Henry Yan returns to Lavender Hill Studios

Following two consecutive years of sold-out workshops and live figure drawing demonstrations, Henry Yan will be back to lead two 5-day courses.

1 – 5 Sept & 8 – 12 Sept

1 week, £480; 2 weeks £860 

To book please email info@lavenderhillstudios.com


Henry Yan trained with the foremost artists in China before moving to the USA where he teaches at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. 

Yan is a master draughtsman whose work is celebrated for its fine detail and powerful gesture; delivered with softness of touch and at alarming speed.

Henry Yan’s Figure Drawing: Tips & Techniquesis a recommended read for all aspiring artists. Former students have gone on to work across the creative industry, from animation and concept art to figurative painting and design.

Week one: 1- 5 September, 9.30am-4pm, £480


Students work from life to develop basic techniques and skills in drawing the human figure. They leave able to apply these skills to their work in the future. Through demonstrations and 1:1 guidance you learn to draw with accurate proportions, outlines and inner structures of male and female figures, taking into account important muscles and bone landmarks.  Moving onto chiaroscuro and mass drawing. Exercises consist of short and long poses.

Week two: 8-12 September, 9.30am-4pm, £480


Students will learn to complete short and long pose figure drawings with rich anatomical information. You will be guided through the different techniques mentioned in Henry’s book with plenty of opportunity to practice. Attention is given to drawing with beautiful line work and painterly approaches; as well as designing abstractive shapes to enhance the image.

Thursday 4 September, 6.30-8pm, £10 (included in the cost of the course)

Live Drawing Demonstration, Q&A and Sale of Henry Yan’s work

An opportunity to learn through example: watch Henry Yan deftly render the model on the pageant ask questions as he does so.  The demo will be followed by a sale of his work.  Refreshments provided.