Simply Foundation Courses

Everybody starts somewhere, but it pays to start  the right way. We've been helping painters do the right thing since 2007 and now you can join us live and interactive online. 

How it Works 

Scheduled interactive 2 hour live painting tuition

Stand Alone Course with limited places, not a subscription 

Watch Live via ZOOM and watch on demand for 7 days

Easy to attend, watch our short Help Video if you are new to ZOOM

Interact in real time, just like being in class

Core Notes for each class included

Based on our proven Foundation Courses since 2007

Taught in Oil 

The classic way to start the right way or check your skills 

Book Your Course

  • Simply Oils - Professional Colour Mixing in Oil
    31 Aug, 13:00 – 15:00 BST
    Online via zoom
    Everything you need to mix oils colours cleanly and professionally, plus practical tips for choosing the best paints for the job.
  • Simply Oils Workshop  In Person at our Norfolk Studio
    Wed, 08 Sep
    Norfolk Painting School Live
    08 Sep, 10:00 BST – 10 Sep, 16:00 BST
    Norfolk Painting School Live, Norfolk Painting School, Georgia Road, Fakenham, UK
    Our signature foundation course, learn the right way to start your painting journey. Join us for 3 days Intensive painting tuition and see what you can achieve!
  • Contemporary MasterClass
    Thu, 09 Sep
    Fakenham
    09 Sep, 10:00 – 10 Sep, 16:00
    Fakenham, Georgia Rd, Fakenham NR21 7RF, UK
    Join Martin Kinnear in his Norfolk Studio for this challenging Contemporary MasterClass
  • Clever Colour
    Tue, 14 Sep
    Online via Zoom
    14 Sep, 14:00 – 16:30 BST
    Online via Zoom
    Join other intermediate painters and learn the optical tricks used by Post Impressionists such as Bonnard to redefine the technique of Colourist painting. The methods taught in this course are suitable for all genres.
  • Beyond Simply
    Wed, 15 Sep
    Norfolk Painting School
    15 Sep, 10:00 BST – 17 Sep, 16:00 BST
    Norfolk Painting School, Georgia Rd, Fakenham NR21 7RF, UK
    3 day intermediate studio workshop for Simply Oils graduates.
  • Eardley's Catterline Landscapes
    Wed, 15 Sep
    Online Via Zoom
    15 Sep, 10:00 – 12:30
    Online Via Zoom
    Following our 2020 masterclass on Eardley's Glasgow, this class explores her works of sky, sea, land and cottages around the fishing village of Catterline.
  • Simply Oils Workshop  In Person at our Norfolk Studio
    Wed, 22 Sep
    Norfolk Painting School Live
    22 Sep, 10:00 BST – 24 Sep, 16:00 BST
    Norfolk Painting School Live, Norfolk Painting School, Georgia Road, Fakenham, UK
    Our signature foundation course, learn the right way to start your painting journey. Join us for 3 days Intensive painting tuition and see what you can achieve!
  • Simply Oils - Classical Oils Skills
    Tue, 28 Sep
    Online via Zoom
    28 Sep, 13:00 – 15:00 BST
    Online via Zoom
    Learn the classical core methods of the Old Masters which every oil painter needs to create optical depth, an illusion of Forms and edge contrast.
  • Piper's Landscapes
    Wed, 06 Oct
    Online via Zoom
    06 Oct, 10:00 – 12:30 BST
    Online via Zoom
    Following from our sold out 2020 Masterclass on Piper this class explores Piper's astonishing Landscape technique.
  • Nocturnes
    Tue, 12 Oct
    Online via Zoom
    12 Oct, 14:00 – 16:30
    Online via Zoom
    Join other intermediate painters and learn how 19th Century masters such as Grimshaw, Turner and Whistler created dark, yet often colourful ' Nocturnes' full of atmosphere and visual drama on this course on Indirect glazing in oil.
  • Starry Night Masterclass
    Wed, 13 Oct
    Online via zoom
    13 Oct, 10:00 – 12:30 BST
    Online via zoom
    The Starry Night is one of the world's most loved paintings, but how did Van Gogh create the magical skies and swirling stars? In this one-off Masterclass, Bryony will teach you the magic behind Van Gogh’s starry night paintings. Submerse yourself in the enchanting world above the stars!
  • Simply Oils - Ebauche Painting
    Tue, 26 Oct
    Online Via Zoom
    26 Oct, 13:00 – 15:00 BST
    Online Via Zoom
    In this 120 minute live interactive course, we will teach you how to paint using the Ebauche method - the method of the Masters, and a must know for any painter.
  • Modern Faces
    Tue, 09 Nov
    Online via Zoom
    09 Nov, 14:00 – 16:30
    Online via Zoom
    Join other intermediate painters and learn how Modern Artists such as Freud used their classical training to create characterful modern portraits using textured physical paint without creating grey mud! The expressive painting techniques taught on this course are useful for any genre.
  • Degas Dancers
    Wed, 24 Nov
    Online via zoom
    24 Nov, 10:00 – 12:30 GMT
    Online via zoom
    In this masterclass, Bryony will explore the works of a superb draughtsman working backstage in the theatres during the turn of the 20th century.
  • Expressive Colour
    Tue, 07 Dec
    Online via Zoom
    07 Dec, 14:00 – 16:30
    Online via Zoom
    Join other intermediate painters and learn how to combine Impressionist and Post Impressionist colour techniques to create exuberant Modern paintings in the manner or great colourists such as Barbara Rae and Joan Eardley. The techniques taught are suitable for all genres.
  • Contemporary Glazing
    Tue, 04 Jan
    Online via Zoom
    04 Jan 2022, 14:00 – 16:30 GMT
    Online via Zoom
    Join other intermediate painters and learn how glazing isn't just for the Old Masters, on this course on using contemporary subjects, colours and mediums to create stunning works that glow! The techniques taught on this oil workshop are suitable for most genres.
  • From Photos
    Tue, 01 Feb
    Online via Zoom
    01 Feb 2022, 14:00 – 16:30 GMT
    Online via Zoom
    Join other intermediate painters and learn how contemporary painters use exciting and widely available digital visualisation tools to make working from and with photos a must have skill for contemporary portraiture. You don't need a device to do this course on demand, reference images are included
  • Impressionist Landscapes
    Tue, 01 Mar
    Online via Zoom
    01 Mar 2022, 14:00 – 16:30 GMT
    Online via Zoom
    Join other intermediate painters and learn how to create colourful and evocative paintings using the innovative Impressionist techniques created by Sisley, Pissarro and Monet which can then be used to paint in any genre.

WHAT PEOPLE SAY

“The way you approached and managed the various colour beginnings, the bridges, saturation, colours, temperatures, and opacity, etc. were multiple masterclasses all rolled in to one. A total triumph.” 

 

Nigel B. Colourful Arrangements Masterclass 28 July 2020