The Hampstead School of Art

The Hampstead School of Art

Charity information

The Hampstead School of Art

A Community Art Education Charity dedicated to enriching our community and sharing the knowledge of artists from Constable to Freud.

Founded 1963

  • Mission statement

    Keep the fine arts tradition alive in North West London!

    The Hampstead School of Art (HSA) was founded by The Hampstead Artists’ Council (HAC), a post war artists’ group in which the sculptor Henry Moore took a
    leading role and served as a patron for many years. Together, HSA and HAC built the Camden Arts Centre, site of the original school, which saw exhibitions of
    work by artists as eminent as Paul Klee, Barbara Hepworth and Henry Moore. The School’s purpose, then and now, is to provide a centre where the appreciation
    and enjoyment of art can be shared as widely as possible.

    The Hampstead School of Art now operates as an independent and self funding Charity, offering 57 arts courses (fines arts, sculpture, painting, printmaking, pottery,
    silk painting, drawing, mosaics, and art history) throughout the year, as well as workshops during the school breaks for over 400 students, ranging in age from seven to 92. The School embraces both traditional disciplines and contemporary art, having turned out professional artists, such as Stella Vine (a leading contemporary artist promoted by Charles Saatchi), Ingrid Wilkinson and David Poole.

    It's goal is to establish a permanent home for the School and build a premiere arts centre in North West London in a Grade II listed building.

    Help us to achieve this goal.

  • Aims

    The Hampstead School of Art aims to:

    • Actively pursue outreach to the community in pursuit of art education and excellence.
  • Overview

    Established: May 1963

    Registered Charity Number: 1072327

    Board members: 8

    Full time staff: 1

    Part time staff: 37

    Phone number: 02077941439

    Address: 19-21 Kiddepore Avenue London NW3 7ST

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