Tutu tuition

with Theresa Blake of Rossetti Couture

Theresa Blake offers one-to-one tuition over two individual days (with some "homework" in between!). You will have the undivided attention of a tutu maker who has cut, made and fitted tutus for Royal Ballet Principal dancers, and designed tutus for world-class young dancers. Students can extend their skills for their own businesses, or learn to make tutus for the sheer enjoyment of it! 

Cost: Two days: £600
The days and times can be arranged to suit the individual.

For more information, contact:
Theresa Blake 
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07859 112233


Printmaking Classes 

with Tania Scott Durrant

Regular classes in collagraph, drypoint etching, silk screen, lino cutting, wood block etc. are with practising and exhibiting printmaker Tania Scott Durrant:

Tuesday day class:
9.30 - 3.pm
£495 for a ten week term 

Tuesday evening classes:
5 - 7 pm beginners
7 - 9 pm intermediates
£150 for an eight week term

In the summer of 2018, artworks by Tania's students were exhibited in The Gallery at Parndon Mill. The exhibition, happenstancewas incredibly popular. It showcased works made by diverse group of contemporary artists, all of whom attended classes given by Tania in her studio to learn the various techniques of printmaking. Some of Tania's own work was also included. It was a very impressive exhibition, and it was hard to believe that it was the work of students who had no prior experience of printmaking before attending classes here. The prints and their presentation looked entirely professional, and were a joy to look at. A slideshow of the happenstance exhibition, which demonstrates the wide range of printmaking techniques that Tania teaches in her classes, can be viewed here.

For more information contact Tania:
07917 204644
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Jon Lewis 

Glass blowing


Jon Lewis and Yuki Kokai offer glass blowing tuition for beginners and intermediate glass blowers. In the fully equipped glass hot-shop the students will learn all about the ancient and magical craft of glass-making. First time glass blowers will be introduced to molten glass, workshop equipment and practice in a six hour session.

On the first taster lesson students will be taught how to make glass marbles, small paperweights, glass baubles and vessels all of which can be taken home when finished.

Places are limited to three people per session for tuition.

Fees: 6 hours £160 each, including kiln baked pizza for lunch!

For dates and further information about classes, contact: Jon Lewis 07940 168898
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Roger Jeffs

Drawing, painting and life classes

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Tuesday evening life drawing sessions in the Project Space are suitable for beginners, the more experienced or advanced. Anyone familiar with Roger's painting and drawing classes from Parndon Mill, Harlow, Great Hallingbury or Bishop's Stortford College will know something of the unique atmosphere generated in these groups.
There is a range of excellent models, sensitive but challenging teaching, thoughtful and creative group ethos.
The studio is fully equipped and A1/A2 paper is available for purchase.

TUESDAY  6.30 pm - 9.15 pm
Fees: Three terms, 10 sessions per term, £200 per ten sessions.


Roger Jeffs has been teaching painting and drawing classes in the Project Space since 2009.
The course is suitable for beginners and for those with some experience. An introductory programme ensures a good solid grounding in the basic elements of painting and drawing from observation - seeing, understanding and manipulating colour; use of line, shape, tone and texture and the importance of good composition. Students are encouraged to gain experience and skills in a wide range of media and techniques.
For the more advanced/experienced student the class may have a "workshop" ethos, dealing with individual problems, concerns and ideas. The atmosphere in the class is serious, professional and challenging but encouraging and often fun! And there is always generous support and enthusiasm from fellow students.
There are regular talks about painting and drawing which also explore the wider context of art history and contemporary fine art practice.
The course takes place in the Project Space at Parndon Mill on Wednesdays. Starting in September there are three ten week terms. It is possible to attend either mornings, afternoons or all day.

WEDNESDAY  9.45 am - 12.45pm  
                          1.30 pm - 4.30 pm.
Fees: (10 weeks term) Half day - £200.  Full day - £350

For more information or questions, contact Roger Jeffs

07969 881636

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Roger Jeffs is a highly experienced tutor and artist. He studied at Coventry College of Art and the Slade School of Fine Art, University College, and has taught part time and full time at many art colleges. He was head of Foundation Studies at Newham College for fifteen years and more recently taught drawing at Middlesex University to constructed textile, jewellery and fashion degree students.

Roger has exhibited in many group exhibitions including the Milan Triennale, Brighton Festival, Museum of Modern Art Oxford, Mall Galleries, Serpentine Gallery and has work in the collection of the Arts Council of Great Britain and in various private collections.
In the summer of 2014, he was featured in "Mitos del Pop"; an exhibition at the Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza in Madrid.


Corrina Dunlea 

Drawing and Portraiture workshops
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Unique opportunities to work on portraits with a life model.

Content: Get to grips with the basics of the face, using light and tone. We will be drawing using charcoal, graphite ink and wash, and a model will be present.

Saturday 12th January, 10am - 1.30pm
Saturday 2nd February, 10am - 1.30pm
Saturday 2nd March, 10am - 1.30pm

Cost: £40 per session, includes model, materials and refreshments.

Capture the essence of nature and objects. We will be studying natural forms and experimenting with drawing materials, acrylic and watercolours.

Materials and refreshments will be provided.

Thursday 10th January, 5pm - 7.30pm. Cost - £25.

Friday 11th January, 10am -12pm 
Friday 25th January, 10am -12pm 
Friday 8th February, 10am -12pm  
Friday 22nd February, 10am -12pm 
Friday 8th March, 10am -12pm
Friday 22nd March, 10am -12pm

Cost: £20 per session. Or, book 4 sessions for £75.

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Quotes from previous workshops:

'I was particularly pleased with the amount of teaching, rather than playing around for a few hours, I was stretched to learn new things’.

'A fabulous inspirational setting to feel creative in ...even when it’s pouring with rain outside, with Corrina’s friendly instruction and encouragement, I held charcoal for the first time. I was amazed how many ways it could be used. Hours flew by and I came away pleased as punch with my artistic efforts under my arm.'

'I’ve learnt how to define space without drawing lines and getting perspective right… both will help me draw better in the future.’

'As all progressed to make their mark. Hoped inspiration would soon spark.
For some it did, while others faltered. So carefully Corrina altered,
Helped, coerced and gasped in awe, As in her pupils' work she saw
A glimpse of genius spurred by her. Encouragement, and no demur. . .
What joy it was to draw that box, I have to say Corrina rocks!'

 ‘I went away with work I was really pleased with.’

 'I had never worked with charcoal before and was at first a bit apprehensive but as the day progressed I gained more confidence and was delighted with my final artwork. I realised how good it was to experiment with different mediums. Corrina is an excellent teacher and I hope to join other classes in the future.'