one two five art school

art classes and workshops for all ages and abilities


One Two Five Art School is just outside Bath and specialises in teaching ceramics, painting and textile arts to small groups and individuals of all ages and abilities.

Walking and Falling by Carole Waller.  Pots by Gary Wood

 ‘We believe that everyone’s creativity is a vital part of life. It informs our thinking, being and doing, in all the varied contexts of our lives. We hope to provide an atmosphere in which imagination, experimentation and ideas are nurtured, encouraged and shared, with as much guidance or freedom as each individual needs.’

Carole Waller and Gary Wood are professional artists and art teachers. Gary’s specialism is ceramics and Carole’s expertise is painting and printing on cloth. They have exhibited their work nationally and internationally for twenty-five years. They have led workshops, residencies, projects and clubs -  in schools, colleges, universities and companies, and taught regular courses from their studios in Bath. They offer staff training workshops in creative development for businesses, teachers and community groups. In 2010 they launched the inaugural Summer School for young people, which was a great success and which will now be an annual event. They curate exhibitions at One Two Five Gallery, which is part of their home, studios and garden.

picture of gary woodGary Wood offers short courses in pottery, taster workshops and one to one tuition for people of all ages and abilities, including special needs. Sign up for a ten-week pottery course (evening or daytime classes) and learn a variety of making, decorating and glazing techniques. Each session lasts two hours. Share Gary's own palette of beautiful glazes and take home a collection of your own fired creations. Or enrol for taster/weekend workshop and be inspired to do more! Learn to throw on the potters wheel and a variety of other making techniques - slab building, coiling, pinching, carving, sculpture, wall-pieces, plates, bowls, jugs, jars, vases and tiles.

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picture of Carole WallerCarole Waller teaches painting and silk screen printing on a range of fabrics with an emphasis on encouraging students to find their own visual language through the use of dyes , pigments, heat transfer printing, screenwork and a variety of stencils including photographic. Techniques are easy to understand and are fun to work with whether you are a complete novice or an experienced artist, textile artist, designer or craftsperson. She is an experienced tutor at all levels up to MA standards and is very happy to give guidance on your work if you would like to bring it along.

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Gary and Carole have CRB clearance and public liability insurance.