Royal Cambrian Academy


The Royal Cambrian Academy has a busy and exciting education programme, including adult and children's workshops, Life Drawing, school, college, Home Ed, community workshops and much more.

You can join varied artists and develop a diverse range of skills in our informal and practical art sessions, across a range of disciplines.  Academicians and other specialists in sculpture, drawing, textiles and painting regularly lead sessions at the RCA.  

Classes are suitable for all abilities including beginners, giving everyone an opportunity to develop their own creativity.

For more information and bookings contact:
   Nadine Carter-Smith, Education Co-ordinator
   01492 593413

Life Drawing @ the RCA

Whether you are a beginner or a practicing artist, be inspired by different approaches to observation, mark-making, composition and the human body.

Suitable for all abilities.

Classes run every week (unless the gallery has an exhibition changeover), over a 10 week block each term.

 Wednesdays between 7pm and 9 pm.

Classes are run by a wide range of experienced artists with varied styles and approaches.

Cost £80.00 (£50.00 for students) for 10 weeks.

Booking is essential.

Artist led adult workshops

We aim to have at least one adult workshop happening every month at RCA.  

Thursday March 22nd Jonathan Brier - Introduction to oil paint and portraiture

Tuesday April 12th John Hedley, RCA - abstracting rhythms from nature, mixed media

Thursday May 22nd Julia Musgrave - weaving

Tuesday 19th June David Lloyd Griffiths, RCA - Painting the landscape with oils

There may be additional material costs for some of the classes and participants are asked to bring their own lunch.

  • Cost includes refreshments (tea, coffee & biscuits)
  • Classes run from 11.00 am to 4.00 pm
  • Fee £50 per workshop


Image of RCA at TakepART, Venue Cymru 2017. 

Nova Community Project.  We are currently working with community groups to create work for three very exciting upcoming exhibitions.  If you work with a group  and would like to take part please contact the gallery to arrange.  These workshops are fully funded.  Individuals are also welcome to take part!

Get in touch

If you'd like to find out more about education programmes at The Royal Cambrian Academy then please feel free to get in touch.

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