LFAS provides a thorough introduction and development in the craft of drawing and painting, from foundation through to the more advanced levels of portraiture, figure, gesture and anatomy, still life and landscape. Each year we offer a full programme of courses from short intensives to full time tuition. There are classes in painting, drawing, sculpture and printmaking as well as a sketch club and study groups.
Students receive one-to-one critiques and learn also from demonstrations. By keeping the class numbers small we ensure that the standard of teaching is not compromised and that each student is given sufficient attention as well as the opportunity to ask questions. We encourage them to take the time to observe their peers and tutors as an important part of the education.
LFAS is committed to fostering community, enabling its students to find their own painterly style. We are home to an exceptional group of aspiring and established artists.
We also host a variety of events, which help fund scholarships. Lead Curator for 19th Century Art at Tate Britain, Alison Smith and Simon Schama, broadcaster, author and History of Art Professor at Columbia University, are amongst those who have contributed to our extensive calendar of activities.
In addition we have cultivated partnerships with organisations of international standing such as Dulwich Picture Gallery and Leighton House Museum as well as working on innovative projects including with scientists from the King’s College London. We believe that a rounded education and exposure to professional networks is fundamental to the artist’s progress.
Above all London Fine Art Studios ensures that the pillars of representational art remain central to the professional training and development of every artist.
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London Fine Art Studios was founded with the aim of teaching the craft of drawing and painting to an ever-growing community of dedicated artists. The Studios are based in Battersea and welcome students of all levels, providing a sincere, supportive and atmospheric environment in which to acquire new skills and a deeper understanding of the Figurative Tradition.
Full / Part-Time – a 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-Fridays 9.15-4
Foundation – a comprehensive introduction to the fundamentals of drawing and oil-painting. We aim to demystify the artist’s process and give you the tools and confidence to find your own artistic identity. Monday and Tuesdays 9.15-12.15, 1-4, 6.30-9.15. Saturdays 10-1
Evening & Saturdays – foundation and life classes available on Monday and Tuesday evenings and Saturday mornings, for those unable to commit during the workdays.
Short Courses & Workshops – a varied year round calendar of courses including figure, portrait, still-life, landscape, cast drawing, etching and sculpture. Also featuring visiting international artists. Please refer to the website for up-to-date prices and dates.
Sculpture – learn the potential of working in clay from the life model. Our newest and especially equipped studio offers an atmospheric setting in which to learn. Beginners and advanced courses available on Monday evening (7:00-9:00) and Tuesdays (9:15-12:15/1:00-4:00).
Printmaking & Etching – a focus on the fundamentals of intaglio printmaking, this course will cover both hard and soft ground etching as well as dry point etching and aquatint printmaking. Each method gives an etching a unique property allowing students to experiment to discover ways of mark making. Wednesdays 1.30-3.30 or 7-9.