This weekends challenge is another tricky subject. Apples in a bowl! You might think ‘Ahh thats easy!’ however here is your chance to experiment with texture, shine and solidity, whilst juggling spheres, shadows and ellipses. You can choose any kind of apple, cut or whole, in any type of bowl. The idea being is that Continue Reading
Last weekend we set our students the task of drawing or painting some shells, either from the copyright free photos we posted on our blog, or from shells they had already collected. What a wonderful array of paintings and drawings we received this week! We have added them all in our Shell Gallery below and Continue Reading
First of all, I would like to say that I am really delighted by the opportunity to write a blog post about my experiences on the Graphic Design Art course. At the time when I started this course, I was working as an office worker, which was very unfulfilling work and therefore I decided to Continue Reading
We have two lovely drawings today by coloured pencil student Tess Burn. Tutor Monika Cilmi said … “Tess has improved so much throughout the course and her pet drawing are really nice…”Monika We love both pieces of work from Tess and hope that she continues to experiment using coloured pencil in her future pieces.
We have some students on our new course Drawing with Pens by tutor Monika Cilmi. They are Angela Willis, Kieron Moylan (aged 10) and Robert Kidner. The course is suitable for all ages and experiences, so why not give it a go! Head on over to our website and read about the course and enrol Continue Reading
This weekends challenge is all about shells. We have collected a range of photos for you to work from below, however we are happy for you to work from life! If you live near a beach, head on down this weekend and pick up some shells to make your own composition. If you have some Continue Reading
What an amazing array of artwork for our earthy objects challenge that we set our students to work on. We have posted all of the pieces of artwork that we received this week and there are some incredible paintings below. The first painting was completed by Gaythri. It is incredible…particularly when you read the entire Continue Reading
Maria Win has produced some fabulous paintings for her final assignment in the Watercolour Diploma Course. Tutor Ida Mitrani was delighted with her artwork – aren’t they amazing!
My name is Monika and I am a London Art College tutor. I have recently certified as a Dream builder coach following a live training in LA. It is an amazing program to help people live the life they deserve and love living. It follows 10 principles and it has a spiritual approach which empower Continue Reading
Another week has flown by and we are nearly at the weekend again. Are you read for your weekend challenge?! I love natural coloured objects, whether it is wood, stoneware, earthenware, natural pinecones, linen fabrics, autumn leaves etc. All natural objects have a very similar colour pallet, which mainly comprises of earthy tones including browns, Continue Reading
What an amazing collection of hands! It was not an easy challenge and we are so proud of the students who completed the task and submitted work for us to post on our blog. Sue McAulay’s study of a hand is very solid and three dimensional. The direction of shading is excellent. Sue has shaded Continue Reading
This stunning painting is by student Jackie Davies who completed the painting for an assignment on the Landscape Diploma Course. We love the light that Jackie has painted in the sky and reflections in the water. The depth of tones in the trees giving them a semi silhouetted feel is excellent, especially in the way Continue Reading
We displayed a portrait for inspiration yesterday by a very talented student. Today we thought we would display some still life artwork. The drawing is by Coloured Pencil course student Lorelie Dyer. Her drawing of a Coke can, glass and crisp packet is excellent and very colourful too. The amount of work and detail in Continue Reading
Stunning painting today by student Dimitra Klironomou who is studying on our Drawing and Painting Diploma. Isn’t it wonderful!!
Are you ready for another art challenge? This weekend we will be studying hands. You can draw or paint in any medium your own hands or someone else’s … as long as they give you permission of course!! Alternatively you can use the photos that we have added below or you can use your own Continue Reading
We set our students the task of creating a painting or drawing of Daffodils in our last weekends challenge. If you follow our blog you will have already seen the challenge along with the reference photo we posted that students could use if required. Or they could draw or paint their own Daffodils or their Continue Reading
I’m currently doing the Pastel certificate course and have just completed my third set of exercises; one of these was to ‘create an imaginary landscape using frottage’. Put simply, in this case, frottage is the art of making rubbings of various textured surfaces using pastels. These rubbings can then be used to create images (by Continue Reading
We felt that we hadn’t showcased a Pet Portrait Diploma student for a while, so here is a stunning painting by student Emma Hollands. Emma created a painting of a white cat in acrylic on canvas for her course. White animals are very difficult to portray. It is important to note all of the ‘colours Continue Reading
Student David Weatherill completed this amazing painting whilst working on the Drawing and Painting diploma course. We absolutely love it. It’s so dynamic and David’s colour pallet is excellent. We hope you like it as much as we do!
For those who live in the UK you will be aware that it was St Davids Day on March 1st. To celebrate, we hoped that students would be able to paint us some daffodils! Students can paint from life if they have their own daffodils, or you can copy our photo if you are inspired Continue Reading