1906 Visit to City & Guilds of London Art School

Tuesday 19 March 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM

Price for single attendee: £0.00

City & Guilds of London Art School traces its origins to the 1850s, when it began life as the Lambeth School of Art, working closely with local industrialists such as Henry Doulton whose factory was located nearby and with whom the Art School developed a curriculum that trained students (many of whom were women) for the pottery trade and to carry out design work for Doulton. Since 1879, the Art School has been at its current Kennington Park Road location, now encompassing six Georgian townhouses, a block of studios build between the 1880s and 1920s, and a garden and stoneyard. Now an independent charity, the Art School is renowned for its Fine Art BA (Hons) and MA, as well as for its departments on the Conservation of cultural objects and Historic Carving in wood and stone (both of which stem from courses developed after the Second World War to train specialist practitioners for the restoration of London’s damaged architecture). We will have an opportunity to visit these historic spaces and to see how their character has been preserved, while also hearing about the Masterplan developments that are ensuring these buildings are fit for present-day use. This will also be a chance to gain access into the conservation laboratories and historic carving studios to see the Art School’s talented students at work. At City & Guilds of London Art School, 124 Kennington Park Road, London SE11 4DJ. Tube: Kennington. £17. Booking required.*



Event code: 1906

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