Drawing & Painting: Life & Portraiture Courses in London

From speed life drawing and painting portraits to more experimental approaches in studying the figure, we promise to have a life and portraiture course for all. Each of our specialist life drawing courses provide an opportunity to consider ways in which we view, study and perceive the figure in a personal way translating what we see into marks on paper.

Life and portraiture courses introduce the basics of anatomical structures and the fundamentals of figure and life drawing, exploring the basis of drawing and painting techniques to create representations that are either traditional, abstract or experimental.

Studying life and portraiture can be a great challenge and can really help develop other areas of students work as they move from drawing into painting or even into mixed media and 3-dimensional ways of working.

Our professional tutors will help to tackle those creative challenges and support beginners with no prior experience the basic knowledge of how to record the forms of the body and life studies. Our art studios offer space, light and plenty of opportunities to be creative in setting up still life and life and portraiture settings using a host of life models.

Why not browse our range of courses in life and portraiture in London starting from just 2 hours long. Available afternoons, evenings and weekends, from beginner to intermediate level.

Any questions? Contact our visual arts team on 020 7492 2700 Monday - Friday between 10am - 5pm.

  1. City Lit year of the figure and portrait

    City Lit year of the figure and portrait

    Course Date: Mon 2 Nov 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    The human form is an endlessly fascinating subject. Enjoy an intensive, three-term practical course exploring various aspects of drawing and painting the Figure and Portrait. You'll develop confidence in practical skills, informed and inspired by stimulating historical and contemporary artist contexts for this genre.



    This course requires an application prior to enrolment. Please click 'start assessement' to begin your application.
    Full fee: £1,899.00
    Senior fee: £1,519.00
    Concession: £1,158.00

  2. City Lit year of the figure and portrait: advanced

    City Lit year of the figure and portrait: advanced

    Course Date: Fri 8 Jan 2021
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    The human form offers inexhaustible potential for communication and expression of ideas; an exciting advanced course for those with experience of working with the figure and/or portrait who would like the challenge of exploring new perspectives on the figurative tradition in drawing, painting and mixed media.



    This course requires an application prior to enrolment. Please click 'start assessment' to begin an application.
    Full fee: £1,799.00
    Senior fee: £1,439.00
    Concession: £1,097.00

  3. Experimental self portaits

    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 28 Jul 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    This energising new course includes practical experimental approaches to drawing portraits alongside an introduction to how artists have historically used the self-portrait and the contextual influences behind works by contemporary artists.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £229.00
    Senior fee: £229.00
    Concession: £156.00

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