Bob and Roberta Smith, FOLKESTONE IS AN ART SCHOOL, commissioned by the Creative Foundation for Folkestone Triennial 2017. Image by Thierry Bal.


Two exhibitions at FIAAS Open Space, 3-7 Tontine Street

Free. Just turn up.

Saturday 2 September – Sunday 17 September, 10am-5pm

Faculty Exhibition: A stunning collection of work by the FIAAS Faculty, an indication of the fantastic workshops and experiences that lie ahead for the students.

Sunday 29 October – Sunday 5 November, 10am-5pm

Cohort Exhibition: FIAAS students showcase their creative works.

We are delighted to invite you to visit an exhibition by the FOLKESTONE IS AN ART SCHOOL cohort. The exhibition is both a celebration of the students’ talents and the teaching talents of resident artists and makers.

The twelve strong student cohort were nominated by Brockhill Academy, The Folkestone Academy Glassworks Sixth Form, The Harvey Grammar, The Folkestone School for Girls, Kent Refugee Action Network (KRAN), Folkestone Fringe and The Edge (East Kent College). The students have had over 60 hours of workshops in eight weeks, ranging from coding to stone carving, to making one of the Grand Burstin’s hotel rooms a camera obscura.


Two public workshops. Meet at FIAAS Open Space, 3-7 Tontine Street

Free. No booking required. Just turn up. Open to all schools and members of the public. For more information, email:

Saturday 9 September, 2-4.30pm

Contribute to a large charcoal drawing made on location, led by Pavement Pounders.

Saturday 16 September, 12-1.30pm

‘Victorian Bathers’ life-drawing class with the Secret Drawing Club. Please bring something to lean on.

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