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Turps Banana

/ Art School


12a -13a Taplow, Thurlow Street, London, SE17 2UQ

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 closed for September 2014. However we are accepting enquiries for the Painters Studio Programme Sept 2015. Email for more details.

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

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16th September 2014

In the news

This week we have two great responses to Turps Art School in the press, firstly from Charley Peters for a-nonline and today, Jonathan Jones for his Guardian Blog.


Enjoy. They both really get what we are doing.


Charley Peters for

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17th July 2014

Mentor: Philip Allen

Correspondence Course 2012 - 2013

Miranda Boulton

Tim Elford

Louise Hall

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17th July 2014

Mentor : David Leeson

Correspondence Course 2012 - 2013

Marnie Keltie

Karen Grant

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