The Studio Art School: Dorset

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Art tips. Masterclasses. Painting classes and Workshops.


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by Justin and Nicola

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Oil Painting

We are now running  classes for all you oil paint fans!


They will be held twice a month on Friday afternoons.

You will need to bring a canvas or board of the size you would like but we will provide all the oil paint, brushes and, refreshments you will need.

Upwey Old School Village Hall, Upwey, Dorset. DT3 5QE.


Dates and times can be found here


Portrait mini-courses.  

Friday afternoons. Each ourae runs for three sessions.

January course: 17th, 24th and 31st

February course: 7th, 14th and 21st

Art Classes



in Dorset

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Art Classes and Workshops with

The Studio Art School

A new program of workshops for 2019/20

 Details available soon and will be found here

e are based in Dorset, U.K. or you could say, in the heart of Thomas Hardy's Wessex. Our classes and workshops  are held throughout the year and include; landscape and seascape based workshops, featured artist study days, as well as regular weekly classes.

 To find out more, please visit our Classes and Workshops Pages



If you would like to join a class or workshop then please get in touch. You will find our contact details on our Contact Page.


On these pages we have gathered a whole resource to help with

your painting and drawing. There are some tips to help improve

your skills, and we have developed some of these in what we like

to call our masterclass section.  If you would like to read new tips as soon as they are posted

you can do so by following our blog.



You can find out a bit about us on the About page and of course

find out about the classes and workshops we run on this site too.

Because we love  the work produced by our classes and workshops

and have made a place here on this site to showcase their work.

Where else would it be, but in the Gallery!


Happy painting!


Justin and Nicola

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   Latest news...



Spring 2020 Term Dates for weekly classes at

Upwey Old School, Upwey, Dorset. can be found here

but feel free to join the class at any time.


A session is £16.00 and all materials and refreshments are included.


New: Oil painting classes. Details can be found here


Portrait mini-courses.  

Two new portrait mini-courses will be held in January and February. Paint a portrait in oil or acrylic! Held over three consecutive Friday afternoons, £54.00.



If you would like to find out more or would like to join us for a session to see what we're all about; email us at 


Why not give a voucher as a present. contact us for details. We have vouchers for workshops and weekly classes.

here here