Diploma

IMPORTANT NOTICE: We want all students to feel comfortable and fully able to participate in the Anteros Arts Diploma. This includes real time feedback from both tutors and peers within a classroom environment. We also want you to take full advantage of the shared studio space both as a workspace and meeting place. We have therefore decided to postpone the commencement of our next diploma until January 2021.

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  • Learn practical fine art skills in drawing,  painting, printmaking, 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.

“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 

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.

Kate Batchelor

Kate Batchelor started as a wildlife illustrator, she studied at Dyfed College of Art. Kate has a keen interest in wildlife and in her spare time, she volunteers for the RSPB at Minsmere. Kate has been inspired by nature spending much of her time sketching and painting scenes she has photographed from her coastal home. During 2016, Kate embarked on a sketch a day challenge, in 2017 she painted an acrylic sketch, one per month and in 2018 she has given herself the egg-timer challenge, three minutes to complete a drawing each day.

www.kate-batchelor.co.uk

Kate teaches Sketchbooking.

Liz Monahan

Elizabeth 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.  Elizabeth 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.

www.lizmonahan.co.uk 

Elizabeth teaches Observational & Abstract Drawing and Life Drawing.

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. 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 feel able to learn from each other as well as by experimenting.

http://www.sarahbeare.com/sarah-beare

Sarah teaches Observational & Abstract Drawing and Life Drawing.

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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.

Kevin Parker

Kevin Parker is a co-founder of Stew galleries, he also runs 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.

Martin Laurance

Martin began his career as an engraver and graphic designer. Attending art school courses in portrait sculpture and life drawing before taking a B.Ed. 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.

www.martinlaurance.com

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

Anna-Lise Horsley

Anna-Lise studied at Liverpool College of Art 1967-8, Newport College of Art 1968-71, and Goldsmiths College London 1971-2.  She was awarded a British Council Scholarship (painting) to the Royal Danish Academy of Art 1972-3, was a visiting lecturer in Art at the University of Wisconsin 1974-5, and Lecturer at Beckenham College of Art, London 1975-80.  She has lived and worked as a painter in New York, Budapest, Hungary, France and the UK. Her works are held in public, corporate and private collections around the world.

http://anna-lisehorsley.webs.com/

Anne-Lise teaches Developing Ideas.

Katarzyna Coleman

Katarzyna is from London, she studied at Hornsey School of art and for her MA at Manchester College of Art.  Her work explores industrial and urban landscape and predominantly includes views of the Great Yarmouth harbour area in Norfolk.  Her work has recently been featured in a major painting review at the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts entitled 'Reality: Modern and Contemporary British Painting'.

 

http://www.katarzynacoleman.co.uk/

Katarzyna teaches Developing Paintings from Sketches.

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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.

Chrissy Leech

Chrissy Leech teaches casting and moulding. She gained a BA in Fine Art in 2015 at Norwich University of the Arts and was awarded a scholarship for post graduate study, gaining an MA in Fine Art in 2016. She has been investigating the use of concrete in sculpture recently, but uses a variety of materials to achieve the desired outcome. She lives and works from her studio in Norwich.

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. Fool’s World, a collaborative Tarot with the artist Tom de Freston (Gatehouse Press), won the 2016 Saboteur Award for Best Collaborative Work. Hear What the Moon Told Me, a book of collage/ mixed media/ acrylic painted poems was published this year by Knives Forks and Spoons Press. She lives in Norwich with her husband, the poet Martin Figura, where they run Café Writers – a live literature organization.

http://www.helenivory.co.uk/

Helen teaches Assemblage.

Jan Crombie

Jan studied Fine Art (painting) at Goldsmiths and was selected for the New Young Contemporaries. Jan achieved a PGCE from Oxford University and has most recently taught as Course Leader on the Continuing Practice course at OVADA. Prior to this she was a tutor on BA Fine Art at Oxford Brookes University. Jan grew up in the Pottery of her grandmother in Vienna and learnt the craft early, She has since completed a City and Guilds course in ceramics and is a member of the Craft Potters Association of Great Britain. 

 

www.jancrombie.com

Jan teaches Sculpting the Figure.

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.

https://josefmounser.com/

Joe teaches Kinetic Sculpture.

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Printmaking

The printmaking module is delivered with help from Norwich's leading experts at Print to the People. Included in the syllabus are lino printing, screen printing, monotype and drypoint.

Toby Rampton at Print to the People

Toby is a freelance illustrator and designer based in Norfolk. Using traditional screen-printing techniques he creates colourful, energetic, and graphic imagery for picture books, magazines and giftware. Toby was highly commended in in the Macmillan prize for Children’s picture books in 2013 for his picture book Endurance, and 2014 for The Mambo.

www.tobyrampton.com

Toby teaches Relief Printing.

Jo Stafford at Print to the People

Jo is the co-founder and studio manager of Print to the People, an artist-led, social enterprise dedicated to the production and promotion of traditional printmaking processes in Norwich. Print to the People provides affordable and accessible printmaking facilities for artists, designers, students, community groups and the public.  Jo is also a screen printer, illustrator and designer whose work focuses on experimentation and exploration of surfaces and texture.

http://www.jostaffordjostafford.co.uk/

Jo teaches Screen Printing.

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).

https://josefmounser.com

Joe teaches Dry Point and Monotype

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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.

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.

https://www.instagram.com/andrew.james.taylor/

Andrew teaches our Art History and Theory lectures.

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