Autumn Term Applications

Time to be enjoying the sunshine and painting in the parks across London and beyond…

It has been an eventful academic year crammed with fabulous new students, more courses and additional studio spaces, as well as some amazing collaborations!

We are now busy preparing for the start of the Autumn term on 28 September.  Although the Studios are now closed, the office remains open and we continue to receive applications for the Autumn Term.  Academic calendar dates 2015/16 here.

If you would like to enrol please apply here or contact

We wish you a wonderful, sketchful and painterly summer!

Exhibition at Leighton House Museum

For over 10 years Lavender Hill Studios has trained artists in the rigours of drawing and painting, taking inspiration from the classical techniques of the European Masters.  Over this time a unique community of talented artists has coalesced around the Studios in Battersea.  We are delighted to feature the work of many of these artists in the forthcoming exhibition: 

The Craft of Drawing and Painting.  Celebrating Tradition Today.

From 1 September – 4 October, Leighton House Museum brings together the work of over 40 artists working within the figurative tradition, all of whom have at some time trained at Lavender Hill Studios.  The collection is accompanied by detailed explanations and video footage documenting the artist’s process.  There will also be a varied programme of events.

For further information please visit Leighton House Museum website.

Booking for all events:

We are grateful to Leighton House Museum and Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea as well as event sponsors Strutt & Parker. 



New spaces, more courses!

Good draughting is fundamental to the progress of the artist, so we are thrilled to have a new space exclusively for advanced cast drawing. Those who complete the Foundation Course will have the opportunity to further develop their skills making the transition to painting and working from life that much easier.

We also return in the Autumn with more Sculpture Courses:

Monday, 7-9pm – all levels; £275 per term

Tuesday, 9.15am-12.15pm and/or 1-4pm – beginners/intermediate; £375/£725 per term

And, of course, we have a full range of painting & drawing classes with even more Foundation Course sessions to choose from.

Apply here or for more information contact


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Second round of de Laszlo Foundation Scholars announced

The second round of applications to the de Laszlo Scholarship closed on Wednesday 7 April.  Yet again we were delighted by the number and quality of applications.  After careful consideration and in the face of  strong competition the award has been split between 2 candidates.  A third was awarded a Next Generation Bursary towards continued study at the school.

The next call for applications will be announced in the Autumn.

The scholarship is made possible thanks to the The de Laszlo Foundation that supports a number of artists’ organisations, including The de Laszlo Archive Trust and The de Laszlo Catalogue Raisonné  We are delighted to be associated with this prestigious organisation.

The first de Laszlo Foundation Scholars announced

Following a call for applications the deadline for submission closed on January 20 2014.  We were delighted by the quality and number of applications and have split the first tranche of scholarship funds between 2 artists.  They will each receive £1000 towards their study at Lavender Hill Studios and continued development as fine artists.

The next call of applications will be announced in the Spring.

The scholarship is made possible thanks to the The de Laszlo Foundation that supports a number of artists’ organisations, including The de Laszlo Archive Trust and The de Laszlo Catalogue Raisonné  We are delighted to be associated with this prestigious organisation.

Art History talk at Lavender Hill Studios

We are delighted to welcome Sandra de Laszlo to the Studios.  Sandra de Laszlo is an art historian, she trained at the Victoria and Albert Museum and has worked in some of the most respected arts institutions around the world.  She is founding Editor of the de László Catalogue Raisonée and will guide us through the life of this accomplished artist.

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Philip de László, built his reputation painting portraits in the princely castles of Europe. Born in Pest in 1869, he gained a place at the National Academy of Art before going on to study and work in Munich and Paris.  He married Lucy Guinness in Dublin in 1900, and not long after they moved to Vienna.  In 1907 they settled in London, where he lived for the rest of his life, albeit endlessly travelling the world fulfilling the demands of his patrons.

Join us at Lavender Hill Studios for an evening of enlightenment and fine art.  There will be plenty of opportunity for questions and answers as well as general conversation over a glass of wine.   All proceeds will go to LHS Next Generation Fund, a scholarship fund in support of aspiring young artists wishing to train at the school.

For more information and to book a place on the talk please contact: 

Date & Time: Wednesday 16th October, 7pm

Location: Unit 101/2, Lavender Hill Studios

Cost: £7 conc., £10

Atelier Spring Term News….

Happy New Year and for the diary…


An action packed term ahead beckons with Lavender Leonardos training up the next generation of young maestros The lovely Partridge sisters will continue to bring us Supper In A Pear Tree on the first Thursday of every month and Sketch Club will be running on Wednesdays 6.30-8.30pm.  There are too many extra classes, events and trips to mention here but if you are interested in finding out more, please check LHS facebook page or send us an email. We’ll be sending out a more detailed schedule to all Full-Time/long time Lavender Hill students, including information about our forthcoming trip to Paris…. Happy Holidays!

Atelier News.....

Atelier News…..

Atelier News: December Portrait Workshop 10-14th

Portrait Workshop – We are running another 5 Day Intensive Portrait Course from 10th to 14th December.  Starting with charcoal, students will learn the proportions and structure of a head, as well as the importance of values (light and dark) in rendering a portrait.  Progressing to oils, students will paint a portrait guided by teaching, critiques and demonstrations. The course is £375 including model costs. If you are interested do let us know as places are going fast!


Portrait Workshop

Portrait Workshop

Scott has had a painting accepted into the Lynn Painter-Stainers Prize Exhibition

Lynn Painter-Stainers Prize Exhibition


Created in 2005 by the Worshipful Company of Painter-Stainers and the Lynn Foundation.
The purpose of the Prize is to encourage creative representational painting and promote the skill of draughtsmanship. This annual exhibition is open to all UK artists with prize money totalling £25,000 and an engraved gold medal for the winner.

To view the 2012 exhibition shortlist please click here.


The judges have selected 98 works for exhibition at
The Mall Galleries, The Mall, London, SW1Y 5BD
28 March–5 April 2012.
Open Monday to Saturday 10am to 5pm.
Admission free


The Exhibition moves to
W.H. Patterson Gallery, 19 Albemarle Street, London, W1S 4BB
23–27 April 2012.
Open Monday to Friday 10am to 6pm.
Admission free


The 2012 Exhibition is generously sponsored by
Minerva: The International Review of Ancient Art and Archaeology,
Linklaters LLP
and Champagne Bollinger.

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