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Lockdown may be the moment to finally unlock your inner artist, as the famous Hampstead School of Art are offering a range of online courses and virtual studio classes over the coming weeks.
Set up in 1946 with the help of lifelong patron Henry Moore, HSoA is proud to be the oldest non-profit, contemporary art-making and learning centre serving the community in North London.
Find out more about HSoA Virtual, which provides opportunities to continue to develop your talent and art making skills in your own home. Enjoy a live studio class experience with tuition and personal feedback while connecting with friends and sharing experiences.
Their upcoming Christmas Art School runs 9-20 December (see below) where you can choose from exciting new additions to the adult programme, alongside the perennially popular children and young adult workshops. All are studio-based with small class sizes and filling up fast, so do sign up today.
During the first lockdown, the school’s Insta hashtag challenge #GetCreativeHSoA was so popular that now over 130 budding artists have been featured in their feed gallery, and you could be next! The invite is open to all, so let your imagination out into the open, even while we’re all mostly spending our days at home once again.
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