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  • Portrait Painting Masterclass with Luca Indraccolo - Luca Indraccolo

    Portrait Painting Masterclass with Luca Indraccolo

    Luca Indraccolo

    TBC | 10:00-5:00 | Max: 10


    This Portrait Painting Masterclass will teach you to paint a competent portrait in oils.

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    course information

    This Portrait Painting Masterclass taught by Luca Indraccolo will teach you to paint a competent portrait in oils. To maintain the highest quality teaching and results there are no more than five students per portrait model allowing each student to a achieve a full portrait in oils within the four day course.


    the course will address

    • Applying a knowledge of anatomy to a portrait
    • Understanding the proportions and planes of the head and using props such as the skeleton and skull to inform understanding and develop a deeper knowledge of the underlying structure of the form
    • Capturing an accurate likeness of the sitter and bringing out the best in your model
    • How to organise a complicated subject with a simple value range
    • Assembling an appropriate palette of colour and mixing accurate colour values
    • Paint handling and edge control
    • Controlling focus within portrait painting and overall design

    the facilities

    Each class is limited to ten students working from two models. The workshop room is located within the main school of The London Atelier of Representational Art. Each model is lit with individual professional photographic lighting providing a steady, unchanging environment from which to observe all elements of portrait painting.


    Please note that specific materials are required for this course. You will receive a complete list on application. 

    ‘A week workshop at LARA was a chance to selfishly devote all my time and energy to the one thing I love doing most. It was very concentrated in a positive way, the environment was relaxed , the course well structured, the tutor generous with time one to one as well to the group as a whole. I felt I got lost in my own world of endeavour and pleasure at trying and it did not matter not being the best in the group. I wanted the week to last longer – being a small group also was lovely.’ C Barnes