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Short Course Highlights for Autumn Term

Are you looking for a course that will inspire you this Autumn (and get you out of the house)? We have a selection of 'in person' evening and weekend courses available throughout November and December. See our highlights below, across sculpture, printmaking and our exciting multi-media Sunday Mix! Limited places are available (with numbers reduced to accommodate social distancing), so be sure to book your place now.

Two of our 2019 graduates, Heidi Sundvik and Jeremie Queyras, won the month-long Leo Gallery residency. The prize, which included flights, accommodation and art materials, was generously provided by Leo Gallery. Read all about it! An unforgettable experience in Shanghai We spent one month in a suburb of Shanghai called ZhuJiaJiao, an ancient Chinese town. […]

Congratulations to our BA students Laura Melissa Williams and Zora Owens, and Fine Art Diploma graduates Heidi Sundvik, Idris Woodroffe and Seema Manchanda on being shortlisted for this year’s Liberty Specialty Markets Art Prize! We were very proud that five of the eight shortlisted artists were Academy students and alumni; their works will be on display […]

We had an artist talk from Caleb Madden in our studios last week. Caleb is a sound and installation artist who is greatly influenced by philosophical theories, including Capitalist Realism and Hyperstition. Noise is a central concept to his work, looking at the way noise plays a part in human experience and culture. He completed […]

Rebecca Fontaine-Wolf gave AAL students an Artists Talk in one of our studios today. Rebecca is a London-based artist who studied her BA at the University for the Creative arts and MFA at Wimbledon College of Arts. The main themes of her work are “female identity, mortality and desire,” studying the female body and the […]

  Congratulations to the host of Academy alumni who were selected for his year’s ING Discerning Eye Exhibiiton. Alumni from our Fine Art Programme and now tutors at the Academy Lynne Abrahamson and Gail Seres-Woolfson were selected and so too was fellow gradudate Sarah Barker Brown. Contemporary Portraiture graduate Helen Stone,  and Certificate graduate Christine […]

  FD Fine Art (Contemporary Portraiture) Student Ruth Swain is currently exhibiting three works at two exhibitions across the country: Snoggin (pictured) is on show at the Oxford Art Society Open Exhibition until the 27th October, ‘Just Checking’ and ‘Given the Finger’ will both be at the RWA Annual Open Exhibition until 1st December 2019. […]

 From an early age I have been fascinated by 3D forms and how different materials and processes can affect my perception and engagement with them. In the 1990s, I started to explore my own creativity and loved the process of making sculptures. After a life-changing experience, it became to clear to me that I wanted […]

We had a talk from video, sculpture and installation artist Robin Tarbet at the Academy this week. He shared some really interesting insights into his career as an artist with AAL students. Having grown up in rural Wiltshire, Robin was inspired by natural landscapes and open spaces from a young age. He then went on […]

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 […]