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Student Artwork by Heidi Seal

Course Prices

Inside UK


Outside UK


Instalments UK & International

£300.00 in 3 instalments at £100.00 each

International students will not be supplied with a paper copy

Coloured Pencil Drawing Online Art Course

Tutored by Monika Cilmi and Paul Weaver

The Coloured Pencil Drawing Course is a Certificate Course.

Coloured pencil is without doubt one of the the most accessible, versatile medium and everyone already has some experience with it. Not everyone realizes that this medium is capable of creating fantastic works of art across every subject. Using the proper techniques, knowledge and patience you will call upon coloured pencils time and time again.

This is an intensive written course in coloured pencil techniques, with added tuition in the fundamentals of drawing. This is a drawing course and we are keen for you to learn how to draw from life. Hence we discourage the use of tracing as it will not help you to develop your drawing skills. Make the most of this opportunity to draw from observation while there is a tutor to give help and encouragement. In fact, once you've completed the course and mastered the simple techniques of drawing and coloured pencil you'll have gained both the understanding and the confidence to really make the most of this very relaxing and creative skill.

This comprehensive course typically spans one year, but we offer a flexible timeframe of up to two years. There's no rush; learn and create at your own pace. This course is suitable for all students. Unleash your creativity and dive into the world of coloured pencils with the guidance of expert tutors. Enroll in our online course and start your artistic journey today. Your masterpiece awaits! Unlock the full potential of coloured pencils with personalised tutor feedback.

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 (detail) by Margaret Orchard

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 many courses the assignment work may be suitable for inclusion in a student's Portfolio of Work that could be very useful later.

The college will use the assignments submitted as the basis for your award of a certificate.

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

Student Artwork (detail) by Debra Lambert
Media: Equipment used Subject: Areas covered Techniques: Skills developed
  • Coloured Pencils
  • Graphite Pencils
  • Pets; Fur and Feathers
  • Hair
  • Eyes
  • Skin Tones
  • Fabric
  • Trees
  • Shiny & Metal Objects
  • Creating Tone
  • Light & Shade
  • Weight of Line
  • Composition
  • Shading
  • Mixing Colours

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I have thoroughly enjoyed the Coloured Pencil Course and pushing myself to create images completely outside of my comfort zone.

H Teal

I would recommend the coloured pencil course, whatever level of ability: most enjoyable and informative course.

R Spilling

Monika was so encouraging. Her comments boosted my confidence so much. I feel my skills have vastly improved.

S Harper

I enjoyed the course very much and feel it improved my drawing skills and sense of colour.

S Machin

I didn’t study arts so I am always thinking I did something wrong which I didn’t realize while drawing. I am really very happy and proud now and this gives me the push for the final round . I wanted to thank you also about the tips I got from you in my last assignment Feedback they were very helpful.

K Kadry