Martin Close

Tuition FROM: Saturday, 1 January 2000 TO: Thursday, 1 January 2099

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  • Description
    What Is The Classical Art Academy ?
    Martin and Rachel run a traditionally inspired Atelier in Bournemouth/Dorset, teaching classical drawing and oil painting techniques from the Renaissance period. You start with a basic understanding of line and proportion then move onto shape, tone, composition and colour theory. This classical style of teaching is accessible and supportive to complete beginners and accomplished artists interested in Atelier methods.
    We run courses, classes and workshops in drawing and oil painting all year round from our studios in Bournemouth and can even help find suitable B&B.

    About The Artist
    Martin Close started as a designer & illustrator, developing techniques for creating 3D renderings of plans using ink and watercolours. After opening his first art gallery in Marlow, UK, Martin discovered a passion for oil painting and became an understudy of Clarence Crawford - who is highly regarded for his commissioned portraiture of royalty and the Vatican.

    An enthusiastic and motivational teacher, Martin continues to innovate his teaching methods and study the atelier techniques. His experiences on this journey have led him to found the CAA and bring the atelier teachings to the wider southcoast. Martin's works, which include a personally commissioned portrait of Boris Johnson, Mayor of London, still focus on figurative painting and contemporary realism with oils.
    Now an experienced artist and teacher, Martin still enjoys working with charcoal and watercolours - where it all began.
  • Location
    BH5 1EU
  • Artist
  • Media/Subject

    Subjects: Portrait or Figure, Landscape or Woodland Scene, Portrait or Figure, Still Life, Townscape or Streetscene
    Media: Watercolour, Pencil/Charcoal, Oils, Drawing
  • Details


    Is Available:Yes

    Is Fully Booked: No


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