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The Heatherley School of Fine Art, 75 Lots Road, Chelsea, London SW10 0RN  |  phone 020 7351 4190

Open Studio / Drop In Sessions

A flexible opportunity to work from a model

Drop In Sessions previously Open Studio

Heatherleys Drop In Sessions, previously Open Studio, are based on the traditional French Atelier system.

They give artists open access to a studio in which they can work from a model with the assistance of a tutor. These Drop In Sessions have been part of our provision for artists since we were founded in 1845.

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 through our online booking system.

Session Pattern

Long poses are held on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. Each pose is set up and supervised by the same tutor and gives students the opportunity to work on a painting or drawing for a number of days.

On Fridays the emphasis is on life drawing. New techniques and approaches are explored through both short and long poses.

Academic Year 2022 – 2023

£60 per day session (10.00am – 4.00pm)
£30 per half day session (10.00 – 12:30pm and 1.30pm – 4.00pm)

Drop In Sessions must be booked online in advance.

Subject to availability, students may enrol online at any time throughout the academic year.

Term Dates 2022-2023

AUTUMN TERM 2022
Wednesday 28 September – Saturday 17 December

SPRING TERM 2023
Wednesday 11 January – Saturday 1 April

SUMMER TERM 2023
Wednesday 19 April – Saturday 8 July

Schedule