Date & Time
Multiple dates | Monday to Friday | 10.00-17.00
371 Clapham Road
London SW9 9BT
Bring me there
- Find out your strengths and weaknesses
- Develop an actionable plan for your learning
- Meet others as dedicated as you
Suitable for beginners, improvers and experienced artists looking to solidify their understanding.
10% discount for school art teachers.
Drawing Bootcamp will take place in the atelier cast room, making use of the controlled lighting set up. Each student will have their own spot with shelving for their belongings.
Painting Bootcamp will take place in the atelier figure room, again making use of the controlled lighting set up, specially configured for figure painting.
Easels and drawing boards provided.
There is a sofa and tea and coffee making facilities for break times.
Oil Paint: the LARA Palette
- Lead White* – PW1 (recommended) or Titanium White – PW6
- Nickel Yellow* – PY 53
- Yellow Ochre* – PY 43
- Cadmium Red* – PR 108 (or cheaper alternative English Red PR 1C1)
- Alizarin Crimson* – PR 83 (more permanent alternatives; Quindacridone Magenta – PR 122, Quindacridone Maroon – PR 206)
- Cobalt Blue* – PR 28 (or cheaper alternative Ultramarine Blue PB 29)
- Raw Umber* – PBr 7
- Ivory Black* – PBk 9
We highly recommend Old Holland, C Roberson, Blockx, Vasari and Windsor and Newton (cheapest option).
For Your Transfer Drawing
- Tracing paper* – 1 or 2 sheets same size as canvas
- Charcoal* – this can be willow charcoal or you can purchase Nitram charcoal from the school.
- Balanced wooden arm palette* (if you are right handed please buy a palette to hold in your left hand and vice versa)
- Stretched linen canvas* or gesso panel – 14” x 18” / 18” x 24” approx. It’s advisable to buy 2 canvasses of the same size to help transport your painting safely home. If you know how to put an imprimatura, please do so with a thin wash of raw umber as this will save you painting time. Alternatively, we will do a demonstration on the first day for those who are unsure.
- Small (roughly) A4 size canvas cut-off, panel or canvas paper* – for colour study.
- Hog bristle brushes* (overall a good selection of hog brushes should be used. The more brushes, the easier it is to keep colour mixes clean. A variety of size is essential for handling large areas of the painting as well as small details. However a set of at least 10 ‘filberts’ and ‘flats’ should be enough to get started.
- Flexible steel palette knife*
- Refined Linseed Oil*
- Winsor & Newton Sansador* or Jackson’s low odour solvent (odourless turpentine substitute for painting) – you cannot use turpentine within the studio.
- Airtight metal brush cleaner or jam jar (jam jars must be clearly labelled with your name, course and solvents it contains)
- Metal dipper* for medium
- A good supply of kitchen roll for cleaning brushes
- Tupperware tub for keeping paints overnight
- Something to carry your wet paintings home with on the last day, eg a canvas carrier*. If you are unable to find one, another canvas of the same size can be strapped to the front to keep the painting safe while being transported.
‘Lucy has been an excellent tutor and coach. Her dedication, enthusiasm and skills have made the course into a great experience. Her teaching has been exceedingly competent technically, and her knowledge has been transmitted with passion, plenty of humour, and tact. She made all the difference between an average masterclass and an excellent one.’ – Fabio Favata, Portrait Drawing Workshop