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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Barbara McEnery

Beginners Drawing Course student Barbara McEnery has submitted some wonderful pencil studies for one of her sets of assignments. Each drawing has been drawn and observed beautifully. Barbara’s pencil techniques are excellent and her shading is coming along very well. This is a lovely collection of drawing and we are thrilled to be able to show them here on our blog.

Keeping a sketchbook, or making sure that you draw every day is very important. It only needs to be a quick 10 minute sketch if time is limited. Some days you might find time to work slightly longer, or have the time to create a full drawing. As long as you are drawing from life, like Barbara has here, you will find that it will help your observational skills and pencil techniques no end.

If you feel you need guidance, then come and join our Beginners Drawing course! We would love to give you a helping hand!

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Galina Arthur

Two paintings today by student Galina Arthur who created them for her assignments on the Portrait Painting Course. Galina has captured the little girl in both paintings beautifully. We hope you like them too.

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Brenda Brown

We absolutely love this painting by Pet Portrait student Brenda Brown. So much work has gone into this, lots of lovely details and each element has been painted beautifully. Top marks to Brenda!

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Weekend Challenge – View from a Window

Welcome to our latest Weekend Challenge. We would love to see a drawing or painting of the view from your window – or any window!

Perhaps you have a lovely view into your garden from your lounge or maybe you can see lots of rooftops from an upstairs window. If you don’t have a particularly good view, you might even consider taking your sketchbook out and about and sitting in a coffee shop, drawing the view from the shop window!

There are lots of options and we would love for our students to be creative in their ideas. You can use any medium you wish, any size, shape or composition. Have a look at the two examples of students work below to give you some inspiration. We look forward to seeing what you come up with – let us know how you get on!

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

Artwork Challenge – Biscuits!

Well done to Ethne Dian, Pauline Burke and Shiela Brown for creating some beautiful artwork this week for the weekend challenge. Sheilas custard creams are very recognisable too…and we agree perfect for dunking!! We hope you enjoy viewing them and stay tuned for tomorrow new art challenge….

Ethne Dian
Pauline Burke
Sheila Brown

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Pooja Rajesh

Our young student Pooja Rajesh has drawn two lovely drawings for his Drawing for Children course. Aren’t they wonderful! Pooja is learning to note the shadows on the ground from objects. Also learning how to not the highlights and shadows on the objects themselves in order to create the three dimensional form. Hasn’t he done brilliantly! Round of applause from the London Art College Team!

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Carolina Crespo Gutierrez

Student Carolina Crespo Gutierrez is working with tutor Alan Dedman on the Oil Painting course. The three painting below were completed for her recent course assignments and we love them. The blue colour Carolina has used for the first flower painting below is the perfect choice. It really helps the background to recede and allows the green and orange colours on the plant to come forward and be in full focus.

The texture that Carolina is creating within her paintings is superb too. The scumbled light tones on the blue background of the second painting below is stunning and it really adds interest and texture to the piece. A limited pallet has been used here with the glass bottles and white flowers so it all pulls together beautifully.

We hope you have enjoyed viewing Carolina’s artwork and we look forward to seeing more of her work in the coming weeks and months.

Weekend Challenge – Biscuits!

This weekend s challenge is slightly different. We would like you to draw or paint a biscuit (cookie) – or a collection of them. We were inspired by the beautiful artwork submission of student Linda Brughera who drew this biscuit in coloured pencil for her course. She depicted it in full colour on her very pretty tablecloth with the addition of a few crumbs on the table too.

You can use any composition. Linda has looked straight down on her’s which has produced a very dynamic piece, however you can place them on a plate, in a bowl, on a table, or perhaps in a packet spilling out. Or why not get right up close to them and make a contemporary piece. The choice in yours! If you don’t have any biscuits in you cupboard, you could use cream crackers instead.

We are very much looking forward to seeing your results. As per usual, email them to us or post them on our main facebook page (details below). Finally, if you are working from life…. try not to eat too much of your still life before completing your artwork!! Have fun!

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

Weekend Challenge – Artwork Tomato

What wonderful artwork from this weekends challenge. So many beautiful ripe tomatoes in so many different and amazing styles! We really hope that students who are reading our blog are drawing inspiration from these challenges.

They really show how far you can take such a simple subject and turn them into stunning pieces of artwork. Not just to use as practice pieces in helping you improve your drawing and painting skills, but to allow you to experiment with different mediums.

All of which you can use to present in your portfolio, add to your website or social media or to help promote your varied style of art to gain work in your chosen field.

Click each image to view them larger and keep up the amazing work everyone….!!

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