Foundation Course – October @ London Fine Art Studios
Oct 25 @ 10:00 am – Oct 28 @ 4:00 pm

A four-day intensive course suited to all levels. Students will receive instruction in the fundamentals of drawing and painting, always working from life. The course follows sequential steps, each lesson leading onto the next so that at the end of the four days students will have acquired an understanding of working from life, using charcoal and oil paints.

The first half of the course is in charcoal, learning mass drawing. This leads onto oil painting for the second half. Both mediums teach the fundamental principles of drawing and painting in mass, as opposed to line. Topics will include proportion, gesture&volume, values, edges and colour. Students will initially learn how to judge proportion & gesture, moving onto cast drawing before finishing the course with still life. Students receive plenty of individual critiques, in addition to group demonstrations. 

Portrait Sculpture Course @ London Fine Art Studios
Nov 29 @ 10:00 am – Dec 1 @ 4:00 pm

Portrait Sculpture Course

A 3 Day introduction to our Portrait Sculpture Course

LEVEL 2 – Introduction to Portraiture | £270

Continuing working from plaster casts students will begin by producing a copy of a skull to gain a good understanding of the base structure of the head before breaking it down to simple planes.  Copies will be at 3/4 life size so as to learn to work with scale without compromising anatomical accuracy.  This building up of knowledge and skill is intended to give students the best possible grounding from which to progress to life model work.

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Shevlino Figure Painting Workshop @ London Fine Art Studios
Nov 29 @ 10:00 am – Dec 3 @ 4:00 pm

Monday 29th November – Friday 3rd December
5-day figure painting workshop: £540


Shevlino Demo with Q&A @ London Fine Art Studios
Dec 2 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm


Thursday 2nd December 6.30-8.30 – Painting Demo with Q&A

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David Shevlino at London Fine Art Studios
David Shevlino at London Fine Art Studios
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Shevlino is a renowned painter who is represented by galleries across America. He regularly gives workshops in the US & Canada; this will be his first workshop in Europe.

Email: info@londonfineartstudios.com to enquire or buy tickets above.

Foundation Course – December @ London Fine Art Studios
Dec 6 @ 10:00 am – Dec 9 @ 4:00 pm

Foundation Art Courses in London England

The Foundation Course – Fundamentals of Drawing & Oil-Painting

6th – 9th December

Term dates, short courses and prices here.

Course Overview:

This course is suited to all levels.

For those wanting to study during term-time, the Foundation Course is compulsory for all newcomers, regardless of experience.

Students must complete Part 1 and Part 2 before moving on to study other subjects. In both Part 1 and 2, the term is structured: 6 weeks in charcoal followed by 4 weeks in oil paint.

Students will receive clear, step-by-step instruction with plenty of individual critique and demonstrations from the tutor. Classes are kept to maxiumum 8 students; each has their own easel and will be paired up with a student at a similar stage. Please note: there may be others in the class at a more advanced stage (following the atelier method) but each group is taught to their level.

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Portrait Course @ London Fine Art Studios
Dec 6 @ 10:00 am – Dec 10 @ 4:00 pm
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Course Outline:
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.
When: Monday 6th – Friday 10th December, 10am – 4pm
Where: At the studios in Room 101
Cost: £395
Materials: All materials can be purchased from Lavender Hill Colours, our art shop.
Materials Workshop @ London Fine Art Studios
Dec 7 @ 10:00 am – Dec 8 @ 4:00 pm
London Fine Art Studios | Materials Workshop
Course Outline:
This two-day intensive workshop will be led by Scott and will take you through all the fundamentals of artists materials.
You will learn how to: stretch, size and prime canvases; make a coloured ground; grind pigments and make your own paint; make your own painting medium. Scott will also give a talk on the historical background to materials used today and recommendations on the best practice with current painting and medium trends.
When: Tuesday 7th – Wednesday 8th December, 9.15am – 4pm
Where: At the studios in Room 95
Cost: £165 (places are limited)
Materials: these will be provided (no extra cost)
Still-Life Course @ London Fine Art Studios
Dec 13 @ 10:00 am – Dec 15 @ 4:00 pm


Still Life Painting Courses

13-15th December 2021

Course Overview

When working from a plaster cast, figure or portrait model, good draughtsmanship is essential.  However, it is also important to have an opportunity to focus on the paint quality or colours.  Eventually everything comes together in the perfect masterpiece!

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Figure Course @ London Fine Art Studios
Feb 14 @ 10:00 am – Feb 16 @ 4:00 pm

Figure Drawing Courses in London

Course Overview

The Importance of Working from the Figure Model: A true understanding of the fundamental principles of figurative art: proportion, volume, gesture, values, edges and colour, can only really be taught and learnt by working from life, and especially from the life model.

In the history of art education it was often considered the highest form of art and the foundation for all other aspects of drawing and painting. Students were expected to understand and draw the figure before they could move onto other subjects. This is not because it is the easiest but, conversely, because it is the most challenging discipline. Once a student has mastered the figure, all other subjects are relatively easy – portraiture, landscape, still life, composition, colour etc.

Course Structure

Figure drawing and painting classes are held every day at the studios, including Saturday mornings. They are also held on a Monday and Tuesday evenings. Once students have completed the Foundation Course, they can choose to enrol on the Figure Course at any of the available times.

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1 Day Foundation – Taster Course @ London Fine Art School
Feb 27 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Course structure:

This course is an overview of our foundation course, studying the fundamentals of drawing and oil painting.

Please arrive anytime from 9.30am for set-up. Teaching will be from 10am.

There will be a 45mins lunch break from 12:15 – 1pm and there is a coffee shop at the studios.

Course content:

Students learn the 4 key principles of drawing and painting: proportion, line & volume, chiaroscuro and colour.

In the morning, Students start with quick line exercises in charcoal on brown packing paper, building towards longer shaded drawing on textured paper.

In the afternoon they will be introduced to oil painting starting with grisaille and moving onto a limited palette still-life.

All work is either from the cast or still life set-ups.


We will provide the basic materials, to borrow.

Students are very welcome to bring their own materials.

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