Welcome to East Devon Art Academy

We are an art school based in the coastal town of Sidmouth.                               We provide weekly classes suitable for absolute beginners through to experienced painters.                                                                                           In addition we host one to three day workshops in a wide range of media for artists of all abilities. These are run by experienced tutors and practising artists. Top well-known visiting artists also run regular workshops for us.       In the summer months we run a Summer School over several weeks. 

  • Weekly classes are held in Sidmouth, Exmouth and Topsham.
  • Workshops are held at our large dedicated art studio in Sidmouth, a coastal location in a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
  • Our aim is to develop each student's individual artistic potential.
  • Flexible courses to cater for individual needs.
  • Professional tuition is given in a warm and friendly atmosphere.
  • Experienced and professional residential tutors. Please see the Tutors page for examples of their work. 
  • Top well known visiting artists and tutors. Please see the Tutors Page for examples of their work. 
  • Personalised gift vouchers are available

Exhibitions coming up.

The gallery is open at every weekend, plus every day during the following dates:

SUMMER EXHIBITION. 25th June - 3rd July.

NEIL HAMPSON'S SOLO.  9th - 15th July.

ART HUB EXHIBITION. 16th - 22nd July. 

FOLK WEEK EXHIBITION.  23rd July to 7th August

DEVON OPEN STUDIOS. 10th - 25th September

Image by Catherine Osbond Togetherness

SOLD. Prints available.

'Barn Owl' by Neil Hampson

The Academy

East Devon Art Academy hosts most of its classes in its spacious, light studio based in the heart of Sidmouth, just a few minutes walk from spectacular coastline. This is a dedicated studio which is well equipped for all types of drawing and painting. We have several experienced residential tutors plus well-known visiting artists and tutors. Exhibitions are held regularly and in addition the gallery is open most weekends. 


We hold regular changing exhibitions at the gallery during holiday times. We are also open as a gallery every weekend. Keep a lookout for updates on our website or facebook page. We are open 11am to 5pm. Times are often extended in the summer months. 

Visitors since 30/10/2012