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Sargent Style *sold out*

London Drawing

22nd June 2024

10 am - 4.30 pm

We take inspiration from Sargent’s lush painterly portraits of the late nineteenth century, and explore his masterful techniques for capturing the elegance and expression of his glamorously styled sitters.

Working from the model, you will try out Sargent’s approach and palette to make an alla prima (in one go) portrait. Demonstrations will be given on his particular approach of working from an underpainting to then build colour through softening and layering seemingly spontaneous paint marks. Over the day you will gain lots of insights about the life and models of this prolific portrait painter.

£95 (inclu. all materials)


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Hampstead Heath

12th & 19th July 2024

10.30 am - 1 pm 

Enjoy the outdoors while honing your plein-air painting skills in this historically rich park. These two-day sessions aim to help you develop skills in colour mixing, composition and tone. You will be encouraged to make drawing studies and painting sketches which could develop into a longer sustained painting.

Lots of demos and discussions on landscape painting and artists working in this genre.

This course is suitable for beginners and those wanting to develop their painting skills further.


£50 (materials list will be provided - choose to work in oils or acrylics)


Summer School *sold out*

London Drawing @ Artizan Street Library

19, 20, 21 August 2024

10.30 am - 3.30 pm

Create strong and confident portrait paintings with London Drawing Tutor Kim Scouller.

Summer schools with Kim are always a great experience - with lots of in depth one to one tuition and demonstrations, your confidence in handling paint will build with guaranteed results. You will learn about colour theory, application and handling of paint using confident colour and brush work, starting the course in drawing using a range of approaches and move into painting in both acrylics and oils.

A great friendly and informative experience with a like minded group - we hope you will join us!

£195 (inclu. all materials)


From Art to Life

Paintbox Art School

1st - 4th July 2024

9.30 am - 3.30 pm

Explore how to make a figure composition using studies made from paintings by the old masters, which will then inspire studio-based drawings and paintings made directly from the live model.

We will begin our research with a trip to the Scottish National Gallery to spend the day drawing from selected paintings in the collection, with a focus on composition and figure interactions. Back in the studio, over the course of the next three days we will make studies from the model, starting with collage to think about the arrangement and grouping of figures. This leads us into painting, which although routed in the past will be made with consideration of contemporary approaches.

£380 (inclu. materials)


Summer School Intensive

City Lit - Covent Garden

24, 25, 26 July 2024

10 am - 5 pm

Explore a variety of techniques and approaches to making a still-life in pastels. Learn how to mix pastels on paper, choose suitable materials and supports to allow you to create a finished pastel drawing.

Starting with an introduction to materials and techniques such as blending and overlaying you will then go on to make a series of studies exploring tone, colour and composition. You will draw inspiration from contemporary and historical artist’s approaches to still-life , helping you develop your own ideas and a more personal response to the subject. Having experimented with ideas and techniques you will be ready to make your final drawing.

£259 (inclu. all materials)


Summer School

London Drawing @ Waterloo Action Center

4, 5, 6 September 2024

10.30 am - 4.30 pm 

Create a series of portraits working from a different model each day. This new summer school is all about making expressive alla prima (wet on wet) portraits in oils.

Over the three days you will focus on a different aspect of portraiture - starting with working on a small scale, making quick intuitive gestural studies, which will then develop towards making more sustained portraits. Colour mixing including mixing skin tones, paint handling and how to keep the painting loose will all be covered.

You will work on small boards as well as larger surfaces. Advice will be given on how to prepare your surfaces.

£195 (inclu. all materials)

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