Set within the beautiful environs of Salisbury Cathedral Close, the Sarum Studio is an independent school of fine art committed to the theory and practice of drawing and painting from life using the sight-size method.
The Sarum Studio offers a programme of study that is no longer provided by contemporary art schools. Students begin by drawing daily from plaster casts and the life model before graduating first to portrait drawing, then to figure and portrait painting. The objective of the training is to equip students with the practical skills and aesthetic sensibilities they need to interpret and transcribe the visual world, and to encourage their potential as contemporary artists working in the figurative tradition.
The location and atmosphere of the Wren Hall, combined with the peace and beauty of the Cathedral Close, create a uniquely inspiring environment conducive to learning, and a gratifying experience away from everyday distractions.