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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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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 well as a dedicated team of mentors.

During 2015-17 the mentors are: Dan Coombs , Andrea Medjesi - Jones, Anne Ryan and Neal Tait.

The programme is led by Marcus Harvey and Phil Allen