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The Fine Art Room is your space to develop your creativity and enjoy a variety of affordable art courses, taught by Mario Lautier Vella, a professional artist and qualified art tutor, in a fun and supportive environment.  

It’s also your chance to meet other artists on a regular basis in class, online, at special events or out and about as we experience the best of London’s cultural scene as well as art collections and sites of interest across the UK and abroad.

Beginners courses, specialist workshops and much more – our Fine Art Room courses and sessions take place in venues across Ealing and Central London, in Hertfordshire, abroad as well as online.  Check out the Events section for news on social evenings or test your art knowledge with our fun picture quizzes.

Whether you want to start art from scratch, improve your existing skills, try something new or dedicate some time in your week for your art practice, you’ll be in fine company in The Fine Art Room.

Courses

September – December courses


Studio courses – Hemel Hempstead

Beginners courses
Cover the basics and learn to draw and paint like a pro with our step by step, structured courses that combine essential theory with practical skills…

Learn to draw The Fine Art Room Ealing NEW! Learn to Draw 
Thursdays / 10 sessions / 13:00-16:00 / 7 October
– 16 December
The Fine Art Room – Hemel Hempstead
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Workshops
From try-it-out sessions to more specialist techniques, exploring working methods of key artists to exciting art-making experiments and more…

NEW! Fantasy Faces, Spaces and Places
– Sunday 19 September / 14:00-16:00
– Tuesday 21 September / 14:00-16:00
Dacorum Creative Hub, The Marlowes Shopping Centre, Hemel Hempstead
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Studio courses – Northfields, Ealing
Beginners courses
Cover the basics and learn to draw and paint like a pro with our step by step, structured courses that combine essential theory with practical skills…

Learn to Draw 
Mondays / 10 sessions / 09:30-12:30 / 27 September
– 6 December
The Fine Art Room – Northfields
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Art Studio courses
Studio-based sessions for artists with drawing and painting experience working to a set assignment over two sessions…

Art Studio – Monday afternoon
Mondays / 10 studio sessions / 13:30-16:30 / 27 September
– 6 December
The Fine Art Room – Northfields
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Life Drawing and Painting + Portraiture
Respond to a nude or costumed model plus discover new ways of depicting the human body…

Life Drawing and Painting Studio
Mondays / 10 studio sessions / 16:45-18:45 / 27 September
– 6 December
The Fine Art Room – Northfields
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Workshops
From try-it-out sessions to more specialist techniques, exploring working methods of key artists to exciting art-making experiments and more…

Look out for workshops announced soon…


Online courses
Make the most of your time at home – keep your art practice going, get your creativity flowing and stay connected to other artists…

Art Studio / Online course 
5 two-week assignments / 5 group tutorials / 10 one-to-one tutorials
Sunday 26 September – Friday 10 December
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Learn to Paint Portraits / Online course 
Tuesdays / 10 sessions / 14:30-17:30 /
5 October – 7 December
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Events

Upcoming event

Wednesday 15 December, 10.20am onwards
The Fine Art Room December Social
Visiting the reopened Courtauld Gallery  + lunch
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 Past events
2021

Fully booked
Monday August 9, 10am onwards

The Fine Art Room August Social
The Making of Rodin exhibition at Tate Modern  + lunch
Find out more

 

Past events
2020

London Art Fair January social Thursday January 23 2020, 3pm onwards
The Fine Art Room January Social
The London Art Fair + dinner
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Past events
2019


Thursday November 7 2019, 10am onwards
The Fine Art Room November Social
Antony Gormley + Lucian Freud: Self Portraits at the Royal Academy + lunch
Find out more
Frank Bowling - Mirror 1966 Thursday August 8 2019, 9.45am onwards
The Fine Art Room August Social
Frank Bowling at Tate Britain + lunch
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Thursday April 4 2019, 9.45am onwards
The Fine Art Room April Social
Van Gogh and Britain at Tate Britain + lunch
Find out more

2018


Thursday November  29 2018, 3.30pm onwards  
The Fine Art Room November Social
Klimt / Schiele: Drawings from the Albertina Museum, Vienna at The Royal Academy + dinner
Find out more
Friday June 29 2018, 5pm onwards
The Fine Art Room June Social
The 250th Summer Exhibition at the Royal Academy + dinner
Find out more
 Friday April 6 2018, 5pm onwards
The Fine Art Room April Social
Picasso 1932: Love, Fame, Tragedy exhibition at Tate Modern  + dinner
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 Thursday January 18 2018, 4pm onwards
The Fine Art Room January Social
London Art Fair + dinner
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Look out for more events coming soon…



About The Fine Art Room




The Fine Art Room is an art initiative founded and run by Mario Lautier Vella since 2017.

Meet Mario

Mario is an award-winning, cross-disciplinary artist, teacher and curator who works in Hertfordshire and London. His art practice includes drawing, painting, collage, sculpture, installation, sound, video, book arts and performance.

Since graduating in 2012 with a Masters in Art and Media Practice from the University of Westminster, he has exhibited his art across the UK and around the world. His work is held in private collections in the UK, the Netherlands, Malta, Canada, the USA and Australia.

Mario is also a qualified teacher and has enjoyed teaching since 2011. Passionate about arts education and his students, he has delivered a variety of short courses and workshops that cover a wide selection of art-making subjects and techniques.

To date he has also taught and lectured at City Lit, Bishopsgate Institute, The Affordable Art Fair, Watford Museum, The Hundred Years Gallery and OPEN Ealing. He has also delivered  specialist drawing and painting courses in Venice and Malta with his aim that artists and art-lovers can come together to learn and create in a stimulating, inspiring and supportive space – welcome to The Fine Art Room.

>> Visit Mario’s website

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