August! Students created a full human figure 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 […]

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 […]

Thank you to everyone who came to our 2019 Graduate Show, which celebrated the hard work and achievements of our graduating Diploma, Fine Art Foundation and Certificate students. 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, […]

Well done to Sculpture degree 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 […]

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. Paul’s drawing was commended for its formal accuracy by judge Brendan Kelly. We had a number of excellent submissions this year: honourable mentions included Emily Russel’s non-figurative piece, which Brendan […]