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Turps Banana

/ Art School

/ Archive - November 2018


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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15th November 2016

Open Day and Studio Programme WiP Show

9/10th December 2016

Turps Education provides a Painting Studio Programme, Correspondence Course and Crit Surgeries to painters wanting to focus on their practice within a series of supportive mentoring programmes.

To find out more we are holding an exhibition of Works in Progress by the current 2016-17 Studio Programme painters, along with Open studios at Turps Painting Studios  on 9th and 10th December 2016.

There will be opportunities during the w…

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23rd June 2016


Congratulations to Turps Painters Ben Jamie, Roisin Fogarty and Gareth Kemp for being shortlisted for the John Moores Prize 2016, further congratulations to Ben Jamie for being one of the five prize winners.

Congratulations to Jessie Makinson and Suzy Willey for being shortlisted for the Marmite Prize 2016, and further congratulations to Jessie Makinson for being awarded the overall Marmite Prize 2016.

And congratulations to Dale Lewis for his final show as part of th…

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8th March 2016

Spring Surgeries

We are pleased to announce a new series of Turps Surgeries for Spring 2016.

group crits.

Each session will consist of up to five participants who will be able to bring work to Turps and take part in a group crit together. The sessions will be led by mentoring painters from the correspondence and studio programmes along with guest painters.

The turps surgeries cost £150 per participant / session.

Dan Coombs and Geraldine Swa…

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