Art School Mission
• To help students "rediscover their sense of wonder" though the practice of observational drawing & painting
• To help artists improve practical skills with tuition whilst preserving their unique artistic voice.
• To provide a fun, nurturing, peaceful, more intimate and loving environment in which to create art.
Summer Term Classes & Courses
Summer term now on. I am running a more limited programme this term...
The 5 week Beginners Drawing Course starts on 16th June, just a few places left.
Come and draw from the life model on Tuesdays. £20 for 3 hours, pm or evening. Places limited. Contact me to book a place in advance please.
Please contact me on 01306 877189 or 07768 862895 to have a chat about the right course for you and Autumn term opportunities from 12th September 2016.
A wax sculpture day is coming on Sunday 26th June. New "Dogs Life Drawing" workshop coming soon. Please register your interest!
No classes this term.
10am - 1pm Ways of Seeing - Life Drawing I class for all levels with theory & demos. 1 place available.
2pm - 5pm Untutored long pose Life Drawing. Open to all.
7pm - 10pm Long Pose Tutored Life Drawing & Painting class. Tutor assisted long poses for painters and those wishing to develop and extend observation drawing skills. Open to all.
No classes this term.
2pm - 5pm Begin 2 Draw - 5 week Beginners drawing course with Gianinna Delpino.
7pm - 10pm Begin 2 Draw - 5 week Beginners drawing course with Gianinna Delpino.
No classes this term.
Saturdays and Sundays
Occasional Wax Sculpture Days, Dogs Life Drawing and Transforming Textiles workshops.
"The whole experience was gentle, encouraging and informative and Eric is a very kind and patient teacher. My classmates - none of whom I knew - were very friendly and by the end of the five weeks we knew a great deal about form, tone and perspective and could draw flowers, skulls, bread, wine bottles, jugs, fruit, veg and even the 'dreaded' cubes. What's more most of the time the things we drew actually looked like flowers, skulls, bread, jugs etc!"
"I have really enjoyed the Tuesday morning classes and will really miss them. The course has given me a lot of confidence and helped me to really look and I have stared to do more drawing at home."
"I highly recommend taking classes with Eric. His classes are really fantastic. I have learned so much from him and my drawing skills have improved dramatically. Eric is a most generous teacher and a talented artist, worth every penny.”
"Fantastic commitment to teaching you how to draw. I had no previous experience at the start."
"It's been a wonderful course Eric. I will definitely be back in the New Year. Thank you."
"It was such an enriching experience to move from only knowing how to draw ‘stick people’. Eric’s classes are small and well-structured, so whatever your level, you get lots of personal attention from a talented and inspiring teacher, learning alongside others, in a relaxed and friendly setting."
Artist Gift Voucher
Looking for an unusual present idea for Christmas or a birthday for the partner or friend who has everything? I offer Gift Vouchers redeemable against art courses, workshops or artwork.
Oil Portrait Artist
My portrait commission service is about painting directly from the sitter. The results achieved feel more present and in my opinion are of much more artistic value than a painting made from a photograph. By sitting for me, you are entering a long tradition of portraiture.
Read about commissioning a portrait painting.
Surrey Art & Studio News
Surrey Artists Open Studios
I am taking part in Surrey Artists Open Studios in June 2016. Please note that due to a street party access to my studio on 11th June is by foot only!
A Voice For Leith Hill"
I am taking part in a travelling exhibition of artworks to celebrate the beauty of Leith Hill. There are plans to start a oil drilling operation in this special place.
1st stop was The Star pub in West Street, currently at the Plough Inn, Coldharbour, then on to Leith Hill Place in July.
More info here.
Polesden Lacey Artist In Residence May 2016
I was artist in residence again this year.
Cowparade is coming...
... to Surrey in the summer of 2016.
I have a couple of designs submitted.
I am looking for a corporate sponsor for my Pushmi-pullyu cow, can you help? It's all for charity!
CHIP Save Pippbrook House
Pippbrook House has ongoing art installations to raise awareness.
Read more about CHiP here.
WWW Wonder, Witness Worship Exhibition
My annual exhibition was at the Denbies Vineyard art gallery in Dorking. Find out more about the art exhibition here. Or watch the video below:
Aine Divine Workshop
In January I spent two days on a portrait painting workshop with Aine Divine. View past exhibitions or read the Art Tickles Blog.
Milton Glaser - The "I♥NY" man.
"Art at it's fullest capacity makes us attentive... you can reengage with reality... beauty moves you towards attentiveness ... if it moves you to attentiveness it is art"