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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Sabine Krappmann

Here are three illustrations by botanical student Sabine Krappmann. Sabine completed three different studies of the sunflower using different techniques. The first study is a sepia pen and ink drawing, allowing Sabine to describe the areas using fine pen lines and texture. The second study is a watercolour study with a sepia under drawing in some areas which helps to firm up the lines, particularly around the petals and the edge of the leaves.

The final study is a combination of the sepia pen and ink with watercolour too. Pen has been added on top of the watercolour to help create texture on the leaves and define the leaf veins. These studies show, how that the same image – no matter what the subject, can look very different using two mediums. Why not give it a go yourself! If you would like guidance in doing so, pop over to our Botanical Painting Online Art Course and enrol today!



Josephine MacLeod

Josephine MacLeod is currently working through our Life Drawing and Painting Course with tutor Alan Dedman. She has completed three excellent paintings for her coursework and we wanted to show them here for our students to see. We love the bold colours and paint strokes Josephine has produced in all three paintings. She has also created some wonderful textures within her paint marks on the canvases.

Josephine has observed her subjects and judged every paint stroke she has made beautifully. We hope that this collection of paintings completed by Josephine inspires our students to pick up a pencil or paintbrush and draw or paint a family member – or your self portrait! If you do, drop us a line and let us see!


John Irvine

Student John Irvine has created some amazing drawings on the Coloured Pencil Course recently. We particularly like the first drawing below, the cup and spoon drawing.

The pattern on the cup is absolutely wonderful. The intensity of the colour in the flowers is superb. One area we would like to draw our readers attention to is the light hitting the cup on the handle. It is reflecting onto the mug itself and if you notice fades the very edge of the flower. This really helps to add life to the drawing, realism and three dimensional form. It is such an important area and a very advanced piece of drawing.

We would like to congratulate John for creating some splendid artwork here, all of his pieces are superb!

Elena Peres

Student Elena Peres created some wonderful studies for one of her assignments on the Pastel Painting Course. We absolutely love the way that Elena has experimented using the same still life set up using different papers and different techniques. Both studies are excellent and we particularly like the the way Elena has noted the reflections in the surface on the table. We feel the top study reflections work the best – what do you think?

Have you experimented with pastels recently? Perhaps you are using pastel pencils and might like to give sticks or pans a try? You might be confused as to which paper you should be using – from sanded to velour there are lots of varieties. Hop on over to our website and enrol on our course today. We can help you with your pastel shopping spree and give you guidance throughout the course too. Pastel Painting Course….

Monique Bailey

The final day of our Illustrating Children’s Books Diploma exercise the ‘Row Row Row Your Boat’ week. Monique Bailey’s version was wonderfully received by tutor Maggy Roberts which you can see below.

The overall design, the different elements of the scene and the pastel colours all work really well. The viewers eye is drawn to the singing sunshine and the happy flowers, even down to the detail of the Happy Days sign. What a beautiful world Monique has created!

Gabrielle Marlowe

A beautiful illustration today by London Art College student Gabrielle Marlowe. This is a wonderful response to the exercise ‘Row, Row, Row Your Boat’ on the illustrating Children’s Books Diploma Course.

We love the dog with his paws over the edge of the boat and his perky ears! The whole illustration is beautifully designed and very colourful. We can see that it would really capture the attention of little ones when reading.

We hope you enjoy viewing Gabrielle’s illustration along with the close up versions too. Stay tuned for the next illustration tomorrow.