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Artwork by Inga Berkenstrater

Course Prices

Inside UK


Outside UK


Instalments UK & International

£220.00 in 3 instalments at £73.33 each

International students will not be supplied with a paper copy

Colour Awareness Online Art Course

Tutored by Alan Dedman BA, RAS, PGCE  and Monika Cilmi BA, MA, PGCE.

If you’d like to know more about using colours effectively, the Colour Awareness Course from London Art College is the perfect choice. A fun, detailed discussion of colour theory and application, this written course will build your confidence in the use of colour, whether you’re using colouring at work or at home. The tutor will give feedback on your coursework tailored to your interest.

From gardeners, to designers, artists and enthusiasts, understanding how colour works can be an essential skill. The Colour Awareness Course is designed to explore how colours interact and affect people in their daily lives.

It will also help you to improve your application of colours and give you a working knowledge of how colours are formed, as well as how they’re perceived by different people.

It’s a fascinating and rewarding study that can take your work in surprising and exciting new directions. Course subjects include:

  • Colour contrast
  • Materials
  • Colour wheel
  • Colour perception and context 
  • Analysis of colour
  • Application of theory to design and print

From evoking memories to improving your artwork, colour can be a powerful tool. This course is about improving your understanding of this tool and broadening your skills.

The course will provide a range of practical exercises and ideas that you can try out at your leisure with support and feedback from a dedicated tutor.

This short course can be completed in 3-4 months and does not require any art skills to complete; the course is suitable for everyone and is taught by distance learning.

Flexible, fun and extremely useful, this course is an essential choice for anyone who wants a more colourful life.

Students are able to upload their artwork to the 'The Art Room' on our website. Each student is given a unique username and password on enrolment for their own private area in The Art Room.

Students can upload their artwork for the tutor to collect and critique. The tutor will then upload feedback for the student to download. If you do not have facilities to upload your artwork, you can mail your artwork to the tutors centre and receive your artwork back with your critique.

It is essential you label all packages/artwork with your student number.

Student Artwork by Brian Otley & Tessa Jones (detail)

All our courses are written to be your comprehensive guide into each of their subject matters. We understand that students appreciate clarification about various aspects of their work from a course tutor, whom provide reassurance that techniques are put into practice effectively. 

Each courses has its own dedicated Tutor. The tutor keeps the course up to date and relevant to today's students. They are available to the individual student for advice and encouragement. Each course has regular exercises and assignments that are constructed in such a way as to give the student the opportunity to practice the techniques learnt on the course and to test themselves as they go along. Students are encouraged to submit the assignment work to the college for the tutor to critique.

Coursework can be submitted online, as digital photographs, in your individual art room account and the tutor will upload their critique for you to download and retain forever.

On successful completion of this course you will have studied new skills and gained knowledge for your own enjoyment and development.

Student Artwork by Mike Crossley"
Media: Equipment used Subject: Areas covered Techniques: Skills developed
  • Collage
  • Gouache
  • Colour Awareness
  • Colour Perception
  • Colour Contrast
  • Analysis of Colour
  • Colour Wheel
  • Complementary Colours
  • Using a Claude Mirror
  • Design

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Below are a few images from the course itself.

Enjoy a More Colourful Life with the Colour Awareness Course.

The courses and the material provided is awesome. The possibility of pursuing the course from anywhere in the world and getting your work evaluated by actual artists is great.

S Unnadkat