"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.

What people are saying...

Paul Morrison

PhD Application Mentoring participant

“The PhD Application Mentoring course at the New Art School gave me the opportunity to reengage myself and my practice with positive critical discussion. In our online video call tutorials my mentor provided objective feedback in a way which was honest, engaging, and which encouraged serious critical reflection on my own work.

 

The tutorials reminded me of crits or one-to-one sessions with tutors on my BA and MA and during my time at the New Art School my work progressed dramatically.

 

The process of engaging with a professional tutor offered me insights I may never have considered; opinions I may never have thought of; artists I may never have come across; ways of working I may not have thought to try.”

Tom

Contemporary Painting participant

“I have been a participant on the remote painting mentoring programme of the New Art School now for some months. I would say that at every touchpoint in my interactions with the team they have been very professional, well-mannered and they have gone out of their way to make me feel welcome and valued. Their system works well and efficiently, but more to the point the quality of tuition is excellent so far.

 

My discussions have been very astutely focused on my practice and work, and how it can be improved upon both during my time with their input and in the longer term. You are expected to be ambitious and to put the time in to making work that is situated in context, and equally they not only intend that the people they're assisting will do well, but are also proactive in encouraging them to create the right opportunities.

 

My tutorials have incorporated a lot of astute artist references to research, and coaching to get me thinking and practicing in the right way from practical tips on preparing surfaces, using the right mediums and applying paint in the most conducive way to get the effects that'll make the work interesting, to how to think in the right way and find a voice that's going to be compelling to an audience.

 

I think it is also fair to say that, whilst the discussions have not yet been overly academic, the team evidently do have academic expertise to challenge you intellectually to justify your work from this standpoint if it is necessary or desired, and this has become clear when touched upon. So far but my experience has been extremely positive.” 

R. Reiss

Contemporary Painting participant

Having previously been to art college I can attest that the quality of criticism is extremely astute. Our conversations have covered both contemporary and historical art references, culture, and aesthetics. One is encouraged to think critically about the work presented and to bend and stretch one’s practice. Our meetings have also been encouraging and nurturing which assists the creative process. My mentor has a wide breadth of experience in both teaching and exhibiting and I would highly recommend participating in one of the New Art Schools courses. 

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

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Karla Black

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Paul Becker

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Monster Chetwynd

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William Daniels

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Haroun Hayward

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Rae Hicks

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Harminder Judge

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Andi Magenheimer

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Lorna MacIntyre

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Hardeep Pandhal

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Alexander James Pollard

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Michaela Yearwood-Dan

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Gregor Wright

Programme Costs

Note: With support from Creative Scotland, the NAS Bursary scheme is currently offering ten-fully funded places on our Contemporary Painting and Contemporary Fine Art courses.

The scheme seeks to address the clearly identified lack of diversity in the sector and challenge the barriers that many artists face as a result of their socio-economic background, race, ethnicity or disability.

If you think you might be eligible and would like to apply, please take a look at the open call.

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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