Reviews for The Phoenix Studio

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Clay life modelling weekend with Karin Ort (Course inactive)

In-person course
- - #18660

Just spent a Fab couple of days at the Phoenix studio which is a lovely purpose built facility in peaceful surroundings. Karin is an excellent tutor, very patient and knowledgeable with a good eye for detail. Highly recommended.

Response from The Phoenix Studio:

Thanks for the lovely review and for coming for yet another course with us Pam, sorry to have missed you this time. Hope you have a lovely Christmas! James x

Clay life modelling weekend with Karin Ort (Course inactive)

In-person course
- - #18653

What a lovely weekend we have all had!! Karen's teaching was excellent, the studio was cheery and well organised and there were even home made flapjacks.

It's a great opportunity to focus on something for several ours and feel great about the outcome whatever its like. Time whizzes by and the other students are always lovely. It's surprisingly relaxing. I would think that everyone who attended wanted to come back again. I would thoroughly recommend it.

Response from The Phoenix Studio:

Ahhh thanks for your lovely words Caroline and your continued loyalty to the studio! Have a great Christmas xx

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

In-person course
- - #18298

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Response from The Phoenix Studio:

Wow, that was an epic review Sherry! I normally have to pay my students to give me such a good write up ;o)

Thanks for coming and it was lovely to meet you. My Mum said it was great to see you too after all those years! x

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

In-person course
- - #18048

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Response from The Phoenix Studio:

Ahhh thanks Caroline! You made a lovely 'cooo' and it was great to see you take to wire so well! As ever, thanks for your loyalty! x

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

In-person course
- - #17856

I’ve had a wonderful two days wire sculpting with James. He is a fabulous tutor with lots of enthusiasm and patience.
The studio is very peaceful and relaxing it was especially lovely to see his hens wandering about too.
This course has really inspired me especially seeing everyone’s creations too, we all did something different.
I would definitely recommend this course and I will be back to do something else next year.
Thankyou James.

Response from The Phoenix Studio:

Thanks for your lovely review Barbara! It was great to see you go on your creative journey and watch your confidence grow as the course went on! Hope you can come back soon x

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

In-person course
- - #17858

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Response from The Phoenix Studio:

Wow, thanks for such a lovely review Helen! It means a lot and I am so chuffed that you have learnt some new skills from your time here. It's been lovely having you come on Mondays too!
James x

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

In-person course
- - #17949

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Response from The Phoenix Studio:

Wow, thanks for the amazing review Liz, what lovely words! I am so glad that you enjoyed your time here! Send me a pic of the swallow in situ!

Clay portrait weekends with Karin Ort (Course inactive)

In-person course
- - #17463

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Response from The Phoenix Studio:

What a cracking review Marijke! Thanks for taking the time to write it and we are so glad that you both came to spend the weekend with us! bw,
James and Karin

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

In-person course
- - #17036

I've just attended my 3rd clay animal weekend. The technique James and Alison teach mean you get very fast results and I never cease to be amazed by the great pieces the entire class end up producing. It's suprising how much you can achieve in two days with great tuition (and home baked banana loaf!)

Response from The Phoenix Studio:

Ahh thanks for your email Lindsay! It's amazing how far homemade banana bread will get you!

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

In-person course
- - #17017

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Watercolour Landscapes at the Phoenix Studio (Course inactive)

In-person course
- - #16402

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Response from The Phoenix Studio:

Thanks for the detailed feedback Judith and the constructive criticism. It's much appreciated and will be used in the future. Best wishes, James x

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

In-person course
- - #16472

The three days we have spent at the Phoenix Studios making things from wire with James Ort just couldn't have been better. With his artwork around us and delightful students the weekend was full of inspiration and fun. You can be a complete beginner and still make something to be proud of. James will give everyone the help that they need to make even the biggest struggles pleasurable. I would recommend the course.

Response from The Phoenix Studio:

James Ort - 'Making even the biggest struggles pleasurable!'

Thanks for my new tagline Caroline and for being a lovely loyal student! x

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

In-person course
- - #16487

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Response from The Phoenix Studio:

Thanks for the lovely detailed review Claire! I enjoyed teaching you as much as you seemed to enjoy being taught. It was so inspirational seeing your pieces develop and how you put your own unique twist on them!

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

In-person course
- - #16473

This is now the third time I have been taught by James on the wire and mixed media course. It has once again been an inspirational experience generating so many creative ideas that I cannot wait to return and also attempt something at home. James has the ability to empower you to believe you can achieve your creative goal. His positive and relaxed teaching approach, together with the calm studio setting including ‘clucking chickens’ makes his courses irresistible.

Response from The Phoenix Studio:

Ahh thanks for the great review Irene! As ever, you were a please to teach! Love the horse you made too x

The Drawing Circus comes to Towersey (Course inactive)

In-person course
- - #16571

The Drawing Circus at Towersey exceeded all expectations. As a newcomer to life drawing, it was a fabulous experience, very relaxed and friendly, with musical magic too. I am glad I stayed for the whole day, as I learned lots and definitely plan to go again next year. Thank you to all concerned.

The Drawing Circus comes to Towersey (Course inactive)

In-person course
- - #16374

This was an exciting and fabulous morning of drawing and in my case painting, wish I could have stayed for the day! The poses, costumes, ambience, setting were perfect, Magical! Would definitely do this again.


Watercolour Landscapes at the Phoenix Studio (Course inactive)

In-person course
- - #16349

Wow, did I learn a lot about watercolour painting. I’ve long wanted to do watercolour painting but my initial attempts were feeble and I soon gave up. This course gives you a simple 4 stage approach which really works! I now have the confidence to progress, sure I’ll make mistakes along the way but hey that is how you learn. I thoroughly recommend George and Phoenix Studios to anyone who wants the knowledge and space to get to grips with watercolours.

The Drawing Circus comes to Towersey (Course inactive)

In-person course
- - #16344

What a treat this was, an incredible day. Everything I hoped for and more. Full on but relaxed. They were all beautiful models to draw in fabulous costumes, amazing at holding the poses and making them interesting. The music made it magical. I would love a recording if you have one. I was glad to go on the second day with cooler weather. Although I bet it was fun in the sun too. Delicious cakes.
I can't wait to come again next year. Thank-you


The Drawing Circus comes to Towersey (Course inactive)

In-person course
- - #16330

What a fantastic day. Interesting settings both outdoor and indoors. Great poses and a very relaxed and friendly atmosphere created by Phoenix Studio and the Drawing Circus. Together with lovely music. What more could one want. Thank You

The Drawing Circus comes to Towersey (Course inactive)

In-person course
- - #16327

We had a lovely morning. The right amount of guidance and then lots of short opportunities to go and draw. We had never drawn before and the morning was fun and gave us confidence to keep drawing. It is a lovely environment and James and his family at the Phoenix Studio really make you feel comfortable and welcome.