The Wren Hall (formally the Choristers School, founded 1559) is a graceful Queen Anne building that was remodelled in the early 1700’s to provide a classroom and dormitories for the Cathedral choristers, generations of whom received an education within its walls until 1947. Sarum Studio at the Wren Hall continues this educational ethic.
Light and space are the most important requirements when drawing and painting from life, and the East/West orientation of the hall provides ideal light throughout the day. The room is big enough to allow fourteen or more students optimal working conditions, as they need to be able to stand back to review their work at a distance.
The location and atmosphere of the Wren Hall, and the peace and beauty of the Cathedral Close, combine to create a uniquely inspiring setting conducive to serious study, and a gratifying experience away from urban distractions and expenses.