‘Studying at LARA has taken my own work and studio practice to the next level. I am hugely grateful LARA exists and I hope many more young artists will have the chance to have their lives transformed because of this brilliant school!’
‘LARA is a leading institution and a pacesetter for creatives.They are indeed the epitome of exceptionality and excellence’
‘LARA is a unique school focusing on strong drawing and painting skills.It has been invaluable to my artistic development’
‘LARA offers full and part-time students really valuable opportunities to develop high levels of skill in fine art and sculpture practice that are not available elsewhere. As a mature student, returning to painting after a long gap, Short Courses at LARA had a profound and positive effect on my work’
Why Choose LARA?
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Learn How to Really Draw and Paint
LARA provides students, professional artists and art teachers with the opportunity to perfect their skills by employing traditional, time-tested methods, perhaps best described as the ‘grammar’ of drawing and painting. Sadly the majority of these skills are no longer taught at mainstream art schools.
What is special about Atelier training?
Rediscover Your Inner Artist
All too often people are unable to express their artistic vision simply because of a lack of training. Life might have got in the way, or a previous art ‘training’ may have left them discouraged. If this is you, we can help you realise your untapped potential. We’ll teach you the skills to express your creativity.
What will the Atelier training teach you?
Get Ahead In The Games Industry
Concept artists and digital artists for both films and video games are in high demand. Top studios require an atelier training. We’re proud of our alumni who have taken their ‘traditional’ training and gone on to the most cutting edge of work.
LARA at the Industry Workshops
The Atelier Method
Our tutors tailor their critiques to that of a student’s individual requirements. Students of differing standards and experience work together, each learning from the other. The flexibility of the Atelier method and curriculum is perfectly suited for those who wish to study part time.
Our Figure Drawing Demo
Sight-size drawing and painting can produce extremely accurate and realistic results. The artist sets a vantage point from where all observations will be made and draws such that their subject and their drawing appear the same size from this point.
Become Part Of Our Community
Students, tutors, models, staff, drop-in attendees – everyone who comes through LARA’s doors helps to make it what it is. In our ten years we’ve watched friendships flourish and names being made. Join us!
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