City & Guilds of London Art School is an age old art school that has withstood the test of times with the love, adoration and benevolence of philanthropists, charitable foundations and art enthusiasts who have generously funded the school year after year. The continuous support of well wishers that it has received has helped the school to maintain its status as a not-for-profit organisation. It is one of very few such art schools that exist in London which does not receive any government funding directly as it has not been under the wings of any University. Since 1971, the school has operated as an independent organisation of charity.
Connecting to the roots
Times have changed but not the philosophy of this grand institution of art that has produced numerous artists and craftsmen of high calibre. This more than a century old school has adopted the policy of blending tradition with modernity and its teaching curriculum encourages innovation that is rooted in tradition. This gives students a unique opportunity to familiarise with the methods and techniques that existed in earlier days and to blend it with modern ways so as to innovate and become more creative.