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GUTTING AN ART STUDIO, IN THE NAME OF ART

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Over the last few days I've removed 6 wheelie bins of rubbish from the studio, as we prepared to hold our 15 year birthday party exhibition in the studio...


The whole studio was packed away behind false walls, professional lighting hired, and the space was for the forth time in 15 years, converted into a professional art gallery.  I moved 2.6 tonnes of limestone in to and then out of the space, to create plinths.







Between 200-300 people joined us to view the art, eat, drink, listen to the music, dance and celebrate.

Read more here.   View more on the studio Facebook.

TIPS FOR SELECTING ADULT ART CLASSES

TIP: who is a good art teacher?

The following is a draft guide for what to look for when selecting a good quality course and teacher.

It looks like a hot topic at the national level within the ceramics profession, and possibly with the wider arts community, as governments exit art teaching, and an unregulated market emerges.

What do you think? 

What advise do we give to the consumer in researching independent classes and teachers?

Leave your comments at the bottom.



The following is a general guide for what to look for when selecting a good quality course and teacher.

Class size?

Larger classes are cheaper, as the teacher's wage is spread across the group. 

In small classes, you will pay more per lesson, but your experience is customised to suit your experience and ability.

In large classes you learn at the pace of the slowest, or fastest person.

In large classes you compete for teacher assistance with 15+ other students.

Smaller classes allow more individual student-teacher interaction, custo…