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The Wren Hall occupies part of the site of the original Braybrooke canonry, where generations of Cathedral scholars received an education between 1559 and 1947. In 1714 the building was remodelled in its present Queen Anne style to provide a classroom and dormitories for the choristers. Sarum Studio at the Wren Hall continues this educational ethic.

Light and space are the most important requirements when drawing and painting from life, and the East/West orientation of the hall provides perfect natural light throughout the day. In addition, the room is big enough to allow up to twelve students optimal working conditions, as they need to be able to stand back to review their work at the proper distance.


The stunning location of the Wren Hall in the Cathedral Close is an inspiration for study, and the contemplation necessary for artistic evolution.

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