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/ 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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22nd November 2017

Open Day and Open Studios

Turps Art School Open Studios and Open Day 8th - 9th December 2017

Turps Studio Programme Painters | Open Studios.

Eleanor Bedlow / Angela Brandys / Lena Brazin / Victoria Cantons / Julie Caves / Maj-Gret Gaupas / The Baron Gilvan / Rebecca Harper / Charles Inge / Freya Guest / Paddy Jones / Craig Lee / Matthew Lippiatt / Shona McGovern / Scott Miles / Olly Mulvihill / Nicholas Peall / Tomas Piza Garcia …

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11th July 2017

Turps Painters 2015 -17

We are delighted to announce a show of recent works by painters who have been at Turps Studios between 2015 and 2017 at Art Bermondsey Projecct Space from 13th July - 22nd July.

Turps Studio Programme is a one year mentoring programme with the option to say for a second year, based at Turps Studios in South East London.

Uniquely painters work together in open studios exchanging ideas with each other and a comprehensive team of painters who visit across the year as wel…

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23rd February 2017

Interim Show / Year One Painters / Turps Studio Programme

10th/11th March 2017

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.

Interim Show by the current 2016-17 Studio Programme painters on their first year of the programme, along with Open studios at Turps Painting Studios  will take place on 10th and 11th March 2017.

An excellent opportunity to visit the studi…

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