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Artwork by Alec Anderson

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£130.00 in 3 instalments at £43.33 each

Drawing for Children Online Art Course 1

Tutored by John Byrne

The Drawing for Childen Course is a Young Artists Course

Give your children the head start they deserve with the Drawing for Children (1) course from London Art College.

This exciting introductory course is a fantastic way for young artists to learn drawing skills at an advanced level. With our help, they can develop their understanding of form, shade and composition before their peers, giving them a real boost before they head into secondary school.

Designed for Children of 7 years old and up, the course is a written,  illustrated, step by step guide to basic drawing techniques. It’s a hands-on course with plenty of exercises to keep them occupied while gently coaxing them towards better ways to draw.

Watch with pride as their skills develop and spend time together with activities that you can share. They’ll be engrossed from the very beginning and along the way they’ll get the support of a professional art tutor who has years of experience in working with children.

The course covers:

  • Shapes and definition
  • Colour and shade
  • Simple animal drawings
  • Line drawing

And much more...

At the end of the course you can present them with a certificate that they can show off to their friends while taking pride in their new drawing and sketching skills.

With a grounding in art that they can build on for the future, who knows where this course will take them? If they choose, they can progress onto the Drawing for Children (2) and learn more advanced techniques of drawing.

So click on the link below to start your children on the path to outstanding drawing skill.

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 section 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 Talitha Young

All our courses are written to be complete in themselves. However we realise that students may appreciate being able to get clarification about various things as they work through their programme as well wanting reassurance that they are putting techniques into practice effectively. The tutors provide the technical support to deal with relevant queries.

Most courses have their 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. The student is encouraged to submit the assignment work to the college for the tutor to critique.

The student's work will be returned together with the tutor's personal critique. 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 any award of a letter, certificate or diploma.

Student Artwork by Katrin Burnside
Media: Equipment used Subject: Areas covered Techniques: Skills developed
  • Graphite pencil
  • Coloured pencils
  • Drawing / shading objects
  • Light and shade
  • Creating Shadows
  • 3D shapes and text
  • Observation
  • Shading
  • Tonal strips
  • Perspective

Click the download button below to view a pdf sample course page which will open in a new tab. Alternatively right click and save the file. Please be patient for it to load.

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Below are a few images from the course itself illustrated by artist Melanie Phillips.

Thank you for an interesting course, brilliant teacher and support!

ED Krasnauskaite

I found the steps easy to draw.

D Copeland

You did an amazing job!

H Brooks

Many thanks for your thoughtful and encouraging feedback, my daughter was absolutely delighted with your comments.

C Henderson