COURSES

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.

PLEASE NOTE: We are in the mad situation where our classes are selling out alarmingly fast. If your desired course is fully booked then do email James asking to go on the waiting list. We do get cancellations so you may still stand a chance!*

*We will also add you to our mailing list (unless you ask otherwise) so you will be one of the first to know our new course dates.

WEEKDAYS

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

Life Drawing for the Sculptor with Jake Spicer 

Mondays:

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 

WEEKENDS / TWO DAY COURSES

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!

Freestyle Stitching with Harriet Riddell (AKA InStitchYou) 

Etching with Liam Biswell

Screen Printing with Liam Biswell

Wire & Mixed Media Sculpture with James Ort

Portrait Drawing with Jake Spicer 

Clay Portrait Modelling with Karin Ort

Clay Animal Weekends with James Ort

Clay Life Modelling with Karin Ort

The Expressive Portrait with Oliver Bedeman

Mosaic Weekends with Rosalind Wates

Underglazing ceramics with James Ort

SUMMER SCHOOLS, SUMMER COURSES & WORKSHOPS

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

EVENINGS

Alternate Monday evening

SCHOOL BASED WORKSHOPS

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

Please note: James is taking part in a large two-man art exhibition starting late May ending early June. With needing to create a lot of artwork for the show, James will be doing very few private tuition or school based workshops until after the exhibition.

CREATIVE YOUNG ARTISTS

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

Please note: James is taking part in a large two-man art exhibition starting late May ending early June. With needing to create a lot of artwork for the show, James will be doing very few private tuition or school based workshops until after the exhibition.

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