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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 Regular Painting Classes are held at Upwey Old School Village Hall. Term dates and times are shown below.


 At these classes you will get to try your hand at a whole selection  of art materials and techniques. From different types of  charcoal and graphite sticks, all types of paints,papers and brushes. Everything is provided.
















Out and  about

Occassionaly  trips are arranged so that the class can take place  on location. Previously we have sketched and painted on near by beaches at Portland and Sandsfoot cove. We have also visited local nature reserves.

We bring all the materials with us and have some lovely new sketching easels waiting for you.

 Of course, on all our trips we bring our cakes, coffee and tea with us.


 One of the things we sometimes do in the class is to look at famous paintings ( We project up images with a projector from a lap top so we can see them actual size and study them closely ), we then have a go at the techniques employed. We always demonstrate everything, so you can see first hand the methods and materials used.


10th January up to and including Friday 3rd April




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Painting Classes

Dates and Times

10.00 a.m. - 12.30 p.m.

Painting Classes

Upwey Old School

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10.00 a.m. - 12.30 p.m.

Monday afternoon class

Monday morning class

1.30 p.m. - 4.00 p.m.

Spring Term 2020

13th January up to and including 6th April.





13th January up to and including 6th April.



Friday morning class

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The cost is £16.00 per session, and payment on the day is fine. 

Dates, times and locations can be found below


If you would like to join our painting class, please get in touch.

On  our contact Page you will find our email address and phone number. You can also send us a message directly from the page using the message box. The class is structured in such a way that you can join any time. You do not have to wait for the start of a new term.

Contact us if you would like to join us

Upwey Old School

165 Church Street








10th January

6th March

27th March  





Oil Painting classes. Spring Term 2020

Friday Afternoons 1.30 pm - 4.00 pm

January mini-course: 13th, 24th and31st  


February mini-course: 7th,14th and 21st




Portrait Painting Mini-Course. Spring Term 2020

Friday Afternoons 1.30 pm - 4.00 pm

Corona Virus Update



We are moving the classes online!


All class members will be contacted today        (19th March 2020) and we'll tell you everything you need to do.


We will be using a a really cool system and we'll all be able to see each other and chat! It's super easy and we'll show you how.


Please contact us if you have any queries or if you are new and would like to join us