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Heatherleys School Of Fine Art

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Introduction to Heatherleys School Of Fine Art

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Overview

The Heatherley School of Fine Art is unique. Founded in 1845 it is the oldest independent art college in the country and has never lost its commitment to teaching the tradtitional techniques of figurative art. Drawing and observation from life is at the core of much of what we do here, whether it be sculpture, portrait painting or printmaking.

Famous alumni of the school include Henry Moore, Franz Kline, Burne Jones, Rossetti, Millais, Lord Leighton, and Sickert as well as the first Principal of the Slade School of Art, Sir Edmund Poynter and the first Principal of the Royal College of Art, Walter Crane.

Subject Strengths

The School currently runs over 30 part time day and evening courses that run on a termly basis. These include oil painting, watercolour, life drawing, printmaking, ceramics, portraiture,  and sculpture.

Alongside the part time courses Heatherleys offers four full time courses - a two year diploma in portrait painting, a two year diploma in figurative sculpture, a two year diploma in painting and printmaking and a one year 'continuing studies' course which is perfect for those who want to prepare a portfolio to present for a degree course.

During August the school runs a series of week long summer programmes.



 

Facilities

Heatherleys moved to a brand new purpose-built school in 2008, the first to be built in London since the Royal College of Art. It benefits from large studios with great natural light as well as student common areas and an outdoor terrace. In total there are four painting studios, two sculpture studios, a library, lecture hall and a printmaking studio.

Located in Chelsea, only 10 minutes’ walk from Fulham Broadway tube station and close to the new Imperial Wharf over ground station. 

Location

Located in Chelsea, only 10 minutes walk from Fulham Broadway tube station, Heatherleys is easily accessible by public transport. The new Imperial Wharf overland station is just 4 minutes away and there are numerous buses, including the C3 which has a request stop right outside the building. The school is in an enviable central London position, a short way from the river with fantatic views toward the Albert Bridge. The V&A, Natural History museum, Holland Park and Hyde Park are all within easy reach.

How To Enrol

Enrolment takes place throughout the year and can either be done in person or over the phone.

There are no cut-off dates for our diploma courses, however places are limited so we do recommend registering an interest as soon as possible.

The school does not have specific open days. However we are always happy to show prospective students around the college during lunchtimes, or between 4pm and 5pm. Please phone the office on 020 7351 490 in advance to let us know you will be coming.

 

Open Days

The school does not have specific open days. However we are always happy to show prospective students around the college during lunchtimes, or between 4pm and 5pm. Please phone the office on 020 7351 490 in advance to let us know you will be coming.

Contact Details

The Heatherley School of Fine Art
75 Lots Road
Chelsea
London
SW10 0RN

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