Whole Day Classes

Sculpting the Figure

Friday 22nd &
Saturday 23rd October

10am - 4pm

2 day course


Please note - this class is running as part of our Diploma programme. You will be joining with our Diploma students on a drop-in basis.

The class will focus on creating a personal response in sculpture with reference to a model, with the possibility of the work being hollowed out and being made ready to fire.


Create an individual, expressive and experimental response in clay. Use charcoal drawings and quickly made maquettes for planning.


Think about how to build in three dimensions. Learn techniques such as modelling, building, hollowing, joining, refining and finishing.

thumbnail_Fine Art Photography.jpg

Fine Art Photography

Friday 5th &
Saturday 6th November

10am - 4pm

2 day course


Please note - this class is running as part of our Diploma programme. You will be joining with our Diploma students on a drop-in basis.

This 2-day workshop allows students to create and explore the essence of photographic practice – light.

The emphasis is on hands-on, focussed “play” with a wide range of lighting, backgrounds and materials, to create still life imagery. Students will be given the space and time within which to produce a simple project resulting in a portfolio series of 6 images.


There will be time for reflective thinking, practical studio work, assemblage, and experimentation; led by imagination and a range of creative approaches.


The workshop also features a presentation of photography intended to inspire creativity and act as a starting point for this fun and highly practical workshop.

Tutor: Jeremy Webb


thumbnail_Portraits and self portraits (2).jpg

Portraiture & Self Portraiture

Saturday 20th November

10am - 4pm


Step inside! The studio will be transformed into a professional portrait studio where you’ll find studio lighting, backdrops, a rubber chicken and a professional photographer who’ll show you the ropes and get you taking some great portraits.

This creative and fun workshop covers three key areas:

· DIY Promotional portraiture, headshots, &“Beyond the Selfie”: Brushing-up your online profile? Need a great photo for your CV or next job application? Learn the tricks and tips used by professionals.

· Natural Light Portraits: Why blast your subjects with direct flash? Learn how to use and control ambient light creatively, both indoors and outdoors.  

· Creative Approaches to Portraiture: A look at how lighting, exposure, framing, backgrounds, digital techniques, and a ton of useful fun stuff can spice up your portraits.

This workshop is practical and hands-on, and looks at using natural light, artificial light, flash, backdrops, and a whole lot more. Before you know it, you’ll be taking your own great portraits. You’ll be modelling at times for each other, and learning as you go!

Tutor: Jeremy Webb


Light and Lighting for photographers

Saturday 4th December

10am - 4pm 


Whatever your interests – portraits, landscapes, product photography for your business – the secret behind all great photography is the light you use. How you find it, create it, control it, understand its characteristics, explore its potential, and use it to create meaningful and insightful images. 


You don’t need expensive flashguns or lighting kits. Most of the light available to you is completely free: so we’ll look at ways to create and control it, often with the use of simple household materials.

Participants will be guided by experienced professional photographer Jeremy Webb, with a range of practical exercises in daylight, studio, flash, low light, and a thousand other useful tips and tricks to illuminate your ideas and help you to create the kind of photography you never thought possible.

Bring your own projects to work on, and your own cameras.

Tutor: Jeremy Webb



Carve Your Own Spoon

Saturday 18th December

10am - 3pm


Join Jason Parr for a day of spoon carving!

Learn how spoons are made from a piece of wood, while Jason guides you through making you very own spoon to take away.


You will learn how to carve the spoon, using two different types of knife, and will also discover how they are sanded and oiled.

There will also be a mini exhibition of spoons, so that you can learn about the different types of wood used to make them.

All materials included in the class.

Tutor: Jason Parr

IMG_3275 (1).JPG

Practical Colour Theory

Saturday 29th January 

10am - 4pm 


In this one day class you will gain a hands-on introduction to colour theory. 


We will work with acrylics and look at how colours relate to each other using different activities.


You will gain experience in colour mixing and learn how to use colour more effectively in your practice.


We will discover the colour wheel and learn how to generate and use a tonal scale of colour.


This is a great refresher or starting point for anyone interested in painting. 

Tutor: 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 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, Targetfollow PLC and Deloitte and Touche (Zurich). 


In Norwich, he is represented by Mandell’s gallery and he was recently chair of the Norwich 20 Group.