“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
Meet the Tutors
At Anteros we recognise the importance of good drawing technique as fundamental to art-making.Tutors Elizabeth Monahan and Sarah Beare will guide you through the fundamentals of drawing including using different materials and techniques.
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.
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.
Painting classes at Anteros encompass a good grounding in acrylic, mixed media, watercolour and oil painting technique. Some classes emphasis skills while others focus more on collecting ideas, finding inspiration and developing finished paintings.
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.
Sophia Shuvalova is a Norwich contemporary fine artist and an experienced adult learning art teacher. A Fine Art alumni from Norwich University of the Arts Sophia holds a studio at Outpost Studios and regularly exhibits, both locally and internationally, recently showing at the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts.
Anteros explores some 3D approaches to art to encourage students to explore more ways to think about and to create art.
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.
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.
We cover a variety of printing techniques in the Diploma including lino printing, monotype and drypoint.
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).
Jane is a Norfolk printmaker who started out producing surface pattern designs for the fashion industry in London but on moving to Norfolk studied illustration at the NUA, specialising in printmaking. Her inspiration comes from history especially early woodcut illustrations and medieval illuminations. Jane specialised in linocut and is currently learning the art of typesetting in the traditional way
We cover the fundamentals of art history to give students context for their art and the skills to analyse art around them.
Craig graduated with a masters degree in the history of art from the University of East Anglia in 2018 and completed our own fine art diploma in 2019.
Craig specialises in art, philosophy and politics and is interested in how artists work with these ideas to produce the work they make.
Craig has established his own Printmaking practise here at Anteros and regularly exhibits his work.
Kasja is a Learning Enhancement Tutor and freelance art historian. She has a BA, Masters and PhD in Art History from University of East Anglia, where she has been working in Art History and Learning Enhancement since 2009. She has taught on 17th, 18th and 19th century visual culture through independent lectures and the Workers’ Educational Association and is dedicated to making art history available to a wider audience.
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.