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

Banish Fear of Failure - Process, Tips + Insights (recording)

Kerry Harding

Online - Mixed Media - Abstract

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Maybe it’s time to liberate yourself from your fear of getting your painting wrong? In this two part series of confidence-boosting recordings, artist Kerry Harding will share with you the tips and techniques she has developed over years of studio practice and teaching to banish those fears that stop you giving it a go.

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Available until 24 Dec - 3 hours - £40 Book