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Classical Art Academy run Drawing and Oil Painting Classes, Courses, Workshops, Painting Holidays and Art Summer School and short art mini breaks all with a B&B accommodation option if required from our studio in Bournemouth, Dorset. Art courses, classes and workshops in Drawing and Oil Painting for all ability levels and ages.
Happy 2017 to all, we have a wonderful announcement to make. The Classical Art Academy has relocated it's studios to Southbourne and we now have two studios in our own arty guesthouse. The Classical Art Academy is now housed onsite within The Artists Studio - BnB by the Sea. More updates to come ...
New Year offers
We are celebrating relocating our art school and materials shop to the new Southbourne studios. Opening on 7th January 2017.
Take a look at our pre~opening special offers, we are literally giving art materials away for free. Offer ends 31 January 2017
- Offer A: Book your Drawing Module £330 or any 3 Day Course and receive £42 of art materials free
- Offer B: Book your Painting Module £600 and receive £75 of art materials free
- Offer C: Book both your Drawing & Painting Module £930 and receive £116 of art materials free
- Offer D: Book 2 Painting Modules (six months of classes) £1,200 and receive £150 of art materials free
- Offer E: Book 4 Painting Modules (twelve months of classes) £2,400 and receive £300 of art materials free
Offer A: Art materials bundle worth £42 includes box charcoal, putty rubber, starter box set of Rembrandt Oils with 6 colours and a palette knife. Offer B: art materials bundle worth £75 includes 12 oil painting brushes, starter box set of Rembrandt Oils with 6 colours and a palette knife. Offer C: art materials bundle worth £116 includes box charcoal, putty rubber, starter box set of Rembrandt Oils with 12 colours, 17 oil painting brushes and a palette knife. Offers D & E: will receive a gift voucher for the relevant value to spend on any art materials including easels within our studio art shop.
Classical Art Academy seen through eyes of our students and founding artist Martin Close filmed on location by Raw Creation
"As a complete beginner I never thought I could paint like this. The first course I've found that offers the rare opportunity to have step by step tuition and full support"
- Liz Cumberbatch
"Thank you for an amazing holiday, great value for money, I learnt so much in such a short space of time and it totally exceeded my expectations"
- Andrew Larby
"Absolutely loved the course, the teaching style and what was covered was excellent."
- Jennie Reeves
Welcome To Our Classical Drawing & Oil Painting School In Bournemouth, Dorset
We are a friendly family owned art school running drawing and oil painting classes, courses, painting holidays and art mini breaks with B&B accommodation for beginners, intermediate and experienced artists alike.
Whether your a complete beginner looking for art classes and just wanting to get started, an intermediate amateur hoping to improve your drawing and oil painting skills to a higher standard or an experienced professional artists honing your existing skills, the Classical Art Academy offers personal tuition in small friendly classes for all ability levels.
We recommend that everyone ~ from the complete beginner to the experienced artist ~ enjoys one of our special low cost Introduction Days to experience first hand our teaching methods and to see if you like what we do. Click on the image below for more details.
"Come along to one of our low cost introduction days, to work alongside exciting students and get a feel for the relaxed atmosphere of our studio and the supportive teaching methods we use? All abilities are welcome: we surprise absolute beginners with what they can really achieve and experienced artist can check us out ! Book your day now for just £20 with our special offer. We think you"ll love it."
We have regular courses throughout the year including weekends and holidays
First Year Plaster Cast Study, Alla Prima in oil
Our mission is to lead students through the wonderful journey undertaken by the great Renaissance artists like Leonardo da Vinci and Rembrandt. Our exciting programmes teach the drawing and oil painting techniques of a traditional atelier but in a friendly modern way which is accessible to everyone. You don't need a portfolio of work to join us, just an open mind and a desire to learn and develop.