Unleashing the artist in everyone.

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Welcome to our art school.

As Thomas Hirschhorn tells us; 

“Art is - in all circumstances inclusive. Art has nothing to do with exclusivity. The Art-Public is a non-exclusive- public. This is the opposite of a pre-determined selected, and initiated public”. 

As a Charity, no 1072327, we strive to provide art learning to those who could not otherwise access it and support them to achieve their potential by gaining essential skills, or for career development or change, often both.


Learn with HSoA

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

Summer Staff & Student Exhibition


Summer Staff & Student Exhibition

15 May - 18 Jun, 2018

At the HSoA Gallery



Tim Benson, Life Painting Workshop

Artist Event

10:00am - 3:00pm 1 Jun, 2018

Åke Arnerdal Collage Workshop

Artist Event

10:00am - 3:00pm 3 Jun, 2018

Picture the Heath 2018

Artist Event

9:30am - 7:30pm 16 Jun, 2018

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.

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HSoA students visit the studios of Philip King PRA & Zadoc Ben David
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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

Caroline Deane

Derek Ogbourne

Marcia Scott

Tony Wigg

Desmond Healy

Isabel H Langtry

Abigail Yentis

Coming soon