Art Classes, Workshops and Courses 2019

Welcome, Turning Tree Arts is the umbrella name for the drawing, painting and sculpture classes and workshops I run from my studio at Parndon Mill in Harlow, which is also home to my fine art practice.                                                                          

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The main term time classes I run from only £7 per hour are mixed ability (in drawing, painting and sculpture). Classes are small due to the studio size and are designed to allow each individual the time and space to explore materials, techniques and ideas in a supportive and open approach to imagination.


Thinking of trying something new ... or even renewing an old interest? You are very welcome to come along to one of the classes for a chat. Just send a message via the website.  


Drawing, Painting and Sculpture classes







"I have been studying with Ivan for many years and continue to find inspiration and a sense of my artist self not always present in my daily life. Ivan's intuitive ability to help you find the ideas that you want to pursue enable you to produce diverse and fascinating pieces of work that you didn't know you were capable of."


Jill Kerby

"This is my second year of study with Ivan Daggett whose studio is an inspirational space of calm and creativity; set, as it is, in the beautiful surroundings of Parndon Mill. The creative process expressed through the medium of clay has allowed me to explore ideas, enjoy the sensuality of the material and produce work that has pleased and delighted me.


When I work I am absorbed. I forget myself and find a welcome respite from the world."


Romie Quinn

"I have attended Ivan Daggett's sculpture classes for many years and find Ivan an excellent tutor. He has the ability to draw ideas out without influencing his own way of working on you. He is a very talented sculptor and can give guidance on the great variety of materials that can be used for sculpture. During my time attending his classes I have carved stone,wood and plaster, modelled with clay and worked with wire, both in abstract and human forms"


June Pickard

"I've been attending Ivan's sculpture classes for just over a year now and have found these classes to be a fantastic route to expressing my creative side. I went along as a total beginner. Ivan is very supportive and helpful with regard to idea development and the technicalities of creating your vision. I have worked in both clay and wire so far, but there are many more mediums to explore. I find my time there to be both challenging and relaxing, and I gain inspiration not only from Ivan but also from fellow class members. I highly recommend this course."


Helen Meadows-Woor 

I have attended a Thursday morning group with tutor Ivan Daggett since January 2016. The prospect of three hours in a studio in the beautiful environs of Parndon Mill has made this one of my favourite mornings. 


My work in 3D, prior to starting this course, was primarily in clay. I created ceramics and sculpture by hand building, generally on a small scale. I have also worked in wood and wire. Ivan’s studio offers a much broader range of opportunities and has enabled me to experiment with carving in stone, plaster and composite materials as well as creating a latex and plaster mould in order to replicate a figure originally created in clay. 


My work in the past year has been challenging and rewarding. Ivan is on hand to help develop ideas, suggest materials and guide students towards achieving the best results. One learns from him and from the others in the group, which is friendly and supportive. It is a great class and I look forward to increasing my skills and embarking on further exciting projects over the coming months.


Kathy Burman

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