Merry Christmas and a Very Happy New Year

We would like to wish all of our students a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Here’s to a very successful and creative 2013! Also thank you to Angela, one of our students on the Pet Portraits Diploma course for allowing us to use her Robin drawing which she drew for one of our challenges on the college forum. Thank you Angela!

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The Magic Walnut – Illustrator needed.

We have received an email from Dominic Leyton and are posting it on our blog in case any of our students are interested in working with Dominic. We are in no way affiliated with Dominic Leyton, we have no knowledge about the project and are only passing information on. We wish any student the best of luck if they are successful in working on the […]

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Lynns Inspiring story….

What a wonderful and inspiring story, written by Lynn, who has just passed the Illustrating Children’s Books Diploma Course with Distinctions. We hope Lynn enjoys the extension course with Maggy and we wish her the very best of luck with her future illustrations! ————————————————— My name is Lynn Steed and I currently live in South Africa with my husband and […]

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Victoria’s Graphic Design blog post…

Victoria Edwards has just completed the Graphic Design Art Diploma Course  receiving a distinction. We would like to congratulate Victoria on working so well though her course and we are sure that she will go far in her creative endeavours. Vanessa Weaver, the Graphic Design Course tutor, asked me if I would contact Victoria to see if she would write about her final piece […]

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Mackintosh the coloured pencil cat!

Norma submitted her work to Julie Douglas who tutors the coloured pencil extension course which Norma is currently studying on. I emailed Norma to ask if she would write a little something about her cat portrait for our college news blog. We would like to thank Norma officially for writing this for us. We love your cat portrait here in the office and […]

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Row, Row, Row your boat…..

Caroline is a new student on the Illustrating Children’s book course and she posted her painting of ‘Row Row Row your boat’ on our student forum. I was so taken with it I asked if Caroline would write a little about it for our blog. I hope you love it as much as I do and enjoy reading Caroline’s thoughts and ideas behind it. ————————————————————– […]

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Student Opportunities….

We have received an email from Paul O’Brain and are posting it on our blog in case any of our students are interested in working with Paul  We are in no way affiliated with Paul, we have no knowledge about the project and are only passing information on. We wish any student the best of luck if they are successful in working with Paul. ——————————————————————— […]

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Graphic Design Students artwork

16 year old Sunita Hodgson is currently taking the Graphic Design Diploma course with Vanessa Weaver and Vanessa asked if Sunita could write a little about one of her cartoons for the college news blog. I’m sure you will find it inspiring and I hope you enjoy reading it! ————————————————————————— My name is Sunita Hodgson. I’ve always loved art since I […]

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Claire’s Story….

The following text and images are by Claire, a very talented student who has just completed both the  Illustrating Children’s Books (D6) and the follow on Extension course. We would like to thank Claire for taking the time to write a piece for our college news blog and we wish her every success in what looks like will be a very exciting career for her. ———————————————————————- My name […]

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Chinese Brush Painting Student Artwork….

We have our first pieces of artwork from our first student on our new correspondence course – Chinese Brush Painting! We would like to thank Janet for writing the piece below about her artwork and allowing us to display it both here and in our student gallery. We are looking forward to seeing her next set in the coming months. If anyone reading our blog is […]

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Watercolour Diploma Student…..

A lovely testimonial from a Watercolour Diploma Student………… ————————————————————————- I am delighted to have received a distinction for my Watercolour Diploma. I enjoyed the course and the challenge of painting subjects which I have not attempted before and feel like I have progressed with my technique. I like painting without a preliminary sketch as I find it […]

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Children’s Illustration Student and Author…..

Maggy Roberts, our Illustrating Children’s book tutor, asked if Jenny could write something for our college news blog. Jenny passed the Illustrating children’s books course with distinctions and she is in the process of writing children’s stories for publishers. Below are Jenny’s experiences from the course. —————————————————————- For as long as I can remember I wanted to write and illustrate children’s books. It […]

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Photography Students Photo…..

I asked Nicola if she would be able to chat about her wonderful photograph below for our college news blog. Nicola is currently studying the Photography Diploma Course (D10) with Rona Cox and is enjoying every minute. I hope you enjoy Nicola’s post below. ———————————————————- Hello everyone, My name is Nicola Cooper and I am taking the photography diploma with tutor Rona Cox. My husband noted […]

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