“I learned more in one week with Tod, than I learned in my entire two years of my A level course at school.”
Eleanor Hearder, LCC Undergraduate


“Sir William Nicholson - a fine artist - told me often that it was easy to put on the paint if you know where to put it.”
Sir Alfred Munnings PRA (1878-1959)


“Real painters understand with a brush in their hand.” Berthe Morisot (1841-1895)


“Even an abstract form has to have a likeness.” Willem De Kooning (1904-1997)

Courses 2017

The Lifesaver Course - an intense complete immersion course in life and portrait drawing and painting, we are running two courses this year one in May/June and one in August.

Lifesaver 1:
Monday 5th June - Friday 16th June 2017

Lifesaver 2:
Monday 21st August - Friday 1st September 2017

Drawing and painting from the life model in movement and in repose. An essential course for the fine art student; an inspiring and intense drawing and painting course which will provide a complete foundation for the artist working from life.
The intensity of the course, where there is an opportunity for over 60 hours of tutored drawing and painting from the model, provides the equivalent of three terms work at a conventional art school.


£2.100 per student with own ensuite bathroom.
£2,000 per student with shared bathroom
£1,800 per student with shared room and bathroom

The price includes:

  1. over 6 hours of tuition per day
  2. the models
  3. studio use
  4. accommodation
  5. all meals and wine

The price does not include  materials, flights or journeys to and from the airport to Aubais.