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.

Don’t forget to sign up below for our weekly newsletter to read art hints and tips, watch art videos, read about students and their artwork and see and read about the artwork of famous artists for inspiration. If students would like to see their artwork featured from their online art course, email us your text and artwork and we will include it for you!

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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Ivana Lieskovska

Some beautiful work today by student Ivana Lieskovska who is studying on our Pastels Course.

Ivana said…

My “idols” are Cuong Nguyen and Vicente Romero – their artworks are so realistic, fragile and steady in their handwriting that you can certainly say it is their work. I would like to find my style and produce quality pictures that are unique, even though I know this might take much longer than just until the end of this course.

Ivana Lieskovska

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Weekend Challenge – Cakes!

Welcome to our weekend challenge, all about cakes! You can draw, paint or illustrate any kind of cake. It could be a Vanilla Custard Slice, Battenburg, Fresh cream scone, Chocolate eclairs, Bakewell Tarts, Macaroons or what about a Long Jam Doughnut with lots of cream and jam….! Is your mouth watering yet?

If you have access to buy a cake specifically for this task from a shop – great! Alternatively we have provided lots of photos of cakes below which you can click on to view the high res versions and save them.

If you are working from life, it might be an idea to photograph your set up because…well….we know that it might be just too tempting to sit and look at the cake for such long periods of time. Also someone might come along and eat it when you aren’t looking! So make sure you have some back up photos to work from in case!

If you need inspiration there are many paintings and drawings of cakes created by artists. Search ‘Paintings of Cakes’ in Google (or your preferred search engine) and view ‘images’. You will be able to see some wonderful artwork which should be inspiring.

We are very much looking forward to seeing your results! Have fun and try not to draw on an empty stomach….!

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 – Pot Plants!

Welcome to this weeks artwork for our weekend challenge – Pot Plants. We have received a beautiful array of paintings and drawings which you can read about and view them below.

Sheila Brown’s amazing study of her pot plant comprises of cacti grown in wood. We love it. Sheila said….

“The plant I have on my windowsill is not growing in a pot, but is a cactus garden grown in a log. I planted this up about a year ago at a workshop, and am delighted that it is still surviving and growing.”

New student Roseana Mayumi has created a lovely drawing of her pot plant and has noted the shadows from the leaves on the surrounding walls and surfaces well. Superb work!

Dylan F Jeske has created a really beautiful and very pretty painting of her pot plant which was a Christmas present from her lovely neighbour. Isn’t it delightful!!

Maria Ei Zar has been really busy this week and has worked on two paintings which we have added below. One watercolour of a rose in a vase and another watercolour of a plant in a pot. We love them and wanted to include them both here. There is no limit to the amount of images students can send!

Pauline has created a painting of her stunning orchid. We can see that a lot of work has gone into creating this painting and very delicately done too. Even down to the see through tub with the roots inside. Well done Pauline!

A big shout out to digital artist Malgosa who created a line of three plants in vector. We love seeing digital artists work here and would encourage any of our digital art students to give the challenges a go too. We would love to see your results!

Finally Jayne Burden has created a lovely pastel of her orchid. Jayne said..

“I have been away and took my sketch book with me for the first time and did some sketching on holiday. I haven’t used pastels to paint flowers before so I thought I would give it a go!”

Well done Jayne! Excellent work and thank you so much for sharing it with us!

Keep an eye out tomorrow for the next challenge and we will post students results here this time next week!

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