Charis Simpson – When All is dark….

Charis Simpson is studying our Illustrating Children’s Book Diploma Course with tutor Maggy Roberts. maggy sent us one of Charis’ illustrations for our blog…. Charis said… “I have always dreamed about being a children’s book illustrator and this course seemed like the perfect step” For the assignment, I was inspired a bit by Chris Riddell Continue Reading

Kathleen Gordon – Botanical Painting

Kathleen Gordon has just finished her Botanical Painting Diploma Course, with a Distinction. Tutor Shevaun Doherty said… “I really love her page of Zinnia flowers. She painted Zinnias for one of her previous assignments, but decided to revisit them for her diploma work, choosing to try out a completely different composition. This is bright, fresh Continue Reading

Rachel Duffield – Children’s Illustration

My name is Rachel Duffield and I am studying the Children’s Illustration Books Online Art Course with tutor Maggy Roberts. The brief for this picture asked for an illustration that showed a friendship between a cow and a bird. The picture was also required to show how the friends had enjoyed travels and adventures together. Continue Reading

Barbra Knapik – Still Life Course

Our Still Life Art Course is tutored by professional artist and painter Alan Dedman. Student Barbra Knapik has created three monochrome paintings for one of her Still Life assignments. Each painting has been accurately drawn along with being painted very precisely. Barbra has noted the light and shadows of each object and has also noted their Continue Reading

Beatrice Anderson – Pet Portraits Course

Our Pet Portraits Online Art Course is one of our most popular courses.  Students gain experience not only painting pets, but wildlife too. The course covers all of the main mediums, along with an introduction on drawing to help brush up your skills, giving you a good grounding particularly if you are a complete beginner. Beatrice Continue Reading