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Restarting Our Classes

Updated 2nd May 2021

As things appear to be getting slowly back to some sort of “normality” in the UK, we are starting to get more and more people asking us about when we are likely to start back at the studio at Redhill Farm. However, things are still not quite straightforward – if ever they were!

Being in France our main issue is the ability to freely travel backwards and forwards between France and the UK to run the studio. As things stand this will not be possible until the end of June at the earliest, when we will be fully vaccinated and then it will be dependant on a ‘Health Pass’ being in place without the need for testing and self-isolation.

We are tentatively working towards starting back on Thursday, July 1st should things happen as projected. We will obviously keep you posted about any developments.

With that in mind let’s remain as positive as we can and in the meantime keep painting and drawing so as to be able to hit the ground running when we start back!

The Great Art Challenge is Back!

Updated 12th January 2021

As we enjoyed our Christmas and New Year break, looking forward to restarting on January 7th 2021, first Tier 4 then full Lockdown conspired to make the start of 2021 rather gloomy! To help you carry on with your painting projects we have decided unlike the previous Challenges to give one, more involved Challenge with a longer time scale allowed to complete it.
‘Transcription Project’ is the name of the game, but don’t worry, it is really what you all do all the time already. Full details are in the new post which can be found here:

We hope you will take up the challenge and submit your pictures in the usual way for inclusion in our gallery! In the meantime, you can still see the previous Challenges, including the latest Christmas ‘Fun’ Challenge, (which a couple of you took part in), by clicking on the button below. Happy Painting!

New Student work Updated!

Updated Wednesday 13th January 2021

New work has been added – click on the images to take you through to the artist’s page.

New Web Sites!

New Web Sites

We have not been idle during our enforced abscence! Over the years as the studio has grown we have been intending to make the web site more streamlined and have Dan’s miltary art pages and his paintings put in separate web sites. It is a fairly big undertaking and time as with many of us just wasn’t available!

However, with our enforced “retirement” the military art part of this project has now been completed, as any of you who have clicked on the menu item will have found, as it re-directs you to the new site.

The military art part of Dan’s work can now be found at . He is also on Instagram and Facebook.

 Work is now complete also on a new web site for Dan’s painting, the address of which is – have a look – any comments welcome (positive!)

New Work

Being surrounded by all the lush foliage and flora that Spring has brought us Val has been looking at different ways of capturing the moment. Below are three examples of the results – a different form of photography – scanographs. 

Falling Petals
Sweet Peas

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Novus Studio has been established for 25 years, and for the last 20 years we have been lucky to be able to have our studio in the pleasant rural surroundings of  Wateringbury.

We have always combined our classes with our own work and students can benefit from working in a true studio environment.

A view of the new studio on the day we moved in

In February 2020 we re-located to new studio premises at Redhill Farm Estates, Red Hill, Wateringbury, and we are feeling very lucky to have found them. 

At the top of the hill on Red Hill we have a fabulous view over the valley, windows which we did not have in our previous studio, and for those cold days a log burner!

The view over the valley  from the new Studio

All about our classes and how to purchase gift vouchers

All about Dan & Val 

The military dress of the fighting man through the ages

Help with the many different aspects of art, from preparation, materials and techniques

Here you will find not only Dan & Val’s Painting and Photography Galleries but also those of some of our students

How to get in touch and where to find us

Where to Find Us

There is ample free parking on site.