Portrait drawing is an integral part of the LARA Curriculum.

Throughout the Curriculum students are encouraged to work with portrait models on increasingly complex projects of their own devising. Whether the portrait is drawn or painted depends on how far they have progressed within the framework of the Curriculum.

With the assistance of tutors, attention is paid to posing and lighting the model, establishing a composition and mood, and achieving a convincing depiction of the likeness and character of the sitter. Students are expected to make preparatory studies to explore their ideas before beginning a full-scale project. It is the aim of the programme to not only develop the student’s observational powers and technical ability, but also to enable them to apply critical thinking when realising their intentions.

‘Dave’, Charcoal and Chalk on Toned Paper by Lucas Garcia

 

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Figure drawing

Figure drawing is the basis of all good draftsmanship and drawing from life is the backbone of LARA’s process.

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Portrait drawing

Portrait drawing is an integral part of the LARA curriculum and students are encouraged to hire models throughout the program.

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Cast drawing

Cast drawing informs all aspects of the curriculum and is where students learn foundational principals that apply to all aspects of their work.

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Cast painting

Cast painting provides the student with an introduction to working with oil paint and is the first painting stage of the program.

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Figure painting

Figure painting presents one of the most significant and difficult challenges posed by the curriculum.

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Portrait painting

The portrait is an integral part of the curriculum and students are encouraged to work with portrait models throughout the program.

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Figure Sculpture

Figure Sculpture can be studied in a two week intensive workshop structure.

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Portrait sculpture

Portrait sculpture can be studied on weekend workshops or week long intensives.

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