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We now find ourselves beginning our 10th week of enforced closure of the studio. Whilst the situation in some areas of the economy is showing signs of slowly emerging from the “lockdown”, there is no immediate prospect of a change in our situation. 

This is compounded by the news of the effective closing of the borders for all but essential travel between the UK and France. In France, no decision  will be made to changing that situation until mid June at the earliest and then it will only be to review the situation. We are therefore unfortunately resigned to the fact that nothing much will change until at least July, in the current climate.

We thank you for all your kind messages of support, especially those who have gone above and beyond in their support of us. We will not name names , but they know who they are, and a very, very great thank you to them.

We hope to see you soon!

Some Positive News!

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 dgmilitaryart.novusart.co.uk . He is also on Instagram and Facebook.

 Work is nearly complete also on a new web site for Dan’s painting, the address of which will be danielgreenart.com, and we will let you know when that too becomes live. 

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. 

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Falling Petals
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Muguet
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Sweet Peas

The Great Novus Art Challenge

Although we are all able to move around a bit more now, we are still unable to resume our regular classes, so we will be continuing our weekly art challenge until further notice – so no excuses for not allocating the time you would have for the classes and get painting!

Although we are all able to move around a bit more now, we are still unable to resume our regular classes, so we will be continuing our weekly art challenge until further notice – so no excuses for not allocating the time you would have for the classes and get painting!

The Challenge

Each week, as long as the current situation goes on, and for as long as we are unable to resume the classes, we will be setting a challenge for you to tackle at home. We will give you a fairly general theme, show you some examples from some famous – or not so famous –  artists to give you some ideas, and then it is over to you.

Initially setting the challenge weekly – we will be setting the theme by a Wednesday for you to produce the work by 2pm UK time on the following Saturday.

We then want you to upload the images to either our Facebook or Instagram pages or if you don’t do those simply email the image of your artwork to us. The links are below. 

You can use any medium you want pencils, paints, collage etc – you choose. The important thing is to enjoy yourself and express yourself – REMEMBER – there is no right or wrong way only different ways of doing! Its Free and anone can take part not just those who attend our classes.

For regular updates see our facebook page here

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June 2nd 2020

Follow the link below for more details on  this challenge and have a go! The possibilities are endless.

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Previous Challenges

THE STUDIO

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.