Masterclasses for 2018

We have two masterclasses to choose from this year, the energising boldness of Nordic Painting for our contemporary Masterclass the enduring visual power of Caravaggio in our Classical Masterclass

Contemporary Masterclass 2018

The theme of this year’s masterclass is contemporary Nordic and Northern Painting with particular reference to Expressionist painting.

Classical Masterclass 2018

The time of this years Masterclass is Chiaroscuro, and in particular the works of Caravaggio

Masterclasses In Brief

  • Three days of intensive, specialist oils tuition with course director Martin Kinnear
  • Masterclasses are selective to ensure you get the best group learning experience
  • Masterclass content changes each year to reflect Martin’s current area of study; past courses have included ones on Turner, Rembrandt, Constable, Monet and Corot
  • You will learn about an artist and their chosen materials and methods in depth
  • You will produce at least one painting and some preparatory studies
  • Masterclasses often feature materials not found on our regular courses such as egg tempera, dammar, copal, spirit of wine, volatile solvents or toxic pigments intended for professional use
  • Masterclasses are our most involved – yet most bespoke – courses, they are generally flexed to suit the learning needs of the pre-selected group
  • An ideal post Diploma course, but anybody who has attended a foundation course at the School can apply
  • For an easier course consider Intensive Oils or one of our expressive or technical three day workshops


Course only £600, as a stand alone 3 day workshop.

This course includes all materials used on and for the workshop (just bring yourself!), plus a light lunch, notes, refreshments and tuition by one of our trained tutors, plus a  full time studio assistant so you don’t need to set up or scrub down.

Please note that Masterclass place are strictly limited and always in high demand, so please  ensure we know that you wish to be contacted when dates become available.

Time allowing, extra courses in different subjects may be added so watch this space.