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!

Will you need somewhere to stay overnight? If yes the click here.

Our cancellation policy should you need it.


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 Mondays we open the studio to those who want to work in their own way but in a shared, relaxed and friendly space.

10am – 4pm unless otherwise stated


Tuesdays: Oil Painting with Sally Fisher (This class is full but there is a waiting list and the possibility of sub ins!)

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

Thursdays: Tutored Clay Life & Portrait Modelling(10 week terms, 3 a year) (This class is full but there is a waiting list and the possibility of sub ins!)

Fridays: Life Drawing with Sally Fisher 


Our weekend workshops are very popular and sell out fast! If you are coming from far away then you may need somewhere to stay – have a look at our guide on where to stay!

Etching with Liam Biswell

Screen Printing with Liam Biswell

Wire & Mixed Media Sculpture with James Ort

Drawing the Human Form with Jake Spicer 

Portrait Drawing with Jake Spicer 

Freestyle Stitching with Harriet Riddell (AKA InStitchYou) 

Clay Animal Weekends with James Ort

Raku Firing with Eddie Kent

Clay Life Modelling with Karin Ort

Clay Portrait Modelling with Karin Ort

The Expressive Portrait with Oliver Bedeman

 returns to Towersey! 29/30 June

Mosaic Weekends with Rosalind Wates

Underglazing ceramics with James Ort


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.

 returns to Towersey! 29/30 June

Printmaking Summer School 19-22 August 

2-day Mosaic  Summer  School with Rosalind Wates 1/2 August

Mosaic Summer School with Rosalind Wates 5-9 August


Private and group tuition for young artists – Mondays after school


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 – Mondays after school