We hold courses on weekdays, evenings and weekends.
In addition we also host summer schools & longer courses and  classes for young artists. You can also purchase Phoenix Studio Gift Vouchers for your loved ones! 


Workshops and classes 

There are regular weekday classes and workshops in oil painting, ceramic life modelling and life drawing. You may prefer to learn traditional methods and trusted techniques, but there’s room for free expression and experimentation. On Tuesdays we open the studio to those who want to work in their own way but in a shared, relaxed and friendly space – these happen virtually every week (bar the odd break).

10am – 4pm unless otherwise stated

Mondays: Creative Mondays

Tuesdays: Oil Painting with Sally Fisher

Wednesdays: Untutored Clay Life & Portrait Modelling (10 week terms, 3 a year)

Thursdays: Tutored Clay Life & Portrait Modelling(10 week terms, 3 a year)

Fridays: Life Drawing with Sally Fisher 

Special one-off midweek classes:

Wire & Mixed Media Sculpture with James Ort

Clay Animal with James Ort


At weekends you may find a mosaic being pieced together, a wishing stone in the raku kiln, or ceramic fauna evolving. Natural art workshops combine meditation with intuitive and expressive art making. Our weekend workshops are very popular. Keep checking the website for updates because we are adding more courses all the time.

Wire & Mixed Media Sculpture Weekends with James Ort

Screen Printing with Liam Biswell

  • 3/4 February (fully booked)

  • New dates to be annouced soon, email James to be one of the first to know when it they will be!

Raku Firing with Eddie Kent

  • New dates for 2018 happening on the 25, 26, 27 May. Further details coming soon.

Clay Animal Weekends with James Ort

Clay Life Modelling with Karin Ort

Clay Portrait Modelling with Karin Ort

Mosaic Weekends with Rosalind Wates


Private and group tuition for young artists – Tuesdays after school


The Phoenix Studio is a fabulous place to be in the summertime. Our summer schools, weekday courses & workshops offer a bit more time to work on more ambitious projects, experiment and extend your boundaries – or to simply idle in the wildflower meadow and watch the world go by.

2018 dates to be announced early in 2018!

Wire & Mixed Media Summer Session

Clay Animal Summer Session 

Mosaic  Summer Workshop with Rosalind Wates 

Mosaic Summer Workshop Extra with Rosalind Wates 


James works with a few schools throughout the year. He has a great track record of putting on fun, creative and visually striking art projects for children.

Bespoke or tried and tested workshops – To fit your timetables


Being a big kid at heart, James relates well to children.  He is passionate about his work and his enthusiasm is infectious.

The Phoenix Studio is able to offer a range of inspiring and creative outlets for young artists and families. These are listed below:

Private and group tuition for young artists – Tuesdays after school