Summer School

Amazing… Just perfect how it brought out my patterns of thinking and working/creating that were limiting without me knowing it and how it brought out new possibilities.’ Lenneke – Observational Drawing: Focus on the Figure


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.

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

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 (Foundation, BA or MA) of the Art School are eligible for 10% discount on all our summer courses.

For the safety of all participants and staff, Covid-19 safety measures will be followed on our Summer School courses.


Behind the Scenes with the Conservators
Lettering in Stone
Introduction to Ornamental Woodcarving
Gilding and Verre Églomisé  
Observational Drawing: Focus on the Figure
Stone Carving for Beginners 
Etching Fundamentals
Bas Relief Modelling in Clay

If you’d like to keep up to date with news about our Summer School courses, please add your details to our Summer School mailing list. If you have any queries, please email us at


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. 

Please note: All available grant-funded places have now been allocated for 2021.

You can download the form for reference only by clicking 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.


‘I found it enormously stimulating and fulfilling. I achieved far more than I expected and learned a huge amount as well as having great fun.’  Martin – Etching Fundamentals

I loved it and found it very useful. Great to be back at school learning something new with a great teacher and fun people.’  Ingibjorg – Gilding and Verre Églomisé


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