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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 weekend to visit the studios, meet the painters on the studio programme, and talk to some of the mentors and programme leaders of the course. There will also be opportunities to find out more about the correspondence course and soon to be announced dates for crit surgeries in  Spring 2017.


Friday 9th December: Private View WiP Show/Launch Issue #17 Turps Painting Magazine
 6pm - 8pm. All welcome.
Turps Gallery, 11a Taplow House, Thurlow Street London SE17 2UQ (situated on the second floor walkway)

Saturday 10th December: Open Studios | Turps Painting Studio Programme | 12 - 5PM
Units 3a, 10a-13a Taplow House, Thurlow Street, London SE17 2UQ (situated on the second floor walkway)

Saturday 10th December:  Open Day 12 - 3pm | Introductory Talk 2pm
Marcus Harvey (Director), Phil Allen (Programme Leader), Helen Hayward (Co-Director Turps Education) will be available to answer questions between 12noon and 3pm. There will be a short introductory talk to the programmes on offer at 2pm. No need to book. All welcome.

Our neighbours ASC studios and Bainbridge Print Studios will also be holding an Open Studios this weekend on Friday evening and Saturday until 5pm.