The Academy

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East Devon Art Academy benefits from a light, spacious studio with high ceilings. The studio can comfortably accommodate up to 20 students, although classes are smaller than this so there is plenty of space for everyone.


The Academy is situated in an Area of Natural Outstanding Beauty, three minutes walk from the sea. We are placed in the heart of Sidmouth, a small town which is often described as the 'Jewel in the Crown' of the East Devon coast.


The coastal scenery is truly spectacular and there are many wonderful locations in which to paint. In summer there is a small Hopper bus which takes you up to Peak Hill or Salcombe Hill where the views are simply breathtaking.


Opportunities will be taken on longer courses to go out on location, to sketch, paint or collect other resource material. This will be dependent on individual's needs and the weather!