Heatherley's Open Studio
is based on the traditional French Atelier system. It gives
artists open access to a studio in which they are able to work
from a model.
The Open Studio Ticket
The Open Studio ticket offers a flexible opportunity for drawing
and painting from the model. We welcome both the beginner
and more established artists. You may join at any time of
the year and choose your own pattern of attendance. The purchase
of an Open Studio ticket entitles you to 10 half day sessions.
Tickets are valid for the academic year.
Sessions last for 2.5 hours and each day consists of a morning
session from 10.00am-12.30pm and an afternoon session from
1.30pm to 4.00pm. Any permutation of morning and afternoon
sessions is possible.
Open Studio offers you the chance to work from
long poses. The nude pose and the portrait pose are maintained
over a period of three consecutive weeks. Life sessions take
place on Mondays and Wednesdays and portrait sessions on Tuesdays
and Thursdays. Each three-week pose is set up and supervised
by the same tutor and gives the opportunity for six days work
on a painting or drawing.
On Fridays the emphasis is on drawing. New techniques
and approaches are explored through both short and long poses.
Teaching staff are all practising artists and are available
to give advice and instruction whenever required.
Students may book a tutorial with members of
the teaching staff who are available to offer an overview and
advice concerning development of work. Help with portfolio
preparation, college applications and exhibitions can be provided.
Students may enrol at anytime during the academic year either
by post or in the School office, open from 9.30am to 5.00pm
Monday to Friday.
Open Studio Weekly Timetable
Monday & Wednesday
Life Drawing & Painting (same pose 3 weeks)
Tuesday & Thursday
Portrait Drawing & Painting
(same pose 3 weeks)
10 half day sessions £210; senior citizens £190.
The Heatherley School of Fine
Art reserves the right to cancel, combine or reschedule courses,
or adjust fees, or substitute lecturers as necessary.
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