Painting is something that encourages you to turn off the logical half of your brain and let the creative half take over, which is a great way, as we say, to unwind after a hard day’s work. Regardless of how long you’ve lived in our amazing capital, taking a course to learn all about painting can be a truly unforgettable experience. Here’s London’s insider tip on some of the best Painting courses in London:
1. Master peace
With Master Peace you can really explore your creative side. The studio itself is run by a group of 20 artists and offers a wide range of different painting courses. As the name suggests, it shows very little interest in the final artwork and is more interested in it how the creative process can be used as a tool for mindfulness and meditation. Sign up with us!
If you are a beginner or intermediate artist, we recommend trying the Coached: Studio Painting Experience out of all the worthy courses available. You will be coached by one of the many professional artists relaxed workshop while you create your own distinctive acrylic painting. What’s not to love, especially with the added benefit of a complimentary drink and sweet dessert! Also the staff here are friendly and make sure you are comfortable which made it easy for us to add Master Peace to this round up of the best painting classes in London.
You can find MasterPeace at 12 Eccleston Yards, London, SW1W 9NF. The nearest station is Victoria.
2. London Art Class
If you’re not ready to commit to a ten week course but want to learn more about painting in London, then the London Art Classes Studio is the perfect choice. You have the choice to pay here when you come here, so there’s no need to feel bad if you have to miss a class for whatever reason.
Nick Malone, an artist and teacher, runs London Art Classes and offers three different categories of courses. The first, also known as “hands-on studio work,” is a great place to start. All skill levels are welcome, and the small classes ensure you get the attention you need. The second focuses on “teaching the basics of painting and drawing”. This means you will be introduced to a variety of arts-related methods each week.
The third feature is really fascinating: Nick will present a short slide show or film about modern art. He informs you about the best exhibitions and galleries in London so you know where to go to experience the best art in the city. All of this makes this place a great choice when choosing the best painting classes in London.
You can find London Art Classes at 165 Childers Street, London, SE8 5JR. The nearest stations are Deptford and New Cross.
3. Cheerful Studio (Paint & Sip)
The best way to unleash and stimulate your creativity is to attend one of Merriment Atelier’s events, known for their renowned Paint and Sip in Style workshops. This school insists that despite the variety of classes they offer, all of their individual painting techniques have one main goal: “to inspire you to live the life you love‘.
You’re guaranteed to have a fantastic time at their upcoming event, Paint and Sip Party: Lavender Fields in Tuscany, being organized at Kings Head in Twickenham, which includes a complimentary cocktail, screen and paints. Come alone or with companions and have a great time relaxing, sipping and perfecting a beautiful acrylic painting. What a fantastic way to learn about painting in London we say.
You can find Merriment Atelier at 5 Langdon Park, London, TW11 9PE. The nearest stations are Twickenham and Hampton Wick.
4. London Art Studios
London Fine Arts Studios have a lot of options to choose from. They have both full-time and part-time alternatives available, as well as painting programs that focus on subjects such as portraits, still lifes, and landscapes.
The part-time courses focus on a wide range of techniques over an extensive 10-week period. Starting with the basics, get ready to draw and paint. At London Fine Arts Studios you get the whole package: Your mission is to train artists and arm you with the knowledge you need to be successful on your own.
You can find the London Fine Arts Studios at Battersea Business Centre, 99-109 Lavender Hill, Clapham, London, SW11 5QL. The nearest train station is Clapham Junction.
5. Draw and drink at the London Art Bar
During this fun and innovative painting workshop, you’ll receive expert step-by-step instruction while you indulge your creative side. Grab some wine and a paintbrush and let off steam at this fun and interesting event.
Everyone has to start somewhere. This London painting learning course is ideal for those who have never used a brush and are interested in learning all the right strokes and methods. The Paint and Sip session will help you find a new hobby, explore your creativity and satisfy your creative hunger – sign up with us!
You can find Paint and Sip at the London Art Bar at 300 High Holborn, London, WC1V 7JH. The nearest station is Holborn and Chancery Lane.
6. The Art Academy of London
Don’t let the name put you off; While the Art Academy of London is a university where you can enroll as an art student, they also offer short courses for people who don’t want to pursue a proper degree. They offer courses for all skill levels in painting. There is only one lesson per week over a period of 10 weeks.
There are no more than 15 students in each class, so you can rest assured that you are receiving the best tutoring possible. Speaking of professors, all Art Academy of London art teachers are professional artists! Please note that only those 18 years of age or older can enroll in their short courses. However, they have courses for young minds between the ages of 12 and 17.
You can find The Art Academy of London at 165A Borough High Street, London, SE1 1HR. The nearest station is Borough.
7. Sunny Arts Center
One of the best art studios in London is the Sunny Art Centre. They offer courses for children, teenagers and adults, and in terms of painting courses, they offer courses in “Chinese painting” and “Life drawing” or “Portrait painting”! When we noticed that this studio offers the rare opportunity to study Chinese painting in particular, it immediately appealed to us. Unlike other courses, this particular course is taught one-on-one, but don’t let that intimidate you! All skill levels, including beginners, are welcome on the course.
It is also the ideal place to visit if you are considering enrolling in an art school for university. They are experts in helping artists develop their portfolios, helping you hone your skills every step of the way.
You will find the Sunny Art Center at 30 Grays Inn Road, Holborn, London, WC1X 8HR. The nearest station is Chancery Lane.
8. Slade School of Fine Art
The Slade School of Fine Art, which is one of the top art schools in the UK has produced students such as Paula Rego, Stanley Spencer and Jenny Saville, all of whom have enjoyed successful careers as professional artists. There are various eight-week courses in painting and other art forms taught by Ar Slade.
You can be assured of the best possible education as all courses are taught by professional artists, many of whom have participated in Slade themselves. It should be mentioned that these classes are more suitable for intermediate and advanced level artists who want to improve their skills and techniques with the help of a professional, rather than beginners.
You will find the Slade School of Fine Art at University College London, Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT. The nearest station is Euston Square.
9. The clothed model with the Richmond Art School
Painting a clothed person offers a whole different range of color mixing and expressiveness than and drop-in painting sessions at Richmond Art School in Richmond help deepen your understanding of this underrated art form.
During the Renaissance period, curtains were often used to convey the shape of a figure. With the assistance of Alice Neel, an artist, you will study the clothed person and paint the head, hands and clothing with equally divided attention.
You can find the Richmond Art School at Richmond Adult Community College, Parkshot, Richmond, TW9 2RE. The nearest train station is Richmond.
10. Central St Martins
If you are a complete beginner, you can enroll in Central Saint Martins’ ‘Beginner’s Painting Course’. In this course you will learn how to work precisely and safely with acrylic and oil paints. Chiaroscuro, human body proportions, painting composition, marking techniques and color theory are among the topics covered.
If you are unable to take the one-week course Monday through Friday, you can take the five-week course, which takes place on Saturdays, instead.
You can find Central Saint Martins in the Granary Building, 1 Granary Square, London, N1C 4AA. The nearest station is King’s Cross.
As you can see here, you have several options when looking for courses for Painting in London. There is something for everyone, regardless of your experience, whether you are a newbie or already have wet feet. So get ready to paint and perform an art attack!