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/ Turps Art School - Open Day 16th May 2014


3a,10a -13a Taplow, Thurlow Street, London, SE17 2UQ (directions here)

Turps Editors had long held the view that an artist led painting programme, a supported studio,  could flourish in a climate where there is growing disquiet about the quality of painting tuition, inadequate tutorial input and isolation in traditional studio set ups.

In 2012 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. 

turps studio programme provides a dynamic structure of: mentoring, peerled learning, talks and visitors within an open studio environment.

Stimulating conversation and debate, through discourse and practice. Advancing individual development during an intensive and supported one year programme.

turps correspondence course is a one to one responsive year long programme of online mentoring. Offering an opportunity to reconnect and reinvigorate participants practice, on an international platform.

turps off site mentoring programme is a new programme aimed at painters based in London who want to receive mentoring whilst remaining in their own studios.

turps surgeries are an opportunity for painters to access individual and group tutorials at turps studios. Discussion and debate in a small intensive crit environment led by turps mentoring painters. For more details sign up to our mailing list or email


Studio Programme 2019-20 Applications Now Open. Click here for more info. 

Correspondence Course 2019 - 20 Applications now open for Admissions in October 2019 Click here for more info


Off Site Studio Programme 2019 - 20 Click here for more info


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1st May 2014

Turps Art School - Open Day 16th May 2014

Studio Programme Sept 2014 / Application Deadline 30th May 2014

We are excited to announce we will be restarting the Turps Art School Painters Studio Programme in September 2014.  For further application details please click here

Turps Art School / Open Day 16th May 2014

We are very close to completion of the new Turps Art School Studios and Office. Ahead of the closing date for applications (30th May 2014) we would like to invite all our readers, especially painters interested finding out more about the studio and correspondence course programmes to come and celebrate our new space at an open afternoon on 16th May 2014 between 3pm and 7pm.

The new Turps Art School is part of a larger Studio / Gallery complex being cleverly intergrated into previously disused spaces within South London's Aylesbury Estate, SE17.  As well as the Turps Studio, there are over 70 artists studios set up and managed by ASC (Artist Studios Company) and plans for a further series of galleries, project spaces and cafe within the next 3 - 6 months.

If you are interested in stopping by it would be useful (although not essential ) if you could drop us an email at so we have an idea of numbers.