Interactive Online Tuition
Tune in to find your inner painter
Welcome to the Simply Oils channel
Make the Norfolk Painting School your own by building your perfect tuition program from our themed tuition channels.
Based upon our foundation to intermediate studio course programs for artists wishing to learn oils or move to them from another medium our Simply Oils channel offers a rolling three month program of 90 minute online lectures and demos, delivered live and interactive, fortnightly direct to your device.
The Simply Oils Channel
Great painters are made not born, and even the most experienced artist should learn to practice well. With these goals in mind the Simply Oils Channel offers courses which will teach you the basics if you don't have them, and test your assumptions if you do.
From making good grounds for oil painting, to appreciating optics, subtractive mixing, using simple studio mediums, selecting the best solvents or varnishes and even how to hold a brush like Turner, the Simply Oils channel assumes nothing and reveals all.
How it Works
Our tuition channels deliver structured interactive online courses over six 90 minute live and interactive lecture demonstrations, once per fortnight over three months. The lectures are streamed at 10am every alternate Wednesday, and available to watch on demand for 7 days. This week on - week off structure allows you time to view the lecture and do your own work based upon it before the course progresses each fortnight
Make it Your Own
New course programs start every six weeks, so with our other tuition channels such as Studio Craft, Simply Oils, StudioTalk and Masterclasses we have everything you need to build your own perfect painting program.
You do not have to take any of our channel courses sequentially, they have a different learning emphasis and can work in any order, for instance you may wish to blend a Simply Oils program to help you develop core skills, a studio craft program to improve your technique and a Diploma program to broaden your creative ideas.
Share Your Success
By joining the Simply Oils channel you'll get access to our private Simply Oils Member's group page on Facebook Live - its an incredibly easy way to ask questions while you're watching each demo, and improve your outcome by sharing your paintings with other students.
Get Ready to Learn
When you sign up for your first six week Simply Oils Channel Course you'll get access to a pre recorded on demand induction lesson, which you can watch as many times as you wish. Our induction lesson is designed to get you ready to learn, and takes you through a useful benchmark exercise designed to help you gauge your progress over the course.
Additionally, you'll be able to download a pack of core notes and references, written especially for the online course which includes a handy materials list.
To help you get the best out of our courses we provide a discounted pre selected materials box for each channel, so you know you'll be ready to paint each exercise and make the most of your tuition.
What does it cost?
A six lesson course costs £175, and runs over three months. All of our six lesson programs consist of an on demand induction lesson, six 90 minute live and interactive lessons (subsequently available on demand for 7 days ) , access to a private Facebook tuition group and a set of PDF core notes for you to download and keep.