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.


We’d happily take course payments via BACS instead of PayPal. Just email James with which course you’d like to attend and he will send further details.

Also note that our bank details have now changed if you have paid this way before. 

Weekday Term-time Classes

We have three 10-week terms a year, here are the dates for the 2019 and 2020 terms.

Short Courses (1-2 days)

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

Animated Life Drawing with Aaron Jacob Jones 

11/12 January

Screen Printing with Liam Biswell

(WD) 15-16 April

14-15 November

Reduction Linocutting with Alexandra Buckle 

14/15 March

(WD) 21/22 October

Freestyle Stitching with Harriet Riddell

Stitched Portraits – 11/12 July

Storytelling Through Stitch – 3/4 October

Clay Portrait Weekend with Karin Ort

28/29 March SOLD OUT

17/18 October 

Clay Life Weekends with Karin Ort

18/19 April

5/6 December

Automata – Mechanical Art Workshops with Stephen Guy

13/14 June

10/11 October

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

6/7 June

7/8 November

Cyanotype Techniques with Liam Biswell 

15/16 August

Clay Animals with James Ort & Alison Pink

(WD) 1/2 April SOLD OUT

4/5 April SOLD OUT

20/21 June SOLD OUT

(WD) 17/18 August

(WD) 20/21 August (advanced class – details coming soon)

Jake Spicer’s Life Drawing Clinics

Form & Gesture – (WD) 14 February

Improving Proportion – (WD) 8 May

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

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

19/20 September

Raku Firing with Eddie Kent

3/4/5 July

11/12/13 September

Contemporary landscapes with Hester Berry

28/29 November SOLD OUT

Underglazing Sessions with James Ort

Various dates

The Drawing Circus

Back 2021

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.