Sussex Sculpture Studios
Penquins by Angela Hunter

Sussex Art And Print Studios & Sussex Sculpture Studios

Our Studios offer a diverse range of stimulating, artist-led courses in a friendly and creative environment. Our aim is to encourage students to develop confidence in their own artistic abilities and ideas, helping them further their own artistic practice.

Our courses are attended by people of all levels of ability, from independently practicing artists to complete beginners. This allows us to cultivate a unique space that is both innovative and supportive where students harbour a genuine drive to produce quality artworks and realise their individual outcomes. In this way we are able to connect to a wider artistic community through our regular exhibitions and further establish ourselves as a new and exciting centre for artistic practice.

We offer a wide range of courses comprising of both traditional and contemporary approaches. At Sussex Art and Print Studios work is focused in two dimensions and involves painting, drawing and printmaking techniques such as portrait, still life, life drawing, gum arabic transfer printing, etched lino Printing as well as classic collograph and etching processes. We offer a strong figurative tradition in the Drawing, Painting and Sculpture Studios that can be used as a foundation for students to move on into other artistic avenues, or that can be developed as an end in itself to produce work within a figurative genre. At Sussex Sculpture Studios we continue to cater for all levels of experience and ability in a variety of media including clay ceramics, stone, jesmonite, plaster and resin.

Students are encouraged to consider a number of start points such as working directly from the model, on Figurative Sculpture or Portrait Head courses to developing individual projects on the Free Form course. We aim to continue to work with professional artists to expand the range and quality of our art courses ensuring that each academic year will differ from the previous with the addition of interesting and original courses encompassing both 2D and 3D art practice.

FOUNDERS:

ANDREW BROWN: studied Fine Art at Edinburgh College of Art and the University of Edinburgh specializing in sculpture and gaining an MA in 1999. He has since been an Artist in Residence at a number of schools while pursuing his own work as a professional sculptor working on both large and small, public and private commissions. In the course of his career to date, Andrew has won a number prestigious awards including sculpture prizes at the Royal Scottish Academy and Royal Glasgow Institutes annual exhibitions.

MARJI TALBOT: studied sculpture, painting, and printmaking at the City and Guilds School of Art in Kennington London and completed an MA in Sequential Art and Design at Brighton University. She has been teaching life drawing and painting in Horsham for several years and has recently focussed on figurative sculpture. Her art practise involves expressing ideas both in printmaking and sculpture.


TUTORS:

ANDREW BROWN: As above. 
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JON EDGAR: is a sculptor where improvisation plays an important part in his work to produce both large expressive figurative stone carvings, as well as more intimate insightful portraits busts in clay of eminent sitters. http://www.jonedgar.co.uk

JULIA R GALLEGO: A practising printmaker and graduate MA from the University of the Arts London, Julia is currently working for Thumbprint Editions in London and continuing her own art practise.  http://juliargallego.blogspot.co.uk  

ALTEA GRAU VIDAL: A practising printmaker, Altea is also currently working on her Phd at University of the Arts London.

ANGELA HUNTER: Since graduating from Edinburgh College of Art in 1999, Angela has worked full time as a sculptor in figurative and animal studies for public and private commissions. She exhibits with Thompson Gallery Marylebone, London and Cyril Gerber Fine Art, Glasgow, as well as taking part in open exhibitions in Scotland. www.angelahunter.co.uk 

MARK LONGWORTH: Studied portrait sculpture at Heatherley School of Fine Art in London and figurative sculpture in California. His aim through sculpture is to capture those fleeting gestures of the body language through rotation and gesture. https://www.marklongworthsculpture.com

HAZEL REEVES: Hazel specialises in portrait sculpture. She is an elected member of the Society of Women Artists and exhibits with the Society of Portrait Sculptors. www.wiredandfired.co.uk

THEA TAYLOR has established herself as a sculptor exhibiting her eclectic range of stone and clay in Sussex and the West Country. She began her training in the 60s and has sold her work across the U.K.

MARJI TALBOT: As above

PAUL WYE: Having studied sculpture at Kingston University, Paul has recently completed an MA in Printmaking at Camberwell. His work successfully combines both printed and sculptural elements. www.paulwye.co.uk