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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Geoff Goodall

Beautiful coloured pencil artwork by today’s student Geoff Goodall. We have been admiring the lovely warm and light colours Jeff has used throughout his work and it really gives a lovely fresh feel to his drawings.  They are also very well drawn and his coloured pencil techniques are superb. We hope that you like them too.

If you would like to learn how to draw in coloured pencil, just like Jeff is doing, then head on over to our website and take a look at our Coloured Pencil Online Art Course page to view details about the course. You can enrol at any time and work form you home in your own time.


Denise Norman

My name is Denise Norman and I have recently completed the Coloured Pencil drawing course.  I have no art education or formal training, just a keen interest and a desire to produce something that I could be proud of.

It has probably taken me longer than most to complete the course, but I have loved every minute and learned so much.  I have improved enormously along the way thanks not only to the detailed course materials, but more importantly to Monika’s help and constructive feedback and support, not to mention her patience.  I have subsequently developed a new skill and passion which I am looking forward to continue working on and improving further.

I can highly recommend art as a destressor; it has certainly helped we unwind and relax.  These pictures were my final submissions and were produced using Derwent Artists pencils and Faber Castell Polychromo pencils on Bristol Board paper.  I am hoping to register for the Botanical Coloured Pencil art course next.

Denise Norman
Coloured Pencil Course


Sandhya Sharma

Sandhya Sharma has created a lovely selection of practice drawings in graphite pencil and sepia pastel for her practice assignments on the Life Drawing and Painting course. Some of the drawings Sandhya has been able to draw from life, some she has used photographs to work from. Either way, they are great practice to help improve observation skills of the human form. Sandhya has also been practicing foreshortening in poses which you can see by the study of the boy sleeping and the gymnast.

Marianela Soto

Marianela Soto is studying the Illustrating Children’s Book Diploma Course with tutor Maggy Roberts. Marianela contact me here at tech support with her artwork to ask about resizing the images for submitting in the ‘The Art Room’. Upon helping her I felt that her work would be absolutely superb to showcase here on the blog and so we hope you enjoy viewing them.

Hi from Santiago, Chile! I am taking Maggie Roberts’ course on Illustrating Children’s Books. The assignment was to create a large double-page spread illustration. Also a collage cut out. I hope you like them.

Landscape Watercolours

We thought it would be great to collect a selection of the beautiful watercolour landscape paintings students have been creating on the Landscape Painting Diploma Course. We have so many beautiful paintings in all different mediums on file, that we will have to have a ‘Landscape Week’ soon! However today’s post is dedicated to Watercolour. The paintings are by our London Art College students as follows : Zainab Aziz, Miren Amaya Del Castillo, Moira Millar, Ann Rae and Jackie Davies.

Christine Amstutz

Christine Amstutz completed our Drawing and Painting Diploma and here are a few of her pieces of artwork from the assignments on the course. We particularly love the painting of the pear. The colours Christine used along with the patterns and shapes in the background are superb.

The pear has been painted exquisitely with light on the left hand side and cooler shadows on the right. It is absolutely superb. The texture of the canvas really helps to pull everything together – it si simply wonderful. We hope you also enjoy viewing Christine’s artwork and find it as inspiring as as we do.


Coloured Pencil Collection

We have five very different pieces of artwork today from students who are studying on the Coloured Pencil Course. The course is very well rounded and it enables students to draw any subject that they would like whilst teaching coloured pencil as a medium as well as observational drawing too. So if you had a penchant for drawing buildings, then we are more than happy for you to include lots of street scenes, sky scrapers, city scapes and studies of architecture in your assignments. The first two drawings below are in fact good examples of this! We hope you find all of the pieces inspiring.

Artwork by students as follows : Helen Parkes, Amelia Whiffin, Jane Griffiths, Keith Galliford and Norma Hall.



Watercolours with boats…

Three wonderful pieces of artwork today, from three different students all taking the Watercolour Diploma Course. The students have created a painting on the theme of boats and each are are very different from the other. We love the confident and beautiful sky in Harjinder Gurnham’s boat painting, it truly is a superb piece. Anne Watson has really interestingly used paint to make splashes to describe the pebbles in the foreground on hers which works really well. Finally Yvonne Ryves has combined her boat with a landscape and trees using a very contemporary composition.

We hope that the paintings are inspirational to you all and if you are interested in learning how to paint in Watercolour, just let us know. We would love to help teach you!


Harjinder Gurnham


Anne Watson


Yvonne Ryves