Art Academy London is a young and innovative art school, offering courses that are designed and delivered by expert, practising artists. We were founded in 2000 to offer something different: the best of an old-school atelier combined with the vibrancy and diversity of a contemporary art school. This still differentiates us today.
As an art education charity, we’re passionate about championing art for all, and we think this inclusive approach creates a very special environment. We offer art courses for all levels of skill and need – from a BA or Foundation Degree, to evening, weekend and short courses. We also provide support with bursaries and special education needs, and our community outreach programmes help make art education accessible in Southwark and the surrounding area.
Our students are diverse but united by a shared ethos and, to date, we’ve helped train around 20,000 people across our different courses. We don’t define our students: we give them the skills to define themselves.
What also sets us apart from other art schools is our intensive and hands-on teaching approach: we keep our class sizes small, so our tutors can provide tailored tuition and ensure that everyone is nurtured and challenged to become the best artist they can be.