The Old School Studio Old School Lane, High Street, Whittlesford, Cambridge CB22 4YS 01223 833064
The Old School Studio

Cambridgeshire based art studio offering Tutored Painting
Work-Shops, a Drop-in-and-Paint Club and Cambridge Open Studios

Drop In & Paint


Every THURSDAY & FRIDAY, plus the additional dates as shown below
Time: 10.00am – 4pm
Fee: £15 per day (or any part thereof)

Please note: in 2019 there will be an additional day with Val Pettifer, every other Wednesday starting on the 9th January 2019

Whether you’re just a beginner or an experienced artist these days offer inspiration, guidance and fun with like minded people! Lesley Rumble and Val Pettifer take turns hosting these sessions, and both offer help and support in whichever medium you choose to work with, but please note, these days are NOT tutored workshops so you will be encouraged to work independently as far as possible.

The studio can accommodate up to 11 students downstairs, plus there is additional space on the mezzanine floor for another 2 people! In the summer months the attractive garden and courtyard areas make an ideal working area, as well as a pleasant spot to take lunch. Free standing/table-top easels, plus drawing boards, water pots and practice paper are supplied free of charge. A limited selection of watercolour paper, pastel supports and canvas’s may also be purchased from the studio depending on availability. The studio also carries a wide selection of paints and pastels for use by students at a nominal charge. Students who attend regularly can also benefit from the opportunity to purchase discounted art supplies through Val’s SAA Trade Account (please note; a 10% administration fee is levied on all purchases).

Because of the growing demand for these days, Val has scheduled in a number of additional dates for 2018:

Wednesday 9th & 30th May, Tuesday 12th June, Wednesday 4th July, Tuesday 24th July, Wednesday 15th August, Wednesday 12th September, Wednesday 26th September, Wednesday 17th October, Wednesday 14th November, Tuesday 27th November, Wednesday 5th December & Wednesday 19th December. If you are interested in joining any of these dates, please contact Val for more information.

From January 2019 an addition Wednesday drop-in session will be held once a fortnight; dates to be advised.

An ‘End of Season Exhibition’ is held each year, with up to 80 paintings exhibited. Many of the paintings are for sale, and the studio buzzes all day with enthusiastic family members, friends and the public!

This year’s Drop In Exhibition will be held on the weekend of the 1st – 2nd December

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Payment is on the day either by cash or debit/credit card, and no booking is required.
However, it is helpful if you can contact the studio in advance to check that adequate space is available.

Tea, coffee & biscuits are included at no extra charge, but please bring a packed lunch.

The Old School Studio
Old School Lane
High Street
CB22 4YS

Tel: 01223 833 064