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


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 (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.


If you’d like to keep up to date with news about our 2023 Summer School courses, please add your details to our Summer School mailing list.

Behind the Scenes with the Conservators

Etching Fundamentals

Lettering in Stone  

Gilding and Verre Églomisé 

Introduction to Ornamental Woodcarving

Observational Drawing: Focus on the Figure

Stone Carving for Beginners

Bas Relief Modelling in Clay

Drawing and Painting: Figuration to Abstraction

*3-day course

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

Very enjoyable and a great introduction. I enjoyed working with my hands and the clay, and learning the various techniques.’ Louis – Bas Relief Modelling in Clay


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