Master the Essential Techniques of a Professional Fine Artist, At Home

Learn the essential fine art skills and techniques necessary to unlock your full creative potential, with London Fine Art Studios’ 30-module series of online representational art courses

 

Learn Fine Art Techniques at Home

Fine art skills allow you to unlock your creativity and express yourself in ways that you could previously only imagine.

You might think that the skills of fine art are well beyond your reach – maybe you don’t have the time, can’t find a teacher in your area or have just assumed that you’re not capable.

Attending an art school, studio or atelier isn’t something everyone can do, but, whatever your commitments are, you do have the ability to learn and master all the techniques and processes required to create stunning works of art.

By joining forces with Workshop, we’re bringing our art studio and top-quality teachers to you.

We’re breaking new ground in teaching the craft of drawing and painting to a community of dedicated artists in their own homes. London Fine Art Studios welcome students of all levels, providing a supportive learning environment in which to acquire new skills and develop a deeper understanding of the figurative tradition.

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Course Summary

Art is a wonderful pursuit, helping people find internal rewards such as happiness and a sense of peace, and external rewards such as artistic recognition and an income. 

Whether you are a complete beginner or a seasoned artist, this course will teach you the foundations of representational art.

With a step by step process, we will help develop your artistic skills and teach you the essential techniques of drawing and painting, re-instating the importance of tradition within contemporary art education.

This series of three 10-week courses will guide you through the fundamentals of drawing, oil painting and cast drawing.

Each week, you will unlock a new batch of video and practice-based sessions that take you step-by-step through the process of drawing and painting. With Workshop’s unique hands-on method of learning, you’ll be putting pencil to paper from day one with no need to read pages of theory in advance.

For each of the three courses, you will have access to the following through the Workshop app:

  • 10 units, unlocked weekly, guiding you through 1-3 hours of drawing/painting time each week
  • 1-3 individual sessions per week, totalling a suggested minimum of 3 hours practice
  • Expert guidance and one-to-one support from your class mentor
  • Collaborative group chat with your own private class and mentor
  • Feedback on your artwork from your class and mentor via a private in-app feed of photo uploads
  • An assessment to earn your course Certificate of Completion

In addition to the core aspects of the course, you will also get:

  • Downloadable theory notes for you to keep
  • Access to all video sessions for an additional 6 months after the end of each course
How It Works

Average drawing/painting time: 3 hours per week

  1. At the start of each week, you will be prompted to schedule 1 guided video-based session plus 1-2 unguided practice sessions, and to gather all the art materials you’ll need to start drawing.
  2. In every guided session, you will follow a LFAS mentor through a series of step-by-step videos in your own studio space, learning directly through your experience. Practice sessions will then prompt you to hone your skills through focused exercises based on what you’ve learnt so far.
  3. After each session, you will be asked to upload photos of your artwork for discussion and feedback from your classmates and mentor.

Certification

You will receive a Certificate of Completion for each part of this series of courses once you have completed all units and your tutor has critiqued and approved your artwork.

Full Curriculum

Fine Arts at Home: Drawing for Beginners

  1. Setting up. Materials. Lighting. Objects at home. Sketchbook.
  2. Proportion and composition.
  3. Gesture and perspective.
  4. Mass/value in pencil with hatching.
  5. Edges – soft and hard, accents.
  6. Focus and focal points with reference to composition.
  7. Transitioning to tone. Toned paper and chalk.
  8. Transitioning to colour on toned paper. Values first then colouring crayons/pastels.
  9. Extended colour.
  10. Initial exercises in stepping stages to finish with the final drawing.

Fine Arts at Home: Transitioning to Oil Painting

  1. Setting up. Materials. Lighting. Objects at home.
  2. Proportion, composition and gesture.
  3. Mass/value in one colour.
  4. Mass/value with two colours (white and umber).
  5. Focus & focal points with edges.  
  6. Transitioning to colour with colour harmony. Colour in light.
  7. Colour harmony. Colour in dark and light.
  8. Extended colour.
  9. Initial exercises in stepping stages and finished painting.
  10. Final painting without stepping stages but modelling up.

Fine Arts at Home: Advanced Cast Drawing & Painting

  1. Setting up. Materials. Lighting: natural or artificial.
  2. Drawing. Proportion. Gesture and shadow edge.
  3. Mass/values.
  4. Edges.
  5. Accents.
  6. Transitioning to oils.
  7. Shadow edge. Mass and values in darks.
  8. Adding white. Building into lights with nothing in darks.
  9. Edges and form.
  10. Accents and focal points.

 
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Cast Drawing & Painting

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Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need to complete sessions at specific times?

Your class will be moving forward at a pace of 1 unit per week, however after each unit is unlocked you have the freedom to complete each session entirely at your own pace. You will also have the ability to schedule your sessions for times that suit your lifestyle.
These courses have been carefully designed to make sure the advantages of real-world learning experiences are still embraced online. You will therefore be taken through the subject matter week-by-week to give you the chance to digest what you’ve learnt whilst progressing at a steady pace alongside your classmates. Unlike a real-world course though, you will also have the opportunity to revisit sessions and practice whenever and wherever you like!

What if I miss a week?

There’s no need to worry if you have a holiday booked or have to miss a week or two during the course. You’ll have access to all course sessions for 6 additional months after your end date, and so you’ll have plenty of time to catch up if you need to.

How will I interact with my class?

Shortly before your course start date, you will be invited to introduce yourself to the rest of your class via messaging on the Workshop app.
Each week, your class will unlock a new unit prompting you all to draw or paint the same object within the same week. At the end of every session, you will be asked to upload a photo of your artwork, which your class and mentor will be able to view, like and provide feedback on.

Can I try before I buy?

There are currently no mini-courses available to try before you buy but you are welcome to visit the LFAS website, see a short video or read some testimonials about the school.

How much contact will I get with my mentor?

You can contact your mentor directly through the app anytime and will receive a weekly response as well as the weekly critique. Your mentor will also be able to grade and comment on your photo uploads with any feedback they may have.

When will I get to meet my class?

You’ll be able to log into the Workshop app and access your class group discussion shortly before your start date so that you can chat away and get acquainted!

What is the typical workload per week of the course?

You can typically expect to be drawing/painting for a combined total of about 3 hours a week. But of course, the more you practise the better!

Will I get a list of all the equipment I’ll need for the course ahead of time?

Yes, we’ll send you a full equipment list as soon as you purchase the course. The LFAS art supplies shop, Lavender Hill Colours will stock everything you need if you would prefer to order it directly.

What is your cancellation policy?

If you book your place over 30 days before your course start date, you can cancel your booking and claim a full refund within 30 days of your purchase.
If you book your place within 30 days of the course start date, you can claim a full refund within 14 days of your purchase.

How long will I have access to the course?

You’ll have access to your course dashboard for the duration of your couse, plus an additional 6 months after your end date.
Units (including video sessions and supporting materials) will become available week-by-week as your class progresses through the course.

How does the assessment work?

You will receive a Certificate of Completion for each part of this series of courses once you have completed all units and your tutor has critiqued and approved your artwork.

Where can I purchase materials for this course?

All art materials needed for the course can be purchased from the LFAS online art supply shop Lavender Hill Colours.

 

 

For more information please contact us at info@londonfineartstudios.com
Follow the link to download the App and to set up your Workshop account: https://app.workshop.ws/signup/

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