One Day Beginners Life Drawing workshop with Julia Burton:


"I loved every minute of your class! Even those bits when I felt a little (well quite a bit) paralysed with nerves. You really relaxed the group and brought out the best in us - certainly me - amazing when I look back on my pics and wish I’d taken a video at the end to show just how wonderfully you show cased our work and really made us see things in a different way and appreciate light and dark! Wasn’t it an incredible journey!"  N. Christie

"Thank you very much for a great day.  I really enjoyed how you structured the day.  It was especially good for me to do the short quick exercises using different materials.  It highlights to me how my ‘need to get it right gets in the way of my creativity. I really liked having the music in the background and the way you worked with the light on our last exercise.  I would like to do a day again...." V. R.




"The Art Stables is the most wonderful spacious, light and airy space that anyone could wish for. The classes provide a lovely, totally non-threatening environment, suitable for beginners or more experienced students alike."

Eva Davies


"Julia is a great instructor who sets good exercises and gives valuable feedback."  Simone Nyman



"I am delighted that the Art Stables has opened, giving me an opportunity to once again try my hand at oil painting.  It is nearby and the studio is a comfortable place to work in, light and airy, with large windows and good use of sinks, taps for cleaning brushes etc.  Also the hot water urn for tea and coffee making.  Not to leave out Denzil, who is a good reason to paint at the Stables."  Rose Kochane.



"I just want to say how much I have enjoyed Edward's classes.  He's a brilliant artist, he demonstrates the potential of the software that we're using.  We have painted pictures from real life, objects, looked at other paintings and painted from our imagination.  He's a lovely fellow and it's a very enjoyable class." Geoffrey B


"Nigel is a great painter and an inspiring teacher. It is a privilege to be taught by him. As a beginner, I find that his patience, gentle encouragement and insightful comments help me develop in my own way and at my own speed. His classes are friendly and informal - a relaxed, conducive enivronment where I am learning to explore and experiment. It feels like the beginning of a great adventure".  Sarita Doveton



"I have only been coming for a couple of terms, but I really enjoy being a part of this artistic team. Denzil is so kind and caring and always has a kind word as he explains the right way to do things.  It really is GREAT therapy!"  S. Green


"It's wonderful, I really enjoy it" Angela P. David T. Waller  Clay Sculpture Student.


"I am so pleased I found this place. Everything is very well thought out at The Art Stables and it's a pleasure to come here." Marie Odman.