Due to the pandemic the Studio is currently closed but we are looking to reopen in August.

We will be having to reschedule and safely run as many of our postponed courses as possible. These courses may well be fully booked but some people may be unwilling to attend at this time.

Do email to get on the waiting lists for fully booked courses, you may well able to attend afterall.

Made a booking already?

In order to have a studio for you all to come back to, I am sincerely hoping that those students who have booked a place on the course will be happy to defer their course bookings for a later date as opposed to asking for a refund. We are happy to issue full refunds if necesary and will also do so if you cannot attend the reaarranged date.

We host a wonderful range of creative courses including…

Weekday Term-time Classes

Short Courses

Long Courses

James also works with Creative Communities & Young Artists

There are lots of options if you need to stay somewhere locally overnight.

Oh and you can also purchase Phoenix Studio Gift Vouchers for your loved ones!

Our cancellation policy should you need it.

Weekday Term-time Classes

We have three 10-week terms a year, here are the dates for the 2020 terms.

Short Courses (1-2 days)

Please note:
(WD) = Weekday Course
1 /2 Dec = Course fully booked

Freestyle Stitching with Harriet Riddell

Stitched Portraits – 11/12 July

Storytelling Through Stitch – 3/4 October

Screen Printing with Liam Biswell

(WD) 15-16 April POSTPONED – date TBC

14-15 November

Reduction Linocutting with Alexandra Buckle 

(WD) 21/22 October  Fully Booked

Movement, Music & the Model (Creative Life Drawing) with Bella Franks

6/7 June

7/8 November

Clay Portrait Weekend with Karin Ort

28/29 March POSTPONED – to 5/6 December

17/18 October SOLD OUT

Clay Life Weekends with Karin Ort

18/19 April POSTPONED – 24/25 October

5/6 December POSTPONED – date TBC

Automata – Mechanical Art Workshops with Stephen Guy

13/14 June SOLD OUT

10/11 October POSTPONED – date TBC

Wire & Mixed Media with James Ort

(WD) 19/20 February SOLD OUT

29 February/1 March SOLD OUT

18/19 July SOLD OUT

(WD) 19/20 October

12/13 December

Cyanotype Techniques with Liam Biswell 

15/16 August

Clay Animals with James Ort & Alison Pink

(WD) 1/2 April SOLD OUT &POSTPONED – date TBC

4/5 April SOLD OUT & POSTPONED – date TBC

20/21 June SOLD OUT

(WD) 17/18 August SOLD OUT

(WD) 20/21 August

Costumed Life Drawing with J’Adore La Vie & Jake Spicer

19/20 September

Jake Spicer’s Life Drawing Clinics

Form & Gesture – (WD) 14 February

Improving Proportion – (WD) 8 May POSTPONED – 9th October

Weight & Volume – (WD) 18 September

Life Drawing: Shape & Structure with Jake Spicer

15/16 February SOLD OUT

Portrait Drawing: Shape & Structure with Jake Spicer

9/10 May SOLD OUT & POSTPONED – 10/11 October

Life Drawing with Sally Fisher

(WD) 20 March POSTPONED – date TBC

(WD) 24 April POSTPONED – date TBC

Raku Firing with Eddie Kent

3/4/5 July

11/12/13 September

Underglazing Sessions with James Ort

Various dates

Contemporary landscapes with Hester Berry

28/29 November SOLD OUT

Long Courses (3+ days)

Please note:
1 /2 Dec = Course fully booked

Textile Animal Sculpture with Barbara Franc

21-24 July  SOLD OUT

Abstract Stone Carving Course with Mark Stonestreet

11 -13 August SOLD OUT

Mosaic Summer with Roz Wates

3-7 August

Creative Communities

School-based Workshops

James works with a few schools, charities and community groups every year. He has a great track record of putting on fun, creative and visually striking art projects together, creating bespoke workshops to fit your timetables & topics.

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.

James does run occassional private & group tuition for young artists.