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THE ESSENTIAL SCHOOL OF PAINTING

The Essential School of Painting is a multi-faceted school that provides everything from art courses, personal private lessons, corporate art events to commissioning of artists.

Established in 2004 The Essential School of Painting (The ESOP) specialises in drawing and painting classes for all levels of experience from beginners to professionals. With a winning formula for excellence and well-known professional artists teaching small classes with good quality materials. Our tutors have been described one of the best drawing and painting faculties in Britain; the equivalent of having a premier league coaches accessible to all.

Our classes are deliberately small in size so that the right level of attention is paid to each student. Today most art schools offer very little in the way of technical guidance and intellectual support for the pursuit of Drawing and Painting. We aim to provide both. Simply put our intention is to provide you with opportunities to develop your skills, foster your creativity and encourage you to try out new things with the guidance of expert tutors.

Our Studios, located in Bethnal Green, are well-lit and spacious and we provide you with all the materials you would require for the class. We remain available and encourage participatory interaction with our students after the course ends.

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The Essential School of Painting training courses

3 training courses found

Painting Techniques: A History - A Practical Guide through Time

MONDAYS 10am to 5pm You can book your place on a term by term basis or for the year long programme. Term 1: 26 September to 5 December 2016 - Prehistoric Art, Coptic and Egyptian art, Pre-Christian and Antiquities Term 2: 9 January to 20 March 2017 - The Renaissance to the 20th Century Term 3: 24 April to 3 July 2017 - 20th and 21st Century approaches This course offer a unique practical approach to painting and drawing.

  • Study level: Intermediate
  • Duration of training: 10 weeks
  • Study mode: Part time day
Oil Painting with John Myers

The course suitable for all levels is divided into 3 terms of 8 weeks Fridays 10.30am to 1.

  • Study level: Multiple levels
  • Duration of training: 8 weeks
  • Study mode: Part time day
The A-Z of Painting Portraits

Thursdays 10am to 5pm You can book your place on a term by term basis or for the year long programme. TERM 1: 29 September to 8 December 2016 Drawing and Painting from life TERM 2: 12 January to 23 March 2017 Painting People - Ideas and Photography TERM 3: 27 April to 6 July 2017 Portraits: a moment in time - the power of storytelling through paint.

  • Study level: Intermediate
  • Duration of training: 10 weeks
  • Study mode: Part time day