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.
Life of the Buddha:
A modern take by the artist Alison Harper
The Artistic Director of the Essential School of Painting is this year’s invited artist to the Royal Scottish Academy (RSA) annual exhibition. She is exhibiting an installation of 32 drawings on white Indian Khadi paper circles chronicling the life story of the the Buddha. The four and a half meter installation has pride of place at the RSA in Edinburgh…read more…
Painting the River Thames with John Myers
SIX WEEKLY CLASSES PAINTING THE RIVER THAMES!
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 http://bit.ly/rPjm8 and we provide you depending on where we go with easels, boards and a stool.
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.