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Redbrick Mill   218 Bradford Road   Batley  West Yorkshire   WF17 6JF

'Coming to the Art Academy at Redbrick Mill has literally changed my life'.      Jane

The Art Academy at Redbrick Mill began in 2008 as a combination of workshop space and studio space for the artists Tony Noble and Tom Wood.

The workshop space is a large flexible studio on the top floor of a former woollen mill. The majority of the mill is now fully developed as high quality retail space specializing in furnishings but the Art Academy retains many of the features of the original mill including large windows and exposed beams. It is a popular and creative space in which many art activities take place.


'Think of a robust, rugged, industrial loft space, yet a space softened by warmth, colour, light and creative activity........that's what the Art Academy means to me. People are serious about their art here, but the atmosphere is always warm and welcoming, probably fostered by Tom's own relaxed air. I have never found it competitive but there is a serious commitment to the group's activities'.





Teaching - Tom has two teaching sessions each week on Wednesday and Thursday. Each session costs £20 and booking is required. PLEASE BOOK HERE Many of the people who attend regularly use the space as their studio away from home, work and painting equipment is often stored from one week to the next. It has a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere and many of those attending find it both supportive and friendly, Tom is always around to offer advice and encouragment.

Friday is a day reserved for online tutorials, each one hour session costs £15, PLEASE BOOK HERE















The Art Academy has all the facilities you would expect of a well equipped studio, kitchen with fridges, microwave and toaster, toilet and washing up area. There are many tables and chairs and a useful small library well stocked with art books available to loan.


There is Free parking at Redbrick Mill in the Jack Lane car park adjacent to the mill opposite the entrance to the Art Academy.


Tom as well as being an established artist is also a teacher with over forty years of experience working both in schools and universities. All of Tom's workshops are taught whereas the Redbrick Life Drawing and Portrait sessions are non- teaching sessions.















For further information regarding Life Drawing please contact Tony Noble


For further information regarding taught Workshops at Redbrick Mill please contact Tom Wood



Life Drawing Sessions run on alternative Tuesdays (10.00 -12.30 +1.00 - 2.30pm) and on the first Saturday of each month (9.30-12.30 + 1.30-4.30). Two or three times per year, depending on demand, we run 2-day sessions. The sessions are all single pose. The cost of the sessions is £20 for Tuesday (4 hours) and £25 for a full day session (6 hours). There is no need to book for the majority of the life drawing sessions - you simply turn up. The only time artists need to book is for Portrait Days and for the 2-day sessions, when numbers are restricted to 10 artists.

'Everyone makes real progress in their own way. Tom listens, thinks and advises each individual, sensitively encouraging us to push our own boundaries'.
'Excellent environment that encourages creativity. Inspired tuition and access to a very good small library of art books. Really friendly atmosphere where everyone encourages each other'.
'Group visits to private art collections and public art galleries add to making an informative and pleasurable time at Redbrick Mill'.

Images from previous workshops

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