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Short Courses & Workshops

We run a series of Short Courses and Workshops throughout the year, please see Calendar & Prices for information.

The courses are held during the half-term and holiday breaks and run from 10am-4pm.
The 4/5 day courses include a sketch club after class on Monday and a painting demonstration after class on Tuesday. UP NEXT:


October Foundation Course 
A four day intensive course suited to all levels.
Students receive instruction in the fundamentals of drawing and painting, working from plaster casts and still life set-ups. The students will have completed a set of drawings and oil paintings. 
October half-term, Monday-Thursday

Etching & Printmaking Course
A course for all levels.
Focusing on the fundamentals of intaglio printmaking, this 2-day intensive course will explore the main etching techniques: working both in line and mass, students will learn line etching and aquatint. Cost of materials included.
Late November, Saturday-Sunday

Portrait Painting Courses | London

December Portrait Course
A course for all levels.
After a brief review of the fundamentals, students learn to apply proportion and values to the portrait model,
Beginning in charcoal and progressing to oil painting using a limited colour palette.  All work is from the model, with a variety of short exercises and sustained poses.
Early December, Monday-Friday

December Sculpture Course
 Suited to all levels, students will learn to handle clay and work in 3D.
Work is from the portrait model, with preliminary exercises from the plaster cast.
Early December, Monday-Wednesday

Materials Workshop
 Scott Pohlschmidt, Director of Lavender Hill Colours art store, runs regular 2 day, full day and half day workshops.
Exploring the make-up of the artist’s materials from oil paints to brushes, from preparing your canvases to the finishing touches of your work. These are hands-on sessions. These workshops are also given in partnership with Rosemary & Co. Artists’ Brushes, Michael Harding oil paints and Natural Pigments

Felicia Forte London Workshop 
A 2 day still-life and/or 4 day portrait course in September learning the skills of Alla Prima painting.
Email: to enquire or register.
And to apply visit the application form and select Felicia Forte in the Short Course section drop down menu here.


February Figure Course
 All levels welcome, students review the fundamental principles of proportion, gesture, chiaroscuro and colour working from the figure model.
Work is in charcoal and oils.
February half-term, Monday – Wednesday

Still Life Courses | London

March/April Still Life & Flower Painting Course
All levels admitted. The course begins with a review of the fundamentals before considering in detail colour theories, composition and paint application.
Students work from a variety of still-life set-ups.
Easter holidays, Tuesday-Thursday

March Pastel Portrait Workshop

All levels welcome. The workshop will cover the elements in creating a pastel portrait from start to finish. We will look at materials used, starting with portrait drawing block ins with sanguine to the different colours and temperatures, and various techniques of layering and blending. 

David Shevlino London Art Workshopps

David Shevlino London Workshop 
A 5 day Figure Painting workshop
Email: to enquire or register.
To apply visit the application form and select David Shevlino in the Short Course section drop down menu here.

Henry Yan London Workshops
 September 4 days drawing, 3 days painting. Henry Yan is a regular contributor to London Fine Art Studios academic calendar. He originally trained in China and is now based in the USA where he teaches at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. Yan is a master draughtsman whose work is characterised by attention to anatomical detail and powerful gesture.
Term dates & prices here.

July Courses
 This summer programme is the perfect immersion in fine arts training.
For each of the four weeks in July students focus on a different discipline beginning with Foundation and progressing through Figure, Portrait, Landscape or Sculpture. Artists and students can choose to commit for the full four weeks, layering their knowledge and skills over the month; alternatively they than can select a single or combination of weeks to meet their needs and interests.  Dates & Prices here.

Apply here or for more information contact

All materials needed are available from Lavender Hill Colours.

Recommended Further Studies:

We encourage students to compliment their studies by taking the time to visit exhibitions and practice sketching in museums. In addition, the Studios host a range of events throughout the term aimed at enhancing the artist’s understanding of their craft and the tradition that they are working within.

Depending on the course selected, we recommend the following books available from Lavender Hill Colours.

Alla Prima II – Richard Schmid (paper back or hard cover)

Henry Yan’s Figure Drawing Techniques and Tips – Henry Yan

The Art Spirit – Robert Henri

Oil Painting Techniques and Materials – Harold Speed

The Practice & Science of Drawing – Harold Speed

Portrait Drawings – John Singer Sargent


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