MONACO MAGAZINE The Renaissance of the Polymath.

The below images were recently taken at our studios as part of a photoshoot published in Monaco Magazine. https://monaco-magazine.com/2020/11/16/the-renaissance-of-the-polymath/ The images evoke the vibrant and powerful entrepreneurial minds shaping today’s digital media and fashion world, reviving the Renaissance idea of polymaths as our original system thinkers, juggling multiple projects and talents across various industries. Photographer: […]

Online Art Classes for Adults – Jackson’s Art

Many thanks to Jackson’s Art (www.jacksonsart.com) for their lovely post about our online courses… https://www.jacksonsart.com/blog/2020/11/03/online-art-classes-for-adults/ 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. The Studios are based in Battersea and welcome students of all levels, providing a […]

SEVEN DAYS IN THE ART WORLD – Sarah Thornton

For those interested in working in the art world, this book is a must read! Sarah Thornton’s fly-on-the-wall narrative thoroughly investigates the multifaceted contemporary art world through seven intriguing stories – from art school to auction house, we’re offered a glimpse into the dynamics of a colourful world that isn’t always quite what it seems.  The demise […]

What is Art For? Part 5

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Evolution of consciousness in Europe: 1: Upper Palaeolithic art Dr Charles Whitehead continues his series of  blog posts on the many functions of art Statue of the seal woman Kópakonan, in Mikladalur, Kalsoy, Faroe Islands Everything great in western civilization comes from struggle against our origins Camille Paglia The picture above shows a bronze and […]

Shirley’s work and study life in LFAS – Foundation Course, 4-6 Weeks

London Fine Art Studios, Foundation Course, Drawing Plaster Casts, Working from life, Value studies

In the following 4 to 6 lessons, we can choose the more complicated human torsos or plaster casts by ourselves to practice, which the drawing methods are the same as what we learnt from the previous lessons. We also changed to draw on the white paper rather than the brown paper, which makes the contract […]

What is Art For? 3. The art of creating ourselves

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Notes following a talk by Charles Whitehead at LFAS on Wednesday 20th November 2019 From the age of 8, children’s representational art becomes increasingly naturalistic, though decorative features are still common.   After puberty, children want to emulate adult art, but computer games are a more likely source than art galleries. “Art” – however you […]

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