‘The World New Made’ by Tim Hyman RA : 7pm on October 7, 2016
“The Bigger Picture” with Bob and Roberta Smith: Sept 2016 – July 2017
Wednesday Painting Group Sept 2016 – July 2017
The A-Z of Painting People and Portraits
Painting Techniques: A History | 9 January – July 3 2017
Friday Night Painting Group with Anthony Daley: Booking opened for Sept 30th 2016 to Dec 9th 2016
Alison Harper’s RSA Exhibition at the RSA Edinburgh: Artwork – Life Story of the Buddha


The Essential School of Painting is an alternative art school based in Bethnal Green, London, specialising in painting and drawing classes taught by leading contemporary artists. The ESOP offers exciting, intellectually rigorous courses with the intention of advancing painting.

Classes are available for all levels of experience.

Call us:

If you would like to talk to us about which course would be best suited
for your needs please call us.
Our  contact numbers are (+44) 020 8279 0904 / (+ 44) 0758 208 0067 or email us at admin@theesop.com, please remember to include your contact number.


 “The Bigger Picture” with Bob and Roberta Smith

Bob & Roberta Smith

Bob & Roberta Smith

“The Bigger Picture” with Bob and Roberta Smith is a year long course which will run every Tuesday from 27th Sept 2016 – Tues 4th July 2017, 10am – 5pm. The course will be divided into 3 terms of 10 weeks. The fee for the year is £1700 (see application process for more details)

(click here for more details)

This special year long course has been designed and will be taught by internationally renowned artist Bob and Roberta Smith. The course is concerned with thinking about painting in a radically new way and will look at painting as an act undertaken by the artist that has consequences. We will look both at the process of painting, surface, colour, form, composition and the subject of painting, the personal and political.

Leave a Reply