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Record number visit prestigious art school

Bristol School of Arts, Queens Road, welcomed a record breaking 620 visitors during Bristol Doors Open, Saturday 14 September.

Guests, of all ages, were treated to a tour of the facilities and participated in hands on activities such as drawing, print making and screen printing, creating artwork that they could take home. Many former students also used the occasion to revisit their art school - some which studied as far back as the 1960's.

Bristol Doors Open Day – now in its twentieth year – is the day when many of Bristol's significant contemporary and historic buildings open their doors to the general public. Bristol School of Art has participated in the annual exhibition for 13 years.

The School of Art, which is situated in the right hand wing of the Royal West of England Academy, offers a variety of courses in a wide range of areas, with the core provision being the Foundation Diploma in Art, Design and Media.

Jo Kear, Head of Department at Bristol School of Art, comments: “I was thrilled to see such a terrific turnout. It’s a fantastic building that impresses all who walk through the doors. We had many people interested in our part time courses, which was an added delight.

“I would like to give a big thank you to all involved that make this event such a success.”

Bristol School of Art now turns its attention to West Bristol Arts Trail, 12 – 13 October, which offers a unique opportunity to view and buy original works of arts and crafts directly from the artist.