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Course team

  • Despina Zacharopoulou, RCA Visiting Lecturer and Short Course Leader
  • Professor Olivier Richon, RCA Tutor
  • Professor Jo Stockham, RCA Course Leader, MA Print
  • Professor Johnny Golding, RCA Senior Tutor: Research
  • John Slyce, RCA Senior Tutor, MA Painting
  • Dr Harold Offeh, RCA Tutor, MA Contemporary Art Practice
  • Rosie Ram, RCA Visiting Lecturer and Course Leader Curating Summer School
  • Vasiliki Antonopoulou, Artist, RCA Alumni
  • Virginia Mastrogiannaki, Artist
  • Christina Androulidaki, Director of CAN gallery Athens
  • José García Oliva, RCA alumni and graduate ambassador

Register your interest for 2021-22 course dates.

Contemporary Art Summer School course page.

“This course offers the unique opportunity to look at your practice differently and maybe even have a breakthrough! I really push students to get out of their comfort zone, to shatter their certainties. I want people to walk away with a new joy in their practice and a different way of looking at what they have been working on so far.”

Despina Zacharopoulou Short Course Leader
Fai Ahmed, Existential Concussion, 2021 RCA Contemporary Art Summer School
Anusha Alamgir, Self Portrait, 2021 RCA Contemporary Art Summer School
Edie Beaucage, One Iconology, 2021 RCA Contemporary Art Summer School
Massiel Del Mar, Once upon a time a place, 2021 RCA Contemporary Art Summer School
Joud Fahmy, Little Scars, 2021 RCA Contemporary Art Summer School
Ashu Gupta, Conversation with my Mind, 2021 RCA Contemporary Art Summer School
Julia Haro, The body we inhabit, 2021 RCA Contemporary Art Summer School
Janet Lee (Haynes), Life Below Water, 2021 RCA Contemporary Art Summer School
Natalia Kramskaia, Typograssy, 2021 RCA Contemporary Art Summer School
Heidi Lee, Found, 2021 RCA Contemporary Art Summer School
Caroline Macdonald, STILL, 2021 RCA Contemporary Art Summer School
Rebecca Odessa, TALISMAN video still, 2021 RCA Contemporary Art Summer School
Nahoko O Komatsu [Resonance light ,space, nature and life energy], 2021 RCA Contemporary Art Summer School
Stone Stewart, Ephemeral, 2021 RCA Contemporary Art Summer School
Shaye Thiel, Post - Modern Self, 2021 RCA Contemporary Art Summer School
Annie Trevora, Cloud People, 2021 RCA Contemporary Art Summer School
Nami Yoshida, Video Still, 2021 RCA Contemporary Art Summer School

“This course unlocked creative elements in my practice that I didn’t know were needed to push myself to the next level. With empathy and discipline, this course has completely adjusted the way I approach my work and thinking overall [...] I have made genuine connections with my cohort, thank you for bringing us all together in this virtual world!”

Shaye Thiel Short Course Participant 2021

“The RCA summer program is a game changer for me. I understood how and why I can add myself in my practice in a way that turned my thinking around, from studying painting to inter-acting in my paintings.”

Edie Beaucage Short Course Participant 2021

“I loved the fact it was online, so that I could benefit from the excellence of the RCA from my fully equipped, working studio. The level of talent and expertise of the tutors was world class, and the impact on my art practice has been staggering. This course is a prime example of why the RCA is ranked the number 1 art and design school in the world.”

Rebecca Odessa Short Course Participant 2021

“The course leader Despina and her RCA team held a virtual space where you felt that you could try out new skills and ideas, fail, succeed and learn in a very inclusive, focused and genuinely friendly environment. [...] This course enabled me to select, curate and present my work with much greater confidence.”

Caroline Macdonald Short Course Participant 2021

Contact us

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Jo Chounta Executive Education Coordinator