Slade School of Fine Art


Established in 1987 the Slade Summer School provides a unique opportunity for a wide range of artists and students to work within the studios and vibrant atmosphere of the Slade, a world-renowned school of fine art. All of our courses are taught by practicing artists with an understanding of, and sensitivity to, the different levels of experience and needs of our Summer School students. The Slade Summer School is an exciting and lively environment for students to test their abilities and experiment while learning new skills and different approaches to making art.

Summer School 2022 will continue online due to urgent repair work to the Slade building scheduled over August.

We are running the following online courses in first principles of Drawing and Painting as follows:

11 – 14 July: 4-day course: Painting
18 – 22 July: 5-day course: Developing Painting Practice
8 - 12 August: 5-day course: Colour Theory and Practice
15 – 18 August: 4-day course: Painting
22 - 26 August: 5-day course: Developing Painting Practice
29 August - 2 September: 5-day course Life Painting & The Sustained Pose
5 - 10 September: 5-day course: Colour Theory and Practice

If you are interested in our summer online courses and would like to join our mailing list, please email

We do hope that we will be able to run in person 2023 and hope to be able to confirm our programme at the beginning of 2023.

General Information

General Information

Find out about making an application and other general information about the Slade Summer School.



Find out further details about booking and payment for the Slade Summer School foundation and short courses.