New Art Classes Now Available at Studio 17

Brand New Art Classes Now available at Chiswick Art School, Dukes Meadows, Chiswick  

  • Watercolours 
  • Introduction To Drawing
  • Oil Painting: Beginners to Experts.

Introduction To Oil Painting with Peter Burgess

Tuesday mornings from March 10th . Four weeks initially; fee £175.

“I would recommend you and your course to anyone” (student review)

Do you know someone who is always saying “I'd love to take up oil painting, but I just can't get started”? Maybe you even say it to yourself…

Now you can do something about it!

Discover an exciting approach to this most rewarding of art practices.

Small groups working in weekly three-hour sessions quickly pick up and gain confidence in a wide range of skills. Key to this approach is getting you to discover your own character as a painter and to work from it. We learn all the time from the Masters – but there is no one style to copy.

No previous experience is necessary for this course, but even experienced painters have found their understanding greatly enhanced and new possibilities opened up by taking this course as a refresher.

All classes are taught by Peter Burgess, a friendly and experienced teacher, in a relaxed and supportive studio environment.

At the end of the four-week introductory course there is the option to continue working with Peter and to explore further courses covering Portraiture, Landscape, Abstraction, etc. – please use the contact details at the bottom of the page to ask for further details.

Peter Burgess trained at the Royal College of Art and went on to study painting and portraiture for several years with Patrick Gozzo in Agen, France.

An experienced teacher, Peter has also received numerous awards for his art. His work Culturevultures was included in the 2016 Royal Academy Summer Exhibition.

He lives and paints in Chiswick, West London.


Peter Burgess Portrait Study

For more advanced painters: Portfolio Work with Peter Burgess and Robert Dunt

Wednesday mornings and afternoons

If you paint - whether as a hobby or a profession - and you would like guidance and advice from teachers, we can help. There are weekly group classes on Wednesdays where you can work and get feedback in a productive regular session. The successful Studio 17 group exhibition is built on these sessions. Mentoring is also available on a one-to-one basis.

Robert Dunt is an abstract/pop art artist who graduated from City & Guilds of London Art School (2004) with First Class honours. His painting, prints and installations are inspired by music and explore the use of colour in a contemporary context. His practice has a rebel ethic that distorts art traditions in order to create surprising and original works: “Like putting Botticelli's Venus through a Jimi Hendrix Fuzz Face distortion pedal.”



Robert Dunt Desert Blooms

Watercolours with Charles Knights

Monday afternoons & evenings from 16 th March

An introduction to watercolours with this experienced international artist, in small convivial groups. Classes will continue into the Summer term.

Mondays 16, 23 and 30 March: 3 x 2½ hour sessions. Fee for three sessions: £90

Charles Knights has held exhibitions in the U.K., France, and Bermuda and his work is now in collections from San Diego to Sydney. Several are owned by the Bank of Butterfield and others on view in Washington DC. In addition he has run watercolour workshops in Bermuda, China, and the U.K. He will convince you that we only need good paper, two brushes and four tubes of paint.

Charles Knights Bermuda Light


Introduction To Drawing with Charles Knights

Monday afternoons & evenings from 16 th March

"Drawing is the basis of art" - Gorky

Learn the basics of drawing from scratch, working initially in pencil and charcoal.

Mondays 16, 23 and 30 March: 3 x 2½ hour sessions. Fee for three sessions: £90

New Website coming soon – for now, please email or call Peter on 07798 522072 to book or to request information.


February 16, 2020

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