The portrait 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 painted or drawn depends on how far they have progressed within the framework of the Curriculum. Before painting the portrait in oils, a full-value study in charcoal and white chalk is required to have been completed to demonstrate an acceptable level of proficiency in dealing with structure and values.
On completing the LARA Curriculum the student will be well equipped to handle the problems of executing commissioned portraits, but more importantly will have gained insight into the possibilities offered by working with a live model to achieve their own artistic vision.
Figure drawing is the basis of all good draftsmanship and drawing from life is the backbone of LARA’s process.Learn more
Portrait drawing is an integral part of the LARA curriculum and students are encouraged to hire models throughout the program.Learn more
Cast drawing informs all aspects of the curriculum and is where students learn foundational principals that apply to all aspects of their work.Learn more
Cast painting provides the student with an introduction to working with oil paint and is the first painting stage of the program.Learn more
Figure painting presents one of the most significant and difficult challenges posed by the curriculum.Learn more
The portrait is an integral part of the curriculum and students are encouraged to work with portrait models throughout the program.Learn more
Figure Sculpture can be studied in a two week intensive workshop structure.Learn more
Portrait sculpture can be studied on weekend workshops or week long intensives.Learn more
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