The Studio Practice Course has been specifically designed for those with an existing artistic practice and an established identity to their work. It helps artists to consider whether they are using the most appropriate materials, supports and scale, for example, to best complement the content of their work.
Essentially the course gives mentoring to artists with materials to hand. Now in its seventh year, the course helps participant artists to create their comprehensive toolkit of techniques and approaches, to distinguish their visual language and to introduce new ways to establish a personal artistic path. The course stimulates and supports them through an intensive year of tutorials, workshops, group crits and talks centred around two-day practical studio sessions. The art school will provide a generous range of materials during the sessions to help you experiment with different approaches and processes to bring into your work.
With one-to-one tutorials and days designed around key topics, we look at creating bodies of work, with coherent criteria and planned decisions such as scale, media, and exhibition exposure. We will have a group show at the end of the course and we can aid you with any exhibition opportunities you may have as the year progresses.
Dan Pyne and Jesse Leroy Smith lead the course creating continuity through the year, while our visiting artists will take an in-depth look at your work and engage with it as well as give demonstrations and talks on their practice. While students continue to make their work throughout the year there will also be set themes based on key elements of studio practice. Tutors will help students to develop personal journals that can help to support how each artist works with subjects, themes, and influences.
The visiting tutors alongside Dan and Jesse create a vibrant and varied source of additional input from our roster of professional practising artists across the year. In the sixth session, we have a public exhibition in an impressive gallery space for the group which gives us a wonderful chance to discuss showing in a group, framing, titles, pricing and much more.
We offer everyone interested in applying for the course a free 45-minute one-to-one Zoom call with the Lead Tutor. Simply fill in our Application Form embedded below and we will contact you about arranging an informal interview. Alternatively, if you have any questions you can get in touch via Contact Us.
Course price: £3,150
2024/25 dates have now been released, please see the sessions below;
Group A - Thursdays & Fridays
Session 1 - Thursday 12th & Friday 13th of September 2024
Session 2 - Thursday 21st & Friday 22nd of November 2024
Session 3 - Thursday 23rd & Friday 24th of January 2025
Session 4 - Thursday 20th & Friday 21st of March 2025
Session 5 - Thursday 15th & Friday 16th of May 2025
Session 6 - Thursday 10th & Friday 11th of July 2025
Group B - Saturdays & Sundays
Session 1 - Saturday 14th & Sunday 15th of September 2024
Session 2 - Saturday 23rd & Sunday 24th of November 2024
Session 3 - Saturday 25th & Sunday 26th of January 2025
Session 4 - Saturday 22nd & Sunday 23rd of March 2025
Session 5 - Saturday 17th & Sunday 18th of May 2025
Session 6 - Saturday 12th & Sunday 13th of July 2025
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Course thumbnail image by AnnMarie Whitton