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 Selection from our Diploma Course

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

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.