Welcome to Bucks County Classical Arts Center

We teach classical drawing and painting methods to children, teenagers and adults in New Hope, PA.

We currently offer open model sessions, basic drawing, anatomy classes, life drawing and a unique part-time atelier series of classes which helps students learn the fundamentals in a structured way.


Bucks County Classical Arts Center (BCCAC) is an artistic hub founded by Atelier trained artist John Murdoch.

We are here to provide professional quality art instruction in a small, more personal environment.

Located in the heart of Bucks County, New Hope PA, our members come locally from Southeastern PA, from Central New Jersey, and as far away as Philadelphia and Delaware.

The Center has been offering classes, workshops and fundamental training in drawing and painting since 2010.

We believe classical observation and drawing and painting skills have never been more important than now.

These skills are often neglected even in college art programs.

We occupy a special niche among ateliers and larger art institutions. In our class of instruction, we offer a smaller scale program with more personal attention and very high standards.

Our students and participants vary in age and experience.

We have new students who have never picked up a pencil, working artists and college educated artists returning to further their study. A large portion of our students are professionals or family oriented and wish to make art a second career.

And finally we have trained dedicated young artists to gain entry to and succeed in college art programs.

The Saturday Drawing Program Intensive is perfect for this. https://www.buckscountyclassicalartscenter.org/store/p24/Drawing-Program-Intensive-Course.html

Find out about all of our classes at https://www.newhopeartclasses.com

Thanks to Oscar Mikols of OM Media for Photography and Video help with this video. https://www.oscarmikols.com/


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