EMILY BALL AT SEAWHITE – Contemporary Art School

Instinctive, inspiring and supportive art education.

Emily Ball at Seawhite is a contemporary art school based in the south of England. Established in 2006, we deliver exciting art courses that encourage alternative methods to drawing and painting. Our team of inspiring tutors are all award-wining artists in their own right and generously share their knowledge and passion for painting and drawing. Their approach to teaching is practical, rigorous and focused on supporting the individual needs of our students; developing the artist in everyone. Our art school is independent and international, attracting students from all over the world to join us in person at the Seawhite Studio or virtually for one of our online art courses. Through our comprehensive programme of courses, we aim to demystify the process of making paintings, help you find your own language of paint and provide the creative motivation you need to progress as an artist.

Face to Face Courses

Our Face to Face contemporary art courses are based in a large warehouse studio in Partridge green. The studio is fully equipped with spacious work stations, comprehensive storage equipment, a library area and refreshment facilities. Working alongside like-minded artists and led by one of our inspiring tutors, courses in this spacious studio provide a supportive and vibrant atmosphere in which to further develop your creativity and confidence in painting and drawing.

Live Online Courses

These online art courses include daily online tutorials at a fixed date and time. The tutorials are delivered live using zoom video-conferencing and accessed by you in your home studio. Each two-hour tutorial includes a live painting and drawing demonstrations by the tutor (providing valuable insights into their painting practice) together with practical exercises that help you become immersed in the course subject and get you warmed up and ready to paint independently in your home studio.

Pre Recorded Courses

Anytime, anywhere. Our pre-recorded online art courses give you a concentrated shot of creativity, packed with tips, exercises and demonstrations. With a pre-recorded course can choose a time to suit you and can access it wherever you are in the world. This flexibility means that when you do make time to do the course, you can fully commit and focus. As these courses aren’t ‘Live’ you can re-watch, pause, repeat and create a pace that suits you. Working from your home studio encourages you to be disciplined and independent which is a useful skill to practice when maintaining a regular art practice.


These week long residencies are dedicated time and a generous space to commit to making your work. This might be a space where you choose to work large and experimentally. It might be a space to spread out and look at lots of your work together, making helpful connections so that you can develop it further. You may have just completed a taught course and want to keep the momentum going and apply all that you have learnt while it is fresh in your mind. It will be a space where you are supported and inspired by the company of other artists.

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Emily Ball at Seawhite,
2 Downs View Road,
East Sussex,
BN25 4PT
Telephone: 01903 743 537
Email: admin@emilyballatseawhite.co.uk


Emily Ball at Seawhite
Seawhite Studio,
Star Road,
Partridge Green
West Sussex RH13 8RY
United Kingdom