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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Emerging Artist Course

Half-term already!  The good news is that we still have some spaces on our Emerging Artist Course, four days focused on the fundamental principles of drawing and painting.  The final day is an opportunity for beginners to experiment with painting in oils and to work from life.

The course is open to all ages and levels.  It is particularly suited to those wishing to pursue further training in the classical techniques.


Future Masters

Future Masters