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 May
    Wed, 19 May
    Norfolk Painting School
    19 May, 09:00 BST – 21 May, 16:00 BST
    Norfolk Painting School, Georgia Rd, Fakenham NR21 7RF, UK
    Our classic 3 day Oils course for painters in all mediums and all abilities.
  • Figures & Portraits May
    Wed, 19 May
    Norfolk Painting School
    19 May, 10:00 BST – 21 May, 16:00 BST
    Norfolk Painting School, Georgia Rd, Fakenham NR21 7RF, UK
    3 day studio workshop on classical and modern figurative oil painting
  • Creative Palettes
    Tue, 25 May
    Online via Zoom
    25 May, 14:00 – 16:30 BST
    Online via Zoom
    Join other intermediate painters and learn how to go beyond painting what you see and use colour more creatively to create astonishing new ways to depict the world around you. This course will help you be more creative with colour in any genre.
  • Towards Abstraction : Ivon Hitchens
    Wed, 09 Jun
    Online Via Zoom
    09 Jun, 10:00 – 12:30 BST
    Online Via Zoom
    Explore the techniques of Ivon Hitchens and see how he created abstracted colourful works.
  • Simply Oils - Professional Colour Mixing in Oil
    15 Jun, 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 June
    Wed, 16 Jun
    Norfolk Painting School
    16 Jun, 10:00 BST – 18 Jun, 16:00 BST
    Norfolk Painting School, Georgia Rd, Fakenham NR21 7RF, UK
    Our classic 3 day Oils course for painters in all mediums and all abilities.
  • Beyond Simply June 2021
    Wed, 16 Jun
    Norfolk Painting School
    16 Jun, 10:00 BST – 18 Jun, 16:00 BST
    Norfolk Painting School, Georgia Rd, Fakenham NR21 7RF, UK
    3 day intermediate studio workshop for Simply Oils graduates
  • Glowing Sunsets
    Tue, 22 Jun
    Online via Zoom
    22 Jun, 14:00 – 16:30 BST
    Online via Zoom
    Join other intermediate painters and learn the secrets of using colour glazes with mediums to create glowing ethereal and colourful effects using indirect painting techniques An ideal companion to Classical Glazing the techniques taught in this course can be used in many genres.
  • Constable's Sketches
    Wed, 23 Jun
    Online Via Zoom
    23 Jun, 10:00 – 12:30 BST
    Online Via Zoom
    Constable's work seethes with creative energy, yet is based upon sound process and technique. This masterclass explores his innovative and unparalleled landscape process in depth to create expressive works.
  • Colourful Impressionism June
    Wed, 23 Jun
    Norfolk Painting School
    23 Jun, 10:00 BST – 25 Jun, 16:00 BST
    Norfolk Painting School, Georgia Rd, Fakenham NR21 7RF, UK
    Learn the powerful colour theories and techniques of the Impressionists
  • Contemporary Masterclass
    Thu, 24 Jun
    Norfolk Painting School
    24 Jun, 10:00 BST – 25 Jun, 16:00 BST
    Norfolk Painting School, Georgia Rd, Fakenham NR21 7RF, UK
    Don't miss your one-off chance in 2021 to join a Contemporary Masterclass with Course Director, Martin Kinnear in beautiful North Norfolk.
  • Simply Oils - Classical Oils Skills
    Tue, 29 Jun
    Online via Zoom
    29 Jun, 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.
  • Simply Oils July 7th 2021
    Wed, 07 Jul
    Norfolk Painting School
    07 Jul, 10:00 BST – 09 Jul, 16:00 BST
    Norfolk Painting School, Georgia Rd, Fakenham NR21 7RF, UK
    Our classic 3 day Oils course for painters in all mediums and all abilities
  • Beyond Abstraction : Joan Mitchell
    Wed, 07 Jul
    Online Via Zoom
    07 Jul, 10:00 – 12:30 BST
    Online Via Zoom
    Joan Mitchell's work was our most popular and transformative StudioTalk, but her technique is as challenging as it is rewarding. Learn how to paint her large scale works in depth to discover the range of her technique on this one off masterclass.
  • Simply Oils - Ebauche Painting
    Tue, 13 Jul
    Online Via Zoom
    13 Jul, 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.
  • Colourist Figures
    Tue, 20 Jul
    Online via Zoom
    20 Jul, 14:00 – 16:30 BST
    Online via Zoom
    Join other intermediate painters and learn how the Colourists turned classical painting on its head to create loose and evocative portraits brimming full of exciting colour and strong brushwork
  • Simply Oils July 22nd
    Thu, 22 Jul
    Norfolk Painting School
    22 Jul, 10:00 BST – 24 Jul, 16:00 BST
    Norfolk Painting School, Georgia Rd, Fakenham NR21 7RF, UK
    Our classic 3 day Oils course for painters in all mediums and of all abilities
  • 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!

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