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Abstract stone carving course with Mark Stonestreet (Course inactive)

In-person course
- - #30529

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Creating ceramic animals courses - with James Ort & Alison Pink (Course inactive)

In-person course
- - #30434

Fantastic two days of food for my soul in wonderful surroundings and friendly, approachable and helpful teaching. Really loved it.

Response from The Phoenix Studio:

Ahhh thanks Belinda! It was a lovely course and nice respite from all the covid madness! x

Creating ceramic animals courses - with James Ort & Alison Pink (Course inactive)

In-person course
- - #30459

Really enjoyed the modelling tutoring given by James and Alison and a chance to create my own pieces over the 2 day course. Such a lot to get done in the two days and felt a little rushed to complete two pieces in the time allotted . Looking forward to glazing the figures to bring them to life if they make it through the first kiln firing. Thank you to James and Alison for their help and guidance on the course.

Response from The Phoenix Studio:

Thanks Denise, we got there in the end and you did great, especially given the covid situation we had to cope with! See you both soon for glazing! x

Creating ceramic animals courses - with James Ort & Alison Pink (Course inactive)

In-person course
- - #30464

A most wonderful two days sculpting clay animals. I've never left so revived and revitalised. I can't wait to try this at home. Thank you so much.

Response from The Phoenix Studio:

Ahhh thanks for the feedback Gillian! I think we all needed that course after a pretty hellish year x

Wire & mixed media sculpture courses with James Ort (Course inactive)

In-person course
- - #29023

I would highly recommend the Wire & Mixed Media Sculpture course and the Clay Animals course to anyone. It is quite amazing what everyone is able to produce in a relatively short period of time - with the expert help of the course tutor. One can only hope a little of James' skill rubs off !

Wire & mixed media sculpture courses with James Ort (Course inactive)

In-person course
- - #28890

I loved this wire sculpture course. James was an excellent teacher- very encouraging and positive and above all accommodating of each person's ideas however challenging ! His teaching was all delivered in a relaxed and warm environment that tea and cake contributed to .Margie Harris.

Response from The Phoenix Studio:

Hey Margie,
Ahhh thanks for the lovely review. It makes all the hard work worth it knowing that my students have a great time and go on to produce stunning pieces. Uncle Ben the giraffe was ace, just like his creator! x

Drawing from life with Jake Spicer (Course inactive)

In-person course
- - #28768

First time at Phoenix Studio and first time on one of Jake's classes. Had a great day as Jake is an excellent and inspiring teacher and Katie was a great model. Couldn't believe how much work we produced in the day but learned a lot and looking forward very much to the 2 day portrait course in May. The studio and facilities are perfect too. Thanks to all!

Response from The Phoenix Studio:

Ahhh thanks for such a lovely review Jo! Much appreciated. We are delighted that you enjoyed your time here. Do come back soon x

Drawing from life with Jake Spicer (Course inactive)

In-person course
- - #28568

The Phoenix Studio is a super, well equipped, light and very friendly location and Jake Spicer was absolutely excellent, a relaxed, knowledgeable and outstanding teacher. I cannot recommend both highly enough. Model Katie was very professional and friendly, the best model I have observed. She struck really interesting poses. This course was a Christmas present to me and it exceeded my expectations. I will be back and don't hesitate to give it 5* and highly recommended.

Response from The Phoenix Studio:

Ahhh thanks for the glowing review Avril! It was lovely to have you come join us and we hope to see you again soon. Keep on drawing too! James x

Creating ceramic animals courses - with James Ort & Alison Pink (Course inactive)

In-person course
- - #26396

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Response from The Phoenix Studio:

Ahhh what a lovely lovely review, thanks Deborah! Im so glad that we can help provide you with a nice environment to loose yourself in your thoughts and creativity. Yes please to you coming on more courses!

Clay portrait weekends with Karin Ort (Course inactive)

In-person course
- - #25738

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Clay portrait weekends with Karin Ort (Course inactive)

In-person course
- - #25739

Please pass on rather belated thanks from my daughter and myself to Karin for a hugely enjoyable clay portrait weekend. As the only complete novices, having never picked up a lump of clay - other than in the garden - we were feeling rather out of our depth on arrival but we quickly felt completely at ease, had plenty of help and advice, a lovely model and the whole two days flew by at incredible speed - far too fast, in fact. We look forward to collecting our 'masterpieces'!

Clay portrait weekends with Karin Ort (Course inactive)

In-person course
- - #25742

I enjoyed the weekend immensely there was such a pleasant atmosphere and i am very pleased with the outcome. I was struggling to make a face that didn’t look like voldermort’s sister. I have now created a near likeness to the model and will be able to make a presentable face on any new sculptures that i make. Course worth every penny!


Drawing from life with Jake Spicer (Course inactive)

In-person course
- - #24818

Unbelievable that my first Portrait workshop was at this amazingly creative and peaceful centre. And more impressive, I was able to draw many portraits in a relaxed and comfortable way. Jake, the artist, was able to develop and extend my skill with much ease. Manko, the model, was superb with her striking poses which were held still as we drew with the most apt background music. The whole centre operated with much ease, love and creativity. Thank you.
Anon.

Creating ceramic animals courses - with James Ort & Alison Pink (Course inactive)

In-person course
- - #24747

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Drawing from life with Jake Spicer (Course inactive)

In-person course
- - #24731

I've been to many portrait courses and this one superseded them all :)
Jake was an excellent tutor. The course was well constructed and I picked up lots of useful tips. Our model - Manko - was the best I have worked from. Not only was she beautiful and very interesting to draw - she held poses and returned to poses with great accuracy. I would recommend this course to beginners or more practised artists.

Drawing from life with Jake Spicer (Course inactive)

In-person course
- - #24740

Had a really fun and informative day. Towersay is a great venue and always friendly and welcoming. Jake is an excellent teacher and explains every step well, his personality enthuses his students and l think we all looked at drawing from a new angle and Mike is a great model.


Creating ceramic animals courses - with James Ort & Alison Pink (Course inactive)

In-person course
- - #24733

Wow
An amazing weekend with James and Alison from start to finish. Fantastic studio with plenty of space. Help and advice always available when needed. Great outdoor space for lunch with the chickens 😁
James and Alison gently encourage and lead you into creating your best work.
Can’t wait to come back again.
Ax

The Drawing Circus comes to Towersey (Course inactive)

In-person course
- - #24098

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Wire & mixed media sculpture courses with James Ort (Course inactive)

In-person course
- - #24068

This is my second course with James. My first was the amazing animal clay course and this one was the wire mixed media course. Initially a frightening prospect but once James starts to explain and then to be at your side with advice and help it starts to come together. The final results were splendid and everybody enjoyed themselves and most of us will continue to use wire as a medium.

The Expressive Portrait with Oliver Bedeman, 10/11 August (Course inactive)

In-person course
- - #23995

I was completely new to painting portraits and to using oils. I learnt so much from Oli. He has a professional but gentle teaching style that not only conveys techniques and method but inspires confidence. I was particularly challenged by Oli’s use of background patterns and feel inspired to develop my own work. Thank you, Oli!