Kerry Harding

‘Giving permission’ and ‘making transparent’ is what I try to do every time I teach. This inevitably leads to the reward of witnessing a small epiphany or pivotal direction change in a student’s approach. I enjoy teaching at the school as it has no set ‘school’ approach, each course is put together and taught from the tutors own practice. This has the benefit of enabling me to be both tutor and student within this process.

The fields, footpaths, horizons, trees and seas I see again and again day after day. These are the motifs I repeat, rework, destroy and process. The manipulation of paint and the subtle surprises achieved through a cycle of

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putting on and taking off is what facilitates my surreal recreation of a place. Half remembered, half imagined, familiar places.

What our students say

It completely transformed my understanding of painting. From working obsessively on single canvases in a derivative realist manner, I’ve been given the confidence to experiment with techniques completely new to me. It was an incredibly rich and exciting experience.

Greg Hall

Kerry’s enthusiasm was amazing – she engaged with everyone giving great instructions and good one to one advice. The location is faultless and workshop space wonderful to work in.

Susie Harris

Kerry is a fun, helpful, encouraging and enormously talented teacher!

Rebecca Morris

Stimulating, challenging, well organised and varied. I was looking for a new direction for my painting and this has given me a plethora of possibilities. Thank you! 

Jack Friskney- Adams

If you want a course with excellent tuition, a well planned fast moving course – choose this one! It’s the best course I’ve been on. I’ve learnt so much in four days. Thank you Kerry and Marion. 

Sally Holman

It completely transformed my understanding of painting. From working obsessively on single canvases in a derivative realist manner, I’ve been given the confidence to experiment with techniques completely new to me. It was an incredibly rich and exciting experience.

Greg Hall

I’m glad I came, the course was challenging and fun and the facilities were great.

Beth Cave

Courses with Kerry Harding

Experimental Oil Landscapes - online course

Kerry Harding

Oil - Landscape - Art Courses - New Courses - Online

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This is a unique opportunity to take part in an inspirational 3 week online art course with renowned artist Kerry Harding. Combining videos you can watch in your own time with live group tutorials using Zoom, you will work through a series of tasks and learn to incorporate the playful exploration of oil paint into a series of landscape inspired paintings.

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1 - 16 Feb - 3 weeks - £245 Book

Poetry of Process

Kerry Harding

Oil - Abstract - Beginners - Art Courses - Beginner - Experienced - Intermediate

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This mixed media course liberates you from expectations and encourages you to embrace the happy accident. Develop your painting in several directions simultaneously, and invest your creative energy more wisely.

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7 - 10 Jun - 4 days - £495 Book

Pushing the Boundaries

Kerry Harding

Acrylic - Oil - Abstract - Art Courses - Intermediate

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This dynamic course explores the boundaries between representation and abstraction. Extend your painting vocabulary through a series of structured exercises, manipulating paint and image in a fun and experimental way.

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10 - 13 May - 4 days - £495 Full Request