The Heatherley School of Fine Art in Chelsea

City College Brighton and Hove, with a great range of art courses

The City Lit, the veteran London adult education institution with a great range of art and design courses, including its outstanding photography department

The London Atelier of Representational Art (LARA), a teaching institution based on traditional atelier drawing and painting practices with a broad range of courses including their three-year full-time course

Central St Martins, part of the University of the Arts London and a leading art teaching institution in the UK and the world, with a full range of learning programmes including part-time and intensive courses on specific topics

The Art Academy near London Bridge, a young, independent teaching institution offering long-term and short and evening courses in a range of fine art disciplines

Drawing and Painting

The Sussex County Arts Club, a great life drawing and painting resource if you live in or near Brighton

The Dulwich Art Club, a fantastic life drawing and painting resource in South London with sessions and activities programmed throughout the week

The Moon and Nude, a friendly North London-based life drawing organisation with drop-in sessions through the week

The Art Model Collective, an association of highly experienced and professional models who pose together in venues across London

Artists' Organisations and Resources

Shutter Hub, the UK initiative by photographers for photographers, featuring members-only exhibitions as well as nationwide opportunities

Matthews Yard in Croydon, South London, a local arts and culture hub with an ongoing programme of exhibitions and other activities including life drawing


Exhibit Here, a young initiative with a range of exhibiting opportunities

Lauderdale House in Highgate Hill, London, with a vibrant programme of exhibitions and other events

The Menier Gallery near London Bridge, a well-known arts fixture with an ongoing exhibitions programme

The Fishslab Gallery in Whitstable, Kent, with an active exhibition programme through the year

Blighty Coffee in Finsbury Park, North London, a local hub of artistic activity with work by emerging artists continuously on display

The Resistance Gallery in Bethnal Green, North London, a multipurpose space with a busy programme of performances and exhibitions

Highgate Contemporary Art in North London, a veteran gallery with an exciting, ongoing exhibition programme