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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 ...
Painting Holiday In Dorset June 2017
This is a wonderful opportunity to enjoy painting in the open air with hands on tuition and having a fantastic holiday.
Take a look at our painting holiday page for details ... spaces are limited so book early!
Southbourne beach 2016
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.