The Educational aim of The Studio is to evoke an individual response in students of various temperaments and abilities by offering a variety of tailored courses covering a wide range of media. Students acquire a natural self-confidence resulting in work that is original and purposeful. Emphasis is made on critical thinking as well as progress in skills; encouraging further insights and perceptions of other artists. A number of students have been assisted to complete portfolios and successfully achieve Art Scholarships as well as desired places on several recognized art courses. Originally built as a Hackney Carriage Firm, Two Horse and Cart Taxi Co, the outbuildings were converted into a large studio with high pitched roofs and North facing light. There is a further detached building used as a Sculpture Studio.
Elizabeth Petter Thompson
Elizabeth is a practicing artist working from her Twickenham Studio in Gothic Road. She has a Fine Arts degree and Cert. Ed obtained in New York, USA from St. Lawrence University. In 1977, Elizabeth moved to the UK to study photography, printmaking and graphic design at London College of Printing, Morley College and Sir John Cass School of Art. During this time, she worked in a London Gallery and Lithographic Studio, printing Limited Editions before becoming Art Director/Production Manager in 1981, for The Art Group, a London Publishing House. Elizabeth became Head of the Art Department at the Arts Educational School in Chiswick and in 2001, accepted the post as Head of Art at Ibstock Place School, where she remained until 2007.