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29 Southern Road
Bournemouth, England, BH6 3SR
United Kingdom


Classical Art Academy run Drawing and Oil Painting Classes Courses Workshops and Painting Holidays from their studio in Bournemouth, Dorset.  Art courses, classes and workshops in Drawing and Oil Painting for all ability levels and ages.


Atelier Painting

Atelier Painting

Requirements: Completion of the drawing modules and colour theory masterclass are essential.    

These modules build upon the skills learnt from the drawing modules to harness and develop your representational oil painting techniques. Students will lean about classical Imprimatura and Alla Prima Renaissance painting techniques. Each module has a series of painting studies and the option for a personal study in line with the modules objectives. These studies consist of classical casts, still life and working with a life model. We strongly recommend this pathway for anyone wishing to master realism, especially in portraiture and still life - from life. 

Atelier Painting - Classical Art Academy

Each student will be given a number of tonal value painting projects to complete to a high representational standard. These are initially low chroma studies allowing you to focus on correct proportion, line and mass of a given subject. A limited palette is then introduced enabling students to put colour theory into practice when colour mixing. Students will then build upon their understanding through a gradual progression from this simple palette to a more complex one in later modules. Using limited colours students will reproduce the subtle differences in hue found in shadows, highlights, reflections as they work their way through each study. There will be a mixture of classical plaster casts, still life and life model work. This training will provide you with skills to paint in a representational style and sight size. 

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I truly love attending these classes. The tuition is excellent and both Martin and Anastasia have shown such patience and expertise. I have benefitted hugely from learning these valuable techniques. Being a painting has been a dream of mine for many years and now I’m painting weekly.
— Thelma Etim