The Classical Art Academy

The Classical Art Academy (CAA) is our family owned and run art school founded in 2010, here in Dorset. We specialise in teaching classical drawing and oil painting techniques from the Old Masters of the Renaissance. This method is steeped in the tradition of learning directly from the artist in his/her atelier (meaning studio). Our delightful, bijou, 8 easel studio is right onsite at our wonderful guesthouse. 

Whether you’re a complete beginner, an intermediate amateur or an experienced professional artist, the CAA offers personal tuition in small friendly classes for all ability levels. We recommend that everyone - from the complete beginner to the experienced artist - enjoys one of our special low cost Introduction Days to experience first hand our teaching methods and to see if you like what we do. 

We run a one week residential painting holiday here in Dorset every year. In addition, we create bespoke residential art packages for visitors throughout the year, providing you with the opportunity to study with us no matter where you live. For further information on or classes and courses, visit our art studio website.