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).

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If you’re looking for something to do over the Easter holidays, why not try one of our short courses in Painting, Drawing, Sculpture and Print…

Congratulations to Art Academy Diploma student Gerard Floyd who won the Surrey Sculpture Prize at the Landmark Arts centre last week. Well done also to runners up, Sculpture Diploma graduate Felicity Whitehead and 2nd year student Jo Holt!

We couldn’t be more proud! Earlier this month at the inaugural Liberty Specialty Markets Liberty Arts Award we had three Art Academy 2018 graduates who were recipients. Huge congratulations to Helen Stone who won the £5000 Experts Choice prize and Sam King who won the £2000 Public vote prize!

Congratulations to third year Diploma student Kate Crumpler who has won The Art Academy Peer Prize 2018. Kate won the £100 prize for her entry ‘Come to Me for Rest’, which the students voted for as a powerful image conveying strong emotion’

Congratulations to Sam King, Caroline Wong and Helen Stone, who are the three recipients of the Liberty Art Award 2018. Liberty Specialty Markets  is one of the world’s leading specialist insurers.  Liberty has a strong commitment to corporate social responsibility and is keen to recognise…

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Huge congratulations to Annabel MacIver for winning the Pure Arts Prize 2018! Open to our final year Diploma students and presented by Lesley Samms of the Pure Arts Group. Annabel wins one year mentorship and the opportunity to exhibit with Pure Arts! Well done Annabel!

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If you’re looking at enrolling in an academic Art course we have some exciting news about our BA and Foundation Degrees.

We’re delighted to announce that we have secured funding to create bursaries for all first year students joining our BA Fine Art* and our Foundation Degrees* in …

Big congratulations to Fine Art Certificate student Lena Stadlen won the special V&A prize for her Indian miniature style painting of a Man shopping in Sainsbury’s (below). Lisa won the award as part of the Inspired By… exhibition at the Morley Gallery and said she was “tickled pink” to pick up the prestigious award.