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Learn Traditional Signwriting, Woodgraining & Marbling and Gold Leaf work decorative painting techniques. Introductory and comprehensive courses available. Located near Stockport, part of Greater Manchester, we're easy to reach via rail & road, local or from afar.

We are Covid 19 secure. As a responsible business the School of Decorative Art is aware and has complied with all government guidance. We are fully committed to safeguarding the health and safety of our students and colleagues. 



Social distancing


The studio measures 13.5m x 5.5m and can easily accommodate up to 8 people.  However, in order to comply with social distancing rules, I am currently running classes with only 4 participants; this means students can be the required 2m apart for the majority of the time.


Masks/Face coverings


Masks do not need to be worn in the studio. However, masks and visors are available should anyone feel the need to wear one one.

Masks must be worn in all public spaces i.e. when entering and leaving the building, and when using the toilet.




Each student will be provide with an individual set of tools and allocated a work station (on opposite sides of 8 foot long easels), for their personal use throughout the duration of the course thus minimising the risk of cross contamination.




Windows along the entire length of one wall will be open to ensure the studio is well ventilated. Doors will  also be left open to improve air flow.


Hand washing and sanitising


Hand washing facilities and sanitising equipment are available in the studio.


Drinks and lunch


Tea and coffee is available. Cups for personal use are also available. Participants may bring their own cups if the desire.

Lunches are not provided and participants will need to bring their own.