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HSoA Autumn Guide 2016
Isabel H Langtry with Frank Bowling OBE RA


HSoA New Art School building  

Welcome from the Principal, Isabel H Langtry

The school celebrates its 70th year. The Hampstead Artist’s Council (HAC) was launched in 1946 and included a little art school. 70 years and several manifestations on, Hampstead School of Art has moved into its new purpose-built building. We will strive to continue serving the local community and are proud to be the oldest, non- profit, contemporary art-making and learning centre in north London.

It has been a great summer settling into our new home and we are anticipating an exciting art school year. We look forward to celebrating the official opening of the new building, date to be announced.

We also look forward to seeing you and sharing all the art-learning opportunities we offer. Please speak to us directly if you have questions about our weekly classes or Foundation Diploma and certificate programmes. We will help you explore ideas and possibilities.

There are lots of exciting FREE events coming up. We are delighted that Frank Bowling OBE RA, Patron of HSoA, launches the new HSoA Gallery with his exhibition New White Paintings. Nicole Farhi is curating ‘CHAOS’ and historian Augustus Casely-Hayford talks about curating a major forthcoming exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery.

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 community programme, ‘Drawn Together’ focuses on taking art to those who cannot come to HSoA.

We are delighted with our new building designed by architects Allies and Morrison, built by Barratt London and the beautiful café they have created for us.

Join us – the coffee is great!