The Courtyard Art Studio

The Courtyard Art Studio


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Meet Peter Keegan - award winning artist 🎨

Peter Keegan Artist is a professional artist and director of The Courtyard Art Studio based here in Claydon Courtyard.

Peter specialises in portraiture, but has recently been working on a series of still-life paintings, and says: “I have fallen in love with painting these little studies, many of which have already found homes on people's walls!”

As a tutor and the Creative Director of The Courtyard Art Studio, during lockdown, Peter transferred much of his teaching digitally to Zoom & Skype * new dates for these excellent demonstrations have just been announced for September *

While the online demonstrations have proven very popular, he is also looking forward to resuming in-person courses in the studio at Claydon Courtyard from the 15th August...🖌️

Find out more about Peter Keegan Artist and art courses at The Courtyard Art Studio at:
*Claydon Courtyard fully opens this Saturday*

We're excited to announce all our galleries, shops and excellent eatery are open from Saturday 7 March!

Phoenix Kitchen open: 10am-5pm Sat to Wed
Claydon Courtyard open: 11am-5pm Sat to Wed

Come and discover what's on this year - from exhibitions, workshops, courses, shopping and excellent food...

~ Phoenix Kitchen ~ New Season Menu & Carvery this Sunday
~ Claydon Gallery ~ Art gallery
~ The Flying Fox~ Interiors and Gifts
~ Lucinda Brown ~ Gallery and Studio
~ Corzo & Wood ~ Silversmiths
~ Peter Keegan Artist ~ Award winning artist and tutor
~ The Courtyard Art Studio ~ Bespoke working art studio

Visit our website for more info:

The National Trust, Claydon House also re-opens to visitors - please see website for opening times & prices:
I have just updated my website with all my 2020 workshops which you can find here: or on The Courtyard Art Studio website here:

There are only 4 spots left on my Xmas Stag workshop on Sunday 24th Nov where we will go step by step drawing a stag in charcoal which you will then have the option of having it scanned and edited with Christmassy accessories and having your very own, personal Xmas cards printed! For more info and to book:

Dates have also been released for my popular 2 day Domestic Animals in Charcoal courses for next year. For more info and to book:
Stoked and super-excited to announce my first-ever workshop in the UK! Join me at The Courtyard Art Studio in July for Painting the Dynamic Still Life OR Oil Painting Boot Camp! Registration now open. Link:
Our friends over at Claydon House - NT currently have an exhibition of paintings inspired by the beautiful landscapes of Great Britain and Baddesley is the subject of one of the paintings! You can see the exhibition, in partnership with The Courtyard Art Studio from now until 2 Oct and all the paintings are for sale!
🎨Artists, Sculptors, Ceramists, Creatives..........Enter your artworks into this exciting new Pop-Up Art Exhibition

Details & Entry Form here:
Or email : [email protected]
Could you let me know if you will be running any more children’s art classes / clubs during the Summer hols? Thanks a lot
Celebrating with summer crafts and a cheeky little elderflower champagne recipe!
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I'm a poster boy!! Thanks Charlie at Vale Life for allowing me to grace the front cover of his magazine. I hope my face doesn't put people off from picking up a copy! Tom Shepherd and I are on the front cover to promote our forthcoming show - The Wild Beasts at Claydon The Courtyard Art Studio - more details here -
'I was very nervous about the course as a complete beginner, but your teaching style and patience made me relax at once. I now observe every sky and tree in a new way!'

We love to hear how students' participation in craft courses leave a lasting impression.

This was a 5* review for The Courtyard Art Studio who were recently awarded a Platinum badge 🎊

They run a wide range of art courses in Buckinghamshire >
Looking forward to the two-day course here "Colour Reduction Linocut Printing with Laura Boswell" on 2nd and 3rd July. Very special❗️😉

Our courses, workshops and classes are led by highly experienced artists and tutors.

Nestled in the stunning grounds of Claydon Estate in North Buckinghamshire, The Courtyard Art Studio offers a wide variety of exemplary arts and crafts experiences.

Operating as usual


Just over 24 hours to make sure you are following for all our latest updates, as we merge the businesses and close this social media account


Out with the with the new!

After 5 years of working at the Courtyard of Claydon Estate we have moved studios.

Before we opened The Courtyard Art Studio in 2017, had been working as an artist in his own studio, next door, since the beginning of 2016. We had 5 wonderful years at Claydon, building up both businesses and sharing our art and teaching with anyone who visited Claydon. As many of you know, we shared the site with the National Trust’s Claydon House. Sadly, the House has remained closed all year and it looks unlikely to re-open in the New Year either, at least not in the same capacity. As you can imagine, this drastically reduced the footfall to the site. Coupled with covid restrictions, which inhibited us from running any courses this year and the Estate’s vision for the Courtyard, unfortunately, it was no longer possible for us to remain there.

Last week, we packed up the contents of the 2 studios and moved down the road, to the village of Botolph Claydon. Our new studio is situated upstairs in East and Botolph Claydon Village Hall. As and when we can, we will run our courses in the main hall downstairs.
2020 has been a rollercoaster- but 2021 is already looking brighter. Wish us we go!


What are “Works on Paper”? Well in Peter’s case, he works in this way when teaching, demonstrating, trying out new techniques or a new new paint colour. Some get reused, some get painted over, some get thrown away ... and some make it onto the wall and onto the website for sale, such as this one, “At the Lakeside”. 40 x 40cm


It’s beginning to look a lot I can’t say it 🙊still a bit early...
These beautiful, original art cards by are available on our website in packs of 6 and will be part of our offer for the pop-up (which starts tomorrow)


Cherries II, by
Oil on board, 21 x 21cm. I know I am biased but this is one of my favourite pieces by my husband & it is part of his current online exhibition. We are delighted to be taking part in pop-up event this Sunday 15 through to Tuesday 17 where we will have some of Peter’s other, original artwork for sale, on our website.
You can get access to the directory of independent businesses taking part and their exclusive discount codes by clicking the link in our bio and signing up to the directory. Go on... it’s FREE to sign up!


We are very excited to be taking part in this event in 10 days time and you can join us by clicking the link in our bio to find out more and by signing up to the directory. Lockdown is hard for small businesses like ours and signing up to receive the directory for this event is a small thing that you can do which will help us in a big big way!


November Zoom Painting Demos now on our website. Starting tonight!
Look at Courses > Online Courses. Only £12 per session. Watch live and on catch up for 7 days afterwards.


We have been planning this for a while but given what is going to happen on Thursday, we thought we could all do with it now so have brought it forward to start this Friday 6 November. Click the link in the bio for all the details.


Whatever Boris says at 4pm today, we will try our very best to be there for you; to give you something to do and something to look forward to. We have Zoom demonstrations coming up this week and throughout November and our director has an online exhibition up on his website until Friday 13th November. Covid has stopped many things this year but it won’t stop us teaching you, connecting with you and it won’t stop our love for art.


It’s came from a review of an exhibition, describing the paintings as unfinished - merely an impression of the subject rather than a completed work. Join this Wednesday evening to learn more and how you can paint in this style - you could even watch in your pj’s with a glass of wine - we won’t judge 😉


When completing a landscape painting, there are so many aspects to consider: vanishing point, balance, tone, colour, quality and handling of brushwork - join our Director for his final zoom demo of the month when he will discuss all these points and more


Ever been inspired to have a go at painting like Monet, Pissarro, Renoir et al? Watch artist and studio director demonstrate his approach to painting a landscape inspired by the impressionistic style. Buy your ticket by following the link in the bio.


Our next painting demonstration coming up next week is going to be the last one for a little while - we are working on some exciting new projects and ventures which we look forward to telling you about soon.


Due to popular demand, we are going to be offering the chance to re-watch tonight’s demo for the next 7 days, all for the same price of £12. So you can sit back and relax tonight, knowing you can re-watch and catch up on any bits you might have missed, at any time during the next week. Ticket sales close at 6.30pm so don’t leave it til the last minute


Our next online zoom demonstration is tomorrow evening. You can watch live tomorrow and we will give you access to watch (or re-watch!) for 7 days after. All for just £12 a ticket. The link is in our bio.


Director Peter Keegan is best known for his portraiture work so it’s no surprise that of all his Zoom demonstrations, this is the most popular. Make sure you book your ticket for tomorrow night. Link in the bio.


Last chance to grab your tickets for this morning. Ticket sales will close at 9.30am, an hour before. Grab a coffee and spend an enjoyable morning watching paint dry 😉


“I enjoyed your zoom on Saturday, it was excellent, weirdly I have seen you demonstrate 3 times previously, this time I think more stuff went in, either that or I found it easier to concentrate without others around me!”
“Last nights demo was fabulous!”
“I have thoroughly enjoyed your Zoom demos...made the lockdown more tolerable!”


From a busy market scene to friends having coffee or children playing on a beach - some of the most beautiful paintings produced by Peter Keegan over these last few years have had figures at the heart of them and this Saturday morning, he will show you how he creates them in this online demo. Head to our website to buy your ticket.


Our next zoom demonstration is this Saturday morning. Head to the link in the bio to get a ticket. Grab a coffee and sit back and enjoy a lovely Saturday morning 🥰


Last chance to grab a ticket and join us tonight. Head to our website to get your spot


Coming up tomorrow evening - it’s going to be a good one - click on the link in the bio to buy your ticket


How to capture their spirit, their smile, their energy...make sure you join us this Thursday evening for this new and insightful painting demonstration. Buy your ticket on our website - click the link in the bio


New term, new start, new class... join us this Thursday evening live via Zoom for just £12.


Coming up this Thursday and kicking off our painting demos for this month, is this new and fantastic painting demonstration with our director Peter Keegan. Click the link in the bio for more info and to book your ticket.


What would you like to learn? As we look ahead to the Autumn term and plan our next set of Zoom classes, we want to hear from you! Maybe you missed one of our earlier classes and you would like us to repeat that, or maybe you want a class about colour theory, drawing, portrait painting or a specific style or technique - whatever it is, we always love to hear your ideas so leave us a comment below 👇 @ UK


Figures in a landscape: A painting demonstration via Zoom coming up in September. Click the link in the bio for more details and to buy your ticket for just £12. @ UK


Click the link in the bio for all the dates and details.


“An Impressionistic Landscape scene: A demonstration via Zoom with Peter Keegan - coming up in September. Head to the link in the bio for more information @ Buckinghamshire


What a cutie! “Painting children” is one of our next zoom demonstrations coming up in September, with our Director .


The latest figure study by Peter, our Director. Peter will be leading a Zoom demo all about painting figures on Saturday 12 Sept at 10.30am.


We love it when a painting looks good enough to eat. We have started harvesting the first tomatoes from our plants in our greenhouse - now we just have to hold off eating them long enough to be able to paint them 👍 This is one of the still life paintings produced recently by our director


Another fantastic painting by as part of her online exhibition which can be viewed on her website until next Saturday 8 August. We studied at university with Rachel and it has been brilliant to watch her career take off and progress so much over the last two years, since returning to her art after having her children. We were meant to be hosting a “real life” exhibition of her work at the end of August had Covid never happened, so although it’s not the same, we are delighted that we can be involved in supporting her online exhibition instead. Do take a look at her page and her website if you haven’t already.


Head to the link in our bio if you want to join me for a demonstration this Monday. I was ill with a migraine last week so it was postponed but I am feeling much better now. I thoroughly enjoy teaching and I can’t wait for this one


It’s beginning to look a lot like summer... if you fancy seeing how I, create one of these beautiful figure studies, be sure to watch my zoom demonstration on Saturday 12 September. Click on the link in the bio to buy your ticket for £12 @ Buckinghamshire

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Another fantastic painting by @rachelomwright as part of her online exhibition which can be viewed on her website until ...
Head to the link in our bio if you want to join me @peterkeeganartist for a demonstration this Monday. I was ill with a ...
Perusing my catalogue of Rachel OM Wright’s Online exhibition. Head to Rachel’s website to see al...
It was like Christmas morning with all the excitement of unwrapping presents in the studio today! Caroline Nixon is teac...
*'The People's Landscape' Art Exhibition - Now Open!*Visit the National Trust's Claydon House, Buckinghamshire, for acce...
Our exhibition ‘Art In Stitch’ continues today on, what promises to be, a glorious Bank Holiday Monday. Come and see two...
'Art in Stitch: Two Approaches to Art Textiles'
Laura Boswell is continuing her exhibition in the studio as part of @bucksartweeksofficial see her at work this week on ...
Posted @withrepost • @laura_boswell_printmaker End of my first day of open studios @thecourtyardartstudio - lots of love...
'The Wild Beasts at Claydon'
Artists working very hard on @peterkeeganartist 3 day Portraiture Workshop. Today it’s looking at the alla prima way of ...



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The Courtyard, Claydon Estate
Middle Claydon
MK18 2EX

Opening Hours

Monday 10am - 4pm
Tuesday 10am - 4pm
Wednesday 10am - 4pm
Thursday 10am - 4pm
Friday 10am - 4pm