illustrate-it competition

Kasia Gudacz emailed to ask if we would add her entry to the illustrate-it competition. We were more than happy to! Kasia has written about her entry below and we wish her the best of luck in the competition. If any of our other students are entering, drop us a line and let us know! —————————————————————————– Continue Reading

Christine’s New Website….

We have featured artwork from Christine Towndrow within the last month, she has already completed our Cartooning Diploma and our Graphic Design Diploma with flying colours. She is now studying our Illustrating Children’s Books Diploma with Maggy Roberts. Christine has just created a website for her work and wanted to let our students know how she went about the process as she Continue Reading

Nicola Cooper – Winner of World Photography Organisation

Congratulations to one of our photography students, Nicola Cooper is a winner! Here’s the text from her newspaper article… ———————————————————————— A FORMER quiz show hostess who gave up her TV career to move to rural Wales has won a national photography competition with a picture taken only months after she was given a camera. Nicola Cooper’s shot was judged Continue Reading

Success for Pet Portrait Student

We would like to congratulate Andrea for successfully passing the pet Portraits Diploma course in distinctions. Andrea emailed us a photo of an article her local newspaper which you can view and read below. Andrea said….”I’ve never been in the paper before…I am really quite excited about it, its made 3 local newspapers”. We are thrilled for Andrea and wish her Continue Reading

Children’s Book illustration student makes it!

Gay Mckinnon successfully completed our Children’s Book Illustration Diploma in 2011 and she has just published her first book as an illustrator. Gay told us that the diploma definitely helped her and she has written a little piece describing how…… —————————————————- I completed the LAC Diploma in Children’s Book Illustration in 2011. In addition to Continue Reading

Atsrid’s been busy after completing her sci fi & fantasy course….

One of our students who has recently completed the the Sci-Fi and Fantasy Certificate, has emailed us an update as to how shes getting on now she has completed her course. it sounds as though she is doing very well and we hope you enjoy viewing Astrids websites, blogs and exhibition work below. ————————————————————————————————– Since Continue Reading

Fallen – Graphic Novel Article By Ian Emerson

Ian Emerson has recently completed our graphic design diploma course with Vanessa Weaver and mentioned to Vanessa that he had been involved in a wonderful project with the ‘Living Memory Association’. Read and view Ian’s story below along with viewing his work. Inspiring!! —————————————- My boyhood passion for comics has never really gone away and a lot Continue Reading

Claire’s Story….

The following text and images are by Claire, a very talented student who has just completed both the  Illustrating Children’s Books (D6) and the follow on Extension course. We would like to thank Claire for taking the time to write a piece for our college news blog and we wish her every success in what looks like will be a very exciting career for her. ———————————————————————- My name Continue Reading

Watercolour Diploma Student…..

A lovely testimonial from a Watercolour Diploma Student………… ————————————————————————- I am delighted to have received a distinction for my Watercolour Diploma. I enjoyed the course and the challenge of painting subjects which I have not attempted before and feel like I have progressed with my technique. I like painting without a preliminary sketch as I find it Continue Reading

Children’s Illustration Student and Author…..

Maggy Roberts, our Illustrating Children’s book tutor, asked if Jenny could write something for our college news blog. Jenny passed the Illustrating children’s books course with distinctions and she is in the process of writing children’s stories for publishers. Below are Jenny’s experiences from the course. —————————————————————- For as long as I can remember I wanted to write and illustrate children’s books. It Continue Reading

Portraiture student…..

Our Portraiture tutor Julie Dougglas has emailed me a wonderful piece of students work which she received for critique this week. Its beautifully laid out and annotated. More and more students are using the computer to collate their work which is great for our tutors, the more information we receive, the more we can help the individual.