Summer School

Discover new talents, foster existing skills and develop your creative interests in a fun and supportive setting.

Our summer short courses are a unique opportunity to step inside our renowned Art School, and explore and develop your skills and interests with our expert tutors.

Class sizes are small, and our tutors make sure our intensive courses for adults are enjoyable and fun, as well as inspiring and informative. And as a student on one of our introductory courses, you’ll receive the same warm welcome that we extend to all our friends and students.

Current or former students of the Art School are eligible for 10% discount on all our summer courses.


15-19 July 2019

Behind the Scenes with the Conservators*

Observational Drawing: Focus on the Figure

Bas Relief Modelling in Clay

Lettering in Stone FULL

* Monday to Wednesday

22-26 July 2019

Etching Fundamentals

Stone Carving for Beginners FULL

Introduction to Ornamental Woodcarving – FULL  

Gilding and Verre Églomisé – FULL

If the course you are interested in is fully booked, add your details to the waiting list and we’ll contact you if a place becomes available.


The Art School is pleased to offer a number of grant-funded places on our historic craft-focused Summer School courses to young people aged 18-25. The scheme is aimed at engaging young people with historic crafts, specifically facilitating the participation of those who would otherwise be unable to fund their place. We are able to do this thanks to the generosity of the Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation.

Eligible courses are Behind the Scenes with the Conservators, Bas Relief Modelling in Clay, Introduction to Ornamental WoodcarvingGilding and Verre Églomisé,  Lettering in Stone and Stone Carving for Beginners. 

To apply please complete this FORM and send to


City & Guilds of London Art School are delighted to be taking part in the Michelangelo Foundation Summer School Programme,  an educational initiative aiming to fund selected young artisans and designers to take part in intensive short courses staged by members of it’s network around Europe.  Participating institutions are Fundação Ricardo do Espírito Santo Silva (Portugal), Cité Internationale de la Tapisserie d’Aubusson (France) and Fluïd Coop (France).

For details of which courses on our Summer Short courses are included please click HERE

Any queries? Take a look at our FAQs page and for further help, please contact us at

The Art School thanks The Grocers’ Charity for their generous support of this initiative.


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