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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Watercolour Wet in Wet….

Three students who are taking our Watercolour Online Art Course Diploma have all been practicing their wet in wet techniques with great effect. The first students work below, Ashish Choudhary, has created some beautiful warm and glowing colours coming through the rain, very cleverly silhouetted a crowd of people to help allow the beautiful light to shine through from behind. Similarly Dawn Stalberg has created a similar piece with rain showing down across the wet in wet background very successfully.

Finally we have Belinda Cullen who completed the entire piece in one sitting using the wet in wet techniques, and what wonderful vibrant colours she had used. All three students should be thrilled with their results and we hope that you find them inspiring.


Ashish Choudhary


Dawn Stalberg


Belinda Cullen



Astrid Nielsch

Astrid Nielsch studied our Science Fiction and Fantasy art Course run by our very talented and professional artist John Byrne. Astrid’s creativity shines through here in her work. We have added some finished paintings along with some of her preliminary studies so that students can get an idea of the through process behind Astrid’s artwork.

If you have a vivid imagination and would like to try your hand at creating fantasy illustrations, drop over to our website and have a read of our Science Fiction and Fantasy Course page. You can study from home and enrol at any time!

Ian Scott

Ian Scott has painted and drawn a wonderful set of artwork for his resent submission on the Portrait Painting Online Art Course that he is taking with us at the London Art College. Plenty of work has gone into each study below and I know that our readers will be highly impressed with each piece.

Ian has been practising colour mixing for his skin tones, experimenting with limited pallet paintings and also drawing hands from life too. We can see Ian has complete dedication to his course and we are absolutely delighted with his results. We are sure Ian is too!


Shona Macdonald

The following paintings have been traditionally hand painted by Botanical course student Shona Macdonald.  Shona studied our Botanical Painting Diploma Course and since shona completed we have also introduced a Botanical Coloured pencil course too which our readers might find interesting.

Our courses are online, so you can study from home – or if you are travelling and have an interest in studying plants and flowers as you travel, our course is perfect for you.

Shona has created some simply astounding paintings below, which I am sure you will agree – they are all amazing. I hope that you find Shona’s artwork inspiring – pick up those watercolour brushes and start painting flowers today!

Anni Angus

What more can you want from a Monday morning than to be completely inspired by our student Anni Angus! Ani is studying on our Drawing and Painting Diploma Course and this drawing is simply stunning.

Not only is Ani’s technical ability outstanding when using a graphite pencil, but the composition of the little boy and his bear is superb too. We hope that you are now completely inspired and it encourages you to get your set of graphite pencils out…! Need help? Join our Drawing and Painting Online Art Course today…!

Georgie Ellis

Georgie Ellis has been working through our Drawing for Children 1 Course  and has come up with these three wonderful drawings! Aren’t they incredible! Please show your appreciation for Georgie’s drawings below and let us know what you think.

Our young artists are aged between 7 and 14 and Georgie has learnt some wonderful skills whilst being on the course. If you look at the tomato below, you can see she has noted the direction of light by adding shine on the tomato itself, she has included some shadow on the tomato as well as including the shadow on the ground from the tomato.

The only improvement here, could have been inclusion of a slightly red tinge on the shadow on the ground. Often we can see reflected light from the object into the surface it is sitting on, particularly in bright light. Why not have a look for this yourself in objects around your home. If you are interested in joining our young artists course or you know of a child who would love to learn to draw with a professional guide, head on over to our website today –Drawing for Children.


Cathy Heritage

Cathy Heritage has produced two wonderful Pet Portrait studies for the Pet Portraits Diploma Course. Each are very different using different mediums. The first is a full background coloured pencil study of two cats in a garden. A lot of work has gone into this drawing and it is absolutely superb. The second is a pastel study of the most comfortable dog! We love the colours of the red dog bed in comparison to the white of the dog and the neutral background. It all works beautifully. Congratulations Cathy on creating two really lovely pieces of artwork!