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

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 through the 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 whole days.

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

Open Studio

Academic Year 2021 – 2022

£56 per session (10.00am – 4.00pm)

Open Studio must be booked online in advance. A new booking system is in place and you can book as few or as many sessions as you like.

Enrolment for academic year 2021-22

Subject to availability, students may enrol at any time during the academic year online on the new booking system.

Ticket code: OS20192020

Summer Holiday Courses have started!

Make this summer a creative one.