Foundation Fine Art sessional Tutor Posts Available



Foundation Fine Art Sessional Tutor posts

The City & Guilds of London Art School is a ‘not for profit’ charitable institution, providing a valuable alternative to other models of Art education in the UK at Postgraduate, Undergraduate and Foundation levels.  The Art School has a mission to foster excellence in contemporary Fine Art, Historic Carving, Conservation and Design. It does this in part by providing students with a high level of contact time with artist tutors and professional experts.

The Art School is seeking applications for 2 Foundation Fine Art sessional tutors for its thriving Foundation Diploma in Art and Design. The UAL Awarding Body Foundation course is a1 year intensive full time course housed in specially designed studios that offer each student their own dedicated workspace and access to a range of specialist facilities.   The Fine Art specialist area covers a wide range of contemporary approaches to art practice, with a very high proportion of our students going on to their first choice institution on successful completion of the course.

We are inviting applications from active professional artists to contribute to the delivery of the course. Ideal candidates will have some experience of teaching at Foundation level 3/4 and specialist knowledge of Fine Art, with a background in Painting and 2D Fine Art approaches. They will also possess considerable flexibility and be able to engage with students from a range of backgrounds, working across diverse media.

The 2 posts would be expected to involve approximately 20 days teaching during term time with scope for further development.

The Art School has a particular focus on skills-based teaching and a commitment to cultivate knowledge and curiosity in both the historical and contemporary contexts of our subjects. We are seeking artists who can actively and positively engage in and contribute to the Art School’s community.


You will be an artist with some experience of teaching at Foundation or other levels. The main purposes of the post are:

  • to act as a key member of the teaching team, providing up-to-date knowledge, expertise and experience of professional practice in Fine Art.
  • to work in collaboration with the Foundation team to support students working towards a range of progression outcomes, both Fine Art and Design.


  • Deadline for applications Friday 19th August 2016, by midnight
  • Deadline for application pack requests Friday 19th August 2016, by 5pm
  • Interviews are planned for Friday 26th August 2016
  • Planned start date 12th September 2016.

Please indicate if you are available to attend on the interview date.
For further information and application requirements please contact
Principal: Tamiko O’Brien


Charity Registration no. 114 City & Guilds of London Art School Ltd; 78175194708
Registered Office: 124 Kennington Park Road, London, SE11 4DJ

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  • Part-Time Art Histories Lecturer/Tutor for UALAB Foundation Diploma in Art and Design required for 2016/17, 1 day per week during the Autumn term (+ Aprox 8 days marking/administrative) for our Foundation Diploma in Art and Design.

The City & Guilds of London Art School is a not-for-profit specialist institution with a mission to foster excellence in Contemporary Fine Art, Historic Carving and the Conservation of Cultural Artefacts. It runs undergraduate and postgraduate courses as well as a highly successful Foundation Diploma in Art and Design.

Working within the Art Histories Department you will plan and deliver a series of lectures and gallery visits on modern and contemporary Art and Design to students studying on our UALAB Foundation Diploma. You will be involved in all aspects of the teaching of the Art Histories programme for the course together with the assessment and feedback on this component.

As a qualified academic working in the field of Art and Design History or Visual Culture you will have experience of teaching at Level 3/4 or above and an excellent track record of inspiring students from different backgrounds with a range of abilities, organising varied learning activities and working effectively within a team. Your teaching experience will have enabled you to understand how different learning styles need to be provided for in the delivery of each session.

The Art School is committed to high levels of contact time with expert professionals and specialists. This means that in addition to your communication skills and ability to engage and motivate students, you will have proven excellent subject knowledge.

For more information and an application form please email

For more information about the Art Histories department please visit

For more information about the Foundation Diploma in Art and Design please visit

Submission deadline: 10th August 2016 by midnight

Interviews are set to take place on 17th August 2016

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We are delighted to announce that 2016 Fine Art BA (Hons) graduate Amanda Moström has been awarded the first City & Guilds of London Art School Studio Award, a year-long residency at Acme studios in Warton House, Stratford. The award will provide Amanda with a rent free studio space, professional mentoring, a £7000 award and an opportunity to exhibit her work as part of a group show. We are excited to see how Amanda’s work develops over the year and look forward to a studio visit in the Spring term…

This year we are also launching a new fellowship scheme in collaboration with the Worshipful Company of Painter-Stainers. The Decorative Surface Fellowship for 2016/17 has been awarded to Amelia Crowley Roth. Amelia completed her PG Diploma in Ornamental Woodcarving and Gilding in 2015 following her BA (Hons) Fine Art Degree with us in 2013. The Fellowship focuses on historic techniques such as gilding, fresco painting, trompe l’oeil and scagliola and provides specialist training in traditional processes, professional mentoring from the Painters-Stainers and a work base at the City & Guilds of London Art School. We look forward to working with Amelia throughout the year and to her contribution to our MA and Fellows exhibition in September 2017.

City & Guilds of London Art School Studio Award:
Acme studios:
Painter Stainers’ Company
Amelia Crowley Roth:


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This summer City & Guilds of London Art School is hosting a week-long Craft Workshop for the Creative Dimension Trust. This fully funded Craft Workshop for 14 to 18 year olds, focusing on specialist painting techniques, will be run by Sarah Hocombe, one of the UK’s only specialists in fresco painting. Sarah will work with assistance from Amelia Crowley Roth, alumni of the Art School and soon to be our inaugural Worshipful Company of Painters-Stainers Decorative Surfaces Fellow for 2016/17.

This course is now full however if you are interested in hearing more about it please contact

Creative Dimension :
Sarah Hocombe:
Amelia Crowley Roth:

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We are a community of artists, crafts practitioners and designers, enriched by the cultural diversity, creativity, knowledge and skills of our academic and other staff and students.  Working with individuals from around the world, including from many EU nations, we value the exchange of ideas and the exploration of contemporary and historical approaches to creative practice from local, European and global perspectives.

Following the result of the UK Referendum of 23 June 2016 we can confirm that the status of our current and prospective students and staff who are EU citizens is unchanged. We will engage with our networks through our membership of Study UK and our partner institutions to ensure that we can continue to work with individuals from across Europe as well as further afield, supporting and championing their talent, insight, curiosity and commitment for our subjects.

The Department for Business, Innovation & Skills (BIS) released a statement from Jo Johnson MP, Minister of State for Universities and Science, on 28 June, confirming that:

  • EU students who are eligible under current rules to receive loans and grants from the Student Loans Company will continue to do so for courses they are currently enrolled on or about to start this coming academic year.


If you are an EU student planning to study with us and are concerned about your status please email


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Come along to see the final work of our Foundation students this May. All are welcome!

Wednesday 11 May, 6.00 – 9.00 pm

Thursday 12 May, 10.00 am – 6.00 pm
Friday 13 May, 10.00 am – 6.00 pm
Saturday 14 May, 10.00 am – 5.00 pm
Sunday 15 May, 10.00 am – 5.00 pm

100 Kennington Park Road, Kennings Way Entrance, London SE11 4EF

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Join us for our first Historic Carving Open House

Part of the second annual London Craft Week

Friday 6 May, 10.00 am – 7.00 pm
Saturday 7 May, 10.00 am – 5.00 pm

• A live stone carving competition in our stone yard on the subject of ‘The Thames’ (prizes awarded 4.30 pm Saturday)
• A chance to try your hand at stone carving (1.00 – 2.00 pm Friday & Saturday)
• An exhibition of master woodcarving
• Woodcarving demonstrations by current Art School students in their studios
• A display of gilding techniques, tools and materials
• Demonstrations of oil gilding (12.00 – 12.45 pm Friday & Saturday) and verre eglomise gilding (3.00 – 3.45 pm Friday & Saturday)
• A gathering for carving alumni and guests (3.00 – 5.00 pm Saturday)
• Refreshments available for sale in our beautiful garden

Free and open to all!

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Part time Technician position available, 2 days per week during UG term time, in our thriving Conservation Department. The Art School is a not-for-profit specialist institution with a mission to foster excellence in Contemporary Fine Art, Historic Carving and the Conservation of Cultural Artefacts.

Working with experts in the Science and Conservation of cultural objects in stone, wood and related materials, and decorative surfaces, you will assist the Head of Conservation and Conservation tutors in the day-to-day running of the Conservation studios and facilities. As a qualified and practising Conservator yourself with experience of working with 3 dimensional objects you will provide technical support for the BA and MA Conservation courses. Responsibilities will include mentoring students in the use of tools and materials; providing support for teaching and project activity; and studio and lab maintenance. You will also work with the Art School’s Site Manager to ensure that Health & Safety regulations and practices within the Conservation Department are implemented and monitored. The Art School is committed to high levels of contact time with expert professionals and access to a wide range of specialist resources. This means that besides access to the Conservation facilities students are also supported by the wider technical team with workshop facilities in glass, metalwork, casting and print among other resources and you will therefore be a valued member of the Conservation Department and the wider technical team.

For more information about the post and an application form please email For more information about the Conservation department please visit

Submission deadline: Friday 8 April 5pm.

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CLYDE AND CO Rene Gonzalez 'To my one, sole desire', Blank Canvas Commission

City & Guilds of London Art School is delighted to celebrate our alumni from the BA Fine Art Class of 2015 who were selected for inclusion in the 2015/16 Clyde & Co Art Awards.

Rene Gonzalez was the recipient of the national Blank Canvas commission competition, for which he created the 18-meter-long mural, ‘To My One, Sole Desire’, pictured above. On 9 March, fellow graduate Steven John Atkinson was announced as the Staff Vote winner for his piece ‘Emotional Scale’.

Others selected for inclusion in the show were Oliver Dorman, Anne-Marie Hanlon, Kim Harvey, Maria Macc, Alice McVicker and Tuesday Riddell. All of the works in the exhibition can be viewed and bid on at the Clyde & Co Art Awards site.

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City & Guilds of London Art School is pleased to announce our involvement in London Craft Week on 6 and 7 May 2016.

The school will be open to the public for guests to view an exhibition of woodcarving by Art School Alumni and Master Carvers, as well as demonstrations of carving and gilding. Speak to student carvers and observe a competition that will be held between Historic Stone Carving Diploma students, who will have two days to create an object of their own design to be judged on Saturday afternoon. There will also be an event for Historic Carving Alumni on Saturday afternoon.

As one of 129 events talking place from 3rd to 7th May, we are pleased to be showcasing exceptional craftsmanship by joining London Craft Week’s journey-of-discovery programme across the city, featuring hidden workshops and unknown makers alongside celebrated masters, famous studios, galleries, shops and luxury brands.

For more information, visit the London Craft Week website.

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Dulverton Trust Scholarships

Historic Carving and Conservation applicants 2016/17

City & Guilds of London Art School is pleased to announce a new scholarship, generously provided by Dulverton Trust, for students aiming to relocate to London to study historic carving or conservation at the Art School.

The aim of the Dulverton Trust Scholarship is to support applicants from outside London to relocate to London and to pay their fees. Two Scholarships of ca £6,000 are available for the duration of a three year course of study. Applicants will be selected on the basis of need and excellence.

If you wish to apply, please contact Emilia Yamamoto at mentioning the Dulverton Trust, to request a Bursaries/Scholarships application form.

If you wish to be considered, we recommend submitting your application together with your course application form. The final deadline for submissions for the 2016/17 academic year is 31 May 2016.
Scholarships are only offered to students who have received and accepted an offer to study at City & Guilds of London Art School. Please note that you will be required to provide yearly reports and the continuation of the scholarship support is subject to satisfactory completion of each year’s course of study.

Requirements: British Nationality; applying to year 1 of either Historic Carving Diploma or BA (Hons) Conservation; residents beyond the M25 at the time of application; preferably under 30 years of age, exceptions might be considered.

For more information, please contact Emilia Yamamoto

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Two Leverhulme Arts Scholarships are available for UK, EU and International Full Time or Part Time Students enrolling on the City & Guilds of London Art School MA Fine Art course in Autumn 2016. One Scholarship of £10,000 and one of £5000 are available towards the tuition fees for the course.

The Leverhulme Arts Scholarships will be awarded primarily on the basis of creative excellence, although financial need will also be considered. Scholarships are only eligible to students who have received an offer of a place on the MA Fine Art course at City & Guilds of London Art School and only payable towards fees on acceptance of a place on the course.

The Art School offers two other Scholarships of £2,000 as well as some Bursaries based on financial need.

If you wish to apply for a Scholarship or Bursary please contact Emilia Yamamoto to request a Scholarship/Bursary application form.

We recommend submitting both your Scholarship/Bursary application together with your MA Fine Art course application form.

Applications for all Scholarships and Bursaries will be considered up to June 30th, applicants will be informed by July 7th 2016.

Why not visit us at an Open Day to meet the team and our current students and view our studios and facilities?

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During summer 2015, third year Conservation student Lisa Clayton was invited to travel to Tokyo, Japan to take up a practical internship at Tsurumi University in Japanese Urushi lacquer.  Lisa’s funding for this exciting opportunity came from the Art School’s David Ballardie Award and from the Zibby Garnett Travel Fund.

Lisa departed in mid-July to take up residence in Yokohama as a guest of Tsurumi University.  The three-week practical course was led by Professor Tomio Koike, an expert on historic Urushi lacquer and three of his graduates covering traditional decorative Urushi techniques and its use in conservation.  Urushi is the lacquer of the Rhus Verniciflua tree, native to Japan and mainland China.  Urushi is frequently referred to as the earliest form of plastic due to its flexible, hard wearing, waterproof and highly decorative quality finish, and has been in use since 4500 BC.

During her internship Lisa created 3 sets of chopsticks using various foundation and decorative techniques as well as a decorated craft called Maki-e with Urushi and gold powder. An additional bonus was takin part in a workshops on how to handle Japanese swords, precious scrolls and the fitting of armours. One of the highlights of the course was observing master conservator, Tatsuya Matsumoto, perform the sensitive repair of lifting gold foil on a 18th Century decorated box and a most interesting demonstration of the art of Kintsugi, the repair of broken pottery using urushi and gold powder.  The internship culminated in a field trip to Ninohe in the north where conservators were introduced to the traditional methods and tools of collection still utilised today. Lisa also attended an international symposium in Nara where conservators from Japan, Korea and China assembled to share latest research and findings.

“My two months in Japan were unforgettable. I am deeply grateful to my hosts who took care of me with their faultless attention to detail and absolutely amazing hospitality, and for the financial assistance I received which made this extraordinary experience possible.” Lisa Clayton, 3rd year BA (Hons) Conservation

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The beginning of this academic year has seen the creation two new Fellowship positions offered by the Art School. Zoe Schoenherr and Joshua Vaughan have been appointed as Artist’s Woodwork Fellows, who will work alongside Wood Workshop Technician David MacDiarmid.

Zoe completed her MFA in Fine Art at the Slade School of Fine Art in 2012, and has recently been an artist in residence at University College London, a position funded by the Leverhulme Trust.  Joshua, a former student of City & Guilds of London Art School, graduated from the BA (Hons) Fine Art course in 2014, and has been curator of exhibitions and events at Bar 48 in Brixton, London.

The Fellowships will provide a great opportunity for students at the Art School to engage with two talented artists as they progress with their artistic careers, and provide the recipients with support for their on-going sculptural practices.

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The Art School welcomes John Farndon, the new Writing Fellow, recently appointed by the Royal Literary Fund. The Writing Fellow is available to give friendly, confidential one-on-one advice to City & Guilds of London Art School students with any kind of writing – from personal statements to theses.

John Farndon is a writer of non-fiction books, and a playwright, lyricist, com-poser, poet and literary translator. Spurred by intellectual curiosity, his interests range widely and he writes on topics from chemistry to China. He’s currently writing the hubristically-conceived Omnipaedia, about how to know everything and has just finished the very straightforwardly titled The Shakespeare Book, The Sherlock Holmes Book and The Movie Book. Another recent project is Do You Still Think You’re Clever? a follow-up to his successful Do You Think You’re Clever?: the Oxbridge Questions.

He’s written hundreds of books, published worldwide – including bestsellers such as Do Not Open, a cult-hit in both the USA and Russia – and contributed to major reference works such as Science. In earlier years, writing mostly for children, he was shortlisted four times for the junior Science Book prize. Now he writes more for adults. An urge to inspire and inform is a com-mon thread, evident in his acclaimed Atlas of Oceans on endangered life in the oceans.

He’s translated literary works from Russian, including the poetry of Pushkin and Grigorieva, and the beautiful lyrical memoir Letters to Another Room by Ravil Bukharaev. He is currently translating a major Kazakh novel. His verse translations of two of Spanish Golden Age playwright Lope de Vega’s comedies are soon to be performed in Houston and Prague. His acclaimed new libretto for Puccini’s La Boheme set in contemporary Dalston was recently performed at the Arcola’s Grimeborn Festival.

His works for stage have been performed at theatres such as the Donmar and Almeida in London and his songs by artists from Russian folk group Koleso to West-end star Anthony Cable. Now he’s venturing out to perform himself, reading his poetry, performing his songs and hosting the Cauldron evenings in Islington that stir together writers, thinkers, musicians and anyone with an idea. In 2014 he recorded one of his songs with legendary folk-fiddler Dave Swarbrick for the Passing the Baton showcase EP and performed on Swarbrick’s tour. He is also super-assessor for the Best New Play and Most Promising New Playwright Awards for the Offies (Offwestend Theatre Awards). Earlier this year he was invited to create a multimedia storytelling event for the Moscow Polytech Festival.

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On Saturday 26 and Sunday 27 September, we were pleased and excited to host a two day workshop in traditional ukiyo-e Japanese woodblock carving and printing run by Master Woodblock Carver Motoharu Asaka.

Motoharu Asaka is one of the last remaining Master Woodblock Carvers in Japan, with more than 45 years experience and commissions from national museums and world-renowned contemporary artists. This exclusive opportunity was offered to students and alumni of the Art School, and while the demand was huge, only a dozen were lucky (and fast!) to secure their spots.

Participants spent the first day of their workshop learning to carve images on their wood blocks, while the second was dedicated to learning basic printing techniques, including gradient painting.

We were honoured to host this workshop, and we hope Master Woodblock Carver Motoharu Asaka will join us again soon for more masterclasses.


About Motoharu Asaka: At the age of 17 Motoharu Asaka moved to Kyoto to begin an arduous 10 year apprenticeship to learn the 400 year old process of ukyo-e Japanese woodblock carving and printing – a process never fully introduced into the formal education system, but passed down form Masters throughout time. Since 2011, he has dedicated his time to making sure these ancient skills do not die out. Wanting to spread his knowledge as widely as possible he opened his studio to the public and is currently on an European Tour teaching workshops in selected Institutions.

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Artist Rene Gonzalez, who graduated in June 2015 from our BA Fine Art, is the winner of the Clyde & Co Art Award Blank Canvas Competition.

This national competition is open to graduating students, who pitch proposals for artwork to fill the 18 metre long wall at the heart of the firm’s London offices. Rene’s work, titled ‘To my one, sole desire’ depicts portraits of public figures almost having a conversation in a fictional forest, inviting the viewer to step into the artwork and engage in the dialogue. Rene developed the art work in the Art School’s spacious ground floor studios over the summer. Read more about Rene, his projects and his time at the Art School here.

For more information on the Blank Canvas Competition, and to read more about ‘To my one, sole desire’, visit

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Architectural Stone Carving Alumnus Michael Cooper joins the workshop of Andreas Artur Hoferick

In April 2015, Head of Historic Carving Tim Crawley and Vice Principal Magnus von Wistinghausen visited the Berliner Schloss Projekt and the workshop of Andreas Artur Hoferick, one of the Master Carvers working on the reconstruction of the exterior façade of the gigantic Berlin Palace, or Berliner Schloss. The visit opened the doors for a new collaboration, with one of our graduates joining the workshop for a three months’ work experience in Summer 2015.

The Berlin Palace will be rebuilt as the home of the Humboldt Forum, an art, culture, science and learning centre dedicated to the dialogue between world cultures, and a forum for debate and analysis of issues of global significance. A key element of the Palace’s reconstruction is the detailed reproduction of its richly decorated Baroque facades, which are to be covered in decorative sculptures and architectural carvings.

Michael Cooper graduated from the Diploma in Architectural Stone Carving in June 2014, and was selected for the work experience, joining the Hoferick workshop in July.

Read more about the Berliner Schloss Projekt at:

About the Humboldt Forum at:

About the Andreas Artur Hoferick workshop at:

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A warm welcome to Professor Saree Makdisi and his students from UCLA Department of English visiting from Los Angeles (USA) for an etching workshop here in our Print Room, run by Professor Michael Phillips, using reproductions of William Blake’s etching plates.

Professor Michael Phillips’s website features an 8 min video on the reproduction of these plates, which was produced in partnership with the The British Library:

We were delighted to host this workshop, as students from UCLA worked from the reproductions of William Blake’s etching plates, learning about the etching process first hand and printing their own versions of Blake’s etchings.


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The Art School is to participate in the Clyde & Co Art Award: seven graduates have been selected for the 2015/15 edition.

The City & Guilds of London Art School was invited to participate in the 2015/16 Clyde & Co. Art Award. Seven of our students were selected for the award, amongst Fine Artists and Carvers.

The Clyde & Co Art Award is designed to support artist in the challenging passage from graduation to a professional career, providing each graduate selected for the award with a range of benefits including pro bono legal support and mentorship. Clyde & Co. work with the following Art Schools: City & Guilds of London Art School, Central Saint Martins, Camberwell College of Arts, Chelsea College of Arts and Wimbledon College of Arts.

The selecting panel visited our Degree Show in June, and invited the following graduates to take part in the award: Steven John Atkinson and Oliver Dorman from our Historic Carving Diplomas in Stone and Wood Carving; Anne-Marie Hanlon, Kim Harvey, Maria Macc, Alice McVicker, Tuesday Riddell from our BA Fine Art course.

Their works are now exhibited in the Clyde & Co offices, and available on sale through a silent auction. The winners of this years’ prizes will be announced at an Awards evening in March 2016.

For more details on the selected artworks, on the prize and silent auction, please visit

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