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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.


Sky, Land and Seascapes

Sky, Land and Seascapes

Requirements: Completion of the of the drawing module is recommended and booking onto colour theory masterclass is essential.

The Sky, Land and Seascape Programme is designed to teach students how to capture the beauty of nature through a series of studio studies with the additional option of putting what they learn into practice painting En Plein Air (painting from life, on location). The whole programme is centred around classical oil painting techniques as we explore different elements within sky, sea and landscape painting. This will include how to capture lighting, sunsets, storms, trees, hills, mountains, rocks, beaches, lakes, buildings and much more. 


You will be introduced to brush and mark making techniques, shown proportion, line and mass in oil painting along with mapping out your painting, working from photographs, layering, glazing and vanishing. We use a series of set painting projects each with step by step guidance that teach the useful methods of imprimatura, chiaroscuro and alla prima oil painting techniques using warm and cool colour palettes. Whilst this is a studio based course, we encourage all students interested in this subject to book the minimum of one En Plein Air masterclasses.

Our timetable and prices page will show you when these classes are scheduled and the costs.

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Martin gives plenty of demonstrations, and he explains everything in a language that you can understand. This gave me the confidence to say “Yes, I can do that“ knowing that Martin would be available to re-explain whenever I had a problem. The studio has a very friendly atmosphere, whilst remaining extremely professional. I always leave the class with more knowledge and skill.
— David Booth