Sandy Nairne to speak at LHS

Sandy Nairne, Director of the National Portrait Gallery, visits the Studios to speak of his career in the arts.  

Nairne will step down as Director in January 2015.  Join us for a rare insight into his time at the helm of this national institution.




Date & Time: Wednesday 3 December, 6.30pm

Location:  Studio 101

Cost: £10; £7 conc.  Space is limited and booking essential.

Contact: infö

Short Sculpture Course

Lavender Hill Studios director Scott Pohlschmidt gives a three day course in our newly equipped Sculpture Studio.  

The course covers key aspects of the sculpting process from pinpointing anatomical landmarks to understanding three dimensional plains and rendering surface texture.  Students will focus on the portrait, working from life.  Mould making and casting non included.

Date & Time: Tuesday 9 – Thursday 11 December 2014, 10am-4pm

Location: Studio 95

Cost: £260


December Portrait Course

Working exclusively from life and beginning in charcoal, students will be introduced to the basic principles of rendering a portrait.  They will grow acquainted with proportional guidelines and learn to use the ‘essential darks’ as the way to create structure and form.  They will be taught the importance of the value of scale for creating depth before progressing onto oil and colour.  Students will complete at least one charcoal and one oil portrait.  A demonstration will also be given.

Clemmie Portrait

Date: Monday 8 – Friday 12 December

Time: 9.30am – 3.30pm

Place: 101 Lavender Hill Studios

Cost: £385

Materials sold on site at Lavender Hill Colours art store.


To book and for more information please contact: