Why Choose Us?
We offer something distinct and increasingly rare: the best of an old-school atelier combined with the vibrancy and diversity of a contemporary art school.
Founded in 2000 by artist Tanya Russell, AAL blends skills based art education with contemporary processes and theory to help students produce a rich, sustainable practice. We believe a portrait should be as conceptually considered as an installation and an installation as carefully crafted as a portrait.
AAL’s unique hands-on teaching approach offers the highest number of contact hours of any higher education art school in the UK across their academic courses.