Safer Oil Painting

We only use the safest solvents and oil paints so you can get the benefits of exploring your creativity without harming yourself, or the environment.

In 2007 we were the first painting school in Europe to import Gamblin’s range of ultra safe, low toxicity solvents and oil paints for our teaching studios.

Unlike schools which use Turpenoids we only use highly refined ultra low odour thinkers which means our studios have very low levels of solvent evaporation, and are healthier places for you to learn.   Not only is this better for you, but its also better for the planet, as we can recycle our materials again and again for studio use, reducing waste.

Our commitment to low toxicity doesn’t stop there, we specify the safest pigments on the market, which can be handled safely without gloves, and thanks to our ongoing young artist training programs all our left over paint goes to a good cause, minimising waste.

At the School you can learn in the knowledge that we’re looking after your health and the planet.  To find out more about our materials visit