Turps Banana: Art School

Turps Banana: Art School

Turps Banana

December 9, 2011


Peter Ashton Jones and Marcus Harvey have long held the view that an artist led painting school could flourish in a climate where there is growing disquiet about the quality of painting tuition, inadequate tutorial input and rise in tuition fees on too many established fine art courses.

The Editors feel it is time to begin to respond to this in much the same way that a painting magazine run by practicing painters has fulfilled a need for many painters with a desire for intellectual stimulus and focus in this area.

Painters Studio Programme, London

In September 2012, Turps will be launching a 12-month intensive programme of mentoring, dynamic group seminars, talks and lectures for painters.

Based at the V22 Studio complex in Bermondsey, London each participant will be provided with approx. 200 sq ft within the Turps Banana college with 24 hour access, 7 days a week. Each will receive one on one tutorial sessions with a dedicated mentor and participate in dynamic group seminars with the other course members and staff team.

Uniquely, participants will be actively encouraged to request a number of visits from an extensive group of high profile international painters associated with Turps and a wider UK painting community.

The programme will culminate in a ‘Graduation’ show towards the end of the year in London, and possible touring.

The core programme will be run by a team of artists drawn from the Turps Editorial Board and led by Marcus Harvey and Peter Ashton Jones.

Turps will also be launching an online correspondence course later in 2012.

For more information on application procedure, fees and further detail please email: editorial@turpsbanana.com

Turps Banana Painting Magazine Issue # 10 Out Now Featuring:

Sean Scully in Conversation with Peter Dickinson for Turps Banana
The Unbearable Lightness of Painting by Jeffrey Dennis & David Ben White
Nicholas Usherwood in Conversation with Christopher P. Wood for Turps Banana
Che Lovelace in Conversation with Peter Doig for Turps Banana
The Banana by Dolly Thompsett
Endangered Species by Paul Robinson
El Lissitzky and a Roman Painter by Catrin Huber
Through a Glass Darkly by David Leeson
Tomma Abts by Dan Coombs
Jeff McMillan Interviews Rose Wylie for Turps Banana
Jasper and Harry’s Tate Modern
Desert Island Painting

ISSUE #10 IS NOW AVAILABLE from major art publication retailers, and by subscription from www.turpsbanana.com

Issues #2 – #9 are now available now for iPad and iPhone from the iTunes store.  Issue #10 coming soon.

Turps Banana is a revolutionary art magazine. This full colour magazine concentrates exclusively on painting and is written by practicing painters. Uniquely the editorial remit carries a no advertising policy so there is no distraction from the ranging debate about contemporary painting.

Turps Banana, 45 Coronet Street, London N1 6HD | Editors Marcus Harvey and Peter Ashton Jones

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