Hilarie Stelfox

Having completed the Drawing and Painting Diploma course last year, I was looking for another challenge and decided to tackle the Illustration course.  The fact that I’d recently studied perspective, figure drawing, composition etc proved to be a huge plus,…

J.M.W. Turner: Master of Light and Atmosphere

Joseph Mallord William Turner, commonly known as J.M.W. Turner, was an English Romantic landscape painter and watercolorist who left an indelible mark on the art world with his captivating and atmospheric works. Turner’s ability to capture the play of light…

Alan Dedman

Our long standing tutor, Alan Dedman, recently hosted a figure drawing workshop, “Drawing the Word,” on Saturday, November 4th, at the White House in Badingham, Suffolk. Despite the challenges posed by widespread flooding in the area, a small but enthusiastic…

Weekend Art Challenge – Reflecting Remembrance

The “Reflecting Remembrance” art challenge aims to honour and commemorate the significance of Remembrance Day. Students are invited to participate in this meaningful endeavour by creating artworks that express their reflections, emotions, and messages related to remembrance, gratitude, and the…

Weekend Art Challenge – Playing Cards

Welcome to the results of our weekend art challenge – Playing cards. We challenged the students to create a unique and visually captivating artwork on a standard playing card. We have received some excellent responses from our students. Well done…

Ruth O’Brien

London Art College student Ruth O’Brein has recently completed the Drawing and Painting Diploma Course. We have added a few of Ruths pieces below chosen by our tutor Paul Weaver to be showcased on our blog. We hope that you…

Nurgül Özkeser

We have a beautiful selection of artwork today by London Art College student Nurgül Özkeser who is studying our Botanical Painting Diploma course. We will have some of Nurgül’s botanical studies here to show in an up and coming blog…

Joshua Thornton

I found the Drawing and Painting course quite challenging, especially the landscape segments. I feel that the structure and Paul’s advice has made significant improvements in my ability. I have also gained a lot more confidence. I have always sketched…

Andy Warhol: Pop Art Pioneer and Cultural Icon

Andy Warhol, an American artist, filmmaker, and leading figure of the Pop Art movement, revolutionised the art world with his unique approach to popular culture and consumerism. Through his vibrant and iconic artworks, Warhol challenged traditional artistic norms, blurring the…

Amelie Schottler

This art-course was a Christmas present because I wanted to get into digital-illustration a bit and looking back now, it seems this was one of the best presents I ever got. Thanks Mom, you’re the best! In this course I…

Weekend Art Challenge – Playing Card Artwork

Create a unique and visually captivating artwork on a standard playing card. Your task is to transform a traditional playing card into a work of art by incorporating various artistic techniques, themes, and styles. Use your creativity to reimagine the…

Weekend Art Challenge – Scary Halloween Jars

Congratulations to all of our students who participated in this weekend’s art challenge! While we understand that this particular challenge might not have been everyone’s cup of tea, it was perfect for those who enjoy crafting, especially those with children…

Maria Ei Zar

I found this original photo from iStock image. By the photo reference, I demonstrated this drawing by live tutorial for my students how to draw perspective (2 points perspective), ink line drawing also how to put Watercolor. I was using ordinary…

Stella Rowlands

Having taken four courses with London Art College over the years, I have had the opportunity to experiment with a number of different mediums and surfaces. I would say that my favourite is dry media. Both  pastel and coloured pencil….

Fara Rasoanindrainy

Once in a while, life makes us a lovely present out of the blue and studying Digital Illustration at London Art College with Monique Bailey as tutor was one of those presents. Looking at my current illustrations, I just cannot…

The London Art College Competition Winner & Runner-up

Welcome to the winners of this years 2023 London Art College Art Competition! The winner is student Philip Hatter and the runner up is Van Khanh Nguyen. Congratulations to both students, a very well deserved win! We have added both…

Peter J Hodgson

I recently dedicated some time to volunteer at the hospital where I serve as the Artists in Residence. I arranged and conducted two Gel Printmaking Workshops, perfectly timed to align with the hospital’s Wellbeing Week. I’m particularly pleased with the…

Pablo Picasso: The Revolutionary Artist Who Transformed Modern Art

Pablo Picasso, a Spanish painter, sculptor, printmaker, ceramicist, and stage designer, is widely regarded as one of the most influential artists of the 20th century. His innovative approach and prolific output challenged traditional artistic norms and reshaped the course of…

Monika Cilmi

We are excited to announce that our lovely tutor Monika is about to have an exhibition in Greece. We have added the details below in case any of our students can attend!

Weekend Art Challenge – Scary Halloween Jars!

Welcome to our latest weekend art challenge. We always try to have a scary Halloween challenge, however this year we decided to set something a little different. We know that some of our students are crafters as well as artists…

Weekend Art Challenge – Famous Artwork

Welcome to our latest weekend art challenge where we asked our students to find a famous painting and recreate it! Wow! What amazing artwork we have received. Our students went all out this week and we love the results. Our…

Audrey Quinton

Chibi characters have captured the hearts of many art enthusiasts around the world with their adorable and exaggerated features. Derived from the Japanese word “chibi,” meaning “short” or “small,” Chibi characters are stylised and cute renditions of people, animals, and…

Judith Laux

Our Oil Painting Course has consistently proven to be a source of inspiration for aspiring artists. Among the students who have undertaken this course Judith Laux stands out to us and we are proud to showcase her work on our…

Michelangelo: A Creative Genius and Master of the Renaissance

Michelangelo Buonarroti, an Italian artist of the 15th and 16th centuries, is widely regarded as one of the greatest artists in history. His exceptional talent and artistic vision spanned various disciplines, including sculpture, painting, and architecture. From his early life…

Weekend Art Challenge – Famous Artwork

Welcome to our latest weekend art challenge. This one is easy! Find a famous painting and recreate it! We have a couple of examples we have found online that children have created. Haven’t they done an awesome job!! Now it’s…

Weekend Art Challenge – Festive Request!!

This weeks art challenge comes with a difference! We are looking for a festive piece of artwork to be submitted for consideration for this years ADLC’s Christmas card. The cards are for them to send, not for sale. Credit will…

Weekend Art Challenge – Colours of Autumn Trees

Welcome to the results of this weekend art challenge all about the colours of Autumn trees! We have received some absolutely stunning pieces of artwork this week. To start us off, our featured image is a beautiful watercolour by Rachel…

Eveline Aeschlimann

Our Portrait Painting Course gives students the skills and techniques needed to create stunning and lifelike portraits. One such student who has created some remarkable artwork is Eveline Aeschlimann. Eveline has been working through the course and has recently produced…

Jane Reid

Hello from Canada  I stumbled upon London Art College in 2022  looking for brand new learning challenges in my 60’s. With zero art experience I truly didn’t have a clue and had no idea about mediums, types of paper or…

Title: Gian Lorenzo Bernini: Master Sculptor and Architect of the Baroque Era

Gian Lorenzo Bernini, an Italian artist of the 17th century, is celebrated as one of the most influential figures in the history of sculpture and architecture. Born in Naples, Italy, in 1598, Bernini’s exceptional talent and creativity propelled him to…

Weekend Art Challenge – Colours of Autumn Trees

In this art challenge, you will explore the vibrant and captivating beauty of autumn trees. The changing colours of leaves during the autumn season create a stunning visual spectacle. Your task is to capture the essence of autumn trees through…

London Art College Competition

The London Art College competition is now closed. The entries are all in and you can see them on our website here – London Art College Competition 2023 Entries. The finalists have also been chosen by our tutors and these…

Weekend Art Challenge – Architectural Wonders

Welcome to our latest weekend art challenge, where we set our students the task of drawing and painting architectural wonders that they admire. Whether it is a building or a street near where they live, or a structure in the…

Smitha Jayaprakash

The London Art College offers a comprehensive and enriching portrait painting course that caters to both aspiring and experienced artists. This course provides students with a solid foundation in portraiture, teaching them essential techniques and principles to create captivating and…

Davina Raffaelli

The London Art College’s Beginners Drawing Course offers aspiring artists a comprehensive introduction to the fundamentals of drawing. Tutor Monika Cilmi provides a nurturing and supportive environment for students to explore their artistic abilities. Through a combination of theoretical instruction…

Jan Vermeer: Master of Light and Intimacy

Jan Vermeer, a Dutch painter of the 17th century, is renowned for his masterful use of light, meticulous attention to detail, and the ability to capture intimate moments in everyday life. Born in Delft, Netherlands, in 1632, Vermeer’s artistic career…

Weekend Art Challenge – Architectural Wonders

Welcome to our latest weekend art challenge. This sounds like a huge very grande subject, but you can interpret it how you wish. You can create artwork of a big and impressive building that speaks to you.. or something much…

Weekend Art Challenge – Mythical Creatures

Welcome to our mythical creatures art challenge! We absolutely love this challenge as it allowed our students to let loose on being very creative and building and designing characters from their imagination. Our featured image this week is by student…

Stefan Muller

If you possess a passion for the Science Fiction and Fantasy, the London Art College offers an excellent course that will transport you into a universe of boundless creativity. Guided by tutor John Byrne, students embark on a transformative journey,…

Catherine Taynton

Title: Unleash Your Inner Artist: Explore the London Art College Portrait Painting Art Course If you have a passion for art and an inclination towards painting the human form and portraits, our Portrait Painting Art Course would be an ideal…

Mary Cassatt: Celebrating Intimacy and the Beauty of Everyday Life

Mary Cassatt, an influential American artist of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, made a significant impact on the world of art with her unique perspective and portrayal of women and children. Born on May 22, 1844, in Pennsylvania,…

Weekend Art Challenge – Enchanting Beings & Mythical Creatures

Unleash your imagination and embark on a captivating artistic journey into the realm of mythical creatures! In this challenge, you will create original artworks showcasing awe-inspiring and magical beings from folklore and mythology. These creatures can be drawn, painted, sculpted,…

Weekend Art Challenge – Cocktails

Welcome to our latest weekend art challenge where we asked the students to draw or paint cocktails. They had free reign on size, style and medium. We have received some wonderful pieces which you can view in full below. Our…

Maria Santos

The London Art College offers a pastel course that delves into the techniques and beauty of this versatile medium. The pastel course is designed to cater to both beginners and experienced artists who wish to master the art of pastels….

Claire Wain

The London Art College offers an Oil Painting Certificate Course that is suitable for anyone of any abilities. You can explore the subtle art of painting with oils with this course and it will help you paint with confidence. You…

Gustav Klimt: The Golden Elegance of Viennese Art

Gustav Klimt, a renowned Austrian artist of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, is celebrated for his opulent and distinctive style that combined elements of Symbolism and Art Nouveau. Born on July 14, 1862, in Baumgarten, near Vienna, Klimt’s…

Weekend Art Challenge – Cocktail Delights

Welcome to our latest weekend art challenge where we would like you to draw or paint a cocktail… or a mocktail! You might like to reminisce about a cocktail you once had that was delicious, or you might like to…

Weekend Art Challenge – Wheels

Welcome to our latest weekend art challenge results, where we set our students the task to draw or paint a piece of art including the subject matter of a wheel or wheels. And what a wonderful challenge. It has produced…

Mari-Ann Berg

Immersed in a world of vibrant hues, our Colour Awareness course unveils the magical realm of colours to its students. Aspiring artists who embark on this creative journey are transported to a place where they discover the boundless possibilities of…

Kirsten Archer

In 2022, I enrolled on the Landscape Painting Diploma taught by Paul Weaver.  I wanted to learn more and to grow my skills in painting. Throughout the course, I have learned so many things and has been really beneficial in…

Rosalba Carriera: A Portrait of Elegance and Artistry

Rosalba Carriera, a prominent 18th-century Italian artist, is hailed for her exquisite portraits and captivating pastel works. Born on October 7, 1675, in Venice, Italy, Carriera’s artistic talent and dedication to her craft made her a trailblazer in the world…

Rolling Artistry: A Wheel-inspired Weekend Art Challenge

Welcome to the world of wheels, where motion and creativity converge! In this weekend art challenge, we invite you to explore the fascinating subject of wheels and incorporate them into your artistic endeavours. The idea here isn’t to just paint…

Weekend Art Challenge – Frogs and Toads

Welcome to our latest weekend art challenge where we set our students the task of creating artwork around the subject of frogs and toads. We have received some superb pieces including our featured mage this week by London Art College…

Jen Neame

The London Art College’s Graphic Design Diploma course, guided by tutor Heather Rooney, offers aspiring designers a platform to explore their artistic abilities and develop their skills. Today, we celebrate the achievements of student Jen Neame who has successfully completed…

Gemma Hughes

At the London Art College, we believe in nurturing the creative talents of aspiring young artists. Our Drawing for Children course provide a supportive and inspiring environment where children can explore their artistic abilities, learn fundamental drawing techniques, and develop…

Mark Rothko: Captivating the Essence of Colour and Emotion

Mark Rothko, a prominent figure in abstract expressionism, revolutionised the art world with his iconic colour-field paintings. Born on September 25, 1903, in Dvinsk, Russia (now Daugavpils, Latvia), Rothko’s artistic journey led him to create deeply evocative and emotionally charged…

Weekend Art Challenge – Leap into Art: Frogs and Toads

Welcome to the “Leap into Art: Frogs and Toads” challenge! In this creative endeavour, we invite you to explore the fascinating world of these amphibious creatures and create captivating artwork that celebrates their unique beauty and charm. From the vibrant…

Weekend Art Challenge – Digital Delights

Welcome to the results of this weekend’s art challenge on the theme of digital art. It wasn’t an easy one, as not everyone has access to a computer, tablet or software to create artwork in. However we want to continue…

Ivana Zeravica

I am doing the Beginners Drawing Course with Steven Hersey who I find is an exceptional teacher. I always enjoyed Art, even at high-school…but it never took me in any direction where I could make it work at that time. However…

Maria Pactwa

Our Colour Awareness Course is a wonderful opportunity for artists to deepen their understanding and mastery of colour in their artwork. The course is designed to help students explore the intricacies of colour theory, develop a keen eye for colour…

Edgar Degas: Master of Movement and Light

Edgar Degas, a prominent figure in the Impressionist movement, left an indelible mark on the art world with his innovative approach to capturing movement, light, and the everyday moments of life. Born on July 19, 1834, in Paris, Degas became…

Weekend Art Challenge – Digital Delights: Exploring the Digital Art Realm

Welcome to the “Digital Delights: Exploring the Digital Art Realm” weekend challenge! In this challenge, we invite you to dive into the exciting world of digital art and unleash your creativity using digital tools and techniques. Whether you’re a seasoned…

Weekend Art Challenge – Butterflies & Moths

Here we are, once again, amazed and delighted by the talent showcased by our lovely students in our weekend art challenge. We firmly believe that creativity knows no bounds and every student holds the potential to create something truly magical….

Sarah Williams

One of our students who has submitted a wonderful piece of artwork for our illustrating children’s books diploma course is Sarah Williams. She painted a watercolour illustration of a cow and a blue tit in a hot air balloon flying…

Ethne Dian

Our Chibi Character Creation Art Course is a Diploma Course tutored by Monique Piscaer-Bailey. The course teaches you how to create your own original Chibi characters from scratch. Chibi, meaning “small” or “short” in Japanese, refers to a cute and…

Salvador Dalí: Unleashing the Surreal Imagination

Salvador Dalí was born on May 11, 1904, in Figueres, Catalonia, Spain. He displayed artistic talent from a young age and received formal art education at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts of San Fernando in Madrid. During his time…

Weekend Art Challenge – Wings of Wonder: Butterflies & Moths

Welcome to our latest weekend art challenge and this time it is all about butterflies and moths. We don’t mind which you choose! We have aded a selection of photos of both butterflies and moths below, but feel free to…

Weekend Art Challenge – Garden Flowers

Welcome to our big reveal of beautiful paintings from our recent weekend art challenge – Blooming Bliss Garden Flowers. The idea of this challenge was to capture the essence of blooming flowers along with their vibrant colours in all their…

Inga Berkenstrater

The London Art College offers a Colour Awareness Course that is designed to explore how colours interact and affect people in their daily lives. The course also helps to improve your application of colours and give you a working knowledge…

Artemisia Gentileschi: A Trailblazing Baroque Painter

Artemisia Gentileschi, an Italian Baroque artist, defied societal norms and emerged as one of the most accomplished painters of her time. Born on July 8, 1593, in Rome, Gentileschi overcame significant obstacles as a woman in the male-dominated art world,…

Weekend Art Challenge – Blooming Bliss: Garden Flowers

Welcome to our latest “Blooming Bliss: Garden Flowers” weekend art challenge! In this challenge, we invite you to explore the enchanting world of garden flowers and create captivating artwork that celebrates their beauty. Let your imagination bloom as you choose…

Weekend Art Challenge – Shades of Pencil

Welcome to our latest weekend art challenge where we set our students the task of creating a drawing, in any subject, but only using pencil. They could use as many grades of pencil and any techniques they wished. We have…

René Mansilla

The London Art College offers a Beginners’ Drawing Online Art Course which teaches students how to draw using various techniques such as perspective, shapes and shadows, pencil, pen and ink drawing, use of charcoal, coloured pencils, pastels and chalk. Student…

Trudy Bonnet

One of our lovely students, Trudy Bonnet, has completed a fantastic exercise for the Illustrating children’s books diploma course. She has illustrated a creepy poem called “When all is dark” and has come up with some great ideas. The poem…

Takashi Murakami: A Fusion of Pop Culture & Contemporary Art

Takashi Murakami, a contemporary Japanese artist, has become synonymous with his vibrant and whimsical artworks that bridge the gap between high and low culture. Born on February 1, 1962, in Tokyo, Murakami has gained international recognition for his unique style,…