Our team

Classes at Highgate Art School are taught by Basil Olton and Veronika Seifert.

Our approach

We are professional artists offering fine art and ceramics classes for adults and children. We are committed to widening access and creating a foundation and basis for an introduction to contemporary arts practice, to engage with a diverse local community.

Highgate Arts School is a project and events space with a developing programme of exhibitions and artist-led projects supporting international and UK-based artists to pursue new directions and develop new work. For audiences the art school provides opportunities to experience this process of art production through participation and critical reflection.

Our emphasis as an arts school is to stimulate creative curiosity and the desire to learn in students, assisting to develop ideas and creative practise, with all participants able to explore their creative potential, and develop their knowledge and understanding of the creative process.

Mission and principles

  • To create a supportive environment where students can experiment, and learn from professional practicing artists.
  • Assisting students to develop creative skills, both traditional and contemporary, to enable freedom of expression.
  • To create and support a critical and reflective environment where artists can develop their practice through
  • To engage and encourage a diverse local community to participate in contemporary arts practice through arts classes, community projects, film screenings and exhibitions.