Diploma

We have a new diploma starting in September 2021!

 

Applications are open until September 3rd. We are potentially able to accept late applications.

 

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  • Learn practical fine art skills in drawing,  painting, printmaking, photography, sculpture and art theory.

  • Enjoy a city central studio space for the duration of your studies! Be part of the Anteros community and benefit from peer to peer support and learning within the space.

  • Exhibit your work in the Main Gallery: show your Final Major Piece and the preparatory work which led up to it. 

  • Grow your CV and make connections through our community module.​

  • Create a body of work: every student who completes the Anteros Arts Diploma will leave with a full and varied portfolio. 

  • Learn the art of sketch-booking so you can document your journey.

  • Be appointed a personal tutor who will review your growing portfolio throughout the course and help you develop as an artist.

This is a part-time, 6 month course. 

“I feel as though I am gaining a tremendous amount from the course. Thank you very much for the opportunity.” PL Anteros Diploma student 2018/19 

"The Anteros Diploma Course, with such a variety of experienced tutors, enabled me to try many new subjects and media and broadened my experience.  In particular, the focus on observational and life drawing improved my drawing skills immensely and I have been able to use this to inform all my paintings.  Having a mentor was a vital part of the process and gave me someone with whom to discuss my ideas and push me out of my comfort zone.  I also made some lasting friendships with the other students, which was a lovely bonus."  HG Anteros Diploma student 2018/19 

"Before I started the diploma course at Anteros, I’d been painting and drawing in my spare time for many years, but I’d never had the opportunity to explore my creative side in a more sustained way. Throughout the course I was able to explore a wide range of artistic techniques and methods and I was very much encouraged to experiment and find my own voice and ways of working with the materials and techniques I’d encountered. The standard of teaching and support offered by the course are great, and having access to your own studio space with your fellow students was really valuable for me in building my confidence as part of a wider creative community. Since finishing the diploma course, I’ve gone on to set up my own print making studio at Anteros where I’m continuing to develop my practise and exhibit my work." CF Anteros Diploma Student 2019/20 

"Really enjoyed the wide variety of workshops, and meeting practicing artists. The studio space was great for sharing ideas and work. Made me more sure about putting in the time to practice myself. Anteros is a lovely space to be, including the cafe and Gallery/ Shop." - LD Anteros Diploma Student 2018/19

Modules & Tutors

Drawing

At Anteros we recognise the importance of good drawing technique as fundamental to art-making.Tutors Elizabeth Monahan and Sarah Beare each teach five lessons on traditional life drawing, and five lessons on drawing from observation/abstract drawing.

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Liz Monahan

 

Liz is a figurative artist whose practice is primarily concerned with ideas of identity, emotion and narrative.  Most recently, she has produced a series of large-scale works based on her own family’s Brownie Box ‘snaps’. These intimate yet ambiguous images use drawing to explore the poignant link between photography, time and memory.  Liz has also worked as an illustrator and an English teacher, and her love of literature, language and storytelling continue to inform and influence her current work.

 

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Liz teaches Observational and Abstract Drawing and Life Drawing.

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Sarah Beare

 

Sarah is an artist, designer and illustrator. She followed a degree in Fine Art Printmaking at Norwich School of Art, with a Postgraduate Teaching Certificate for the post-compulsory education sector. Sarah has taught at City College Norwich: on National Diplomas in Fine Art and Graphic Design, the Access to Art Course and was manager of the Drawing Workshop at NUA before starting her own business in 2013. Sarah’s classes are informal and friendly and she creates a space in which students are enable to learn from each other as well as didactically.​

 

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Sarah teaches Observational and Abstract Drawing and Life Drawing.

Painting

Painting classes at Anteros encompass a good grounding in acrylic, mixed media and oil painting technique plus specialist skills in watercolour and spray painting. Some classes emphasis skills while others focus more on collecting ideas, finding inspiration and developing finished paintings.

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Frances Martin

Frances is from London, she studied for a degree in Fine Art at Wolverhampton and has a postgraduate certificate in education from Greenwich University. She has taught art to a range of ages, levels and abilities, with a focus on expressive drawing and mixed media.

 

Frances works in a studio in a medieval church in Norwich, with drawing and painting media.  She has exhibited in group and solo shows in Norwich and London, including a recent solo exhibition at Norwich Cathedral Hostry, Women of the Wild Frontier.

 

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Frances teaches Painting from Sketches.

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Kevin Parker

 

Kevin Parker is a co-founder of Stew galleries and studios as well as running Cherry Lane Studios.  He is an accomplished, well-travelled graffiti artist and has an interest in film photography. He studied fine art, majoring in sculpture, at NUA. Kevin is a member of the exhibiting collective of photographers, Giphantia. He also runs an independent graffiti workshop pop-up business alongside teaching and technician commitments at City College.

Kevin teaches Spray Painting.

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Martin Laurence

Martin began his career as an engraver and graphic designer. Attending art school courses in portrait sculpture and life drawing before taking a BEd in art and design. Devoting as much time as possible to his own work, he has been a full time painter since 2000. Martin has exhibited widely in the UK and abroad, and his work features in public and private collections including the National Trust, Targetfello PLC Delloitte and Touche (Zurich). In Norwich, he is represented by Mandell’s gallery and he was recently chairperson of the Norwich 20 Group

 

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Martin teaches Colour Theory, Mixed Media, Oil Painting and Watercolour courses.

Sculpture

Sculpture at Anteros offers technique-led classroom based skills, each one taught by an expert in their field. Our selection of techniques provides a wide-ranging insight into the possibilities afforded by this broad discipline.

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Helen Ivory

Helen Ivory teaches assemblage, which is the making of metaphors using text and found materials.  She is a poet and visual artist.  Currently Helen is tutor and Course Director for the UEA/Writers Centre Norwich online creative writing programme.  She received an Arts Council of England Award to work on her fifth collection of poems for Bloodaxe The Anatomical Venus, which centres on women and otherness.  Helen lives in Norwich with her husband, the poet Martin Figura, where they run Café Writers – a live literature organization.

 

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Helen teaches Assemblage. 

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Josef Mounser

Josef Mounser is a kinetic sculptor inspired by natural forms. His work strives to reconstruct moments experienced in nature, often stirred by the flight of birds. Found or constructed objects are brought to life in his studio practice to create sculptures that re-introduce the viewer to the wonder of simplicity and discovery. His work forsakes the productivity usually associated with machines for the poetry of a small gesture.

 

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Josef teaches Kinetic Sculpture.

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Rachel Kurdynowska

Rachel’s practice as an artist and ceramicist, meditates around the material of clay. Interest in clay’s psychological benefits as a natural resource has expanded her work to include reference to location and personal ancestry. Continual research includes reading and gathering from many sources; modern literature, historical magic, and religious texts. These explorations extend to untraditional and investigatory workshops. Tutor in ceramics, artist associate at SCVA and freelance facilitator for various arts organisations across East Anglia, she works from her studio and home, Easton Pottery in Norwich.

 

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Rachel teaches Mouldmaking and Casting.

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Jan Crombie

Jan is a painter and sculptor working from her Norwich studio. She studied Fine Art at Goldsmiths and was selected for the New Young Contemporaries. She exhibited paintings at the Serpentine Gallery and Camden Arts Centre. Jan achieved a PGCE from Oxford University and has most recently taught as course Leader on the Continuing Practice Course at OVADA in Oxford. Jan grew up in the Pottery of her grandmother in Vienna and learnt the craft early, setting up her own Pottery in 1990 after completing a City and Guilds Course in Ceramics. She is a member of the Craft Potters Association of Great Britain.​

 

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Jan teaches Sculpting the Figure.

Printmaking

We cover a variety of printing techniques in the Diploma including lino printing, monotype and drypoint.

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Josef Mounser

 

Josef Mounser currently works as printmaking tutor at Anteros, whilst also working full time at the London Film School as designer and set builder.  Joe has built a portfolio of striking monochrome prints using both lino (see Ultimate Dinner Guests series) and wood block techniques (see Open Doors).

 

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Josef teaches Monotype and Dry-Point Printing.

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Laura White

 

Laura is a Norwich based print maker and Fine Art graduate from Norwich School of Arts. She has a Master of Arts in Printmaking from Anglia Ruskin University, and has been teaching in adult education for the last 5 years. 

 

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Laura teaches Lino Printing.

Art Theory

Lecturer and researcher, Andrew Taylor, will introduce students to the most important theories of art as well as providing a brief history of the subject. Students will learn by looking at famous works of art before undertaking some research of their own in an area which they find of interest.

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Andrew Taylor

Andrew is a freelance lecturer and researcher. He leads art and cultural tours around the UK, Continental Europe and New York giving lectures and gallery talks. At Anteros he has given lectures on portraiture, landscape painting and 20th century abstract art and elsewhere in Norwich on Medieval and Gothic Revival architecture. He is particularly interested in discovering and drawing out historical and theoretical connections between different artistic forms and periods.

 

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Andrew teaches Art Theory.

Photography

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Jeremy Webb

Jeremy Webb is a professional photographer, artist-educator, published author and life model. His first book Creative Vision, was published by AVA Publishing (SA) in 2005, and the 2nd edition of his 2nd book Design Principles for Photography is due to be published by Bloomsbury in February 2020.

 

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Jeremy teaches Fine Art Photography.