Classical Art - Learn to Draw Like the Masters!

Suitable for 17-100+! Beginners Welcome!

Our classical art course is an ongoing course for adults, run in 6 week terms, term time only.  It closely follows the curriculum which has been taught in the art schools of Florence, Italy for centuries, although, in a much more relaxed and affordable setting.  Through this course our aims are: 

• To increase your observation and hand eye coordination in drawing 

• To increase skill level in line and shading;

• To increase understanding of value, tone and form. 
• To create realistic artwork 

• To nurture and encourage creativity

• To provide a relaxing, inspiring and social environment, full of encouragement.

Each student works at their own pace.  There is no judgement and groups are kept small to ensure you get adequate personal attention where you need it.  The classes are mixed levels allowing for beginners to feel inspired as to what they can achieve and creating a supportive environment from more experienced students.  

This is the perfect way to meet new friends, feel a sense of belonging and community and learn to draw properly to reach your full potential as an artist, whether hobbyist or professionally.  

The course is initially based on the Bargue teaching method.  Bargue was an artist and art teacher in the late 19th century.  Frustrated with the disparity of skill level in apprentices leaving art school, Charles Bargue created a full drawing course to ensure the level of skill remained high always.  Famous artists like Monet, Degas and Van Gogh learnt by this method.  

The Course is structured, as follows: 

 

Year 1 - Bargue drawing method 

Year 2 - Drawing from Casts 

Year 3 - introduction to Oil Painting Grisaille 

Year 4 - Oil painting Casts and introduction to colour mixing 

Year 5 - Oil painting Still Life 

Years 6/7 - Portraiture 

 

You don't have to do the full 7 years.  You can dip in and out.  

You must hold either a gold or silver membership to join the course.  Details of memberships can be found on our 'online store' on this website and our 'Terms and Conditions' page of this website.  

Courses of this nature can cost you upwards of €2,500 per six week term at a formal Italian art school.  With us you can choose a far more affordable Gold membership at £80 per month, which includes unlimited access to our weekly term time classical art classes, subject to availability, monthly life drawing, online workshops in various media, trade discount on supplies, personal critique on work done via any source, monthly mindset blog, or Silver membership at £58 per month for unlimited access to our weekly 2 hour classical art classes per term, subject to availability.  You can earn credits on each of these memberships, where you unavoidably miss a weekly session, which can be redeemed in our weekly 'Open Studio' sessions.  I think you'll agree, that's a great deal.  

Memberships Price per month
Gold £80
Silver £58
Bronze (online monthly workshops only) £45

See online store on this website and ‘Terms and Conditions’ page on this website, for more details.

To proceed with membership, please contact us via email at kjfineartist@yahoo.co.uk and book your place.