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To book a place please contact the Open Studio Office by telephone or in person. Places are allocated on a first come first served basis from the time that the brochure is issued. It is not possible to reserve a place on any course without payment.

Refunds cannot be offered if you choose to cancel your booking. We understand that personal circumstances can change, however The GSA cannot accept responsibility for this. If there is a change to your personal circumstances beyond your control prior to the start of your course, we will make every effort to offer you an alternative course or discuss payment plans. The only exception for a refund will be students withdrawing from a course on medical or compassionate grounds (documentation may be requested). Refunds will only be authorised by the Head of Finance in consultation with the Head of Open Studio.

Occasionally Continuing Education may be forced to cancel a course due to insufficient enrolment in which case an alternative course or a full refund will be offered. At the time of going to print, all course information is correct, in the event of changes directly affecting your course, you will be notified.

If you are a senior citizen in receipt of a state pension, unemployed, or a full-time FE or HE student, the discounted fee as stated in the course description is applicable. You will be

required to provide photocopied evidence of your status after enrolment on the course.

If you book a Spring Weekend course you will receive a 15% discount on any of our Summer School week long courses. This cannot be used in conjunction with other offers, such as our multi-week discount.

If you book more than one Summer School weeklong course at the full fee rate for the same adult, you will be eligible for the multi-week discount as follows:

Book one week full fee
Book two weeks £30 discount
Book three weeks £50 discount
Book four weeks £70 discount

Students are provided with tuition of the highest quality. Course tutors are members of The GSA staff or invited artists and designers drawn from the wider artistic community who specialise in their field. Our aim is to ensure that students have access to current initiatives in education especially in the area of skill acquisition. Tuition is through demonstration, group discussion and one-to-one advice and guidance.

Some courses include a life model. Life Models, both male and female are nude/unclothed and a level of studio etiquette must be followed (life room rules and etiquette information will be available for these classes). The model works to the direction of the tutor, involving short, moving or sustained poses. Models are clothed for portraiture classes. Photography is not permitted within the studio during a life class. In the rare circumstance that a life model cannot attend at short notice, a clothed model will be provided if possible.

Courses are held in workshops and studios across The GSA campus. The McLellan Galleries will house all our drawing and painting courses, while specialist technical workshops around

campus are used as per the needs of your selected course. The Open Studio does not take responsibility for personal belongings lost or damaged while students are on campus. We
would ask you to be vigilant of any belongings and report any cause for concern.

You are asked to supply your own materials for your course, unless otherwise indicated. A recommended list of materials will be sent to you with Confirmation of your booking. A

materials fee has been included in some course fees (see course descriptions). Any materials used in excess will be your own responsibility. There is no discount on the materials fees included in the cost of the course.

Parking around the School campus is difficult. We therefore advise that you use public transport where possible. Park and ride facilities are available at the following underground

stations: Bridge Street, Kelvinbridge, Sheilds Road and West Street. (Cowcaddens is the nearest underground station to the Art School). For rail transport: Queen Street, Charing Cross and Central Station are all within easy walking distance.

Alternatively, there is a NCP car park at Cambridge Street very near to the School.

As the School sits on a very steep hill, it is recommended that students with mobility difficulties discuss their access requirements with the Open Studio prior to making a formal booking. We will endeavour to accommodate all levels of need. Curbs are lowered in areas

surrounding the School for wheelchair access and lifts are available in buildings used for our courses.

The Health and Safety Regulations of the Art School can be obtained from the Open Studio Office on request. Health and Safety guidelines will be issued at the start of courses where required. Risk assessments will have been carried out on all studios and equipment prior to the start of the course. 

The GSA is committed to supporting equal opportunities. We aim to ensure that everyone – regardless of race, gender, religion or belief, disability, age or sexual orientation – is able to make the most of their time on the programme. It is the responsibility of the Department, tutors and students to help achieve this goal. The GSA Promoting Diversity Policy is available on request. 

Personal data provided on your application form will be entered into the School’s computer records. Some information is also required by the Higher Education Statistics Agency for use in statistical analysis. At all times use of this data will be strictly in accordance with the principles laid down the Data Protection Act 1998.

The information contained in the GSA Open Studio brochure (on this website as a downloadable pdf) is correct at the time of going to print. The School however reserves the right to alter or cancel any of the courses without notice.