"What art is, in reality, is this missing link, not the links that exist. It's not what you see that is art; art is the gap."

Marcel Duchamp

Mission

The New Art School is a rigorous international online programme suitable for artists anywhere in the world. It is designed to offer contemporary art education and support structures at an affordable rate- an art education for everyone, not just the few.

It is important for art schools to stay up to date and offer relevant educational opportunities for future generations of artists. We offer a unique opportunity for the artists of tomorrow to cut away the unnecessary costs associated with traditional institutional structures.

Our Programmes

Contemporary Fine Art Mentoring

Our Contemporary Fine Art Mentoring course is a new remote learning programme designed to build, support and ultimately strengthen your artistic practice through a bespoke and individualised programme of guided practice and feedback. The course will introduce you to many of the issues, discussions and contextual nuances relevant to current artistic practice, ultimately helping you to make a contribution to the rich field of contemporary art making. The course is about receiving the best quality, timely advice and acting upon it. It's therefore particularly appropriate for artists seeking an alternative to MA or even BA studies, as well as being relevant to candidates who are post-MA- those who are looking to refresh their practice or re-establish connections and foster discourse with like-minded practitioners.

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Contemporary Fine Art Mentoring

Our Contemporary Fine Art Mentoring course is a new remote learning programme designed to build, support and ultimately strengthen your artistic practice through a bespoke and individualised programme of guided practice and feedback. The course will introduce you to many of the issues, discussions and contextual nuances relevant to current artistic practice, ultimately helping you to make a contribution to the rich field of contemporary art making. The course is about receiving the best quality, timely advice and acting upon it. It's therefore particularly appropriate for artists seeking an alternative to MA or even BA studies, as well as being relevant to candidates who are post-MA- those who are looking to refresh their practice or re-establish connections and foster discourse with like-minded practitioners.

Contemporary Painting Mentoring

The Contemporary Painting Mentoring programme is a new remote learning course. The aim of the programme is to provide an opportunity to further strengthen your specialist painting practice and help you on your way to forming a career practising as a contemporary painter by working with and responding to guidance from an experienced contemporary painter with an active practice.

Working with professional painters with years of exhibiting and teaching experience we aim to guide you through many of the conditions, questions, contexts and techniques appropriate to current international painting practice and discourse. We specialise in guidance aimed at improving techniques as well as providing contextual and conceptual understanding of the potential role of painting within the contemporary art sphere as well as the wider world.

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Contemporary Painting Mentoring

The Contemporary Painting Mentoring programme is a new remote learning course. The aim of the programme is to provide an opportunity to further strengthen your specialist painting practice and help you on your way to forming a career practising as a contemporary painter by working with and responding to guidance from an experienced contemporary painter with an active practice.

Working with professional painters with years of exhibiting and teaching experience we aim to guide you through many of the conditions, questions, contexts and techniques appropriate to current international painting practice and discourse. We specialise in guidance aimed at improving techniques as well as providing contextual and conceptual understanding of the potential role of painting within the contemporary art sphere as well as the wider world.

Portfolio Preparation

Securing a place on a fine art course at a traditional art school with a proven track record can be a big challenge. Our Portfolio Preparation course offers guidance and help in achieving that goal. Over the course of a year you will be set tasks to develop your skills and demonstrate your abilities to their fullest as you build up an art portfolio. You will receive personal feedback from a practicing artist with years of experience with the goal of developing a portfolio worthy of a successful application at the institution you identify.

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Portfolio Preparation

Securing a place on a fine art course at a traditional art school with a proven track record can be a big challenge. Our Portfolio Preparation course offers guidance and help in achieving that goal. Over the course of a year you will be set tasks to develop your skills and demonstrate your abilities to their fullest as you build up an art portfolio. You will receive personal feedback from a practicing artist with years of experience with the goal of developing a portfolio worthy of a successful application at the institution you identify.

PhD Application Mentoring

In order to teach at university level these days you need a PhD. In recent years the number of contemporary artists undertaking the qualification has sky-rocketed. One of our most asked about courses is the "PhD Application Mentoring" course. Properly understanding how you might most effectively go about generating a research question is a difficult process. If you are serious about your success in undertaking a post-graduate course of this nature then maximise your chances of success with the PhD Application Mentoring course. This is a remote learning service designed to help you strengthen your application to an art based PhD and will set you on the right track by introducing you to the proper terminology and ways of structuring an application. Our mentors are qualified to the highest levels in the arts.

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PhD Application Mentoring

In order to teach at university level these days you need a PhD. In recent years the number of contemporary artists undertaking the qualification has sky-rocketed. One of our most asked about courses is the "PhD Application Mentoring" course. Properly understanding how you might most effectively go about generating a research question is a difficult process. If you are serious about your success in undertaking a post-graduate course of this nature then maximise your chances of success with the PhD Application Mentoring course. This is a remote learning service designed to help you strengthen your application to an art based PhD and will set you on the right track by introducing you to the proper terminology and ways of structuring an application. Our mentors are qualified to the highest levels in the arts.

Our Staff

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Sara Barker

Sara Barker studied at Glasgow School of Art and the University of Glasgow. She has exhibited extensively in a wide range of international venues including- The Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh and Ikon, Birmingham (2016), Scottish Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh (2018), Condo New York, Mitchell Algus Gallery, New York (2018), Women to Watch, Phillips, London (2017), Surface Work, Victoria Miro, London (2018).

Permanent commissions include: Leeds University Engineering and Physical Sciences Faculty (2020), Last of Light (3 needles), Angel Court Piazza, London (2017).

Barker is based in Glasgow and has taught at Glasgow School of Art and Edinburgh College of Art.
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Karla Black

Karla Black was born in 1972 in Alexandria, West Dunbartonshire, Scotland. She gained a BA (Hons) Sculpture from Glasgow School of Art in 1999, an MPhil (Art in Organisational Contexts) in 2000 and an MFA in 2004. She lives and works in Glasgow.

In 2020 she will have solo exhibitions at Desmoines Art Center, Iowa, USA and The Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh. Examples of other solo exhibitions in recent years include David Zwirner Gallery, New York, Galerie Gisela Capitain Cologne. Her work is held in public and private collections worldwide, including by The Guggenheim New York, Hammer Museum Los Angeles, Dallas Museum of Art and Tate, London.

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William Daniels

William Daniels is a graduate of the Royal College of Art and has shown extensively in international galleries and museums for the past 15 years.

He has teaching experience as a visiting lecturer at institutions such as the Royal Academy of Arts, Chelsea College of Arts and the University of Brighton.

He lives and works in London.
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Rae Hicks

Graduating from Goldsmiths in 2012 and The Royal College of Art in 2018, Rae Hicks exhibits regularly in the UK and abroad, working from London.

He works across painting and sculpture, addressing the uneasy interplay between mundane experience and poetical grandeur.

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Andi Magenheimer

Andi Magenheimer earned her BFA from The School of Visual Arts, NYC and her MA in Painting from the Royal College of Art, winning the Rhodes Family Award and the Chelsea Arts Club Trust Special Projects Award. Born in Connecticut in 1984, she is currently based in London. She has exhibited widely internationally in recent years, with solo shows in New York, Los Angeles and London and has been shortlisted and offered reserve candidacy for the Abbey Fellowship at the British School at Rome 2019/2020.

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Lorna MacIntyre

Lorna Macintyre (b. 1977 Glasgow) is an artist based in Glasgow. Having studied for both a BA (1999) and MFA (2007) at the Glasgow School of Art, she now also works there as a visiting lecturer in Fine Art Photography. Macintyre's recent solo exhibitions include: Pieces of You Are Here, Dundee Contemporary Arts (2018), Spolia, Cample Line, Dumfriesshire (2017); Much Marcle, Chapter, Cardiff (2016); Material Language or All Truths Wait in All Things, Mary Mary, Glasgow (2015); Solid Objects, Glasgow Project Room (2015); and Four Paper Fugues, Mount Stuart, Isle of Bute, part of GENERATION, 25 Years of Contemporary Art in Scotland, (2014).

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Hardeep Pandhal

Hardeep Pandhal was born in Birmingham in 1985 and lives and works in Glasgow. He received a Leverhulme Scholarship to complete the MFA programme at The Glasgow School of Art in 2013. Recent solo exhibitions include: Paranoid Picnic: The Phantom BAME, New Art Exchange and Primary, Nottingham (2018); Self-Loathing Flashmob, Kelvin Hall, Glasgow International 2018, Glasgow;  Liar Hydrant, Cubitt, London (2018). Recent group exhibitions include: Is This Tomorrow?, Whitechapel Gallery, London (2019); 2018 Triennial: Songs for Sabotage,  New Museum, New York (2018). He was shortlisted for the 2018 Film London Jarman Award.

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Alexander James Pollard

Alexander James Pollard represented Scotland at the 2005 Venice Biennale and has shown extensively since. He was previously the Academic Programme Leader for Fine Art at the University of Brighton as well as a Lecturer in Fine Art Painting at Wimbledon College of Arts and Glasgow School of Art. Pollard is currently Senior Lecturer at the University of Brighton teaching into the Painting programme and the MA Fine Art course. He lives and works in London.

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Gregor Wright

Gregor Wright has shown work in international contexts including Maschenmode in Berlin, The Drawing Centre in New York, Glasgow Gallery of Modern Art, Galerie Dependance in Brussels and Shane Campbell Gallery in Chicago. Previously a committee member of Glasgow's influential Transmission Gallery, he continues to live and work in the city. Working across a broad range of media, he is represented by The Modern Institute and continues to make and show work regularly.

Programme Costs

Contemporary Fine Art Mentoring

£1,440

  • Spend one year in regular direct contact with your assigned tutor. Develop your own unique working practice as you gain a thorough understanding of contemporary fine art production and learn how to apply it to your own work.

Contemporary Painting Mentoring

£1,440

  • Spend one year in regular direct contact with your designated tutor. Develop your own unique approach to painting as you gain a thorough understanding of contemporary painting practice and learn how to apply it to your own work.

PhD Application Mentoring

£440

  • This short course consists of three bespoke feedback reports or Skype tutorials from your personal mentor, made in response to your Research Proposal and examples of practical work.

Pre-Degree Mentoring

£1,440

  • Spend one year in regular direct contact with an assigned tutor to develop your art making skills and build a portfolio suitable for application to an undergraduate course at a UK art school.

How Do I Apply?

Application is free and open to everyone. Courses begin all year round upon successful application and enrolmentApplications are now open.

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