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London Fine Art Studios

146 Battersea Business Centre, 99-109 Lavender Hil, London, United Kingdom

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London Fine Art Studios forms part of a long line of ateliers dedicated to teaching the classical techniques of drawing and painting. It has the endorsement and support of the de Laszlo Foundation, which is testament to the quality of teaching and calibre of artists.

LFAS provides a thorough introduction and development in the craft of drawing and painting, from foundation through to the more advanced levels of portraiture, figure, gesture and anatomy, still life and landscape. Each year we offer a full programme of courses from short intensives to full time tuition. There are classes in painting, drawing, sculpture and printmaking as well as a sketch club and study groups.

Students receive one-to-one critiques and learn also from demonstrations. By keeping the class numbers small we ensure that the standard of teaching is not compromised and that each student is given sufficient attention as well as the opportunity to ask questions. We encourage them to take the time to observe their peers and tutors as an important part of the education.

LFAS is committed to fostering community, enabling its students to find their own painterly style. We are home to an exceptional group of aspiring and established artists.

We also host a variety of events, which help fund scholarships. Lead Curator for 19th Century Art at Tate Britain, Alison Smith and Simon Schama, broadcaster, author and History of Art Professor at Columbia University, are amongst those who have contributed to our extensive calendar of activities.

In addition we have cultivated partnerships with organisations of international standing such as Dulwich Picture Gallery and Leighton House Museum as well as working on innovative projects including with scientists from the King's College London. We believe that a rounded education and exposure to professional networks is fundamental to the artist's progress.

Above all London Fine Art Studios ensures that the pillars of representational art remain central to the professional training and development of every artist.

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London Fine Art Studios

146 Battersea Business Centre, 99-109 Lavender Hil

London, United Kingdom

44 07762892987

Landscape in Oils by Ann Witheridge

Chris by Archie Wardlaw

Still Life by Claudia Newcombe

Dancing Figures by Joni Duarte

Student Drawing by Mark Chen

03 July 2017 to 07 July 2017

July Courses 2017 The Foundation Course – Fundamentals of Drawing & Oil-Painting

Lavender Hill, London, SW11 5QL

375 GBP

This course is suited to all levels and strongly recommended for newcomers to the Studios, regardless of their experience. Students wishing to study full-time attend one session a week of the foundation course, alongside drawing from the figure model and working on longer cast and still-life projects.

10 July 2017 to 14 July 2017

July Courses 2017 Figure Drawing

Lavender Hill, Lavender Hill, London, England SW11 5QL

375 GBP

The Importance of Working from the Figure Model: A true understanding of the fundamental principles of figurative art: proportion, volume, gesture, values, edges and colour, can only really be taught and learnt by working from life, and especially from the life model.

17 July 2017 to 21 July 2017

July Courses 2017 Portraiture Course

Lavender Hill, Lavender Hill, London, England SW11 5QL

395 GBP

The Allure of Portraiture – many artists and students love portrait drawing and painting, it is a subject that has always fascinated us. For most the allure is something much greater than the likeness; it is the expression and character that they seek to capture, which most intrigues.

24 July 2017 to 28 July 2017

July Courses 2017 Landscape

Lavender Hill, Lavender Hill, London, England SW11 5QL

375 GBP

Students venture out into the parks of London where Ann Witheridge, founder of London Fine Art Studios, teaches the key stages of painting a landscape in oils. You will learn about composition, colour relationships and colour harmony: everything must compose well as much for the form as for the colour, light and shade (Joseph Vernet, 1714 – 1789). Ann also gives regular critiques and demonstrations. In case of wet weather a studio is reserved so that the group can do compositional studies and carry on developing their paintings indoors.

24 July 2017 to 28 July 2017

July Courses 2017 Sculpture Course

Lavender Hill, Lavender Hill, London, England SW11 5QL

400 GBP

Depending on their level, students will work from plaster casts and/or life model. They will build armatures and learn how to handle the clay. They will learn how to judge proportions both with the eye and with callipers, progressing from simple shapes to more complex live forms. New students are admitted each term, those wishing to enroll on the figure/portrait courses must have completed the introduction to sculpture course first.

24 July 2017 to 28 July 2017

July Courses 2017 Etching

Lavender Hill, Lavender Hill, London, England SW11 5QL

375 GBP

The course focuses on the fundamentals of intaglio printmaking. Goya is amongst the greatest exponents of this method. Working in the 18th century he beautifully conveyed mood through tone.

15 August 2017 to 15 August 2017

Alma Tadema's use of Interiors

12 Holland Park Rd, London, England W14 8LZ

Student artists and Artists will first have a group discussion looking specifically at his use of design, values and colors and learning how to use his techniques to make their own pieces. Ann will give a guided tour and lead a group discussion looking at Alma Tadema's use of interiors in his paintings. Students will then make drawings from the paintings and from the amazing rooms in Leighton House in order to work out a compositional sketches and color note studies.

07 September 2017 to 08 September 2017

Demonstration & Painting the Figure Course

99-109 Lavender Hill, London, England SW11 5QL

295 EU