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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.

Dhanraz Ramdharry


Dhanraz initially studied at the Classical Art Academy and has now become one of our tutors.  Focusing on figurative drawing and portraiture techniques in oils he has become a well respected artist in his own right with many private commissions and collectors.  Many of our students feel a strong connection with him as a tutor knowing he was once just like them a student trying to learn how to draw and paint.  Dhanraz feels that having studied the programme at the Classical Art Academy it helps him empathise with the students!

For the past 6 years I have undertaken the task of making props and set building for Big Little Theatre School. I thoroughly enjoy adding another dimension to my work and have created a number of pieces ranging from a juke box to the tree from the Garden of Eden. 

Last year presented me with the opportunity to compete for a place on a national TV show in which I was shortlisted from 11,000 down to the last 60 entrants, from which 10 were picked for the show. My brush with fame ended there but this has spurred me on to consider entering more national competitions and I am looking forward to celebrating student’s successes as well as my own.