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

Open Studio

£260.00 / £280.00

All 2019-20 tickets are valid to the end of the summer term 2021.

Autumn Term 2020


Spring Term 2021


Summer Term 2021



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: OS20202021
Open Studio with senior citizen discount £260


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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

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 current academic year and unused sessions are not transferable to the subsequent academic year, so please plan your time effectively. Academic Year 2019-20 tickets will be valid until July 2021.

In order to gain access into the Open Studio please ensure you have a valid  ticket with you.

Session Pattern

All 2019-20 tickets are valid to the end of the summer term 2021.

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.

Open Studio Weekly Timetable

Monday & Wednesday 
Life Drawing & Painting (same pose 3 weeks)

Tuesday & Thursday 
Portrait Drawing & Painting (same pose 3 weeks)

Life Drawing

See detailed calendar for spring term 2020 here


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