The Common Room

As some of our students are already aware, we now have a brand new forum called ‘The Common Room’. It’s bursting with life already, even though its only been up and running for a couple of weeks! We have more students interacting together on our new forum as the software is much more up to date and easier to use.

Students can either register for a new account or they can login using their Facebook or Twitter login. Students can also upload their artwork directly to the forum which is proving to be very popular. It is very easy to start a new discussion as you can see from the screen capture below, its the big blue button! Choose your category to post, and away you go. We have sections for students to introduce themselves with plenty of help files to get them started, so why not pop over today to introduce yourself and post some of your work for us to see!

Visit The Common Room here –



We have received an email from BubblyBox.  If any of our students enter, please do let us know! As always the London Art College is not affiliated with this offer and students offer their services at their own risk.


Freelance Packaging Design Project for BubblyBox

BubblyBox, an interior design startup based in Paris, France requires a Freelance Packaging Consultant to develop brand identity and packaging for a new line of interior design “boxes.” 


– Designing components of the new product including but not limited to: packaging stickers, box design, shipping materials, product information cards, receipts, etc.
– Develop brand and packaging guidelines 
– Maintain consistency within brand through development and implementation of graphic standards manual with colleagues
– Mock-up packaging prior to sampling for pre-sale


– Great graphic designing skills 
– Exceptional typography and logo skills
– High attention to detail
– Self-starter, deadline focused, easy-going personality
– Expert use of Photoshop and Illustrator
– Exposure to working with brand guidelines
– Experience with retail packaging

To apply please submit:
– Your CV/Resume
– Your portfolio of work

To: Rakhi Bhavnani

Update from Bea….

About a month ago we put out a request on our Facebook page for students, past and present, to email us with their favourite piece of work that they had done recently and we received some wonderful emails which we have featured here on the blog. One students who passed the Pet Portrait Diploma with flying colours has got in touch with two of her recent pieces. If you would like to see more of Bea’s work, you can visit Bea’s gallery here >> 


It’s been two years since I completed the Pet Portrait Course. Just been checking out your Facebook and saw that you were inviting  past students to submit some of their work. So here are a couple, one in pastel pencil and Cretacolour Nero Pencils, that I’ve completed this  year.

I’ve dabbled in just about all the mediums,  still struggling with oils and finally decided that pencils are my favourite, graphite and pastel  pencils and of course animals are my first preference.

I’ve attended a  few workshops that have been held locally,  there is a known 
artist, Kate Jenvey and last week-end I attended one  of her workshops doing Coloured Pencils. Kate works mainly in graphite,  coloured pencils and oil, her works is realistic and detailed, which might be of interest to your readers.

Two of my graphite kangaroos were sold and sent off to Germany, I was  thrilled about that!

Pet Portraits Diploma

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2014 London Art College competition is now OPEN!

2014 London Art College competition is now OPEN!

The London Art competition is open to all students currently studying with the London Art College, or those who have completed since September 2013.


Students can submit ONE piece of artwork that they have created in any media (excluding photography).
Please send photos or scans of your artwork in JPEG format.
Please send all entries to
Entry deadline is October 1st 2014
If you require any help please email


The Bear Cub Gallery Wildcard Competition

We have received an email from The Bear Cub Gallery .  If any of our students enter, please do let us know! As always the London Art College is not affiliated with this offer and students offer their services at their own risk.


The Bear Cub Gallery Wildcard Competition

Bear Cub Gallery are excited to announce ‘The Ark’, an exclusive assembly of original Urban and Contemporary works. Curated in awareness of the IUCN (The International Union for the Conservation of Nature) International artists were challenged to produce two unique pieces of one ‘Red Listed’ animal and come September, they will be displayed 2 by 2 aboard ‘The Ark’. The gallery space will be as epic as the theme, and really; what better environment than a vessel historically understood as symbolising salvation to set the scene! Make no mistake, this is not your usual art exhibition and is certainly not one you’ll want to miss…

Bear Cub Gallery Presents The ARK – A Group Exhibition of Contemporary Art
26th September 2014 – 2nd October 2014
Private View – 6-9pm Thursday 25th September 2014
RSVP Private View
Crypt on the Green Clerkenwell EC1R 0EA

PRIZE: The opportunity to exhibit aboard ‘the Ark’ among our line up of Contemporary Artists

HOW TO ENTER: Submit an NEW and UNSEEN original work of one of the following animals to by the 1st September 2014

JUDGING: We will shortlist 10 artists and put them to a Facebook vote, likes and shares will determine the winner and will be counted on 7th September 2014, giving you one week to get your supporters to like and share, increasing your chances of selection!

Likes and shares will be counted from the original Bear Cub post. Be sure to direct people back to the original Bear Cub Gallery  post of your work!!

We are passionate about artist advocacy and providing opportunity in the arts. Student or practicing artist anyone is welcome. Mention anyone you think may be interested in the comments to make sure they don’t miss out. Please share to spread the word

Best of Luck, the BCG Team

Derwent Art Prize 2014

Derwent Art Prize 2014

Approximately 80 works will appear in the exhibition to be held at the Mall Galleries, The Mall, London SW1Y 5BD from 15 – 20 September 2014. Following the London exhibition a selection of exhibits will be shown at The Pencil Museum, Keswick, Cumbria CA12 5NG from 1 December 2014 – 9 January 2015.

An online exhibition gallery for the 2014 Derwent Art Prize is now open to browse some of the pencil entries and this year the official organisers, Parker Harris have two sections for votes in the Peoples Choice Awards.

Out of the thousands entering, we’re pleased to report one of our LAC coloured pencil students, Julie Maguire has four entries in the online gallery.  Please take a look at her work and show some support by voting for your favourite by clicking on this link: Derwent Art Prize >>