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Update: New Class Dates for 2021 now published

We have now published dates for our classes in 2021, but with continued uncertainty surrounding the pandemic, we are only publishing them 3 months at a time.

Please note that the studio will close for Christmas on Saturday December 19th and re-open on Thursday January 7th.

See the details here

Covid-19 Update and New Lockdown

Updated Tuesday 10th November 2020

With the announcement of the 2nd Lockdown from 5th November, we were asked how this would impact our classes. The good news is, following a thorough reading of the new legislation and consultation with Tonbridge and Malling Borough Council, we fall under the “education” umbrella and thus come within the permitted exemptions.

Our classes, after one week’s closure, are therefore resuming this week with reinforced measures in place to ensure the safety of all, much to the delight of our class members.

Jump straight to find out more about the studio here

New Student work Updated!

Updated Tuesday 17th November 2020

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

The Great Art Challenge is Over...

As we resume the classes back in our studio, and with our travel between France and the UK we will be unable to devote the time that was involved in managing the challenges any longer.  Thank you to all those who took part. All the pictures submitted can be viewed on our specially created gallery for the purpose, by clicking on the button below.


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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.