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Chelsea Open Studio - Drop in Package

Chelsea Open Studio - Drop in Package

Chelsea College of Arts
Taught by
Enver Gursev


Chelsea Open Studio Drop in Package offers you the flexibility to attend up to 7 out of the 10 scheduled sessions on the Chelsea Open Studio course each term – ideal for those looking to develop their fine art practice.

To benefit from this offer you must sign up before the start of each term and complete the 7 sessions before the end of each term (dates indicated below). We cannot unfortunately carry over unattended session to the following term. Limited places are available.

For full details of the Chelsea Open Studio Course, or to book a standard course of 5 consecutive sessions, please click here.

Please be advised there may be some repetition with the demonstrations. Where possible, however, the tutor will be happy to tailor demonstrations to meet your developing learning needs.

Please note - Students should make arrangements to take their work home at the end of the course. Any work that is left in the studio, during or after the course, is at a student’s own risk. In such circumstances students should ensure that work is clearly labelled with their name, course title and dates. Work will be kept for no longer than one month after the end of the course. Please note that we are unable to arrange for the delivery of your work, but would be very happy to prepare this ready for collection should you wish to arrange for a courier.

Tutor Description

Enver Gürsev is a professional artist, working primarily as a painter and sculptor. In addition to his visual art practice, he is a musician; drummer and percussionist. Born in London, he has a long and diverse experience working within the arts. As a teen, his first brush with the creative sector was as a sign-writer; painting pub signs whilst designing record covers and posters for independent bands. As a fledgling artist he was mentored by Sir Eduardo Paolozzi and went on to graduate from Camberwell College of Arts. 

He has since exhibited extensively and worked in collaboration with a number of progressive artists nationally and internationally.  Enver has lectured at the University of the Arts London since 2006 has worked as a tutor and arts event organiser for Cor Blimey Arts in Deptford. He was a consultant and curator for the Levent Gallery in Mayfair, and his recent talks include among others, Nolia’s Gallery in Southwark and at Yinka Shonibare Guest Projects in Hackney, where he was invited to host an evening celebrating Jean–Michel Basquiat. Enver's work explores memories, both personal and assumed and the effect of dismantlement and displacement of culture. He focuses on meanings imbued in abandoned objects and spaces, with a fascination for ghost towns, borders, no man’s land and their peripheries. Aside from these thematic preoccupations, Enver takes great reference from what is deemed 'Outsider Art' of untrained artists along with the 'Unsophisticated Art' of the fairground, tattoo and folk art. 

At present Enver is lead artist and project manager for the prestigious commission: BP Shipping Centenary Collection.


Please bring the following materials with you on the first day:

  • Drawing materials (pencils, charcoal, erasers etc...)
  • Current sketch book
  • Painting equipment
  • Either ideas for your next canvas or the painting you are working on at the moment 

Please note that studio safe solvent and medium is provided by the college. Students are advised not to bring their own products for health and safety purposes.

Please note that materials are available at the Chelsea College of Arts' Art Shop. Please contact the Art Shop directly for opening hours and availability.

Available dates