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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Coloured Pencil Artwork

We have two lovely drawings today by coloured pencil student Tess Burn. Tutor Monika Cilmi said …

“Tess has improved so much throughout the course and her pet drawing are really nice…”
Monika

We love both pieces of work from Tess and hope that she continues to experiment using coloured pencil in her future pieces.

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Weekend Challenge…Shells!

This weekends challenge is all about shells. We have collected a range of photos for you to work from below, however we are happy for you to work from life! If you live near a beach, head on down this weekend and pick up some shells to make your own composition. If you have some in your home already – perfect!

We would love to see drawings, sketches, little colour studies as sketchbook work and once you have practiced and if you have time, we would love to see a final drawing or painting of your favourite shells. Any medium, any size – most important of all, experiment and 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!

Earthy Objects Challenge

What an amazing array of artwork for our earthy objects challenge that we set our students to work on. We have posted all of the pieces of artwork that we received this week and there are some incredible paintings below.

The first painting was completed by Gaythri. It is incredible…particularly when you read the entire painting was completed using coffee! Yes, you read it correctly, coffee.

I can see students are now running off to find their coffee pot to experiment with their own work. Congratulations Gaythri and all of the students who submitted artwork below – well done!!!

Gaythri Alwan

Gaythri said… Sending the weekend challenge entry- earthly objects.  It is a coffee painting.  Since the colors in the reference photo is very much related to brown shades,  I used coffee as the medium. Coffee is a challenging medium  as you know.  I have used all the shades of coffee to give shading. As you know, we could not adjust the covered area since coffee will make a mark. I have tried my best.  Comments welcome. Gaythri G

Alex Schofield

Alex said… This is the first time I have sent in a photo of Weekend Challenge work, I have only been studying Drawing & Painting (tutor Paul Weaver) for a few weeks. It is a piece drawn using watercolour pencils then smeared a bit with damp fingers. It isn’t perfect! And not easy to draw from a computer screen, but I found it taught me a thing or two. Or three or four.
Alex Schofield

Jane Burden
Shelia Brown

Shelia said….I enjoyed doing this picture using watercolour and ink.
Sheila Brown 

Pauline Burke

Pauline said …I tried a brush, pen and ink which I attach! Thanks
Pauline  xx

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Maria Win

Maria Win has produced some fabulous paintings for her final assignment in the Watercolour Diploma Course. Tutor Ida Mitrani was delighted with her artwork – aren’t they amazing!

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Monika Cilmi

My name is Monika and I am a London Art College tutor. I have recently certified as a Dream builder coach following a live training in LA. It is an amazing program to help people live the life they deserve and love living. It follows 10 principles and it has a spiritual approach which empower people with amazing results.

I have experienced these results in my life and my career as an artist. I am also applying art to the program with various creative activities and affirmation exercises to guide and support my clients / students to achieve their goals and shift their perception about their life. Everyone can apply these principle using art through my guidance.

I mostly work with creative people and businesses. One of my students in the program is an artist and she has shifted her life completely. She has made massive changes moving forward to follow her dreams.

Another project I have been working on while in LA is a new wire sculpture idea. It uses a new wonderful material which all students can use to express their creativity and artistic abilities. Check the link to see some examples and info about this new material.

https://www.artrods.biz/featured-artist

Monica Cilmi

Weekend Challenge – Earthy Coloured Objects!

Another week has flown by and we are nearly at the weekend again. Are you read for your weekend challenge?!

I love natural coloured objects, whether it is wood, stoneware, earthenware, natural pinecones, linen fabrics, autumn leaves etc. All natural objects have a very similar colour pallet, which mainly comprises of earthy tones including browns, creams, ochres….

So I set up a still life for you and took a couple of photos of natural objects on our dresser. I have added a variation and given two photos as you can see.

Your challenge is to paint or draw either photo, including the warm colours of the background, but still allowing the objects to stand out from the background.

You can crop into the photo and make your own composition if you wish! The final photo shows just one idea you could use.

Don’t forget that you can let certain areas of the objects to softly blend with the background. If you squint your eyes at the photo to judge the tones, you will see the left hand side of the earthenware pot is very similar in tone to the background. If this area blends or slightly disappears into the background – this is fine! It all adds to the scene. Try to make the most of the lighter areas with the dark background behind, for instance the left had top edge of the candlestick holder, this is lovely and light and the background is a rich dark brown throwing the candlestick forward, but still retaining a soft edge.

I hope that you feel inspired by the images, don’t forget you can use any medium – watercolours, coloured pencil, digital, acrylic, oils or even collage and mixed media. Most of all have lots of fun with your earthy tones!

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 Hands!

What an amazing collection of hands! It was not an easy challenge and we are so proud of the students who completed the task and submitted work for us to post on our blog.

Sue McAulay’s study of a hand is very solid and three dimensional. The direction of shading is excellent. Sue has shaded within the contours of the hand and fingers to create the rounded feel to them. Also noting the light and shade helps to create the solidity and 3d feel. Well done Sue!

Pauline and Sheila have both taken up the challenge of drawing a hand and ‘painting’ on it to make it become something quite different! We love both pieces, absolutely wonderful and lots of imagination and creativity here!

Jane Burden has created three wonderful studies of hands in her sketchbook. Ultimately all students should keep a sketchbook and draw in it from life daily. This not only helps students to improve observational skills but also the handling of the pencil and refining line, shading, tonal ranges, light and shade etc. Superb drawings Jane, keep up the good work.

Another stunning drawing by Heidi Elizabeth. We not only have a hand drawing here, but Elizabeth is holding another very tricky subject to draw..an egg! The hand and egg have been drawn and shaded extremely well. The shadow on the wall behind along with the shading of the background helps to create a very three dimensional and solid drawing. Excellent light and shade too!

And finally one of our favourites is by Maria Win, her hands painted in watercolour. Utterly beautiful! Crisp, fresh washes, beautiful skin tones and a light filled painting. Well done Maria!

We hope that you have enjoyed viewing the paintings and drawings here. If you would like to take part in the next challenge, keep an eye out on our blog for our next post!

Sue McAuley
Pauline burke
Sheila Brown
Jane Burden
Jane Burden
Jane Burden
Heidi Elizabeth‎
Maria Win
‘If these hands could talk’ by Rafaella Somma

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Jackie Davies

This stunning painting is by student Jackie Davies who completed the painting for an assignment on the Landscape Diploma Course. We love the light that Jackie has painted in the sky and reflections in the water. The depth of tones in the trees giving them a semi silhouetted feel is excellent, especially in the way they softly blend into the sky. The whole painting is beautiful – we hope you agree!

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Lorelie Dyer

We displayed a portrait for inspiration yesterday by a very talented student. Today we thought we would display some still life artwork. The drawing is by Coloured Pencil course student Lorelie Dyer. Her drawing of a Coke can, glass and crisp packet is excellent and very colourful too. The amount of work and detail in the book the items are sitting on is incredible. We hope that you are all inspired and impressed!!