Trinity Buoy Wharf

The main campus at Trinity Buoy Wharf has facilities split over three floors including:

  • Well-lit teaching studios
  • New Drawing and painting studios
  • Sculpture studio
  • Fully-equipped intaglio print room where students can work with etching, collograph and monoprint
  • Photography darkroom
  • Kiln and ceramics facilities
  • Individual studio spaces (allocated to students at an appropriate stage of the course so they can develop and work on their own projects)
  • Apple Mac computers with the latest animation and design software
  • Reference art library
  • Common room and kitchen 

Life Drawing for 16-19 year-olds / Foundation Students

The Foundation Year Facilities - Trinity Buoy Wharf

The Foundation Year Facilities - Trinity Buoy Wharf

Foundation Year - TBW

The Foundation Year Facilities - Trinity Buoy Wharf

The Foundation Year Facilities - Trinity Buoy Wharf

Trinity Buoy Wharf’s unique riverside location and many historical landmarks and artefacts make it an ideal place to draw and paint. It is positioned on the north bank of the Thames, directly opposite the O2 Arena, in London’s inspiring Docklands area. 

Foundation Year - TBW

Trinity Buoy Wharf is a thriving creative community of over 500 people in industries ranging from fine arts and sculpture to design, photography and music. There is a 1940s style American diner and a café serving healthy soups and sandwiches on site.

New Facilities

Building on the success of the last four years the facilities at Trinity Buoy Wharf have expanded to include our Clipper House Studio, home to our photography darkroom, Apple Mac computer suite with the latest animation and design software and student printer. The studio has south-facing views over the O2 Arena and river Thames. The building was recycled from the former 2012 Olympic Broadcasting Studios at Stratford Olympic Park.

In September 2016 we expanded into a large refurbished drawing studio, the Clore Drawing Studio, housed in the adjoining ‘Electricians Shop’. This purpose built space is primarily used for drawing workshops but also works as a multi-purpose space for group discussions, lectures, portfolio preparation and events. 

The Foundation Year Facilities - Trinity Buoy Wharf

The Foundation Year Facilities - Trinity Buoy Wharf

The Foundation Year Facilities - Trinity Buoy Wharf

Shoreditch studios

Weekly lectures take place at the Shoreditch studios, attended by Foundation and Drawing Year students. There is also a large exhibitions gallery and intaglio print room. The Drawing Year and Public Courses teaching studios of the Royal Drawing School are in Shoreditch, East London’s artistic hub.

I feel ready to go on to do my degree and pursue a future in the arts and I have started to build confidence in myself, which is a direct result of the nurturing nature of this course. I guess that’s what a Foundation’s all about really. Madi Walsh Foundation Year 2013-14