At the Art School here in Sunningwell we are having to say goodbye to Anna Lever, who after 25 years as director of the school is retiring, we wish Anna great success and joy as she can now spend more time doing the things she loves and developing her own potting career.

We were also sorry to see Chris Taylor retire last month after a very long term administrating in the office.In order to ensure continuity at the art school, and to be able to continue the great legacy that Anna leaves, we have created two new posts, I am delighted that Allyson Austin will take on the role of Director of Artistic Studies and I will now be the Director of Administration.

Between Allyson, myself and all the super tutors here at the art school we aim to ensure we will continue developing and expanding the range of visual art courses and to a high standard whilst maintaining the supportive culture that Anna has developed over the years.We look forward to welcoming you back to the Art School soon, if not for our summer term then why not consider attending one of our one or two day courses during the first and second weeks of April.

We do have some availability on the following courses but you will need to act swiftly in order to reserve a place:

Wednesday 3rd April 10.00 am – 4.00 pm Landscape Painting in Watercolour with Anthony Wilder.

Wednesday 3rd, Thursday 4th April, 10.00 am – 4.00 pm Painting a Colourful Portrait / All Media with Neil Drury

Thursday 4th April 10.00am – 4pm Mixed Media with Jo Dixon

Friday 5th April 10.00am – 4pm Drawing the Light with the Dark – Allyson Austin

Monday 8th April 10.00 am – 3.30 pm – Create a Painting with Ron Freeborn

More information about these short courses can be found on our website, you can book online or direct with us here at the Art School via email and please do follow us on Facebook and Twitter for the very latest news.

All the best for now and look forward to see you soon,

Vanessa Woodward

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