Summer School

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



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

If you’d like to be one of the first to hear about our new Summer School dates, please add your details to our Summer School mailing list and we will contact you as soon as we can. If you have any queries, please email us at



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 

Bas Relief Modelling in Clay

Etching Fundamentals

* (3 days)



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 for a grant-funded place, please email a completed form to us at

You can download the form 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.


‘It was an excellent introduction to the material by caring and articulate tutors. The breadth of topics relating to conservation and restoration was excellent and enlightening.’ Gretchyn – Behind the Scenes with the Conservators

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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