Online Art Courses by the London Art College

Online Art Courses by the London Art College. Study with us! We provide 30 online art courses for all ages and all abilities.  Every student has access online to their own personal tutor who will help and guide them through their art journey.

Our online art courses courses are perfect for those students with work or family commitments as you can start and enrol at any time of the year. There are no entry requirements, you don’t even have to have picked up a pencil or paint brush before.

Our beginner short courses – learning to paint and learning to draw are a wonderful introduction to start you on your creative path. Or enrol on our longer drawing and painting course. We will help you get started and give you all the tuition needed for your new adventure.

  • Whether you are looking to improve your artistic skills for your own enjoyment
  • You would like to set up your own art or craft business selling your art
  • Create a portfolio of artwork for an art gallery representation
  • You are home schooled and would like extra tuition
  • Or you are looking to further your art career …….We have the perfect online art course for you.

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Weekend Art Challenge – Pointillism

Student Emily Kent suggested we have a Pointillism art challenge! One of the artists that made Pointillism popular was the artist George Seurat. Two of his most famous paintings, which we are sure that you will all recognise, are the ‘Bathers at Asnières’ and ‘Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte’ below.

Georges Seurat, 1859 – 1891 Bathers at Asnières 1884 Oil on canvas

Don’t panic though, we aren’t expecting you to recreate a Seurat masterpiece….. scroll to read more!

For this weeks challenge we would like you to create a piece of artwork using a pointillism style. It can be any subject, any media and any size. The challenge is wide open so that you can use your own ideas and creativity.

We have added a few examples of some pointillism art below to inspire. Watercolour is a lovely medium to create larger dots and shapes as you can see below.

If you want to create a black and white study, a black ball point pen, felt pen or Copic pen is an excellent choice. Equally coloured felt pens and markers would be an excellent choice.

If you are feeling adventurous why not use cotton buds similar to the video below…!

There are so many options and we hope you enjoy researching it and creating your own pointillism masterpiece!

Post your work on our Facebook Group or email it to us for inclusion on our blog later this week. Have fun!

Weekend Challenge – Sandwiches Artwork

Welcome to the reveal of student artwork from this weeks Art Challenge – Sandwiches. To be able to improve on your drawing and painting skills it is important to try to draw anything and everything. Sandwiches are perhaps something that many of us eat on a daily basis and take for granted! Maybe next time you are sitting in front of your lunch, why not create a quick sketch of it! Sketch and study the mundane things in every day life, as they can hold challenges that you may not have encountered before.

For instance drawing and painting the texture of the bread can be very difficult, so the more you come across things like this that might trip you up, practice them in your spare time. It will really help you to paint or draw your chosen subject / final pieces / gallery work or commissioned art.

The students who have taken part in this weekend challenge – the idea by student Julie Smalley are of course Julie Smalley herself along with Alfred Reid, Audrey Quinton, Lei Mei, Pauline Burke, Shamina Chowdhury, Sharon Bennett, Sheila Brown and Tatiana Sukhareva. Well done everyone – superb work and good for you all in taking part and getting extra practice in as well as your course work. Kudos!

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Ethne Dian

Tutor Steven Hersey has just completed a final assessment for student, Ethne Dian on the Illustration Diploma Course. Steven said that Ethne’s work has been outstanding throughout the course and she has been awarded a Distinction. A few examples of Ethne’s final assignment are shown below.

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Claire D’arcy

Two wonderful illustrations today by LondonArt College student Claire D’arcy who is studying with tutor Maggy Roberts on the Illustrating Children’s Diploma Course. We love the full colour illustration in particular and have added some close up details for students to view. I hope you find them inspiring! Well done Claire!

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Roseana Mayumi

Monika Cilmi, who tutors the Beginners Drawing Course, sent one of her students artwork for inclusion on the blog. We were thrilled to see Roseana Mayumi’s drawings which are so beautiful and delicate. Coincidentally Roseana had drawn a pot plant just at the time we were adding students pot plant artwork on the blog for the weekend challenge. We asked Roseana if she would like it included – yes! You can see it on the Pot Plant Weekend Challenge .

Roseana said…

“I really liked the course, it covers a lot and the lessons are simple
but challenging! I especially loved experimenting with different materials.
I’m glad that I could take my time practicing on my own schedule and
that Monica was very understanding as I had a bad RA flare on both
hands and couldn’t draw for a few months. Yes, please submit my plant drawing for the challenge if there’s still time, I would be happy to see it there. I’ll be checking the blog!”

Roseana Mayumi

We hope you enjoy viewing Roseana’s artwork and if you would like to see your work posted here, please do get in touch!

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Weekend Challenge – Sandwiches!

Following on from our cake challenge, student Julie Smalley suggested we have a sandwich challenge! So we would like you to draw or paint any kind of sandwich. It can be a toasted sandwich, a doorstop with thick bread, a dainty finger roll, triangle sandwiches fit for a queen, or an entire french stick loaded with salad. The choice is yours! Be inventive and have fun!

All of the photos we post on our London Art College Weekend Challenges are copyright free. Feel free to use the artwork you produce however you wish. If you would like your artwork posted here on our blog, email it to Melanie at techsupport@londonartcollege.co.uk. If you have any Weekend Challenge requests let us know too! Best of luck and happy drawing and painting!

Post your work on our Facebook Group or email it to us for inclusion on our blog later this week. Have fun!

Weekend Challenge Artwork – Cakes!

Welcome to our weekend Challenge – Cakes! Such a popular subject to paint and draw, we have had many students take part as you can see below.

Sheila Brown said – ‘one cake was just not enough’.. and we agree with her wholeheartedly! We have had lots of cupcake paintings and drawings. Take a look at Jayne Burden, Fabiana Ribeiro, Katherine Peverelle, Marc Davis and Maria Ei Zar’s wonderful pieces. Luca Antinori who is studying our Life Drawing & Painting course has drawn a small Panettone.

We absolutely love Emily Kent’s cake – decorated with the London Art College banner too! Well done Emily!

Lei Mei’s sponge roll is excellent. Lei said…My first time posting for the weekend cake challenge”. We look forward to seeing lots more of your challenges in the coming weeks Lei!

Michelle Mitchell said about her painting…
“Am very much a beginner but was inspired to have a go at this weekend’s challenge by representing my son’s unusual wedding cake using a mixture of paint, ink and gold leaf paper!” A very unusual cake and a wonderful rendition of it too Michelle.

Jill Allsopp said…
First time I have used acrylics in over a year, I do prefer oils. It’s a very quick attempt at a cake lol’. We think its excellent Jill, some wonderful acrylic techniques being used there too.

Tiina Meurman has created a lovely slice of cake on a white plate and Eleni Vam‎ created her slice of cake digitally. Both are beautiful!

Both Audrey Quinton and Alfred Reid are studying on the Cartooning course and have both entered their versions of cakes, Audrey sending in two.

Tatiana Sukhareva said…
“Pavlova is my favourite cake! Weekend challenge. A4, watercolor, white acrylic.” We love Pavlova too Tatiana and your painting is superb and scrumptious!!

Finally, last but by no means least – Pauline Burke beautiful slice of cake. We would be quite happy to eat your slice of cake Pauline…gorgeous!

We are thrilled to see all of the paintings and drawings of Cake and we really look forward to seeing students work for the next weekend challenge – catch it here on the blog tomorrow!

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Mary Nolan

Tutor Paul Weaver was extremely pleased with one of his students and wanted us to include her work on our showcase blog. Paul Said…

“Mary has just finished the course with a DISTINCTION which is good news. I attach some work samples below…”

We absolutely love Marys work, especially her tree and river scene below. We wish Mary all the best for her future artwork and painting adventures.

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Martina Zielinska

Martina Zielinska who is studying on our Illustration Children’s Books Diploma and the Follow on Course too. This illustration is from the Spooky poem assignment. We love the scared dog under the bed. Can you spot him?!

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