The Painting Academy opens at The Clay Studio in Christchurch

5 January 2007

How easy is it to paint beautiful pottery? It is very simple if you know the different techniques that are available. The Clay Studio’s Painting Academy runs its first six-week course from 30 January 2007 to help bring out the artist in you.

No previous experience is necessary and you do not need to have any artistic skills, just a willingness to learn, experiment and have a good time. The Painting Academy workshops last for two hours on Tuesday evenings with each session dedicated to a particular technique used on a specific piece of bisque (unpainted pottery). At the end of the six-week course, you will have the basic skills to paint beautiful pottery and astound your friends and family. Moreover, you will have six pieces of painted pottery to take home with you.

The Painting Academy’s Introduction to Ceramics runs from 7-9pm on Tuesday evenings for six weeks from 30 January 2007. Places on the course are limited so early booking is advisable. The cost of the course is £45 and there is a 25% discount on the price of the bisque that is used each week.

The Clay Studio will be announcing further Painting Academy courses and one-off workshops as well as painting workshops for children. These dates will be announced on The Clay Studio Web site (, in the monthly Clay Times newsletter and details will be available at The Clay Studio.

The Clay Studio is a contemporary pottery painting studio, offering visitors the opportunity to paint their own pottery and learn different painting and decorative effects through the Painting Academy and by having trained staff always on-hand. Alongside the painting is The Clay Studio Café which offers snacks and beverages, sourced, wherever possible, from local Dorset and Hampshire producers.

For more information contact Martin Payne, or 01202 475000

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