Art courses for all

The Phoenix Studio runs a range of art courses in many mediums for all ages and abilities. 

James Orts Family Christmas Crafts course at the Phoenix Studio, Towersey, OxfordshireFamily Christmas Crafts with James Ort

Get into the festive spirit with a Christmas clay creation session suitable for all the family. Bring the kids and together you’ll create something really personal and unique for your family Christmas this December. You’ll be making your own unique Christmas tree or wall decorations that are destined to become family heirlooms! Find out more…

 Christmas Printmaking with Liam Biswell – 12 & 13th December 2015

Side-step the mass-produced Christmas stuff and make something really personal and unique for your family and friends this December. You’ll be developing your own limited edition print to make Christmas cards that will be treasured by family and special friends. And while you’re at it, you’ll learn a new skill and enjoy yourself! Find out more…


At the Phoenix Studio you’ll find a great range of art and craft courses to help you learn a new skill, develop your ideas and be creative! There’s a place here for every artist – absolute beginner or seasoned practitioner, adults and children, and we especially like people who think they have no talent but long to have a go. Classes take place in our light and airy purpose-built studio, which overlooks the wildflower meadow.

We offer all kinds of art making and shaping classes and workshops like oil painting, portrait painting, ceramic life modelling, drawing and printmaking. There are regular yoga classes too and wild art workshops. When you visit you may find a mosaic being pieced together, a wishing stone in the raku kiln, or ceramic animals evolving. Click on the links for more information about all our courses including prices and how to book, and come and see us soon.

The Phoenix Studio is supported by

Hambleden Marina

What our students say

Thoroughly enjoyed


I thoroughly enjoyed Liam's printmaking workshop. I was a complete beginner, but Liam guided us through the different processes and encouraged us in such a way that I had confidence to have a go and was rather pleased with my efforts!



Julia MacDougall

I'm hooked!

I've always painted and thought I would be hopeless at sculpture.

Surrounded by some great clay modelling pieces whilst painting at the Phoenix I was nudged into having a go. Ten weeks later I can only say I'm hooked!

Jeannette Matelot Green, Thame

Just have a go!

It’s always great there, and it doesn't matter whether you are good or bad at what you are doing as everyone's pieces have validity and indeed, artistic value.


Evelyn Hillier


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