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• The Painting course at Gray’s School of Art offers you a challenging opportunity to study both the technical and contextual aspects of Drawing and Painting in a spacious studio environment.

• Drawing is at the core of the Painting course and is embedded within the programme in a variety of ways. A sequence of both objective and subjective projects explore the grammar and forms of Painting.

• The course offers an informed context that allows for the development of a personal visual language, as well as a fuller and more critical understanding of
the subject.


Upon graduation, Painting students will have acquired a wide range of transferable skills that will equip them appropriately for employment in a diverse range of careers within the creative and cultural industries, and other fields of employment where creative thinkers are highly valued.

Many sustain individual studio practices, determining their own directions and are actively exhibiting, curating and furthering their careers as professional artists. A number of students also go on to study at postgraduate level. In recent years, these have included prestigious institutions within the UK and overseas.

Staff Profile
Andrew Cranston

studied painting at Gray’s School of Art and the Royal College of Art. He has been a lecturer in Painting since 1999. His Paintings explore narratives within interior space, elaborating on situations
experienced directly, or found in cinema, theatre and literature.

Andrew has had solo shows at The Mappin Art Gallery, Sheffield, International Project Space, Birmingham and Hamish Morrison Galerie, Berlin. He was selected twice for East International, Norwich (2007 and 2009). In 2014 He was awarded The Arts Foundation Fellowship.

Graduate Overview
Catherine Ross

Quote marks“I feel I was taught how to excel, and become the Painter, which I now consider myself to be”

“I valued my time in the Painting department at Gray’s School of Art and the experiences that I had there. I believe that the working environment at Gray’s is unique. I always felt very relaxed within the building, and on campus: there is such a supportive and reliable network of students and staff.

The quality of teaching at Gray’s is exceptionally high, particularly in drawing. I feel I was taught how to excel, and become the Painter, which I now consider myself to be”.

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