Turps Correspondence Course Mentor 2012-present
Turps Studio Programme Mentor 2012-2018

Dan Coombs studied at The Ruskin School , Oxford ( 1989-92) and the Royal College of Art (1992-94).He was Rome Scholar in painting, British school in Rome (1994-5). He is currently senior tutor in painting at the University of East London . He is one of the founders of The Turps Banana Painting Programme , an independent art school located in Camberwell , South London. He has been Visiting Lecturer in Painting at the Ruskin School, Oxford ( 2001-2007) , Wimbledon School of Art ( 2005-2015) ,and was visiting Professor at Haute ecole d'art et de design in University of Geneva , Switzerland ( 2015-17)  , as well as Chelsea School of Art , The Slade School of Fine Art , Winchester School of Art, Leeds University, Reading University,  Goldsmiths College and The Royal Academy Schools.He was a mentor for the Jerwood Painting Fellowship (2015-16 ).He has written for Turps Banana Magazine as well as the online magazine Abstract Critical.