A very bold and stunning piece today by student Gerald Mckenna who is currently working on the Beginners Drawing course with tutor Monica Cilmi. We love it and hope you do too!
A beautiful watercolour painting today from Maria Ei Zar – ‘Pears in a Glass Bowl’. Maria has a very light touch when it comes to painting in watercolour. Her many delicate layers of fresh colours used to create each pear is absolutely stunning. The three dimensional feel to them along with the texture too is Continue Reading
Tutor Steven Hersey was thrilled to receive Alicia’s fifth assignment for her Illustration Course and said that it was ‘outstanding artwork’. He asked if it could be added here for students to view. Alicia was delighted for it to be added here on our blog. We hope students enjoy reading how Alicia approached the two Continue Reading
This weekends Art Challenge is very challenging! We would like you to set up a still life of eggs laying on a cloth. We have taken some photographs of eggs on a linen cloth however you can use any kind of cloth that you have to hand, as long as you wrinkle the fabric. Alternatively Continue Reading
Welcome to the reveal of our students artwork on the theme of reflections. So many varying styles and ideas of this theme. It is amazing how students can come up with completely different and unique ideas to convey the word ‘reflections’. We are absolutely delighted with everyones results and we hope you enjoy viewing them Continue Reading
2 AWARDS AT PATCHINGS ART FESTIVAL 2019 I’m delighted to announce that my watercolour ‘Underfall Boat Yard, Bristol’ has received 2 awards at this year’s exhibition and competition in ‘The Artist’ Professional category at the Patchings Art Centre in Nottingham. I’ve always found harbours and boat yards inspiring places to paint and earlier this year, I gained Continue Reading
Today’s post is by a student who completed her course in 2001. We hope that our students and readers find it inspiring!! ————————– Jo Allsopp is a self-taught artist from Leicestershire who owns Sable Studio Gallery which is nestled in the beautiful grounds of Moira Furnace Museum, Derbyshire, located by the canal. Here, there is Continue Reading
My name is Natasha Griffiths and I am studying Digital Illustration with tutor Monique. I’m normally a traditional pet portrait artist, pen and paper but I’ve always been really interested in digital art. This Dachshund was my first attempt at any kind of digital art and was drawn for my first assignment. It is so Continue Reading
Nemu Abe has just reached the finishing line of the Drawing and Painting Diploma Course with a Distinction! Nemu is very talented and produced some excellent work throughout the course. Take a look at some of her work below. We wish Nemu the best of luck with her future artwork!
Welcome to our latest artwork challenge all about reflections. We see reflections everywhere, whether it be tiny reflections in a drop of water on a window from the rain, to our own reflections peering into puddle. Reflections can be from objects on a shiny surface, reflecting their colours and shapes gloriously like the photo of Continue Reading