Happy Days

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My Best Teacher by Graham Clarke BSoA 1958-62

“Going there was like going to heaven”

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Michael Burke's Fond Memories of the BSoA 1959-1961

One was entering a new world after the school system and this required re-adjustment.

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Autopilot

It was all quite surreal.

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Memories of John Cole by Margaret Cuddon

I remember him as very energetic and organised.

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David Webster's Memories BSoA 1941-2 and 1947-8

We actually talked about art!

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BSoA Cycle Race

The students were segregated into those going on to The Royal College of Art (A) and those of us who couldn’t afford it. (B)

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Cappi and the Big Bang

Students were seen staggering out of the painting room coughing and sputtering and looking a bit like the Black and White Minstrel show.

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Beckenham School of Art – First day impressions

It was also the first time that I was confronted by the full nakedness of the female form, while interrupting a life class in progress, which at the tender bashful age of sixteen, was a bit of a shock.

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Pigments of the Imagination

My time at BSoA was from 1960 to its closure in 1962. These
were pretty good years to be a student there.

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Reminiscences Peter Stuart

Mr Genn collected them up, but one day I saw him kick one…

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Big Boots

‘Art School girls fight to save nude statue.’

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Mollie Russell-Smith at the Beckenham School of Art

It was bliss!

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Escape to Beckenham by June Fraser (Cull)

“Don’t just DRAW a tree, FEEL a tree!”

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A Reminiscence by Margaret Cuddon

It was not easy to persuade my father to let me go to Art School. No doubt he feared I was entering a den of iniquity.

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