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 computer suite with animation and Adobe design software
  • Reference art library
  • Common room and kitchen 

Clore Drawing Studio


Foundation Year Sculpture

Foundation Year printmaking


Foundation Year Scultpure

Trinity Buoy Wharf’s unique riverside location makes 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 working in creative industries ranging from fine arts and sculpture to design, photography, music and performing arts. There is a 1940s style American diner and a café serving healthy salads and sandwiches on site.

New Facilities

Recently 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, events and exhibitions. 

Foundation Year Mac suite

Foundation Year painting

Foundation Year Crit

Foundation Year facilities



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