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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Yeliz Hakki

My name is Yeliz Hakki and I started studying ‘Illustrating Children’s books‘ with London Art College in 2014, as I loved drawing and loved Children’s books, especially Dr Suess! I wasn’t sure if it would ever transpire into anything, but I thought it would be fun to learn. Maggy Roberts was my tutor and she taught me a great deal- especially about bleeds – which trust me are very important when illustrating for books!

In the years that followed I was drawing more and more, my drawing’s were getting better and I finally discovered my style. I draw using pencil and Ink.

One day my cat Flynn was sitting on my window ledge staring intently out of the window. I then had an idea to draw him staring at a fantasy world; with Ships, dragons and a castle and not the actual reality he was actually seeing. The picture came out great. I then had an idea for a story and called it ‘Flynn’s Window’ and carried on illustrating the next pages.

I was developing my story and at the same time I randomly met my publishers ‘Old King Cole’ when they were just setting up, through a Psychic night in a pub. We have been working together for the past 4 years and made Flynn’s Window into an amazing book. It finally got printed on 18th July 2018, and will now be available on Amazon and in book shops in August.

I could not be more proud with how it has come out, and fingers crossed for more exciting things to follow. Please check it out!

Flynns Window on Amazon

Yeliz Hakki (Liz)

 

Mary Hardman

My name is Mary Hardman and I am studying the Chinese Brush Painting with the London Art College. I took this course as I love Chinese paintings, simple as that, and I wondered if I would be able to apply myself and learn the skill. What can I say, the course delivered and more, I have found something that I absolutely love, when I am painting, (and this can last for hours) I am calm, peaceful and lost in creating the flowing and joyous images.

I have benefitted from and been inspired by Monika who has provided critiques that have helped me to develop along the way, she allows and nurtures self-development which has helped with my confidence in composition and content.

My last four assignments are symbolic of where I am in my life, a new phase, time for me to enjoy a retirement where I can take all the time I like to enjoy nature, and beauty in ordinary things, no more rushing around. I used colour for my springtime composition with the bird and weeping willow, birds I found very complicated at first, but I am getting there with Monika’s help. The teapot and chrysanthemum represent the present time in my life and is of course one of the Four Gentlemen.

I just love painting fish, I paint something with fish in every day! Colour, black and white, grey scale, I have now incorporated them into my fused glass work and feel much better about the forms I can construct in glass after becoming comfortable with painting them.

Lotus flowers are beautiful, and my interpretation is just what it is, not biologically correct and I still need to continue to develop my skills all round but feeling really positive. I practice my brush strokes on old newspaper ( a suggestion from an elderly Chinese couple who until they retired owned a small Chinese shop in the town where I live) and still do that each morning. I use straw and rice paper as I love how it interacts with the colours and the water in each stroke.

Thank you London Art College and in particular Monika.

Mary Hardman
Chinese Brush Painting Course

Stephen Goldsack

A wonderful Fiery Fred illustration today by student Stephen Goldsack who is studying our Children’s Illustration Course with Maggy Roberts. Stephen sent in a  lovely written message for Maggy which we have enclosed also. Stephen is doing a fantastic job with his course and Maggy specifically asked if we could show Stephens work here on our blog. We hope you like it as much as we do! Congratulations Stephen, keep up the great work!

 

Janet Malone

I have a beautiful piece of student work to share, it’s from Janet Malone. She chose to represent China whilst studying on my Graphic Design Art Diploma Course and has put together a super digital illustration.

I particularly like the way Janet has used contrasting tonal values to define certain forms within the composition. Such as the way the Buddha’s head is positioned against the darker tones of the lantern and the lower half of the lotus flower. This stands out so well when set against such strong, dark greens.

Janet has also included texture, by opting for an impressionistic style for some of the elements, including the Buddha and lanterns. The background Chinese lettering provides interest and decoration, without detracting from the main features. Well done Janet!

Vanessa Weaver
Graphic Design Art

Tanisha Sharma

My name is Tanisha Sharma and I am currently taking the Children book Illustration course with my tutor Maggy Roberts. I am a graphic designer by profession but I always wanted to get into Children book illustration. Am glad that I choose this course and my tutor has been really helpful. With this course, I hope to learn the fundamentals of children book illustration and develop my vision and style.

Tanisha Sharma
Childrens Book Illustration

Philip Ozkan

My name is Philip Ozkan and I’ve been doing the Cartooning Diploma Course for about a month now. Enjoying what I am learning. I am in my late 30’s and somewhat bored of the office grind. I would like to change my career to something more creative; some sort of comic illustration or maybe straight-up fine artist. I get inspired by the horrific and perverse. Artists like Francis Bacon and Frank Auerbach are my favourites. Unlike those people, I prefer to lighten the mood of the horrific by injecting a bit of child-like humour and colour to my pictures. I have enclosed some pics that I did for my Instagram, definitely colourful and unrealistic!

Philip Ozkan
Cartooning Diploma Course