About The School

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 for all over the world.

“Would like to thank you plus  Martin and his team for creating such an amazing environment in which to absorb  so many aspects of art” DB, Kenya.

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 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.

“this course, so competently run by Fen, showed me that the Norfolk Painting School clearly now has strength in depth. This is a win-win because it seems to me you get Martin as well ! He’s around, and his presence and his comments are as illuminating as ever”

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 and fully equipped art facility, with three dedicated studios – each with a fully equipped 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 professional working gallery, 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 and two 70″ high resolution screens

“I found the new place remarkably homely – Jane, Jim, Lucy, the dogs all combining to make this dynamic business a truly family affair.  Increased size does not seem to have diminished the core values one jot. Unique. Congratulations”

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 at this time. 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

“The new school has a lovely atmosphere and it’s rather nice to be able to see what’s going on in the other studios. Cute puppies scattered around make it homely too!”