New Art School Building

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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.

Purpose built for studio-based learning, designed by architects Allies and Morrison and built by Barratt London, HSoA is the creative heart of Hampstead’s new Kidderpore Green development. 


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Hampstead School Of Art
Penrose Gardens, London NW3 7BF

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Learn, transform, grow, create

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.

Operating over four floors, the new building comprises open plan fine art studios, a sculpture and ceramics studio, life drawing room, printmaking, silk painting and jewellery making facilities, dedicated studio spaces for Foundation and Advanced Course students, library and resources area, plus the beautiful HSoA Gallery, HSoA Cafe and an outdoor piazza.   

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