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Welcome to City & Guilds of London Art School!

We’re a small, not-for-profit higher education institution and with a proud reputation for offering an outstanding education in contemporary fine art, art and material histories and the historic craft skills of ornamental woodcarving, architectural stone carving and the conservation of cultural artefacts, books and paper-based objects. We also offer Foundation Diploma in Art and Design.

Our bright and spacious studios, workshops, labs and specialist facilities are housed in an elegant Georgian and Victorian building and an adjacent loft-style studio block, one minute’s walk from Kennington Underground Station (Northern Line) and one-stop from London Waterloo mainline station.

Our modern main entrance and glass atrium, designed by the award-winning Alan Higgs Architects, is situated on leafy Cleaver Square. From here you can access our large and airy Victorian and Georgian fine art studios, purpose-built wood and stone carving workshops and bespoke conservation laboratories. And in the centre of the complex is our courtyard garden, with outdoor seating, and our cafe where you can enjoy organic, locally-sourced, healthy meals, snacks and drinks.


Why study with us?

When you step inside the Art School, you’ll see that it is unique in many ways. These special and distinct qualities are present throughout our courses and ensure you’ll receive an intensely rich and immersive education of the highest quality, preparing you for a successful career in the art and heritage industries.

– Your own generous studio or study space – no hot desking!
– Extensive contact time with tutors
– Taught by practising artists, practitioners, leading industry experts
– Access to specialist facilities
– Strong heritage industry links – Historic Carving and Conservation
– Integral professional practice, contextual studies and art histories modules
– You’ll be a valued part of our small supportive creative community
– Wide range of grants, financial assistance and student loans available
– Study in central London with easy access to major museums and collections, historically-important architecture and London’s dynamic contemporary Art Scene

Follow this link to take a look around our specialist workshops and shared spaces.

Which course are you interested in exploring?

Click on the images below to discover more about our courses and their facilities.


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