From Concept to Completion – Woodpecker in Pastels

One of my Pet Portraits students has completed their course and passed with distinctions and you can find a detail of the painting below on the honours list page. I asked Lisa if she would be able to write a little about the Woodpecker painting and how it came about, i hope you enjoy her story of the painting from concept to […]

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Pet Portrait Students artwork of Chef Athos….

One of my pet portraits students sent a wonderful piece of artwork through to me this week to be critiqued. The brief was to create a surreal portrait and Barbara has created a fabulous portrait of her cat Chef Athos. Such a lovely story behind it too, I asked Barbara if she would like to write about it for the […]

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Lynns Inspiring story….

What a wonderful and inspiring story, written by Lynn, who has just passed the Illustrating Children’s Books Diploma Course with Distinctions. We hope Lynn enjoys the extension course with Maggy and we wish her the very best of luck with her future illustrations! ————————————————— My name is Lynn Steed and I currently live in South Africa with my husband and […]

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Victoria’s Graphic Design blog post…

Victoria Edwards has just completed the Graphic Design Art Diploma Course  receiving a distinction. We would like to congratulate Victoria on working so well though her course and we are sure that she will go far in her creative endeavours. Vanessa Weaver, the Graphic Design Course tutor, asked me if I would contact Victoria to see if she would write about her final piece […]

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Mackintosh the coloured pencil cat!

Norma submitted her work to Julie Douglas who tutors the coloured pencil extension course which Norma is currently studying on. I emailed Norma to ask if she would write a little something about her cat portrait for our college news blog. We would like to thank Norma officially for writing this for us. We love your cat portrait here in the office and […]

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Row, Row, Row your boat…..

Caroline is a new student on the Illustrating Children’s book course and she posted her painting of ‘Row Row Row your boat’ on our student forum. I was so taken with it I asked if Caroline would write a little about it for our blog. I hope you love it as much as I do and enjoy reading Caroline’s thoughts and ideas behind it. ————————————————————– […]

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Graphic Design Students artwork

16 year old Sunita Hodgson is currently taking the Graphic Design Diploma course with Vanessa Weaver and Vanessa asked if Sunita could write a little about one of her cartoons for the college news blog. I’m sure you will find it inspiring and I hope you enjoy reading it! ————————————————————————— My name is Sunita Hodgson. I’ve always loved art since I […]

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Chinese Brush Painting Student Artwork….

We have our first pieces of artwork from our first student on our new correspondence course – Chinese Brush Painting! We would like to thank Janet for writing the piece below about her artwork and allowing us to display it both here and in our student gallery. We are looking forward to seeing her next set in the coming months. If anyone reading our blog is […]

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Photography Students Photo…..

I asked Nicola if she would be able to chat about her wonderful photograph below for our college news blog. Nicola is currently studying the Photography Diploma Course (D10) with Rona Cox and is enjoying every minute. I hope you enjoy Nicola’s post below. ———————————————————- Hello everyone, My name is Nicola Cooper and I am taking the photography diploma with tutor Rona Cox. My husband noted […]

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Graphic Design Students Artwork

On my travels sorting out admin in the student area I stumbled across a student who is currently studying the Graphic Design Diploma, who has submitted their work for submission. All of the images drew me in and following the progression and the creative thought behind it was just wonderful. I really had to post them here from the […]

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Another illustration students work….

We are receiving some fabulous work through at the moment, everyone must be in a very creative mood! This is a piece of artwork from a student currently taking the Illustrating children’s books and Maggy has just emailed it to me for the blog. Don’t you just love the blue wet in wet washes? The colours this student has created in […]

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