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

New Year! New Tutors! New Workshops!

Roll on 2016 because we at the Old School Studio are ready for you! There are a lot of new things to look forward to this year, so get ready!


The Old School Studio 2016 Brochure

The Old School Studio 2016 Brochure

If you haven’t got the new 2016 brochure, click here AND here to download and print it now. Alternatively, you can call 01223 833 064 or email to request that one be emailed or posted to you. Stacey’s designed a new slim line brochure that is certainly standing out in leaflet display stands across the Cambs and North Herts.



This year we’ve also got some fantastic new tutors to boast about. Guess who’s coming to the OSS this year?

Thomas Plunkett PRWS thank you very much! Yes folks we’re hosting the President (uh huh, I said The President!) of the Royal Watercolour Society and if you think you can handle all that watercolour royalty in one day, then be sure to book your place on his Adventurous Watercolours workshop on Mar 20th!

Chris Lockwood, our own local watercolour royalty will be joining the OSS line-up this year. You get 2 chances to learn from this talented and prolific watercolourist. Sign up for Spring Blossoms on May 10th, and/or Autumn Fruits & Berries in Watercolour on Ink on October 4th. The OSS Facilities Manager (i.e. Dave) loves her work so much, that he made his first original art purchases and now he’s got two of them proudly hanging on his walls.

Melanie Cambridge is bringing her oils! When a professional artist and author of 4 books, including the popular Collins “30 Minute Painting – Oils” brings her kit to show you how it’s done, you get to booking your spot asap! Join Melanie on June 14-15th for her workshop at the OSS, Oils, Capturing the Moment.

Clare Crossman is adding a new kind of creativity to the OSS workshop diary. On Jul 20th 2016, this passionate poet and writer will be showing OSS students a new way to experience the seemingly random words in newspaper snippets, poetry fragments and word collages used in various art pieces. Bet that got you thinking!

The Akib brothers are in the house! Yes, you heard right. Jamel Akib will guide students through high energy painting with his Pastels in Action workshop on August 6-7th. Then on September 17th, Hashim Akib and his stunning acrylic skills will be tutoring a Sunlight & Shade workshop you won’t want to miss!



Not to be left out, some of your returning tutors are coming back to the OSS with new workshops to tempt those itchy paint fingers back to paper, canvas and beyond! Check these out:

  • Adventurous Watercolours with Thomas Plunkett PRWS
  • Art of Modern Impressionism with John Shave
  • Spring Blossoms in Watercolour with Chris Lockwood
  • Essential Drawing Skills with Rachel Haynes
  • Wildlife Painting on Wood Block with Val Pettifer
  • Oils, Capturing the Moment with Melanie Cambridge
  • Birds of Prey in Pen & Watercolour with Vic Bearcroft
  • Impact, Creating Light with Marilyn Allis
  • Creative Writing – To Make of the Moment, Something Permanent with Clare Crossman
  • Pastels in Action with Jamel Akib
  • Summer School at The OSS with Lesley Rumble, Paul Alcock & Val Pettifer
  • Kids, Create a Famous Painting with Prue van der Hoorn
  • Kids, Paint a Carnival Mask with Prue van der Hoorn
  • Chunky Acrylics with Marilyn Allis
  • Brusho in Control with Marilyn Allis
  • Sunlight & Shade with Hashim Akib
  • Autumn Fruits & Berries in Watercolour with Chris Lockwood
  • Painting Wildlife & Pets with Simon Williams SBA
  • Painting in the Style of Cezanne with Lesley Rumble
  • Amur Tiger in Pastel with Vic Bearcroft
  • Colour & Texture with Soraya French
  • Recycle that Old Canvas with Val Pettifer



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