The Academy

Welcome to East Devon Art Academy                                         Old Fore Street, Sidmouth, Devon EX10 8LS

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 five day workshops in a wide range of media for artists of all abilities. These are taught by top nationally and internationally renowned visiting artists.    Please see our Workshops page for an up to date listing.  Please see our Tutors Page for more information about our tutors.                                                                                                                                                                                                   In the summer months we run a Summer School over several weeks. 






Please note that if a workshop has to be cancelled

you will be reimbursed in full. 



  • Weekly classes are held in Sidmouth. Cost is from £120 for ten lessons. 
  • Workshops are held at our large dedicated art studio in Sidmouth, a coastal location in a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
  • Top well-known visiting artists and tutors regular host workshops for us. Please see the Tutors page or Tutor's websites for examples of their work. 
  • Please see the Workshops Page for dates and details. 
  • 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.
  • Personalised gift vouchers are available.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              YOUNG STUDENTS' CLASSES.                                       For ages 8 to 14 years.                                      Monday and Wednesday evenings.                                                     5 to 6pm.                                                   £50 for five lessons. All materials supplied.                                                                                              We are planning to run classes for younger                        children. Ages 5 to 8 years.                                            Please contact us for details.                                                                                                                                     PAINTING GROUP                                                          ON TUESDAY EVENINGS.                                                                                                                                     6pm to 8 pm.                                      A chance to get together with like minded people to paint and draw in a calm environment.                                   £6 a time.                                                                                                                                                               Please contact us at 
  •                     or   01395 516284


Catherine Osbond.

Exhibition at South West Art Materials,

Old Fore Street, Sidmouth EX10 8LS.

On until 17th July 2024. 





Catherine Osbond.


Jacob's Ladder, Sidmouth.


Oil on canvas. £345.


Exhibition of work created by

eight artists with a wide variety of styles and media. 


22nd to 31st July 2024.


Go to for full details. 


Catherine Osbond.


Lynda Kettle.


Fiona Scott-Wilson.


Tracey Rapson. 


Carolyn Tyrer.


Stephen Williams. Ceramist 


Susan Thomson. www. 


Tracey Ward. 



Catherine Osbond

Catherine Osbond

Catherine Osbond


Tracey Rapson  



Lynda Kettle




Carolyn Tyrer



Fiona Scott-Wilson



Stephen Williams 



Susan Thomson



Tracey Ward 






Catherine Osbond. 'The Bathers'.

Oil on canvas. £450.





Catherine Osbond

'Whatever the Weather.' 


Prints available from £65. 




Catherine Osbond


'Time for Home'.


Prints available  from £65.

Catherine Osbond. 


'Walk in the Rain. Sidmouth'.





Melissa Wishart.


'Storm over Kynance Cove'.







East Devon Art Academy hosts its classes and workshops 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. An end of term exhibition is held during the summer. 


Our End of Year Exhibition will be held in October 2024.


East Devon Art Academy 

Old Fore Street, Sidmouth EX10 8LS. 



Painting by Michelle Kennedy.


'Sunflowers in a Green Jug with Pear'.

Acrylic. Unframed. 




Please see below for just a few of the paintings that were exhibited in 2022.



Tracey Rapson 


Chris Powell.


'Four Oaks Farm'. 







Denise Papworth 


'Summer Haze'.


Mixed Media.





Lizzie Horne 




Framed Print. 







Martin Dunkin.


'The Few.'


Oil on canvas.




Barry Roach 


'Breaking Up.'


Print on Canvas.


Framed £110. 



Lesley Hook 


'Primroses, Pears and Narcissus.'


Mixed Media.





Stephanie George



David Hughes




Mixed Media.





Bente Kumar.


Original Screen print.






Dale Heron 



Alan Harfield 

Visitors since 30/10/2012