Portrait Painting | Masterclass

Learn to paint a competent portrait in oils.

Date & Time

4th-8th November 2019 | Monday to Friday | 10.00-17.00


LARA London
371 Clapham Road
London SW9 9BT
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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 four students per portrait model allowing each student to achieve a full portrait in oils within the five day course.

Aims of this Course

This course will address the following:

  • 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

This Masterclass is limited to 8 students and takes place in the Workshop Room of the LARA London studio. Each model is lit with individual professional photographic lighting which provides a steady, unchanging environment from which to observe all elements of portrait painting.


A full materials list will be provided on booking. Most materials can be purchased in the LARA shop onsite.


“Personalised tuition from a great tutor” – Mary Povey, Portrait Painting Masterclass student 2018

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Luca Indraccolo

"Mastering the technique of painting is just the beginning. Deciding what to do with it is the hard part."


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