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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.

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Learn To Paint This Year With Classical Art Academy

Martin Close

Painting outside in the fresh air

Our En Plein Air courses start 28th & 29th May 2016

Founding Artist Martin Close teaching a class of students on location in France 2014

Founding Artist Martin Close teaching a class of students on location in France 2014

The our successful summer En Plein Air courses are about to start again see the calendar for details.  This programme has enabled students to paint in oils on location in a variety of Dorset beauty spots.  They are designed for all levels of ability and offer hands-on tuition with our experienced teacher Martin Close who will guide you through the key points of capturing nature on the canvas from life.  

"This is the first course I've found that offers the rare opportunity to have step by step tuition and support while on location" Liz Cumberbatch - Old Harrys Rocks 2015

Painting on location with students in Corfe Village and the New Forest. Summer 2015


When: Saturday 28th & Sunday 29th May 2016
Cost: £225 (£150 for Atelier class students) Students are required to bring their own paints, brushes and easel. The canvas will be available to purchase. on the day
Interested? Contact Rachel on 07725 043503 or 01202 302702
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