About Putney School of Art and Design

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Important Update: Thursday 25 February 2021

With the latest government announcement on Monday 22 February 2021, we are planning for a phased re-opening of the school site from 15 March 2021.

We will be offering a reduced number of on-site courses and they should be available for you to book from Tuesday 2 March 2021.

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We hope to welcome some of our students back to the school with the previous measures in place.

Our current online courses will continue for the remainder of the Spring Term.

All being well, we are planning the full re-opening of the site for the Summer Term, scheduled for Monday 19 April 2021.

If you need further clarification, please call between 10am to 4.00pm, Monday to Thursday ONLY.

On behalf of the PSAD teams, thank you all for your kind messages and continued support.

Best wishes and please keep well.

Nilar Morgan – Head of Putney School of Art & Design


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The school has a superb life drawing studio on the first floor, complete with vast north-facing windows and vaulted wooden ceiling. The school has developed and gradually expanded since 1895, apart from a brief break during the war years. It now has six studios designed specifically for painting, printmaking, drawing, ceramics and more recently, digital design.

With its roots firmly in the local community, excellent transport links have helped us to attract students from all over London and beyond. We receive continued support and encouragement from The Friends of Putney School of Art and Design, an independent, registered charity.

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History of Putney School of Art and Design

Putney School of Art and Design was originally founded in 1883, and has been in Oxford Road, Putney since 1895. The main benefactor of the original Victorian school was Sir William Lancaster, an eminent local politician and philanthropist.


Putney School of Art and Design is brought to you by Wandsworth Council and delivered in partnership with Enable Leisure and Culture.