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Student Artwork by Asher Wood

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£130.00 in 3 instalments at £43.33 each

Drawing for Children Online Art Course 2

Tutored by John Byrne

The Drawing for Children Course is a Young Artists Course

The expected duration of this course is approximately 6 months 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.

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 six month course will bring out the very best of their abilities.

As the foundation course tightened their skills the Drawing for Children (2) will unleash their creativity. With your help and our fun worksheets, 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.

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 by Katrin Burdside

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 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.

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