The Art Academy – London

Weekend Courses


The Art Academy offers two day weekend courses which range from introductory courses for the Beginner to Masterclasses for the more experienced. Numbers in the class are kept to a maximum of 15 (lower for some classes) so that the tutor has plenty of time to go around and speak to each student individually throughout each day, as well as teaching the group as a whole.

We offer a range of classes for all abilities and our superb central London location means we are easily accessible from in and out of London. We have a great choice of courses including Painting, Sculpture, Drawing, Printmaking, Ceramics, Glass, Jewellery and Stone Carving, all of which are taught by our expert tutors who are specialist’s in their respected fields.

Our Weekend Masterclasses are a special feature of the Art Academy. Drawing on our extensive professional network we are able to persuade expert, sought-after practitioners to teach classes – people who are experts in their field and who rarely teach. Masterclasses are designed for people who have some experience, and want to take their work further. Teaching groups are deliberately small, with intense tuition, and personalised guidance.

Introduction to Oils 29/07/2017 – 30/09/2017 10 £250 HERE
Introduction to Sculpture 29/07/2017 – 30/07/2017 2 £150 HERE
Painting Outdoors 05/08/2017 – 06/08/2017 2 £150 HERE
Drawing For All 19/08/2017 – 20/08/2017 2 £150 HERE
Introduction to Painting 26/08/2017 – 27/08/2017 2 £150 HERE
One Day Taster Oil Painting Saturday 05/08/2017 1 £85 HERE
One Day Taster Drawing Saturday 19/08/2017 1 £85 HERE
One Day Taster Sculpture Saturday 02/09/2017 1 £85 HERE
Collagraph Masterclass 11/08/2017 – 13/08/2017 3 £240 HERE
Experimental Etching 18/08/2017 – 20/08/2017 3 £225 HERE
Linocut Masterclass 01/09/2017 – 03/09/2017 3 £240 HERE


Please note, our courses are only suitable and available for students 18 years old and above. If you are 17 and keen to apply to a particular adult course, please ring the office and in some instances we may be able to accommodate you. We also have variety of courses specifically designed for under 18’s as part of our Young Artists programme.

Material packs can be purchased with some of our courses. Please check the details of the individual class. You can also buy an Acrylic Painting, Oil Painting or Drawing Pack individually at the following link.



Drop-In Open Life Class – Painting & Drawing

Times: 10.30am – 1.00pm
Dates Currently Running /
Saturdays, 23rd July – 24th September 2016
1st October – 3rd December 2016

The “Open Life Class” is a relaxed and enjoyable 10 week life painting/drawing course. There will be a life model present for various one, two, or three week poses. Students will be able to approach the human figure in any way they please, and do as many drawings or paintings as suits them, with as much or as little instruction from the tutor as they want. Tutors will happily guide both beginners and the more experienced painters. Students are also free to use the materials they enjoy best, whether that be drawing in charcoal or painting in oils or acrylics – experiment, explore and enjoy yourself!

You can attend this class as a drop-in and pay £25 per session. More information HERE. To pay just turn up to whichever class or classes you wish to attend and pay the tutor in cash.

Alternatively you can book next term’s course for 10 consecutive weeks HERE for only £230.