A New Vision of The Dales

Selected works from Martin’s latest show , Beyond Here: An Artist’s Return to the Dales is all set to open this month near his Wensley studio, at Tennants of Leyburn. The show, which is free to view, will run from Oct 24 – 4 November and features a ticketed artist’s talk on Saturday 27 October from 2-4pm. Places are limited, please contact the venue for tickets

Salon Success

We are honoured to announce that Course Director Martin Kinnear has been selected to hang a piece from his latest show Beyond Here at the prestigious 2018 Salon Des Beaux Arts, Paris. The salon organised by the Societie Des Beaux Arts was founded by Delacroix, for the promotion of progressive works  so we’re particularly pleased that Martin’s work, which is very much an expression of his Diploma Course teaching, was recognised by the selection committee

2019 New Kinnear On Oils Workshops

Improve your Oils with Martin Kinnear

Following the success of our 2018 programme, Martin will now be leading a series of one off workshops through 2019. Themed around a key skill such as loosening up, painting oils for shows or making better colour choices the sessions are intended to directly address positive changes you can make to your oil painting this year, whatever your preferred genre or current ability

Written with our returning students and improvers’ in mind Kinnear On Oils are a series of one off workshops about and of subjects which inspire Martin to paint. This years line up includes session on glazing, colour, working creatively from photographic and digital sources, self critiquing and improving your oils and commercials style landscape and marine painting. Places are strictly limited for each one off course.

To reserve your place call Jane on 07766 230376 or email the school.



Staff to student ratios of 1:8 or better


Over the last years the School has grown, but that doesn’t mean we’ve compromised the quality of our teaching or the 121 time you can expect at your easel. Unlike other Schools our classes aren’t just managed by one tutor, but a team of a lead tutor, plus their fully qualified assistant who has come through our Diploma course training program and is dedicated to ensuring you get the best possible tuition.

And it doesn’t stop there; each and every course is also overseen each day by course director Martin Kinnear who checks your progress with your team each and every day to ensure you’re getting the skills you need from the course. This attention to detail, and our investment in training people to help you makes our courses the best you’ll find for personal attention.