An absolutely stunning painting today by student Ann Hunt who painted this whilst on the Watercolour Diploma Course. Ann is a very proficient watercolourist and we had aded a close up detail of the windmill to show the beautifully delicate fresh lines of the windmill and the shadows against the tower. The wet in wet Continue Reading
Hana Teasar completed the Graphic Design Art Diploma Course with tutor Vanessa weaver. We are delighted to be able to add one of Hana’s projects here on our blog to inspire our students with. Hana was asked to design a box of tea using her own packaging design, her own text along with illustrating each Continue Reading
Student David Maidment has been creating some wonderful artwork on the Drawing and Painting Diploma Course. The course allows students to practice different mediums along with studying different subjects. As you can see below, David has worked in pencil and oil for this set of work practicing his techniques for each medium beautifully. Congratulations to Continue Reading
This weekends challenge is going to be difficult to not eat while you are drawing or painting it! We would love for you to draw or paint some scones with jam and cream. Your only dilemma is – are you going to put the jam or cream on top? The Devon method is to cover Continue Reading
Welcome to this weeks art challenge depicting of oranges and orange peel. This is a fantastic exercise as it combines not only colour but also the varied textures on the orange and peel to contend with. If you think about an orange segment you might think on the face of it, it is just simply Continue Reading
A wonderful collection of work from students on the Digital illustration course. Each one so diverse and interesting. We hope that you find them inspiring and if you would like to have a go at digital illustration, why not join our course. Head on over to our website and check out the details – Digital Continue Reading
A Collection of Litter – I decided to complete this as a vignette rather than try to fill the whole page. Again using a mixture of Polychomos and Coloursoft, but on a smoother support of 200 gsm cartridge paper. The pencils used for my course are mainly Faber-Castell Polychomos, with some additional colour from Derwent Continue Reading
The Elmer trail in Ipswich has now come to a close. Once it was all complete there was the auction for the charity involved on October 3rd. I am so excited to announce that my Elmer ‘Life in it’s Diversity’ has been incredibly popular and it has been sold to Axa for £8000! Axa is Continue Reading
Three superb drawings today by student Babs Williams who is studying on our Beginners Drawing Course. These are excellent studies of objects that can easily be found around the home and great ones to practice with.
This weekend’s art challenge is very orange! We would like you to portray either an orange, tangerine or clementine with the peel coming off, revealing part of the inside of the orange. It can be similar to some of the photos on this page which you can use or perhaps you would prefer to work Continue Reading
Welcome to our latest art challenge – the three colour challenge. What a wonderful selection of artwork we have for everyone to see today!! So many different genres all using just three colours. Isn’t it amazing what can be achieved with such a small palette! If you haven’t taken part in this challenge, or you Continue Reading
Edward has allowed us to post the PFD he created of his set three work for the Oil Painting Course. We were so impressed at the way Edward not only created his work but in how he has presented it, we wanted our students to see how excellent it is. Edward submitted this PDF along Continue Reading
A beautiful painting today by Oil Painting student Oksana Lupych. The painting was created for one of Oksana assignments on the oil course and she has cleverly used a limited pallet of sepia tones. We have added some close up details for our readers to see how much texture has been added, possibly using gesso Continue Reading
This is going to be quite a fun challenge as we would like you to create a painting using three colours – but with no actual mixing to ‘make’ colours. You have a few options. You could set up a still life of a lemon, lime and a blue jug for instances and there you Continue Reading
Let’s dive right in to our fantastic challenge all about Water Lilies! What a beautiful array of artwork we have received this week. Our students have excelled themselves, each and every painting really brings out our students own unique styles which is wonderful. Some students are experimenting, some are creating quick sketches and studies, others Continue Reading
A stunning and intricate drawing today by Drawing and Painting student Hester Groen de Porto. I am a beginner with drawing and painting. I was looking for something creative I could do at home and at night when my two boys are in bed. In the past I’ve been photographing but this is not possible Continue Reading
We have two lovely pastel paintings today by London Art College student Ivana Lieskovska. Ivana is studying with Monika on the Pastel Painting course. We love the rich warm colours that Ivana has used in both paintings, lots of movement and atmosphere too!
The following pieces are by student Clare Nicholson. Tutor Maggy was thrilled with Clare’s ideas for this set and asked us to post them here on our blog for inspiration. Claire said…… Pen and Ink As I’ve not inked in this way before, I took some time to read up on pen and ink drawing Continue Reading
Superb illustration today by student Marlies mast who is currently taking the Illustrating children’s books Diploma Course.
Welcome to this weekends Water Lily Art Challenge! Water Lilies have to be one of the most graceful and beautiful plants to adorn our ponds and lakes. You only have to take a look at the many paintings Monet created in his lifetime (Claude Monet Water Lilies) to see how they captured his imagination and Continue Reading