Life Story of the Buddha
Friday Night Painting Group with Anthony Daley 22 Apr to 17 June
‘The River runs by You’ Outdoor Class Painting the River Thames 10 June to 15 July
Painting Hampstead Heath with David Caldwell 24 June to 15 July 2016
Ways into Portraiture with Sandy Moffat 25 -26 June 2016
Summer School: Exploring Painting and Imagination with Adrian Wiszniewski: July 26 – 29, 2016


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 in the 21st century. Classes and Master-classes available for all levels of experience.


Painting the River Thames with John Myers


River and City-scape

Every Friday 10 June to 15 July 10.30am to 1.30pm join us outdoors painting the ever changing scenery of the Thames and the London City backdrop, as we move from one location to the next.

Course Fees £180 for all six saturdays and we provide you depending on where we go with easels, boards and a stool.

‘The River runs by You’ Outdoor Class Painting the River Thames 10 June – 15 July 2016

This is an opportunity to spend your spring and early summer mornings painting this iconic river under the tutorage of a master en plein air teacher. John Myers after living, working and painting professionally for over 30 years in Paris moved to London to do exactly this, paint the River Thames. In the last five years he has come to know the Thames rather well and is able to seek out all the little secret spots that light out the river at its best regards to the weather.

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