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Online Art Class Ordinarily Odd The Everyday with Archie Franks, The Essential School of Painting

  • London, South East
  • combined arts, visual arts, Other
  • Catherine


Online Course: Ordinarily odd - Painting the everyday with Archie Franks

4 x Wednesday evenings 6-9pm

28th Nov to 16th Dec 2020  Fee £120

To book OR for more information click here 

In this course we will look at artists who examine the everyday such as Wayne Theibaud, Alex Katz and Eduard Manet. We will look at our own everyday, our immediate surroundings and situations. Firstly we will make drawings outside and of our commute, of our morning and evening routines. Then we will make more ambitious paintings that examine the oddness and interest inherent within the everyday.

The course will be conducted on Zoom in a small class size to allow for a good amount of tutor time. Our online evening classes fill up quickly so if you are interested in this course we advise early booking to avoid disappointment.

If you have any questions please email


We are delighted to have Archie join us to teach at TheESOP. He is a painter and the recipient of various awards and honours including the Jerwood Painting Fellowship, 2016, the Sainsbury Scholarship in Painting, The British School at Rome 2013; Tooth Award 2012; Gordon Luton Award 2012; Richard Ford Award, 2011; and the Philip T Ribbon Award, 2011. Archie holds a postgraduate diploma from The Royal Academy Schools, 2012 and a First-Class BA Honours degree from City & Guilds London Art School, 2009. Archie lives and works in London.

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