Online Courses

Welcome to Norfolk Painting School Live

Course Director Martin kinnear

If you can’t get to the School don’t worry we’ll come to you.

Norfolk Painting School Live is a virtual online classroom service from the Norfolk Painting School . Using state of the art  virtual classrooms – as used by the world’s leading universities –  we offer interactive masterclass demonstrations with Course Director Martin Kinnear, direct from his personal studio.

Course Features

Real Time Live Demonstration

Watch Real Time interactive Painting Demonstrations – streamed to your device from  our HD studio cameras, not just pre recorded video. This means you will see the whole process, in real time and as it happens – not just an edited version.  This offers a much fuller, and more useful learning experience than watching a polished and edited clip.

Live interactive lectures from expert painters

Our online masterclasses feature Key note Slide Lecture Presentations of key ideas – just as you would see and hear in our studio, delivered in real time so you can interact with us, check your understanding and watch them i[on your device

Real Time Q&A and interactive Studio Assistance

Just like at the School, our studio manager Bryony is on hand to help and advice you step by step as you listen to the lecture and watch Martin paint. You can ask questions verbally or via chat as your course unfolds on anything from the colours Martin is mixing to how to change your view on our interactive viewing software.

How to Take Part

What do I need? To join in all you need is broadband that is good enough to stream a video service (such as Netflix or player) , a studio space to work in and a device to watch the lectures and view images on.

What about paints and mediums? The masterclasses are taught in oils but its easy to do them in acrylics if you prefer.

Do I have to set up broadband in my studio? You can set your device up in your studio and paint while you watch the course or enjoy the lecture and paint in your own time as you prefer. As the course presentation is live we suggest that you work out what suits you best before the course starts.

What Students think of Norfolk Painting School Live

Dear Jane, Martin and everyone else,

Just a great big huge THANK YOU for the last 3 days. I cannot begin to tell you how wonderful it was – how very, very helpful. That you put all this together in a couple of weeks is just extraordinary – the standard of the lectures and demos is world class as usual, Martin, but the technical side of things was super impressive (and this during a time when the whole world is living its life over the internet and draining gigabytes by the nano second). Furthermore the SPIRIT of NPS was so in evidence – if anything (and I am not sure why this is) it was better. Being able to see my colleagues faces and expressions, and put little messages in chat without interrupting you (Martin) was even better than class. I felt closer to my colleagues being able to see their faces than I usually do in class. Also I was able to follow the demos better because of the zooming in. I could lift up my lap top and have a jolly good peer at the screen. Also take screen shots (for my own use, obvs) in a way I wouldn’t have felt comfortable during class (and would have caused interruption).

You are an inspiration, the whole lot of you! Especially for me who (cue violins) has been stuck on the sofa with a boring but very bad cold for the last 6 weeks! (I always get viruses badly – I have a rubbish immune system like you Martin). I wasn’t able to do any of the demos because I cannot get to my studio, but I have just spent a HUGE amount of money on an overbed table like they have in hospitals, plus a special easel at Jacksons, and from next Wednesday I shall be able to paint again.

So a big, big thank you to you all. To produce something of that quality in such a short period of time is utterly gob smacking. And completely inspiring. Thank you so so much.’
CM March 2020