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My Experience in LFAS, Dante Orozco

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One of our de Laszlo scholars Dante Orozco writes about his experience studying at LFAS: As an artist, I feel reconnected in this stage in my life while training at the atelier. My studies at London Fine Art Studios has enriched me with new knowledge as well as opened my artistic vision. I have previously painted […]

4-5 Weeks: Emma’s Foundation Course Journey

It has been another very productive couple of weeks at LFAS. The last four lessons have been spent building on the quick line exercises in charcoal on brown paper by moving towards sustained drawings of complicated casts, focusing on shadow shapes, shading and volume. We have learnt how to manipulate the charcoal in a variety […]

From the Models Perspective

Debora our model from Florence Final

This beautiful piece of writing was sent to me by our lovely model Debora. She came to London from Florence, Italy to model at the studios in January this year and stayed until the end of June. The studio’s life and atmosphere is as much enhanced by the wonderfully creative and diverse models who pose […]

The Mirror – History of the Black Mirror

London fine art studios Philip de Laszlo using a mirror in the studio

For centuries the mirror, or its equivalent piece of polished metal, has been used by artists to help them see the shapes and values of the image they are painting on a flat plane in reverse. Indeed Leonardo da Vinci in his treatise on painting entitles ones section “Come lo specchio é maestro de’pittori” The […]

Winnie-the-Pooh Exploring a Classic

pencil drawing

Just before Christmas I met up with a dear friend to take my girls on an adventure of sorts. We chose to go the V&A to see The Winnie the Pooh exhibition. I think I was a little more excited than they were and I was not disappointed, it is a wonder! You might feel […]

Drawings from Leonardo to Rembrandt

The Encounter Drawings from Leonardo to Rembrandt “Do you not see that among the beauties of mankind it is a very beautiful face that arrests passers-by and not their adornments.” Leonardo da Vinci Today I went to see a wonderful exhibition of drawings at the National Portrait Gallery. Its premise was so simple and yet […]

A Fleur de Peau – Visiting Henri Fantin-Latour

2nd Year student and De Laszlo scholar Nneka Uzoigwe took the opportunity to visit the Fantin Latour Exhibition in Paris. It has now moved to Grenoble until 18th June. I remember taking a train to the Bowes Museum to see an exhibition of his work. It was definitely worth it.   This Spring I was lucky […]

Tim’s talk on the American Illustrators

Tim Daost has been studying with us for some years. He has received both the De Laszlo Scholarship and was awarded Artist in Residence at Leighton House Museum. We have been fortunate that he has given a series of lectures at the studios on perspective and most recently on the American Illustrators. Here is a […]

8 Week Floral Still Life – Spring term

This term I wanted to understand how to complete a longer more complicated still life. I planned to use a bountiful supply of spring flowers. Due to their short life, they would of course have to be replaced weekly. Here is a collection of images documenting these few weeks.               […]

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