The Slade Summer School Foundation course is an excellent introduction to the study of contemporary art. It sustains and develops students’ abilities and interests over a ten-week period and offers an opportunity for an intense engagement with contemporary Fine Art practice. The course encourages individual creativity whilst imparting a solid grounding in the practical and the aesthetic, and provides an opportunity to acquire the skills and knowledge necessary for progression into further or higher education in Fine Art, further independent study and an individual art practice rooted in sound knowledge of current educational pedagogy in Fine Art. Entry is open to students of all levels and experience.

FoundationUnfortunately, due to the COVID-19 situation, this year's Summer School has been cancelled.


We hope to be able to run our Foundation Course in 2021, and the details below will provide flavour of the course structure.