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 age for an up to date listing.                                                                                                                        In the summer months we run a Summer School over several weeks. 

  • Weekly classes are held in Sidmouth and Topsham.
  • 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                                                                                                                                                                      Please contact us at                                    or on                                                                                              01395 516284

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 during the summer. 


Catherine Osbond. 'Best Buddies'.


Exhibitions are now held at      South West Art,

Old Fore Street, Sidmouth. 

Right opposite us. 

Please check for dates. 

The next exhibition is 3rd to 9th April. Paintings by Catherine Osbond. 


10am to 5pm each day. Closed Sundays. 


Visitors since 30/10/2012