Before we consider a premises as suitable for our art courses, it must first meet strict criteria. The room needs to have plenty of space and natural light, offer a welcoming atmosphere, and be available for us to use all year round.
There also needs to be ample free on-site parking and located on or very close to a bus route.
East Overcliff Drive, Bournemouth,
Bournemouth Classes are held at The Ocean Beach Hotel and Spa in the Ocean Suite. (formerly the Cliffeside Hotel), East Overcliff Drive, BH1 3AQ.
This clifftop location close to the centre of town benefits from sweeping sea views around much of the bay, and the elegant, refurbished room in which
the lessons are held is air-conditioned and enjoys direct access to a large terrace overlooking the swimming pool and the sea beyond.
Morning and afternoon classes are held on a Tuesday at this venue.
Free off road parking available. Tea, coffee and biscuits are available with an art class discount from the hotel. If you wish to use public transport, a bus stop is located right outside (Route 33 operated by Yellow Buses). This service runs from the town centre along the East Overcliff Drive, through Boscombe and Littledown, Iford, Pokesdown, Southbourne, Hengistbury Head and Christchurch on a regular basis, all year round.
Wick Ln, Christchurch,
Christchurch Classes are held at Christchurch Rowing Club located on the banks of the River Stour. The clubhouse boasts a stunning location on the banks of the River Stour, with views both up and downstream from the classroom and the large first floor balcony which leads off it.
Access to the classroom can also be reached by an electric stairlift.
Morning and afternoon classes are held on a Wednesday at this venue.
Free off-road parking available and free tea, coffee and biscuits are supplied.
The venue is very close to the bus stop at the junction of Wick Lane and St Margaret’s Avenue if you prefer to arrive by public transport. This is on the Yellow Bus Route 33 service which runs from Bournemouth town centre through Boscombe, Southbourne, Littledown and Hengistbury Head, connecting with Christchurch town centre.
Dorchester Rd, Lytchett Minster, Poole,
Poole Classes are held at CJ's Hall, which is next to Lytchett Minster Parish Church.
This recently refurbished hall is a few miles to the west of Poole town centre, close to the northern borders of Upton.
This bright and airy building has plenty of windows and incorporates a feature vaulted ceiling with exposed beams and trusses, all painted in white to help reflect the light which makes it the perfect place to hold our drawing and painting lessons for both beginners and more experienced students alike.
Morning and afternoon classes are held on a Thursday at this venue.
Free off road parking available and free tea, coffee and biscuits are supplied.
The hall is close to a regular bus service.
Watersmeet Rd, Salisbury
Salisbury Classes are held at Harnham Memorial Hall which is situated close to the city centre on the right hand side of the main A3094 which runs west from the outskirts of the city towards Netherhampton.
Built in 1920 and run for the benefit of the community by a local charity, this is a spacious venue with plenty of natural light.