We’re an artist-led institution: we provide courses designed and delivered by expert, practising artists, for the artists of the future.
We believe in the value of art education: we believe art education has the power to be transformative, because we all benefit from the unlocking of individual creative potential: it impacts positively on personal wellbeing, to societal development and economic health.
We champion art for all: we believe everyone should have access to high-quality art education, so we provide a range of courses to suit all levels of skill and commitment.
We’re a vibrant, artistic community: our community goes beyond our students and tutors, to encompass local artists and the institutions we work with. We subsidise on-site studios, host regular exhibitions and run outreach programmes for people of all ages and backgrounds, creating a richly diverse and stimulating backdrop for study and self-expression.