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Turps Banana

/ Art School

/ Open Day and Open Studios


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 / Tom Rapsey / Rhiannon Salisbury / Kieron Simms / Jonathan Small / Evan Thomas / Hannah Turner-Duffin / Sonia Wynn

Open Day.

Marcus Harvey and Helen Hayward will be introducing Turps Art School at 1pm on Saturday 9th December and answering questions about Turps Studio Programme and Turps Correspondence Course 2018-19. Please do email for more information

Maj-Gret Gaupas 'Yonder' at Turps Gallery

We are delighted to announce an exhibition of recent paintings by Maj-Gret Gaupas showing work made during her two years on the Studio Programme