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

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

Courses with Kerry Harding

Artists' Retreat Week

Kerry HardingIlker CinarelLiz HoughCamilla Dixon

Art Courses - Experienced

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Active Instance: a024J000002vBS9QAM, 23-Nov-2020

Remember and revive your reasons for making art. As part of a small group, benefit from directed exercises, peer feedback and independent time working in the studio as well as an individual tutorial.

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23 - 27 Nov - 5 days - £475Book
1 - 5 Feb 2021 - 5 days - £475Book

Artists' Retreat Week

Kerry HardingIlker CinarelLiz HoughCamilla Dixon

Art Courses - Experienced

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Course ID: a00w000000i3cv9
Active Instance: a024J000002vcBTQAY, 01-Feb-2021

Remember and revive your reasons for making art. As part of a small group, benefit from directed exercises, peer feedback and independent time working in the studio as well as an individual tutorial.

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23 - 27 Nov - 5 days - £475Book
1 - 5 Feb 2021 - 5 days - £475Book

Contemporary Landscape

Kerry Harding

Oil - Landscape - Art Courses

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Active Instance: a024J000002vBEeQAM, 19-Oct-2020

Learn to listen to the landscape that speaks to you. Process what you find with innovative exercises and unconventional tools designed to draw out your unique take on landscape.

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19 - 22 Oct - 4 days - £395Last 2 placesBook

Contemporary Landscape PLUS

Kerry Harding

Oil - Abstract - Landscape - Art Courses

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Active Instance: a024J000001X570QAC, 19-Apr-2021

Learn to use innovative painting exercises and unconventional tools to discover new possibilities for your landscape painting, plus: keep your creativity flowing back home with our innovative online tutorials.

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19 - 22 Apr 2021 - 4 days - £495Book

Experimental Oil Landscapes - online course

Kerry Harding

Oil - Landscape - Art Courses - New Courses - Online

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Active Instance: a024J000001XYsqQAG, 21-Sep-2020

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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21 Sep - 6 Oct - 15½ days - £225FullRequest

Poetry of Process

Kerry Harding

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

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Active Instance: a024J000002vBTaQAM, 07-Dec-2020

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 Dec - 4 days - £395Book
7 - 10 Jun 2021 - 4 days - £395Book

Poetry of Process

Kerry Harding

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

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Course ID: a00w000000bCVjf
Active Instance: a024J000001X57FQAS, 07-Jun-2021

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 Dec - 4 days - £395Book
7 - 10 Jun 2021 - 4 days - £395Book

Pushing the Boundaries

Kerry HardingMarion Taylor

Acrylic - Oil - Abstract - Art Courses - Intermediate

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Course ID: a001r00000nKEkc
Active Instance: a024J000002veoPQAQ, 18-Jan-2021

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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18 - 21 Jan 2021 - 4 days - £395Book
10 - 13 May 2021 - 4 days - £395Book

Pushing the Boundaries

Kerry HardingMarion Taylor

Acrylic - Oil - Abstract - Art Courses - Intermediate

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Course ID: a001r00000nKEkc
Active Instance: a024J000001X575QAC, 10-May-2021

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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18 - 21 Jan 2021 - 4 days - £395Book
10 - 13 May 2021 - 4 days - £395Book

Revealing Landscape

Amy AlbrightKerry Harding

Oil - Abstract - Landscape - Art Courses

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Active Instance: a024J000002wE5aQAE, 01-Mar-2021

Learn to create enigmatic paintings inspired by landscape. Use oil paint with fresh and fluid methods that reveal and respond to traces of marks and colour. Two Artist tutors will show you how to enjoy the process of layering, erasing and exposing in an organic and exciting way. It is a great opportunity to build your confidence using oils, loosen up and widen your painting repertoire.

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1 - 5 Mar 2021 - 5 days - £495Book