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Artwork by Josephine MacLeod

Course Prices

Inside UK / NI


Outside UK / NI


Instalments (UK / NI Only)

£295.00 in 4 instalments at £73.75 each

Life Drawing and Painting Online Art Course

Tutored by Alan Dedman BA, RAS, PGCE

The Life Drawing and Painting Course is a Certificate Course

The expected duration of this course is approximately 1 year although the college allows students up to two years to complete their studies. This course is suitable for students with drawing experiance.

Capture the strength and character of the human form in a detail that you never thought possible with the Life Drawing and Painting Course from London Art College.

Life drawing is all about capturing the humanity of your model - their fragility and emotion - in a way that will captivate your audience. It’s also about capturing the detail and proportion of your subject as accurately as you can.

To help with this, the Life Drawing and Painting Course will teach you precise details of human anatomy, from bone structure to muscles and skin tone. The course will also teach you the proportions and specifics that you need to bring depth to your work, as well as helping you to master perspective, light and shade.

You’ll also get help to develop your sketching and detailing, especially around the tricky areas of the face and hands. With simple tools, the written course and friendly feedback on assignments, you’ll soon find yourself sketching out the texture of skin and hair in breath-taking detail.

Much of the work can be carried out in front of a mirror but we’d love you to work with other subjects. Don’t be afraid to ask a friend or family member to sit as a model for you, if they’re comfortable. You’ll be surprised at how many will agree.

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 Sandhya Sharma

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 Josephine MacLeod
Media: Equipment used Subject: Areas covered Techniques: Skills developed
  • Pencils / graphite stick
  • Pastels
  • Watercolours
  • Oils
  • Life
  • Anatomy
  • Male & Female Comparison
  • Heads
  • Hands
  • Feet
  • Legs
  • Using the Mediums
  • Proportion
  • Perspective
  • Composition
  • Foreshortening

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Capture the strength and character of the human form with London Art College's Life Drawing and Painting Course

I would like to take the opportunity to thank my constructor Mr.Alan for his benefitial ,constructive comments and full support .Also everyone else who were part of my diploma and looking forward to take more studies.

Z Aziz