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

01202302702

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.

What's On

Singing workshop with Mishka Adams and Beto Caletti
Sep
6
to Sep 9

Singing workshop with Mishka Adams and Beto Caletti

Exploring and enjoying music from South America

We are truly thrilled to be hosting this two day residential workshop with the beautiful Mishka, her extraordinary voice and the incredibly talented Argentinian musician Beto. Both are singers and instrumentalists living between Buenos Aires and London bring together an array of music from South America, especially Argentina.

This nurturing weekend of singing and music is open to all, no previous experience required (aged 14+). Not to be missed.

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Portraiture Masterclass with Anastasia Pollard
Sep
19
to Sep 21

Portraiture Masterclass with Anastasia Pollard

This three-day course has been designed to guide you through the process of painting a portrait in oils from a life model. Anastasia will demonstrate how to paint realistic colour and to convey likeness with a limited Zorn Palette. A fantastic opportunity to be taught by this Ondaatje Prize and BP award winning-artist.

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How to Fall In Love with Kathrine Baldwin
Nov
8
to Nov 11

How to Fall In Love with Kathrine Baldwin

Author, relationship coach and inspirational speaker Katherine Baldwin will be hosting her fifth women retreat with us, here by the sea. The focus is relationships, so if you feel ready to take courageous steps and embrace a new way of dating and relating, she is your woman. For further information and to book a place please contact Katherine directly.

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Portraiture Masterclass With Anastasia Pollard
Dec
5
to Dec 7

Portraiture Masterclass With Anastasia Pollard

This three-day course has been designed to guide you through the process of painting a portrait in oils from a life model. Anastasia will demonstrate how to paint realistic colour and to convey likeness with a limited Zorn Palette. A fantastic opportunity to be taught by this Ondaatje Prize and BP award winning-artist.

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En Plein Air with Jessica Henry
Jul
12
to Jul 16

En Plein Air with Jessica Henry

An award-winning American artist living and working in Ohio, USA. Jessica has one of the most highly ranked artist Youtube channels, often seen tackling the elements with live en plein air on location. She loves to paint a classically impressionistic style.

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Writing Nature Poetry Inspired By Beautiful Paintings
May
5
10:30 AM10:30

Writing Nature Poetry Inspired By Beautiful Paintings

Write poetry inspired by the natural world depicted in beautiful representational oil paintings, by local artists.

This workshop is led by Paul Canon-Harris a wonderful local poet, writer and broadcaster, as featured on BBC Radio Two. The venue is an Classical Art Atelier, housed in a beautiful Edwardian house. They have produced a small exhibition of land/seascapes in oils by local artists enabling you to explore this symbiotic relationship between poetry, art and nature.

This workshop is for anyone, beginners and established bards welcome. Aims:

  • To guide you with structure and technique

  • Supporting you to listen to that deep poetic voice

  • Experince writting in a unique and creative enviroment

  • Write and recite poems 

This is part of the Bournemouth Emerging Arts Feastival and the day finishes with a live oil painting demonstration with poetry recital. Light lunch included. 

When: Sunday 5th May 2019

Time: 10.30am to 6.30pm 

Cost: £15

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En Plein Air with Martin Close
Apr
27
9:30 AM09:30

En Plein Air with Martin Close

Seascape, big beautiful skies with true colour

These one-day masterclasses take you to some stunning Dorset beauty spots and teach you how to capture nature on canvas in a loose, representational style.

Martin is the founding artist of the Classical Art Academy and land, sea and skies specialist. He has exhibited in several commercial galleries including the Saatchi.

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Open Day
Apr
8
5:00 PM17:00

Open Day

FREE demonstrations in Atelier drawing, Atelier painting and Seascape painting. Evening of Monday 8th April (5pm, 7pm).

“Very welcoming, I enjoyed the experience and gained valuable tips and methods for drawing. Really insightful and inspiring” Julie - May 2018 Drawing Experience Day 

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