Summer School

An inspiring tutor who was not only able to give us her in depth knowledge but also to give us all individual time to work on what we wanted to try as the week went on. I felt like I’d achieved so much by the end of the week.’ Laura – Gilding and Verre Églomisé

Short courses for adults in Heritage Crafts and Fine Art


Inside the V&A: Objects of Outstanding Beauty and Significance – 3-5 July 2023

A Close Encounter with Christopher Wren  – 3-5 July 2023

Behind the Scenes with the Conservators – 4-6 July 2023 – FULL

Etching Fundamentals – 3-7 July 2023 – FULL

Lettering in Stone – 3-7 July 2023  – FULL

Glass Sculpture: an Introduction to Pâte-de-Verre – 3-7 July 2023

Introduction to Ornamental Woodcarving – 3-7 July 2023 or 10-14 July 2023

Gilding and Verre Églomisé  – 3-7 July 2023 or 10-14 July 2023

An Insider’s Guide to London’s Art World – 10-13 July 2023

Observational Drawing: Focus on the Figure – 10-14 July 2023

Stone Carving for Beginners – 10-14 July 2023 or 17-21 July 2023 – FULL

Drawing and Painting: Figuration to Abstraction – 10-14 July 2023 or 17-21 July 2023

Life-Size Portrait Sculpture in Clay – 17-21 July 2023

Medieval Painting and Manuscript Illumination – 17-21 July 2023

Our summer short courses are a unique opportunity to step inside our renowned Art School or embark on a journey of discovery, to 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 (18+ years) 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.

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

‘It was a privilege to work in the historic print room and the tutor was very skilled in gently guiding each of us to achieve our learning goals.’ Lucie – Etching Fundamentals

‘I enjoyed learning the basics of a totally new skill under really expert guidance; challenging myself to do something quite outside my normal skills/experience; and gaining some understanding of the level of skill and artistry that goes into producing wood carving.’ Martin – Introduction to Ornamental Woodcarving

‘Thomas… is a very skilled and good teacher who knows how to convey his specialist knowledge in a sensitive and understandable way! His passion for art is contagious and his profound examination of the body is impressive.’ Claudia – Observational Drawing: Focus on the Figure

‘I really enjoyed exploring new areas of the creative process with a talented, challenging and sympathetic teacher.’ Martin – Drawing and Painting: Figuration to Abstraction


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