Art in Graphic Design Student Artwork

Below is a piece of illustration work from a student on the art in graphic design course. The student has thought of a theme of reflections to run through these responses to one of the first illustration tasks on the…

Portraiture Students Artwork

The portraiture course is tutored by Alan Dedman he has put forward two pieces of artwork to add to the college news blog. This student is doing well on the course and is learning how to capture a good likeness…

Childrens Illustration – a Students Story

Maxine Lee has very kindly written a few paragraphs for us and sent us a piece of work for us to post on the college news blog. We have actually use Maxine piece in this years student of the year…

Quaint Houses – students artwork

This painting is from a student who is currently working on the Drawing and Painting Diploma course. I thought this was a really great and fun representational painting of a row of houses and cottages, typically English and quaint. It…

Student artwork

This piece has been in my ‘to do blog folder’ for a long time and I have actually used it on the main website when I did the last lot of updates. Its a wonderful strong and vibrant piece and…

Botanical Illustration – A students story

Theresa Smith has just undertaken the Botanical Course one and is hoping now to move onto the second botanical course. Theresa has kindly written a piece for us below and its accompanied by some of her lovely work. The standard…

Student of the year 2010

The Student of the year 2010 is now officially open, please click on the poster to read more…

Pet Portrait Diploma Student

Anna Valente has just submitted her final set for her Pet Portrait Diploma and we are pleased to post her testimonial and story below along with one of her pieces of work. Her horse painting is full of movement and…

Pet Portrait Student – Because of a Storm

Andrea is one of my students on my Pet Portrait Diploma course and As I opened up her work for assessment I saw a wonderful image, hand drawn on a double page of an old book. I was absolutely thrilled…

Singer of Starlight – a students story & a guide to the painting

Sarah Bowie has been extremely successful in the time she has been completing the Children’s Illustration Diploma course. Sarah’s work is featured in our student gallery and one of her final pieces for the course is depicted below along with…

Students Story – Childrens Illustration

Debi has just completed the Children’s illustration Diploma course and we are proud to showcase her work along with her story on this blog. I hope that you find it inspiring. “…..After being diagnosed with restrictive health problems in 2005…

Childrens Illustration Student Story…

Paul Rathborne has now completed the children’s illustration diploma course and we have showcased a few of his pieces below. He has very kindly written us a short paragraph about his work too. We wish Paul all the best with…

Showcase of Sarah Palmer – Children’s Illustration

Sarah Palmer completed the children’s illustration course and has very kindly allowed us to use some of her work here and has written a paragraph for us about her and her work. I hope that you enjoy reading about Sarah’s…

Interview with Kal…students input welcome..

John Byrne, tutor of the Cartooning course will be doing a question and answer session with a celebrity cartoonist: Kal whose work appears in The Economist and many other top magazines. You can check out Kal’s excellent work at his…

Children’s Illustrator needed ……

Children’s Illustrator needed …… Abela Publishing and children’s author Christiana Alberichi, are currently seeking an artist to illustrate Christiana’s inaugural children’s book, titled “Henry Talks to God”. For more details and instructions on how to submit your work for consideration,…

Botanical Illustration

I thought id blog a piece of work from a student who is currently studying the botanical illustration course. I felt this was a lovely piece and liked the way the student had varied the tones in the leaves from…

Landscape painting ….

This has been one of my favourite pieces of artwork from the students this week and I like the way the student has balanced the positioning of the boar with the anchor / pole. The colours are very natural, often…

Students Artwork…

This is a really strong piece of work visually, the black and white cut out works well with the subject and the composition works well too.

Three Apples….

This piece is by a painting and drawing course student and the bright rich colours of the apples caught my eye. I think they sit well together and are balanced by the central apple being red. I also love the…

Drawing hands and feet…

This is a wonderful collection of studies from a drawing and painting student and I really feel they are excellently drawn and observed. The tonal values are great and the student has used the light to create some very three…

Pen and Ink Students Artwork

This is a wonderful pen and ink study of flowers and grasses from a student currently studying the painting and drawing diploma course. I thought it would be a good one to add to the blog as students often find…

Roosters make great subjects..

This is the latest drawing to catch my eye  and I think chickens and roosters make great subjects to draw and paint. The student has really tried to capture the shine and sheen on the tail feathers beautifully within the…

Van Gogh Sunflowers

One of our students had been inspired by Van Gogh and has created a wonderful interpretation of his sunflowers painting. This is a superb warm and inviting rendition of this painting.

Butterfly in Watercolour

This painting of a butterfly was so colourful, warm and inviting I felt it would look great on our blog. It has the Colleges blue colours in too! This is a piece of work from the Drawing and Painting Diploma….

Still Life…The Life of a Sink…..

This drawing was submitted into last years student of the year competition and was short-listed into the top 13. The student drew this still life as part of her Pet Portraits Diploma for the drawing and observation unit which she…

Childrens Illustration artwork of the day.

This illustration is very simple yet wonderful effective. The two sides to the drawings convey different feelings. This is an excellent concept and is beautifully painted.

Pic of the day…

This drawing has caught my eye today, I love the way the objects have been shaded to reflect their sounding and the other objects. Everything feels very clean and well drawn and I hope it inspires you to pick up…

Artwork Pic of the day

This piece of artwork was so eye-catching I felt it was well worth a blog post. It is from a student who is in the process of undertaking the children’s illustration course. Isn’t it fabulous!

Wonderful Still Life…..

Today’s picture is of a still life drawing a students completed for the Pet Portrait Diploma Course. Learning to draw is most important and creating a still life like this tackling all the different textures is a wonderful challenge and…

Todays Artwork Choice

This is our choice for the blog today and this is a piece from the Children’s Illustration course.  The students use of coloured pencil works beautifully with the texture they created within the paper.

Open Art Competition entries now open!

Open Art Competition entries now open! We are delighted to announce that entries are now open for St Wilfrid’s 2010 Open Art Competition. Visit the website at www.openart.stwh.co.uk for full details. We are, again, privileged to be working with Pallant…

New Piece of work from General Diploma

This piece of work as been brought to my attention from the general Diploma Course and we felt it was worthy of blogging.

Artwork Pick of the day

I have been updating the London Art college student galleries this week and have been coming across some wonderful work by our students, so I will hopefully be blogging a new image every day from now on. This is the…

Price Rise 1st February 2010

Price Rise 1st February The London Art College course prices are due to rise on Feb 1st 2010 so if you are thinking about ordering a course try to do so before Feb 1st to take advantage of our current…

Artists Wanted for MTA Records

Chase and Status present MTA Records Chase and Status have recently been signed to Mercury Records, had a top ten record with Plan B, released and album, won countless dance music awards, and produced a number of tracks on Rihanna’s…

A Students Story…..

Ruth Mann completed the London Art College Pet Portrait Diploma in 2009 and has kindly allowed us to showcase a few of her pieces and she has written some accompanying text to go along with them. I hope that you…

Happy New Year to all our Students

We would like to wish all of our students a very Happy New Year and all the best for their studies in 2010! The London Art College

A Graphic Design Students Story….

Blog Post By Hana Tesar I have been drawing all my life and I always wanted to work in any kind of field which has something to do with arts, unfortunately I’m still waitressing (very hard to take, sometimes) and…

Art Competition by Daler Rowney

Dalery Rowney have a new competition on their ‘Make Your Mark’ website. If you have a passion for art get involved! You could win a great prize and gain exposure for your talent in the media. Visit the Daler Rowney…

Sci-fi Fantasy Course Student

There are some wonderful pieces of artwork being produced by our students at the moment. I have collected a folder full of images I would like to post here and this one has to be at the top of my…

Elated Student Receives Certificate

One of our students has sent us a photo of their framed certificate. Annamaria Valente completed the Painting and Drawing Diploma course and passed with a Merit. She is currently undertaking the Pet Portrait Diploma Course. We all wish Anna…

Donate work to ‘The Art Room’

The Art Room Donations needed – can you help? The Art Room was founded by Juli Beattie in Oxford in 2002 to address the needs of children who were not coping at school. Having worked at Great Ormond Street Hospital…

Hand Drawings on the Portraiture Course

This drawing is from one of our students studying the Portraiture course. The depth of tone and the details the student has created within the hands is stunning and we hope that it inspires other students to study drawing hands…

Tool Drawing

This drawing has been created by a Pet Portrait Diploma student who has completed a still life exercise for the course. We felt this piece of work was very blogworthy and we hope it inspires students from all courses. It…

Fund Raising Dinner at the John Moores University in Liverpool

The London Art College Partners recently attended a fund raising dinner at the John Moores University in Liverpool. The dinner was held in conjunction with the Royal Academy of Arts and the money raised went to the Royal Academy Schools….

Enrol with Confidence – Postal Delays

While there is any likelihood of industrial action in the UK postal service, all courses will be despatched via an independent courier service to ensure you receive your course quickly. Existing students submitting assignments can either scan and send their…

Outstanding Graphic Design Course Student

This piece of work is by Hana Tesarova, studying on our Graphic Design Course, and the tutor, Vanessa Weaver picked this piece out for us to post on the college news blog. Vanessa felt it was a really outstanding piece…

Winner & Runner up of the Student of the Year 2009

We would proudly like to announce the Winner and Runner up of the London Art College Student of the Year 2009 competition. The 60 Entries for the competition were absolutely outstanding. From those the tutors voted on 13 finalists. At…

Young Artists Course

We have recently had work in from a new student, Ms G Clarke, who is currently undertaking the Young Artists 1 course. We were delighted with her drawing of a tomato and we felt it was blogworthy. The student has…

Portraiture Student

For this blog post we will be focusing on the wonderful artwork of student Pernilla Nehler who is currently studying the Portraiture course. She has very kindly allowed us to post her work, and we are delighted! The student has…

Student Of the Year now closed

The Student of the Year 2009 competition has now closed. We have had an amazing 60 entries for the competition and all of the pieces are of a very high standard, all with varied subjects and media. The tutors and…

Student Of The Year 2009 – Near closing date….

We have had a fantastic array of submission for the Student of the year 2009 competition, the standard of entries are very high, and you can view the current entries at the link below. The closing date is the 30th…

New Look for the London Art College

We have a new look for the London Art college website! We hope that you like it and you find it easier to navigate and find what you are looking for. Students can now access the student login area using…

Wildlife of the Year Competition

Wildlife Artist of the Year – Win £10,000 by entering this exciting art competition! Visit David Shepherds website for more details – www.wildlifeartistoftheyear.org and www.wildlifeartistoftheyear.org/index10.shtml

Simones Dragons…

We are delighted to showcase Simone Prices’ work who is currently undertaking the Children’s Illustration course. We hope that she has a prosperous career ahead of her as a children’s Illustrator! This is what Simone said about her work and…

Student Wins New Zealand Competition…..

One of our students who passed the pet Portrait Diploma with flying colours is Annie Robinson from New Zealand. She has wasted no time in furthering her career by entering a competition and winning first prize with the painting below….

Paintings with meaning…

This is just one of a selection of paintings Gillian Hardiman emailed for us to post on our student blog. She has painted these after going through some very hard times with personal isses. We are delighted that she feel…

Student Of The Year Competition

We proudly  announce this year Student of the Year competition, which is going to be slightly different from other years.  This year students are encouraged to submit their own work, comprising of  a single piece of artwork – drawing or…

Johnny Depp and the Portraiture Course

We have been given permission to blog two wonderful drawings of Johnny Depp by student Nida Idris who is currently completing the Portraiture course. We felt that they were not only worthy of blogging but also a definite for the…

Observation Drawing Skills…

These drawings are from a student who is studying on the Pet Portrait Diploma. All students are encouraged to draw anything and everything that inspires them on a daily basis to help improve their observations drawing skills and their pencil…

Welcome to our new Cartooning Tutor….

We would like to officially welcome our new cartooning tutor John Byrne! We are delighted that he has joined our team of tutors and we feel that he is going to be warmly welcomed by our students too. We have…

Congratulations to Julie for winning CP award

Our Coloured Pencil tutor Julie Douglas has just won a prestigious Coloured Pencil Award for her artwork ‘Boy on a Swing’ pictured below. We have been lucky enough to blog about the award and the artwork and the college would…

Botanical Illustration Students Artwork on show….

As many of you know who read the blog on a regular basis, I often come across students’ work that really stands out to me, that I feel is blogworthy. Shona’s work shines out as you can see below.  I…

Mural in Soho…Students Wanted!

We have received a request below for students who are interested and live in the London Area and would like to take part in creating a mural in a popular Soho bar. If anyone works on the mural we would…

Pastel Competition

The Pastel 100 http://www.artistsnetwork.com/pasteljournalcompetition/ Get rewarded for your finest work—enter the  Pastel 100 Competition today. It’s your chance  to win CA SH and PRIZES for your art! Sponsored by The Pastel Journal, America’s leading magazine devoted to pastel artists, and…

Making your own cards for promotion..

The image below depicts a selection of cards created by one of our pet portrait diploma students for her course.  Making your own cards, whether they are hand made, professionally printed or produced on your home computer and printer, is…

New Look to the London Art College Website!

We have a new look to our London Art College Forum which we hope looks an altogether more friendly and exciting place to be! From the feedback we have had from our students, they are really enjoying being able to…

SAA Liberating Lives Competition

Call for Entries The SAA, society for artists, encourages you to create a piece of art that could be exhibited at London’s prestigious Mall Galleries in partnership with healthcare charity Sue Ryder Care. For the second year running the SAA…

Cartoonist Tutor Required

We have a vacancy for a Distance Learning Course tutor for the cartooning Diploma course and to possibly also take over the Sc-fi Fantasy Certificate course. If you are interested please read the information below. ========================================= Our current time course…

Coloured Pencil Student Artwork

William Muldowney is a student who is currently studying on the coloured pencil certificate course and has just completed these pieces of artwork for one of the sets of exercise in the course. We feel that William has captured both…

Pet Portraits Diploma Artwork

I thought I would blog one of my own students work as I did a batch of assessments yesterday and this horse painting in oils I felt was worthy of a blog post. Julie Longdon painted this portrait in oils…

Watercolour Artwork

These are a couple of watercolours that I happened across while viewing the student artwork this week. These are beautiful vibrant watercolours by a student who is currently taking the Painting and Drawing Diploma Course. I hope you enjoy viewing…

Calling All Childrens Illustrators

We have had a lovely email from Louise Barrett on behalf of Alligator books and she is looking for an illustrator to design and produce artwork for a range of books they are producing. Louise’s contact details are below and…

Childrens Illustration Coursework

Jac Holmes has recently completed the Children’s Illustration course and we are delighted to show some of her work here. Jac has created two pieces of artwork, the first is called ‘Tin Ship’ and the second is called ‘Seb under…

Young Artists Coursework

We have had a wonderful piece sent in by one of our Young Artists who has just completed the Young Artists One course and passed with flying colours! This is one of the young students pieces, a pattern from the…