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Welcome to Hampstead School of Art

As a practitioners’ art school, we are committed to teaching essential practical skills that form the foundation of a career or adventure in the visual arts.

Our teaching artists lead by example and provide excellent studio-based tuition, putting you at the heart of a uniquely supportive environment, creating an inspirational relationship between knowledge and practice.

Our outreach and community programmes focus on taking art to those who cannot come to HSoA.



We are proud to be the oldest, non profit, art-making and learning centre in North London.

When you consider which charities you will be supporting next, please consider HSoA. The support of our patrons, benefactors and donors enables us to extend our offering by creating new art based cultures, delivering inspiring learning and strengthening our community.

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Learn with HSoA

The HSoA team is driven by a shared vision to create an inclusive, supportive and inspirational environment where each and every student is free to explore, develop and realise their individual artistic voice.

'Every Drop of Ink has a Purpose' HSoA Printmakers Exhibition


'Every Drop of Ink has a Purpose' HSoA Printmakers Exhibition

27 Feb - 26 Mar, 2020



HSoA Open Day for Full Time & Diploma Courses

Artist Event

11:00am - 5:00pm 21 Feb, 2020

Florian Koempel talks Copyright Law for Artists


6:30pm - 7:30pm 17 Mar, 2020

Icons of contemporary art

Team Frank
Alan Gouk Profile
Team Francisco

As the school celebrated its 70th Anniversary year, British abstract painters Frank Bowling RA OBE and Alan Gouk became our first artist patrons since Henry Moore in 1947. In 2019, sculptor Francisco Gazitua joined us and we are now delighted to welcome Sumatra-born artist Dolorosa Sinaga.

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Visiting Lecturer Gethin Evans exhibits at the Royal Drawing School
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HSoA Café

A place to mingle

Enjoy delicious, home-made food and refreshments in the heart of Hampstead’s Kidderpore Green, surrounded by work by local and internationally celebrated artists.

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A major destination for art buyers

Our online gallery will host a unique collection of work to browse and buy from artists including:

Frank Bowling OBE RA

Tim Benson

Alan Gouk

Caroline Deane

Derek Ogbourne

Marcia Scott

Tony Wigg

Desmond Healy

Isabel H Langtry

Abigail Yentis

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