London Atelier of Representational Art (LARA)

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Drop-in Life Drawing - Weekly 2 hour pose - London

Elaine Heseltine Carp

What I would highlight: I’ve done another course with Lara, this time with Luca, portrait paiting and it has been amazing. Had a lot of fun, definitely going to come back some other time. I totally recommend it.
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Course taken: November 2017
Would you recommend this course?: Yes
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Our training is unique to the UK.

Areas of specialisation

Figure Drawing / Painting /SculptureCast Drawing / PaintingPortrait Drawing / Painting / SculptureStill Life PaintingBargue Drawing


The London Atelier of Representational Art at Clapham, was established in response to the rarity of rigorous representational art education and is unique in the UK with its approach to teaching the most fundamentally important aspects of drawing, painting and sculpture from life. Inspired by the atelier method of instruction, the unique emphasis of the course is given to working directly from the life model in a continuous pose of no less than a week and up to a month under unvarying (natural) north light conditions, giving optimum time to observe the figure and understand how to see. Working with tutors 6 hours a day and using the “sight- size” technique we aim to teach essential concepts of proportion, line, gesture, form and light to best master expression of the human form.

London Atelier of Representational Art (LARA)