BBC One’s Big Painting Challenge Series 2 & The ESOP Artistic Director Alison Harper
Drawing Portraits in Pastel with Sandy Moffat OBE RSA: Saturday 18th March 2017 – 10am to 5pm
Painting Techniques: A Practical Guide through Time (20-21 Century Art) 24 April to 3 July 2017
Round Up of 2016 at The Essential School Of Painting
Oil Painting with Anthony Daley 28 April to 23 June 2017
Evening Class: Painting & Personal Projects with Anthony Daley 22 Feb – 22 Mar 2017
Performance Art for the Petrified with Jessica Voorsanger – 29 April 2017
Wood Engraving with Anne Desmet RA  4-5 March 2017
Weaving the Thread: Painting and the Imagination with Adrian Wiszniewski RSA: 9-11 June 2017


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.

Get in touch if you would like to talk to us about our courses and what would best suit you

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Painting in Egg Tempera with Douglas Safranek:

25 – 29 March 2017 Saturday to Wednesday 10am to 5pm


Kohlrabi Tempera by Doug Safranek

This is a rare opportunity to learn from a master egg tempera artist.

Evening Classes:

Painting & Personal Project with Anthony Daley
22 Feb – 22 Mar 2017 Wednesday Evenings 6pm to 9pm

Drawing Portraits with BP National Portrait Award Winner Allan Ramsay

23 February to 23 March 2017 Thursday evenings 6.00pm to 9.00pm

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