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 wood, ceramics, stone, ciment fondue, 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 in Sussex 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.
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.
ANDREW BROWN: As above
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. Her work can be viewed on her website: www.angelahunter.co.uk
GARY GOODMAN: Painter and printmaker Gary Goodman also makes 3-d constructions and artists books. In addition he is a poet, winning several prizes at spoken word performances in the UK, Norway and the USA.
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
CLAIRE MORRIS: Claire studied sculpture at Chelsea School of Art in the seventies and since then her work has concentrated on the expressive medium of carving in both stone and wood. Claire has 18 years experience teaching in adult education and has worked as visiting artist in schools and day centres for clients of mental health units & the elderly.She has exhibited extensively in London and the South East and worked on a number of commissions for private and public spaces, including a pair of large oak carvings for a hospital courtyard, an interactive sculpture for the visitors’ centre at Buchan Country Park in Crawley and in May 2007, a large stone carving, commissioned by Horsham District Council, permanently sited next to the pond in Horsham park.www.clairemorris.org
NICOLA ROSE: www.nicolaroseartist.com
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
HELEN TURNER: Helen turner is a painter and printmaker.She studied at Canterbury College of Art and now lives and works in Lewes East Sussex. Her work achieved prominence when she was shortlisted for the prestigious John Moores Contemporary Painting Prize in 2002 and subsequently when she was selected to be Artist for the Day at
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