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Turps Banana

/ Art School


Turps Editors had long held the view that an artist led painting school could flourish in a climate where there is growing disquiet about the quality of painting tuition, inadequate tutorial input and a rise in tuition fees on too many established fine art courses.

It was time to respond to this in much the same way that a painting magazine run by practicing painters has fulfilled a need for many painters with a desire for intellectual stimulus and focus in this area.

Founded in 2012 based on these principles, Turps Art School has now relocated to premises within an exciting new studio and gallery development in South East London, just 10 minutes from Elephant and Castle.  From the Turps Studio we offer a one year studio programme, and run an online mentoring correspondence course.

Applications are now being accepted for Painters Studio Programme Sept 2014. For information on how to apply please click here

Applications are now being accepted for Correspondence Course Oct 2014. For information on how to apply please click here

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9th April 2014

Applications Open

Correspondence and Studio programmes launching in Sept/Oct 2014.

Download application forms and further details by clicking on the programme headings below:

Correspondence Course

Studio Programme

We will be announcing an open day at the newly refurbished Turps Art School in Southwark, London …

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11th February 2014


In the Spring of 2013 it became clear Turps Studio in Bermondsey was going to have to relocate. Interest in the Turps programmes was building and the 2012/13 painters were working their way to an exciting conclusion of the inaugural year. Time was against us and we needed to find a site that could offer a large enough single space for the open studio model the programme is based on.

Towards the end of the Summer our search for a space settled on part of a larger project to reinv…

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25th November 2013

One year on....

The Studio Programme's first year ended in August 2013, with a final show from the fifteen painters who completed the year at Vigo Gallery in London's West End and V22, Workspace in Bermondsey. The Turps Studio is relocating and the next studio programme will begin at a new location in South East London in freshly refurbished studio space in September 2014.

The Correspondence Course has continued with over half the initial participants c…

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