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 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 – (click the phone)


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Painting Outside The Box: A contemporary drawing year 

29 Sep 2017 to 6 Jul 2018

Painting People: The Figure & Portrait

Thursdays 28 Sept 2017 to 5 July 2018

The Painting Year: Materials, Methods and Ideas

Mondays, 25 September 2017 to 2 July 2018

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