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    " ... has allowed me to really invest in my painting."
    Thomas van Der Meulen, BA Art

Art studio

Open 24 hours a day and seven days a week, our studios are diverse, lively and stimulating environments in which to learn and develop new skills, exchange your experience with others and develop as an artist.

The studios at the Reading School of Art will be the focal point of your activities for the duration of your course. They  will provide you with a space in which to work, create, meet other students, exhibit and perform.


Students learning woodworking skills

Creative and stimulating

Our studios are creative, lively and stimulating learning environments. You will share your studio space with students from all years of the degree courses but you'll be located within your year group. This arrangement encourages you to exchange thoughts and ideas with other students, support one another, and share knowledge – creating a vibrant and diverse studio community.  

There is always a high level of activity in the studios with regular events, screenings, performances and exhibitions taking place.  A student-run gallery and experimental project spaces are also available for you to explore. 


Adam Stead's work on display in one of the studios at Reading School of Art


Flexible and ambitious

Your studios are accessible 24 hours a day and seven days a week, enabling you to work at your own pace. They are are incredibly flexible and able to accommodate any size of project no matter what scale or ambition. Our studios are versatile, bright and light airy spaces, providing the perfect backdrop for your work whether its painting, sculpture, digital or performance art.

"24 hour access to the art studios has allowed me to really invest in my painting; I can work to timescales that suit me and in an environment that is inspiring and encouraging."

Thomas van Der Meulen, BA Art

A range of students work displayed in one of the studios at Reading School of Art

Equipment and materials

Our three distinctly different workshops - fabrication, digital and Audio Visual - give you access to a vast range of equipment, including:

  • 3D printing
  • audio visual studio, including green screen technology
  • dark room
  • digital photography
  • a kiln, ceramics
  • metalwork
  • printmaking
  • painting
  • sculpture
  • welding
  • woodwork

"The facilities and studio space available has allowed me to explore a range of different media, such as film, photography and painting. Learning this diverse range of skills has certainly enhanced my own art practice."

Ellie de Wild, BA Art and History of Art

Digital work from a master's student

University campus

As the Reading School of Art is based on a university campus you will also have access to the wider academic community

The university campus also offers 130 hectares beautiful award-wining parkland, providing you with an inspirational environment in which to relax or create art in.

​Come to an Open Day

Get a real feel for the University, meet staff and current students from the Reading School of Art, take part in an art workshop and explore our award-wining campus.p>

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