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Bath Artists’ Studios

Winter-Spring 2020


Where learning and practice meet.

Winter-Spring 2020

Seasons greetings to all our visitors and members! 2020 looks set

to be a great year for Bath Artists’ Studios. We start the New Year

continuing our exhibition celebrating the work done in our programme

of classes. Shows continue with an exhibition of work by Somerset

based painter Leonard Green. We also have new studio holders and

artists in residence to introduce to you and as ever our classes combine

popular regular fixtures of the termly programme with an offer of new

courses and workshops.



Cover: What Can I Do?, Leonard Green

Left: Bryony Bensly

Above: Natasha Parker-Edwards

Callum Eaton

I am a figurative painter who sources material for my work from images of pop cultural

phenomena I find using Google Image Search. As a child of the MTV and social media

generation, I have been brought up in a image saturated world which I find hard

to ignore. In this constant production and consumption of images, it seems obvious

to me that people feel alienated from reality, and that is why the allure of TV, youtube

and social media have taken such a strong hold. It now no longer seems worth

taking part in a an experience when you can just experience the experience second

hand. This proliferation of images has lead to a ‘highlight reel’, offering the ability

to curate your life through the means of Instagram and other social medias. You

are constantly asked, “Who are you and how would you like to be seen?” presenting

to others only the best of you to create your ideal self. It is these aspects of

self presentation and the fabrication of the self that I investigate in my practice.



Image: Victoria Walters



Natasha Parker-Edwards

(BSU Graduate Artist in Residence)

I graduated with a First Class Honours Degree in ‘Creative Arts: Art and Dance’

winning the 2019 Bath Spa University Award for Outstanding Achievement in Creative

Dance Practice.

I integrate aspects of my contemporary dance practice into the field of 3D

contemporary art and ask myself ‘In what ways are the boundaries we place around

artforms imagined or real?’ and ‘How might exploring work that exists on the edges of

these boundaries open new creative possibilities?’.

My recent interdisciplinary, collaborative performance (involving 50 slip-cast ceramic

houses) is driven by French-American artist and sculptor Louise Bourgeois’ themes

of gender, domesticity, sexuality and desire. She obsessed over ‘the house’ and how

architecture symbolises a social world that attempts to define individuals in contrast

to the inner world of emotion - ideas which are interwoven with my own angst as a

young woman moving into adulthood.

I am excited to have been chosen to be the graduate artist in residence at Bath Artist

Studios. If anyone would like to get involved in any collaborative projects then don’t

hesitate to contact me!

Vicky McKay

I was born in Cumbria, north west England. I grew up between England and Scotland,

crossing Hadrian’s Wall regularly. Now living in Somerset, I work with painting and

story, and everything in-between.

I am an interdisciplinary artist and an unreliable narrator. I’m interested in hauntings,

and work with what I can remember, what I see and what I’m told.

I mediate stories with painting, performance, writing and recording. I create from

syncope, breaks in the narrative, and what gets brittle whilst we are working.

Recent projects have involved researching into shared stories, visual and verbal, and

that changed my own past from the present. I use the instability of connections as a

foundation for my making, especially in my writing and performance work.

‘History is composed of procedures of keeping stories alive. Because the past is

embodied in the present ... the present is never different from the past.’

Barbara Formis



Victoria Walters

I am a Fine Artist and Lecturer in Visual Culture with a multifaceted practice that

includes art practice, writing and teaching.

My sculptural installation practice relates to narratives of home, protection and the

state of exception. At times, the photographic documentation of the structures I build

becomes the work. My practice dialogues with my writing and benefits from ongoing

research and critical reflection, but also has a life of its own.

My written research relates to the practice of 20th Century German artist Joseph

Beuys and I have published and co-edited a variety of texts on the artist’s work, giving

related conference papers at institutions in the UK and overseas. I continue to work on

developing a conversation with Beuys’ legacies through practice.

I am a member of several research networks, including Space, Place, Practice, an

artists’ research collective which comes together to create dialogues and develop

projects informed by a shared interest in notions of space, place and creative practice.

Kathryn Brown- Residency

Kathryn Brown is a writer who grew up in rural mid Wales. She’s studied an

undergraduate degree in Creative Writing at Bath Spa University and is currently

studying a Masters in Children’s Literature. Her work is mainly aimed at 8-12 year olds,

and is deeply inspired by the rural setting of her childhood as well as the cityscape

of Bath that has become home. She is currently working on her manuscript about a

visually impaired war time evacuee.


Teaching is very important to me and I have a range of experience as an

educator of theory and practice.



Open from Thursday 2 January – Friday 17 January

Monday – Friday 12-5pm, weekends by appointment

The continuation of our exhibition celebrating the work of BAS’ class members

which began in December. Celebrating our education programme, this special

exhibition showcases the excellence of artwork by our adult students.

The exhibition has been curated from an open submission by students by Kat

Dawe-Schmeisser (curator and BAS trustee), Callum Eaton (artist) and Mary Caron-

Courtney (BAS studio holder and art educator).



Bath Artists’ Studios Exhibition Space ‘The Roper

Gallery’ aims to present a programme of innovative

and exciting exhibitions of work by artists, designers

and makers from Bath and beyond.

Please note our normal opening times are Monday-Friday 12-

5.00pm and by appointment at the weekend.


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The Shape of Things To Come: Recent Paintings by Leonard Green

Friday 7 February – Sunday 1 March

Monday – Friday 12-5pm, weekends by appointment

Opening Reception Thursday 6 February, 6-8pm

Born in Leigh in the North West of England, Leonard Green moved to the South

West in 1984 to take up a position in the art department of Millfield School, a

prestigious independent school in Somerset. As a successful artist, he has exhibited

across the UK including at The Royal Academy.

Showcasing recent work, the large and colourful paintings in this exhibition reflect

the artist’s preoccupation with order, chaos, structure and rhythm. Purely abstract

works, Leonard Green’s paintings reference his interests in calligraphy, Chinese art

and music, especially the 60s ‘Northern Soul’ popular in the dance halls of his home



10m x 7m Workshop/Teaching Room

£10.50ph or £73.50 for 8hr day.

Our large and popular teaching room

can accommodate classes of up to

40 people. Hiring the space includes

access to easels, boards, tables,

lighting, sink and changing room. You

will also have access to our ‘Common

Room’ for breaks and refreshments.


Teaching Room | Sculpture room | Studios


3m x 3m enclosed workshop space

£5.50ph, £22pd, £55pw, £165pm

As an extension to our Teaching

Room and Gallery facilities, this

newly developed space comprises

an area suitable for casting, wet or

construction based sculpture. Hire of

this space includes access to sink and

draining/drying areas.

Publicly accessible classes are eligible

for complimentary promotion via our

website and social media channels.


£13.20 pm per sq meter

A community of 60 professional artists

and makers, our building offers a

studios in a wide range of sizes over

two floors. 3D work is accommodated

in our ground floor and warehouse

spaces while 2D work is located in our

first floor studios. Spaces become

vacant on a regular basis and we

always welcome applications from new

artists interested in taking a studio.

Left: Sue Larner at work in The Sculpture Room

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Image: Magic Touch, Leonard Green


For all enquiries for booking facilities at BAS please contact:

Image: Natasha Parker-Edwards


Throughout the year Bath Artists’ Studios has a 3 termly programme of

classes and workshops in our large and well equipped teaching room.

If you would like to book a place on a class, please contact the class

tutor. Contact details for all tutors can be found in the directory that

follows this section.

If you are a tutor and have an idea for a class, the Teaching Room is

available for as little as £10.50ph, so we’d love to hear from you. Please

contact: or call 01225 482 480


Drawing From


13 January – 23 March

(Half-Term 17 February)

Morning Class 10am-


Afternoon Class 2pm-


£220 (not inclusive of


Intensive drawing classes for those keen to learn. The

course is aimed at individuals who are looking to establish

a firm and intelligent foundation for a lifetime of creative

practice. Designed to equip participants with the ability to

translate observations, ideas and feelings into coherent,

insightful and expressive visual statements. The subject is

presented so that real benefit will be available to the least

experienced, whilst also extending the most gifted. Both

tutors trained at the Royal Academy of Arts, London.

Tutors: Saied Dai and Charlotte Sorapure

Life Drawing

and Painting


6 January – 30 March

(Half-Term 17 February)

7pm – 9.30pm

£13.00 per class,

£140.00 full course (not

inclusive of materials)

A drop in class suitable for everyone with an emphasis

on drawing in a friendly and supportive atmosphere.

Unstructured but with individual constructive tuition if


Tutor: Charlotte Edge

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Long Pose


7 January – 31 March

(Half-Term 18 February)


£12 per class (not

including materials)

This is an untutored friendly life drawing class. The life

model holds the one pose for the whole session and

is heavily lit. This is a drop in class and all abilities are

welcome. No need to book!

Tutor: Sue Larner

Pause For


January – April


£150 (6 sessions

@ £25), inclusive of

materials + 2 firings.

Places limited to 8.

Are you seeking a place to unwind and be creative? Working

with clay, paint and paper, two experienced teachers will

tutor and facilitate your creative process. A great way to

unwind and relax through creative experiences in an inspiring

environment. Come and enjoy the fun and atmosphere and

have a break from busy lives once a week.

Tutor: Lorna Bode and Kate Bates

Life Drawing

8 January – 1 April (Half-

Term 19 February)

10am – 1pm

£220 + materials

Through many exercises and using different materials the

student will discover new and confident ways to describe

the human form. Mark making, proportion, perspective,

composition, colour and tone will all be tackled. Beginners

very welcome as well as experienced artists.

Tutor: Sue Larner

Life Drawing

for all Levels

7 January – 7 April (Half-

Term 18 February)


Full Course £227.50,

Half Term (6 Weeks)


(inclusive of materials,

paper for sale.

Working with a life model, this class is suitable for all abilities

and provides a friendly environment which supports and

encourages absolute beginners, creatively challenges those

who want to improve their drawing and gives a framework

for artists who want to further their creative practice.

Individual attention is given to assess each student’s needs

and provide them with the appropriate level of instruction.

Tutor: Felicity Bowers.

Life Sculpture

8 January – 1April (Half-

Term 19 February)


£210 + materials



8 January – 1 April (Half-

Term 19 February)


£150 + materials

The life model holds a pose for 3-4 weeks. Clay, direct

ciment fondu and wire are used to discover the human form

in three dimensions. We will also tackle the portrait head,

the relief and casting. Beginners welcome. Tutor Sue Larner

was trained at the Royal College of Art.

Tutor: Sue Larner

This is a group led untutored sculpture class for experienced

sculptors wanting to experiment using the human form as a

starting point.

Tutor: Sue Larner

Children’s Art


(Ages 7-11)

14 January – 31 March

(Half Term 18 February)


£66 (full course)

Pupils will explore sketching, painting, textiles, clay, papercrafts,

illustration, print and more. Students will also learn

about famous artists, enter competitions, exhibit their work in

exhibitions and create a portfolio.

Tutor: Funky Art House

Teen Art Class

(Ages 11-14)

15 January – 1 April

(Half-Term 19 February)


£77 Inclusive of


Pupils will explore sketching, painting, perspective,

proportion, sculpture, illustration, print and more. Students

will also learn about famous artists, enter competitions,

exhibit their work in exhibitions and create a portfolio.

Tutor: Funky Art House

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The Art of


16 January – 26 March

(Half-Term 20 February)

10am – 1.00pm

£170/£17 per class (not

inclusive of materials)

A structured course in the art of portraiture working from the

model; Progressing from drawing (structure and proportion)

through to full painting. Emphasis will be given to the

progression from drawing through to painting, in stages,

using traditional layering and glazing techniques.

Tutor: Michael Chaitow




and Mixed


16 January – 26 March

(Half –Term 20 February)

2.30pm – 5.30pm

£150/£15 Per Class (not

inclusive of materials)

Initially the craft and techniques of watercolours and then

of mixed media (combining watercolour with gouache and

acrylic; also with charcoal and pastels) will be taught and

demonstrated to show their descriptive and expressive

potential. Nature is experienced in details of growth patterns

as well as through landscape. Natural forms echo our own

psychological processes and they also provide a starting

point for imaginative themes; thus linking the inner and outer


Tutor: Michael Chaitow

Children’s Art


(Ages 7-11)

16 January – 2 April (Half

Term 20 February)


£66 (full course)

Pupils will explore sketching, painting, textiles, clay, papercrafts,

illustration, print and more. Students will also learn

about famous artists, enter competitions, exhibit their work in

exhibitions and create a portfolio.

Tutor: Funky Art House



Pastel Drawing


10 January – 14


10am – 1pm

£160 (not inclusive of


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For the lover of colour! This 6 week course will impart

classical techniques whilst playing with colour, form and

light. Beginning with a limited palette, we will create a series

of drawings from direct observation, incorporating more

colour and experimenting with toned paper as the course


Suitable for intermediate and advanced students.

Tutor: Bryony Bensly


Quick Start

Art: Weekend

Oil Painting


(Still Life)

Saturday 25 – Sunday

26 January

10am – 5pm

£160 per two day


A two day still-life workshop designed to immerse you in the

creative process of an oil painting from start to finish. Plus all

materials are provided for the weekend, making it perfect for

someone wanting to try oil paints for the first time. Simply

arrive with a thirst to learn and wear clothes you don’t mind

getting a bit messy.

Tutor: Rob Lunn

Printmaking By


Saturday 1 February

10.30am – 4.30pm

£44 (inclusive of


Explore the art of printmaking with a minimum of equipment.

We will be using recycled materials to make a collage

printing block or lino cut. You can make beautiful prints

using just hand pressure with no need for a press.

Tutor: Felicity Bowers

Life Drawing




Saturday 7 March


£44 (inclusive of

materials except paper)

Where Images

Come From: A

Tissue Collage


Saturday 21 March

10.30am – 4.30pm

£50 (inclusive of


An introduction to the painterly technique of monoprinting,

working from the life model for inspiration. All materials will

be provided. Any level of experience in either drawing or

printmaking welcome.

Tutor: Felicity Bowers

A day to be immersed in the vibrant colours of transparent

tissue paper. Playful exercises help to open pathways

into your imagination, allowing new images and stories to

emerge. Book in advance, bring a packed lunch.

Tutor: Caroline Waterlow


Image: Bryony Bensly

Pastel Drawing Course, 10 Jan-14 Feb 2020

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Drawing A


Saturday 4 April

10.30am – 4.30pm

£43 (materials provided,

paper for sale)

Saturday Art

Classes With

Funky Art


Alternative Saturdays 11

January – 21 March (half

term 22 February)

Ages 7 – 11, 11am-

12.30pm, £54

Ages 11 – 14, 1.30pm –

3pm £63

Ages 14+, 3.30pm –

5pm £72

Half Term

Children’s Half-

Term Art Class

(Ages 7-11)

Monday 17 – Tuesday

18 February


£35 per class

This workshop looks at ways of drawing the model’s head.

Whist not a portrait class as such, we will discover the

structures underlying the face that govern the placing of the

features. All drawing media will be explored, including some

colour. Some materials are provided, but you are welcome

to bring your own.

Tutor: Felicity Bowers

Throughout the year, Funky Art House runs a wide selection

of classes for children and young people. Exploring different

areas of art and design including drawing, painting, textiles,

clay, paper-crafts, illustration, architecture, animation, print

and more, classes are tailored to suit three different age


For Full details please visit Funky Art House’s website at

Tutor: Funky Art House

Learn new skills, meet new

friends and create some

brilliant art work to take home.

More information on activity

choices can be found on the

Funky Art House web page

Tutor: Funky Art House

Bryony Bensly

07415 525860


Lorna Bode - Creative Ceramics:

hand building, slabbing and coiling

techniques. 1-2-1 and small group


07717 137 039

Felicity Bowers

01225 313 301

07752 879 184

Michael Chaitow

01225 938 958

07773 244 272

Saied Dai and Charlotte Sorapure

01225 858 267

07876 703 473

Funky Art House- Children’s and teen

art classes – after school, Saturday and

holiday courses.

07737 615 152

Sue Larner

01225 835 131

Trevor Lillistone- Ceramics: individual

throwing tuition

07941 716 860

Rob Lunn

07817 733510

Caroline Waterlow

07899 923803

Teen Half-Term

Art Class

(Ages 11-14)

Wednesday 19 –

Thursday 20 February


£35 per class

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Holiday art class for

older children to develop

their artistic skills. More

information can be found on

the Funky Art House web


Tutor: Funky Art House

Charlotte Edge

07910 018 751

Mary-Jane Evans- Various handbuilding

techniques in my own studio/

school room or a venue of your choice.

07984 645 380

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Bath Artists’ Studios

The Old Malt House

Comfortable Place

Upper Bristol Road

Bath, BA1 3AJ

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General Enquiries:

01225 482 480

Both the Gallery and Teaching Room

are available for hire.

All booking enquiries:

Design by Benjamin Goldfinch

Studio images courtesy of Peter Stone


Bath Artists’ Studios is a company

limited by guarantee, registered in

England No. 3496786. Registered

Charity No 1102077.

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