Structured tuition in skills which enable your creativity, it’s not too much to ask is it?

You can get Art tuition almost anywhere, but finding inclusive tuition which actually teaches skills to enable your personal creativity is rare. That’s why we started the Norfolk Painting School in 2007, why we’re the fastest growing specialist painting school in the UK, and why despite being in deepest Norfolk, we attract students from all over the world.

Courses for Everyone

We offer a range of courses from short two day beginners’ workshops to our challenging and  immersive 12 month Professional Diploma in Oils. All of our courses include all of the materials you need on them to ensure that you get the best learning experience. With courses from as little as £199, excellence is surprisingly affordable.

Experienced painters take a class in the practical application of Monet’s colour theory with our contemporary painting specialist Silvi

Those who can, teach

Consistent, professional teaching standards matter to us, and that’s why we train all of our tutors in house through our respected Diploma program.  So whatever course you take now or in the future, you’ll be taught by a working professional artist who understands exactly how it feels to stand at your easel.

Course Director Martin Kinnear demonstrating the colourfully expressive ideas and methods of Soutine to one of his Diploma groups

World Class Facilities

The School is a dedicated, purpose designed art facility, with three dedicated studios – each with a fully equipped audio visual demonstration theatre, plus professional workstations for each student, a specialist materials counter, student cafe and ample free off-road parking. Nearby, the School has a commercial gallery showcasing student work, several houses  providing affordable accommodation and enjoys the benefits of being on the unspoilt North Norfolk coast with its restaurants, beaches and tourist attractions.

One of our three light and bright studios, each is equipped with a demonstration easel , cameras and two 70″ high resolution screens


We make it easy

We pride ourselves on taking each enquiry and booking in person, so we can chat and help you to select the optimum course for your needs. Once you’re with us, we provide everything you need on and for the course, from materials to notes, refreshments and even a light lunch.

Talking art in our student cafe, interaction and relaxation over a cup of coffee is always part of the course