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Open Studio

A flexible opportunity to work from the model


Open Access

The Heatherley School of Fine Art 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 with the assistance of a tutor. The Open Studio has 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. The purchase of an Open Studio ticket entitles you to 10 half day sessions.

Session Pattern

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.

£255.00 / £275.00book now

Open Studio Ticket



Term begins Monday 23th September in Studio 4 on the first floor.

Enrolment for academic year 2019-20

Students may enrol at any time during the academic year either online, by post or in the school office which is open from 9.30am to 4.00pm Monday to Friday.

Ticket code: OS20192020
Senior citizen discount applies

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