School of arts and design

If you would like to develop a new skill, meet new people with similar interests or just learn for the sheer pleasure of it, Adult Learning Lewisham (ALL) has a variety of courses on offer to suit all lifestyles and interests.

From art to floristry, to photography to film studies, to English and maths there is something for everyone. Courses run from a day to a year, so learning a new skill doesn’t need to be a big commitment.

Discover and develop your creativity at the Lewisham School of Arts and Design. You will receive specialist tuition from artists, designers and experts practising in their fields across a wide range of subjects such as drawing and painting, clothes making, jewellery design, pottery, upholstery, interior design, tailoring, printmaking and much more.

ALL offer courses in modern facilities with well equipped class rooms, specialist art, design and textiles workshops, a dance and fitness studio and computing suites. They have classes to suit all levels of ability and can support you whether you are a novice who would like to learn the basics, or someone who would like to refresh themselves with more advanced skills.

Isabel Sargent has been studying Glass work at Adult Learning Lewisham for a number of years and she now runs her own business making and selling glass decorations and bowls.

‘I have really enjoyed learning new skills and meeting new people. The studio space is fantastic and well equipped; but most of all I have really enjoyed working with the tutors. They are creative artists in their own right and they are always very encouraging. Their enthusiasm for what you are doing make it’s such a pleasurable experience’.

‘The course has completely changed my life. I have given up my full time job and set up my own glass work business. I do commissions, run a market stall and sell my products online, and I am having great fun with it all’.

You can read more about Isabel’s inspirational story on her website

Centres are located in Brockley, Lewisham, and Grove Park; ten minutes from Forest Hill, Honor Oak Park, Lewisham and Grove Park stations.

For details on how to enrol and a full list of courses visit or call 0208 314 3300

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