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Founded in 1845 The Heatherley School of Fine Art is the oldest independent art college in London and is among the few art schools in Britain that focus purely on portraiture, figurative painting, sculpture and printmaking. The college offers both vocational and part-time courses to students aged 18 years and over.
The Diploma in Portraiture or Sculpture
The Diplomas enable you to take an intensive course in painting or sculpture with the human figure as the central theme.
The courses are of two years’ duration.
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Continuing Studies / Portfolio Preparation
A self-selected pattern of study particularly suitable to those who have their own learning objectives.
A comprehensive series of part time courses is also available.
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Part Time Day and Evening Courses
Our day and evening classes are open to beginners as well as those with some experience and include life drawing, portrait painting, oil painting, watercolour, ceramics, figurative sculpture and printmaking.
Summer Holiday Courses
Heatherley’s has been running successful summer holiday courses for many years now offering a variety of week-long courses in July and August. Each course has a defined set of aims and objectives and by selecting a range of courses it is possible to create a portfolio of work. Please refer to HOLIDAY COURSES section of the website for full details, dates and fees.
Open Studio
The Heatherley School of Fine Art Open Studio is based on the traditional French Atelier system which gives artists open access to a studio in which they are able to work from a model. It allows for a flexible pattern of attendance throughout the academic year.
Facilities available to students include:
  • A purpose built art college completed in June 2008
  • A teaching staff made up of practising artists
  • An unrivalled location close to the Thames, in Chelsea, London
  • Easy access to London’s many art galleries and museums
  • Individual tutorial scheme
  • Well lit painting studios
  • Print room
  • Expert technical staff
  • Experienced models on all courses
  • Off site drawing and painting days in nearby parks, by the river and in art galleries.
  • Seminar room with video and IT facilities
  • Special lectures in fine art theory and practice
  • A well stocked art library
  • School shop selling artistsí materials

About Heatherley's
Founded in 1845, The Heatherley School of Fine Art is one of the oldest independent art schools in London, and is among the few art colleges in Britain that focus on portraiture, figurative painting, printmaking, illustration and sculpture.
Heatherley’s is controlled by The Thomas Heatherley Educational Trust.
Registered Charity No. 312872
BAC Accredited
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