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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Weekend Challenge – Easter

We hope that you all had a wonderful Easter! The artwork below is an amazing selection of work from last weekends challenge and we hope that you enjoy viewing them all. Don’t forget you can click each one to see them larger! What a great turn out this week! Well done everyone!

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Maria Ei Zar

Artwork by student Maria Ei Zar…..

Delightful – Watercolor 11 x 14 inches
I love glass pot and love flowers. Most of my drawing reference upon my own still life or photos.But sometimes I have no real model to draw what I want. Thus I draw sketch on A4 paper of the shape of jar that I want.And then I put some sketch of the flowers, after that I draw outline on my drawing paper. Light reflection and other composition 
works depend on my experiences.

Kachin Lady – Watercolor 7.5 x 5.5 inches
This drawing is my self portrait. Actually I was very rarely to draw portrait. 
Even though I can draw almost same of the model, but I most like to prefer still live drawing. “Kachin” is one tribe including among 8 major tribal in Myanmar. This kind of dress called “Rawon” tribal dress, this is different one tribe under Kachin Tribe.

The Lady 1 & 2 – Watercolor 11 x 14 inches
This drawing is the portrait of our State Counselor of our Country Myanmar. Her name is ‘Aung San Su Kyi’. I love respectfully to her since I was a child because she is a daughter of our Country General Aung San who was the martyr of our Country. I draw so many portraits of her drawing and wrote the poem and article about her just before she has becoming the State counsellor. This is one of the drawing. I’ve finished in time and I got chance to give her directly. I am very excited and feel wonderful, never forget about that. Now this portrait is in her hand.

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Margaret Orchard

Margaret Orchard has produced some beautiful and striking work for her 4th assignment, on the Botanical Diploma Course, working with Pen and Ink and Coloured pencils.

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Katherine Langford

Here is a wonderful final brief from student Katherine Langford on the Illustrating Children’s Book Diploma course. Tutor Maggy Roberts was thrilled with Katherines response to this assignment.

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Weekend Challenge – Easter

Seeing as it is Easter we would like you to create a painting or drawing that encapsulates Easter for you. You can paint anything that you feel works with the Easter theme.

Some ideas could be to paint your brightly coloured chocolate easter eggs with their boxes, or set up a realistic still life of eggs in a bowl just like the paintings of Jos van Riswick shown below.

You could also paint chicks, chickens, signs of spring with flowers, pretty gardens, spring time illustrations etc. Its a wide topic so use your imagination!

You might also like to draw an egg similar to the very clever still life by J.D.Hillberry. The whole piece of drawn, including the pencil, the notepad with the chicken drawing – even the masking tape!

We hope that you find it inspiring and we are very much looking forward to seeing your take on Easter – we also would like to wish you a very Happy Easter too!

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

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Weekend Challenge – Sunsets!

Welcome to the results of the weekend challenge for sunsets! Our students have created some wonderful paintings which you can see below.

Jill Allsopp created the sunset in oils on canvas and said .. “I love these challenges, they give me something relaxing to do in between concentrating on drawing for the course I am on.”

We love to hear that our students are enjoying these challenges and we are thrilled when we receive paintings and drawings from our students who are completing them. Keep up the amazing work everyone!

Don’t forget to click on the paintings below to see them larger!

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!

Tatiana Sukhareva

Tatiana Sukhareva has just emailed her weekend challenge from last week and we just had to feature it on our blog today! Isn’t it wonderful! What a beautiful painting.

The light and shadows have been captured perfectly on the shoes and boardwalk. Tatiana’s excellent drawing skills are showing through and her painting techniques, with her crisp washes and fresh colours make for a superb painting. Her colour pallet is superb. Lots of interest in the scene too.

Tatiana should be over the moon with this study and we look forward to seeing more artwork from her on the weekend challenges soon!

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Brandon Holdin

Brandon Holding has completed the Digital Illustration Diploma Course with tutor Monique Piscaer Bailey. He has just been issued with a certificate for a distinction. We have added below his very first submission (the eye) and his later pieces to show his unbelievable transformation from his early submission to his latest. He has worked so hard & deserves every bit of that achievement. Aren’t these illustrations just incredible?! Congratulations Brandon for all of your hard work and dedication.

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Layla Ewen

A great wet-in-wet exercise from Layla Ewen who is studying with Maggie Roberts on the Illustrating Children’s Book Course.

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Weekend Challenge – Sunsets!

This Weekend Challenge is all about colourful sunsets. Work from photos or the real thing, it is completely up to you. We would like to see plenty of colour and depth of tone, so don’t be afraid to go for it! It can be completed in coloured pencil, pastel, oils, watercolour, acrylic or mixed media. We have added lots of photos below in the gallery as inspiration. Don’t forget you can click on the images to see high resolution versions too. 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!