Making your own cards for promotion..

The image below depicts a selection of cards created by one of our pet portrait diploma students for her course.  Making your own cards, whether they are hand made, professionally printed or produced on your home computer and printer, is a great way to promote yourself and your work. You can provide details and text on the back  with your website address to promote commissions or further purchases of your prints/cards / paintings etc. You can either give these as free promotional gifts, sell them at exhibitions, fêtes, fairs or even in your local shops and stores. Creating your own cards is a must for all up and coming artists whatever subjects you are painting or drawing.


New Look to the London Art College Website!

We have a new look to our London Art College Forum which we hope looks an altogether more friendly and exciting place to be! From the feedback we have had from our students, they are really enjoying being able to interact with other students on their own courses and on other courses as well, to be almost part of a group and a team together. They give each other moral support and help and encouragement when they need it most. We are delighted to be able to provide this service to our students, and we hope the forum grows and blossoms even over the coming months.

You can also vist a few of our courses in the banners at the top and they will be changing over the months to otehr courses we provide. You can also use the navigation buttons on the top right and bottom right to navigate to the LAC contact page, home page, student gallery and news blog.

We always enjoy reading students feedback, so don’t hesitate to email us at any time and let us know what you think of our forum and how it possibly could be improved.

Visit our London Art College Community forum… >>


SAA Liberating Lives Competition

Call for Entries

The SAA, society for artists, encourages you to create a piece of art that could be exhibited at London’s prestigious Mall Galleries in partnership with healthcare charity Sue Ryder Care.

For the second year running the SAA is proud to be supporting Sue Ryder Care’s Art Liberating Lives campaign and invites artists of all forms to enter Art Liberating Lives, a competition that culminates in an exclusive exhibition that celebrates the power of art as a form of therapy, expression and liberation.

Artworks must be created to the theme of “liberation”. Selected pieces will be shown at the Art Liberating Lives exhibition at London’s prestigious Mall Galleries in December. Submission costs £12.50 per entry and you can submit your artwork(s) from now until 21 October 2009.

New for this year there will be regional collection points for selected artworks (details available from July), artists’ awards and prizes, including a prize sponsored by the SAA, and for this year only Sue Ryder Care has lowered its sales commission to 35% (+VAT).

It’s a great opportunity to not only have your artwork shown in one of London’s top galleries but to also help fund care for people and their families living with Cancer, Stroke, Brain Injury, Multiple Sclerosis, Dementia, Huntington’s Disease and Motor Neurone Disease.

Submit your artwork and find out more at:
or contact the Art Liberating Lives team at Sue Ryder Care on 0845… or

Thanks for your support!

Painting featured by Arina Gordienko, Silence (Oil on linen) exhibited at Art Liberating Lives 2008

Cartoonist Tutor Required

We have a vacancy for a Distance Learning Course tutor for the cartooning Diploma course and to possibly also take over the Sc-fi Fantasy Certificate course. If you are interested please read the information below.


Our current time course tutor is retiring from the role after five years and we have a part time vacancy for a suitable person to take over. Our cartoon course tutor has usually also looked after students on our Science Fiction and Fantasy course and this remains an option now for the right candidate. This is a unique opportunity to work with students worldwide from the comfort of your own home or studio. The successful applicant will eventually be able to put their mark on the course/s and make them their own.

We need an experienced and successful cartoonist, ideally with established teaching skills. The job involves guiding and supporting students as they study our courses at home. Critiquing submissions of student work, often sent electronically and generally helping students to get the best from their studies. Tutors are freelance, arranging their work on a time table to suit themselves and are paid for each submission handled, on a piecework basis. The post requires a few hours per week in tutoring, which will start gradually as you take over the new enrollees. The tutor will be required to have some general computer skills. Tutors must be UK based. Most of our course tutors have been with the college for some years and we operate in a professional, but friendly way.

If you are interested in taking over the tutoring post for the Cartooning and Possibly the Sci-fi Fantasy course, in the first instance interested parties should look at the relevant pages on our web site: and then contact us with the with the following…..

An Up To Date CV
A few high res examples of your  artwork,
A brief background of your experiences / education /age range
Tutoring experiences,
Whether you have a full / part time job or work as an artist full / part time.

Please email this information entitling  your email ‘Cartooning Course Tutor Vacancy’ to Principal Peter Fisher  –