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  • London | Evening Masterclasses | Figure Drawing - Arvid Antonsen | Lucas Garcia

    London | Evening Masterclasses | Figure Drawing

    Arvid Antonsen | Lucas Garcia

    Multiple Dates | 6:30 - 9:30 | Max 12


    Tuesday evenings | Study long-pose figure drawing in pencil or charcoal and experience the practice and methods of a professional atelier art studio in this five, eight or ten week course

    Course Options
    1 Tuesday £0
    5 Tuesdays (Consecutive) £170
    8 Tuesdays (Flexible) £275
    10 Tuesdays (Consecutive) £360
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    10th April 2018 £0
    17th April 2018 £0
    24th April 2018 £0
    1st May 2018 £0
    8th May 2018 £0
    22nd May 2018 £0
    29th May 2018 £0
    5th June 2018 £0
    12th June 2018 £0
    19th June 2018 £0

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    New opportunity!

    Work towards your LARA Foundation or Diploma Certificate in the evening!

    As LARA prepares to celebrate ten years of providing quality art training, our tutors have reconfigured the curriculum to incorporate everything we've learnt about teaching you along the way! Our Foundation (150 days) and Diploma (450 days) students are now all following this carefully crafted set of exercises, designed to take the student from beginner to proficient painter in oils.

    And now we'd like to open this opportunity to our evening students. If this is something you are interested in please let the school know when you apply so that the necessary arrangements can be made (you will do some exercises other than figure drawing). We are pleased to also announce that exercises from the curriculum can also be completed on our Saturday School.

    Of course, progress through the curriculum will be slow at three hours a week but we understand sometimes life prevents us dedicating more time to our passion - we think it's still best to use the time you have.

    Please note, there is no obligation to follow the Foundation or Diploma curriculum in these evening sessions and the usual tailored programme of figure drawing exercises can still be undertaken.

    Course information

    We teach a clear and simple approach to developing an accurate, naturalistic figure drawing using the sight-size technique. Students can expect the same high quality of teaching found on our full-time courses.  

    Working from the model in a sustained pose over 5 to 10 weeks, learn the fundamentals of the sight-size technique in the context of line and mass drawing.

    The teaching structure is the same as the weekday full-time course. Given the unique advantage of retaining the same spot every week, students are enabled in experiencing the value of studying a prolonged pose. Students are given continual critiques and feedback about improvements to take into the next pose or further work outside the school.

    The course will address

    • Learning accurate measurement, using both sight-size and comparative techniques
    • Contour drawing
    • Use of value in order to create the impression of form and light
    • Correct use of medium 


    Working from the live model for 3 hours a day under professional photographic lights allows for careful, unchanging observation of the figure. Limited to 12 students, this is a wonderful opportunity for close instruction under a professional tutor. The figure room is located within the main school of LARA, allowing for the use of the main facilities of the full-time school.


    Initially, HB and B pencil (wood or mechanical), putty rubber and canson paper. Items can be purchased at the LARA shop. 

    End result

    Each student leaves with a carefully observed figure drawing in either pencil or charcoal. In addition to the completed works, each student will receive tailored advice for further study, specific areas to work on, as well as learning methods and techniques to use on future drawings.


    Choose to study for five weeks, eight weeks or ten weeks. Please note there is a break on Tuesday 15th May, after the first 5 consecutive sessions starting 10th April, when there will be no class. Classes resume as normal on 22nd May 2018.

    Occasionally, it is possible to join this evening masterclass part way through. Please call the school to find out whether we have availability.

    1 session - £45

    5 consecutive Tuesdays - £215

    8 flexible Tuesdays - £320

    10 Tuesdays - £405


    No prior experience necessary.

    Drawing by LARA alumnus and tutor Luca Indraccolo.