Inspiring creativity
in the community.

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Welcome to Putney School of Art & Design

Originally founded in 1883, Putney School of Art and Design has been inspiring creativity in the community from our existing home on Oxford Road since 1895. We offer a wide range of art and design courses for first time students and experienced artists of all ages, including painting, drawing, pottery, photography, sculpture and printmaking as well as more specialised courses such as our Art and Design Diploma.

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Meet our students

We have many students with varying experiences at the school, here is just one example of a students unique journey. One of the Putney School of Art and Design’s long-term students Michael discusses why he continues to return to the school and showcases what’s on offer.

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Our Courses

We offer a huge variety of drawing and painting courses. From introductory courses in life drawing and portraiture to more advanced areas using watercolours, gouache and oils; we explore a range of techniques and medias so there really is something for everyone.

Our Studios

A space to create

The school has a superb life drawing studio on the first floor, complete with vast north-facing windows and vaulted wooden ceiling.

The school has developed and gradually expanded since 1895, apart from a brief break during the war years. It now has six studios designed specifically for painting, printmaking, drawing, ceramics and more recently, digital design.