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Student Artwork by Asher Wood

Course Prices

Inside UK


Outside UK


Instalments UK & International

£165.00 in 3 instalments at £55.00 each

International students will not be supplied with a paper copy

Drawing for Children Online Art Course 2

Tutored by John Byrne

Explore your child’s imagination and see them excel in their art with the Drawing for Children (2) course from London Art College.

Following on from the foundation Drawing for Children (1) course, this rewarding drawing and sketching course takes young artists’ skills to new heights. By introducing challenging new subjects and mixing in colour and imagination, this exciting course will bring out the very best of their abilities aided by their tutor's feedback.

As the foundation course tightened their skills the Drawing for Children (2) will unleash their creativity. With your help and our fun course, they’ll master 3D art, textures and perspectives. They’ll also be encouraged to tackle faces and expressions for the first time.

Whether they’re creating fantastical animals or magical dreamscapes, the skills they learn from this course will help their art shine.

Along the way, they’ll learn to master:

  • 3-D objects
  • Expressions
  • Textures
  • Perspective
  • Using grids

As their abilities grow so will the challenges that face them. With gentle encouragement and a helping hand from you, their drawing will progress from simple lines and shading to something truly inspiring.

Course tutor John Byrne has been cartooning and illustrating work for children for over 20 years and his book ‘Learn to Draw Cartoons’’ has now passed its 10th edition. There’s no-one better to help your child excel.

So keep your children occupied for hours on end and enjoy exploring their creativity by their sides. Watch as their skills develop further and give them the very best start to their secondary school arts education.

The expected duration of this course is approximately 15hours which should be spread over several weeks minimum although the college allows students up to two years to complete their studies.

This course is suitable for all students ages 7 to 14 years old.

To read more about home education and the young artists courses please Visit our home education page.

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 Katrin Burdside

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 Peter Berry
Media: Equipment used Subject: Areas covered Techniques: Skills developed
  • Pencils
  • Coloured Pencils
  • Imagination
  • Toys
  • 3D Objects
  • Expressions
  • Textures
  • Perspective
  • Using Grids

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

John Byrne has been consistently positive and encouraging in his feedback while also giving clear areas for development. I have particularly appreciated his approach to giving feedback when my daughter was struggling during lockdown, and this has made a difference to not only her art but also to her overall health and wellbeing.


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