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Bronze Students Choice Award for Craft Courses
Silver Students Choice Award for Craft Courses

The Courtyard Art Studio is a bespoke working art studio hosting a wide range of art courses, classes and exhibitions led by highly experienced and professional artist and tutors from across the country. 

Sitting at the top of the beautiful Claydon Estate courtyard, in North Buckinghamshire, The Studio has been completely renovated and modernised into a working art space, designed to accommodate a range of artistic disciplines and workshops.

Run by artists, for artists, The Courtyard Art Studio is a place for people to learn, relax and create.

Gold Students Choice Award for Craft Courses
Platinum Students Choice Award for Craft Courses

‘Art in Stitch’ - Two Approaches to Art Textiles

From 24 August to 1 September, we will be proudly hosting two accomplished and respected artists, Barbara Shaw and Rachel Wright, for their first ever joint exhibition.

Barbara Shaw and Rachel Wright are experienced textile artists, with differing approaches to this fascinating and diverse medium.

Barbara uses fabric like paint to create her stunning compositions depicting various subject matters, such as portraiture, architecture, still life, wildlife and more. From a distance, her collages appear to be paintings, but up close the textures, threads and beautiful intricacies are visible.

‘I am really excited about exhibiting with professional textile artist and friend, Rachel Wright, whose work I love. It will be a one off opportunity to see our art together on the walls of the fantastic venue of The Courtyard Art Studio in the beautiful setting of Claydon Estate.’

Rachel’s mesmerising work is often inspired by the natural world, with coastal landscapes being a particular love of hers. She borrows the shapes, colours and details from her subject matters and echoes them delicately in hand or machine embroidered collages.

‘I am delighted that The Courtyard Art Studio have invited me to share an exhibition with fellow textile artist Barbara Shaw… If you love textile art, or if the medium is new to you but you are curious to know more, then put the date in your diary. Barbara and I will be in situ demonstrating our techniques and we will be happy to chat to visitors and answer any questions about our work.’

Another exciting event not to be missed at The Studio! We look forward to seeing you there.

When planning your visit to the exhibition, on from Sat 24th Aug - Sun 1 Sept (closed Thurs and Fri), don’t forget that there’s free parking on site and entry to the exhibition is free. Why not make a day of it? The Phoenix Kitchen will be serving an array of tasty treats and the shops and galleries in The Courtyard will be open as usual, 11am - 5pm. And of course the National Trust’s Claydon House is also open to visitors (Saturday to Wednesday).