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The Warehouse Alternative Art School in Oxford

Established in 2013 (originally based at OVADA Oxford) this successful and innovative one day per week course (now based at art-sauce, Oxford) has been created to fill an ever-increasing need for artists to further their practice outside of formal education. The Warehouse Art School (WAS) is a non-accredited course run by artists for artists and offers an affordable alternative to formal Higher Education courses. The Course offers a focus on the individual’s development within a structured yet responsive environment and gives practitioners of all ages and experiences the opportunity to focus on developing their work within a peer to peer setting. WAS aims to provide a stimulating environment where students are encouraged to take risks in their work and are supported in their continuing professional development through a programme of critical and practical teaching, delivered through tutorials, projects, workshops, collaboration, networking and talks.

The course is aimed at artists wishing to consolidate, develop and professionalise their Fine Art practice at any stage of their career. There are no formal entry requirements, however, it is essential that students must show commitment to the aims of the course and demonstrate an appropriate standard of work. The number of students is limited to 12 per year in order to allow for ample tutorial time and a uniquely peer to peer approach.