We offer a range of art evening classes in painting, sculpture, drawing, print, ceramics, glass and digital for all levels at our central London location.
We offer a range of classes for all abilities and our superb central London location means we are easily accessible from in and out of London. We have a great choice of courses for people with different levels of experience, all of which are taught by our expert tutors who are specialists in their respective fields. Numbers in the class are kept to a maximum of 14 so that the tutor has plenty of time to go around and speak to each student individually through each evening, as well as teaching the group as a whole.
Please note, our courses are only suitable and available for students 18 years old and above. We have a variety of courses specifically designed for under 18’s as part of our Young Artists programme.
- 20th Century United States Art – Online Course£115.00Course CodeOC2302AH03TutorDaniel GreaneyCourse DatesMondays, 8th January - 5th February 2024Days5Times6.30pm - 8pmExperience LevelAges 18+, All LevelsFee£115LocationOnlineRecommend booking beforeMonday 18th December 2023Although Paris remained the centre of the art world at the beginning of the 20th Century, in the United States, art was progressing at a frantic pace, often independent of developments elsewhere. The gritty realism of the Ashcan School developed in New York at a time when that city was undergoing significant social changes. Two World Wars brought vast numbers of European émigrés to the country, bringing with them trends which influenced their American peers. Abstract Expressionism, credited entirely to the United States shifted the focus away from Europe; America now dominated trends. Pop Art was a perfect reflection of consumer-driven Post-War America. Political change brought about by the Civil Rights and Feminist Movements, broadened the scope of topics an artist might address, an attitude which continues to the present day.
- Women Artists from 1900 to 1950 – Online Course£115.00Course CodeOC2302AH04TutorDaniel GreaneyCourse DatesMondays, 19th February - 18th March 2024Days5Times6.30pm - 8pmExperience LevelAges 18+, All LevelsFee£115LocationOnlineRecommend booking beforeMonday 29th January 2024The restrictions female practitioners had historically faced in their art training, were by the Twentieth Century becoming more relaxed. Women now rightly took their place alongside their male peers, forming radical new styles and were frequently at the forefront of artistic developments. Both socially and culturally, the role of the female artist changed to such an extent that they were integral to the organisation of avant-garde events and establishing groups. This attitude was not confined to France, indeed other centres were often more progressive towards the inclusion and support of women artists in a male dominated system. We will look at practitioners from Europe and the US, focussing on the first half of the 20th Century, a period of great change for women and see how collectively, these practitioners changed the role of the artist and the course of art history.
- Art & Identity Politics, 1965 to Present – Online Course£115.00Course CodeOC2302AH05TutorDr Oriana FoxCourse DatesTuesdays, 20th February - 19th March 2024Days5Times6 - 8pmExperience LevelAll LevelsFee£115LocationOnlineRecommend booking beforeTuesday 30th January 2024This new course explores the impact of identity politics on the practice and curation of visual art from 1965 to the present. We'll be taking a closer look at artworks informed by feminism, anti-racism, post-colonialism, class and labour advocacy, LGBTQ+ and disability rights as well as their intersections. These works often represent the artist’s authentic life experiences to counter and interrogate stereotypes, leading to innovations in both the subject matter and form of art. Such innovations also include the varied forms of activist art, direct action and public intervention aimed at combatting the systematic exclusion of minorities from culture. Activism has informed the re-writing of art history, the curation of exhibitions and the expansion of collections. Though ‘identity politics’ is a contentious term, students will examine its origins and the contemporary intersectional politics that follow on from it, moving beyond the tokenism that merely extends existing canons, aiming instead to question the very value systems that underpin them.
- Art Therapy, the Creative Process and the Unconscious£370.00Course CodeEC2302082TutorMatteo MerlaCourse DatesTuesdays, 9th January - 26th March 2024Days11Times6.30pm – 9.30pmExperience LevelAges 18+, All LevelsFee£370LocationArt Academy London, 165A Mermaid Court, SE1 1HRRecommend booking beforeTuesday 19th December 2023This module will provide an introduction on the topic of “Art Psychotherapy” exploring the main theoretical frameworks and concepts through which art psychotherapy is understood and practiced in UK. The course will also introduce the professional context in which Art Psychotherapy is practiced within different clinical settings by using clinical case studies, presentations and group discussions. The program will also offer an overview of Art Psychotherapy training and career pathways currently available in the UK. This course offers an opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of Art Psychotherapy with experiential and creative workshops with particular emphasis on the central role of the images and art making as a holder of client’s emotional experience and as form of non-verbal and unconscious communication between client and therapist. Using a wide range of art materials, the facilitator will support participants with integrating a creative aspect to theories learnt on the course. No previous experience of art making is required but the workshops will include group discussions and reflective conversations. Therefore, it is important to be prepared to contribute while taking part in these workshops.