Academic Art Training London

London Fine Art Studios was founded by Ann Witheridge with the aim of teaching the craft of drawing and painting to a community of dedicated artists. This is a formal training in fine art, drawing, oil painting and sculpture working from life. The Studios are based in Battersea and welcome students of all levels, providing a supportive learning environment in which to acquire new skills and a deeper understanding of the figurative tradition.  Find out more about us by watching this short video.


Full / Part-Time – a formal training programme that offers both depth and breadth.  Learn the classical techniques of the Masters, the principles of direct painting and meet the challenge of working from life.  Ideal for aspiring career artists and amateurs.  Mondays-Saturday 9.45am – 4.30pm.

Foundation – a comprehensive introduction to the fundamentals of drawing and oil-painting.  We simplify the artist’s process into clear sequential stages and give you the tools and confidence to find your own artistic identity.  Monday and Tuesdays 9.45am – 12.45pm, 1.30 – 4.30pm, 6.30 – 9.15pm; Saturdays 9.45am – 12.45pm and 1.30 – 4.30pm.

Evening & Saturdays – foundation and life classes available on Monday and Tuesday evenings and Saturday mornings & afternoons, for those unable to commit during the workweek.

Short Courses & Workshops – a varied year round calendar of courses including figure, portrait, still-life, landscape, cast drawing, etching and sculpture, as well as workshops with visiting international artists.

Sculpture – working in clay from the life model in our atmospheric and especially equipped studio offers an atmospheric setting in which to learn. Beginners and advanced courses available on Monday evening (7.00 – 9.00pm) and Tuesdays (9.45am – 12.45pm / 1.30 – 4.30pm).

Tailored Courses – We also are able to offer tailored weekend courses or evening workshops for groups of 6-11 students.  Prices will vary, for more detailed information please contact:


For information regarding our Online Art Courses click here

In addition to these courses, we host events and workshops in the Studios and beyond.  These include art history talks, student-led discussions, study groups, painting demonstrations and museum visits.

Please email for further information.


An Insight into London Fine Art Studios

London Fine Art Studios LLP is a Limited Liability Partnership registered in England and Wales with LLP number OC401807. 
Registered office: 146 Battersea Business Centre, 99 – 109 Lavender Hill, London SW11 5QL
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