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Specialist oil painting tuition for all abilities and ambitions

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Martin Kinnear Studio

Since 2007

Creating Better Painters

We provide meticulously structured, interactive live and online courses in the specialised field of oil painting. Our studio is led by award-winning artist Martin Kinnear, who has been the recipient of numerous accolades, including a prestigious medal from the Paris Salon for his technical skills and creative artistic vision. 

Explore Our Courses

Through our courses you can expect to acquire a deep understanding and appreciation for the techniques and philosophies that underpin the art of oil painting, as well as to develop your own unique artistic voice and style. Whether you choose to participate in the live or online classes, you can rest assured that you will receive the highest level of instruction and guidance from a true master in the field.



Our most popular class, join Martin Kinnear weekly or on demand for his live and interactive weekly painting class. Whether you're a beginner or a self-taught improver, you'll be amazed at how quickly your oil painting skills improve.


Recorded Classes

Selected recordings of our most valuable classes so that you can learn from home at your own speed. Recorded live with Martin Kinnear, each class includes in-depth clear tuition, insights, and a structured process. Perfect for beginners and improvers alike. 

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Online Masterclasses

Masterclasses provide in-depth and focused tuition in a specific subject or technique, ideal for your development towards becoming a more advanced oil painter.

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In Person Courses

Prefer face-to-face teaching? Join Martin in his teaching studio for in-depth, focused tuition with the added benefit of guidance at your easel and personal feedback on your painting skills.


Advanced Oils

Our most in depth online class, for advanced oil painters only, perfect for professional exhibiting painters who want to gain the technical skills and creative development necessary to stand out in competitions and galleries.

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Diploma Course

The Diploma in Oil Painting is our most personalised, transformative, and gratifying course; the closest experience to an oil painting apprenticeship that you will encounter. We will refine your technical skills and cultivate your unique artistic practice while providing guidance in art marketing and professional mentorship

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