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/ Interim Show / Year One Painters / Turps Studio Programme


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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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 studios, meet the painters on the studio programme, and find out more about Turps.

Friday 10th March: Private View |  First Year Painters Interim Show
6pm - 8pm. All welcome.
Turps Gallery, 11a Taplow House, Thurlow Street London SE17 2UQ (situated on the second floor walkway)

Saturday 11th March: 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)