Learn the Essential Art Techniques to Unlock Your Creativity, at Home
Learn the drawing and painting techniques used by artists throughout history, and express your creativity through your sketchbook, with this 6-week online course and certificate from London Fine Art Studios.
A Complete Introduction to Art For Young Creatives
If you have a passion for creativity and are a young, developing artist, this is the course for you.
Young students aged 13 – 18 years old will develop their drawing skills and artistic knowledge on this in-depth and practical, fun-packed course for budding artists. With the guidance of Ann Witheridge – founder of London Fine Art Studios – teenagers will create a wide range of drawings and paintings in their sketchbook, while looking back at great artists throughout history and learning about how they used the same techniques in their work.
Each project builds on the last and is packed with lots of artistic tips, leaving young artists inspired to keep on sketching, designing, musing and painting with confidence and creativity.
Earn a LFAS-approved Certificate of Completion
Get your London Fine Art Studios-approved Certificate of Completion, acknowledging your growth as a young artist, and giving you the confidence to continue developing your skills.
Learn By Drawing!
Unlike your usual class, you can do this whole course from your own home. You’ll learn a wide range of core artistic skills, techniques and practices by sketching alongside an expert artist and teacher from London Fine Art Studios.
Fundamental Art Techniques: 6-Week Online Course for Teens
This 6-week course will guide young artists through the fundamental skills, techniques and practices they need to draw and paint with confidence and creativity.
Each week, you will unlock 2 new video-based sessions – the first will take you step-by-step through the process of drawing or painting using a new technique, and the second will help you understand how this technique has been used by great artists throughout history. With Workshop’s unique hands-on method of learning, you’ll be drawing from day one with no need to read pages of theory in advance.
By joining the course, you will have access to the following through the Workshop app:
- 6 units, unlocked weekly, guiding you through 1-3 hours of drawing/painting time each week
- 12 individual art sessions
- Collaborative group chat with your own private class and mentor
- Feedback on your artwork from your class and mentor via a private in-app feed of photo uploads
- A Certificate of Completion after you complete everything on the course
In addition to the core aspects of the course, you will also get:
- Downloadable notes for you to keep
- Ongoing support and feedback from your class mentor for up to 4 months after your start date
- Access to your course dashboard for a total of 12 months after your start date
Average drawing/painting time: 1-3 hours per week
- At the start of each week, you will be prompted to schedule 2 sessions and to gather all the kit you’ll need to start drawing or painting in your sketchbook.
- In every hands-on session, you will follow Ann Witheridge through a series of step-by-step videos in your own home, learning directly through your experience.
- After each session, you will be asked to upload photos of your creations for discussion and feedback from your classmates and mentor.
- Once you have completed all sessions on the course, you will earn your Certificate of Completion.
- Proportion & Scale
- Composition, Perspective & Gesture
- Values, Lights, Shadows & Mass
- Colour Harmony
- Addition, Montage & Collage
- Extended Colour
London Fine Art Studios, on Workshop
London Fine Art Studios was founded by Ann Witheridge with the aim of teaching the craft of drawing and painting to a community of dedicated artists.
Ann studied art history at Christ’s College, Cambridge before moving to Italy to study art full-time. She has been teaching drawing and painting in the atelier tradition for nearly twenty years.
The studio welcomes students of all levels, providing a supportive learning environment in which to acquire new skills and develop a deeper understanding of the figurative tradition.
With Workshop’s unique learning experience, Ann and her team are now able to teach hands-on art skills to people in their own homes, providing in-depth feedback and a close community network just as they do at their studios in London.
Frequently Asked Questions
Do I need to complete sessions at specific times?
Your class will be moving forward at a pace of 1 unit per week, however after each unit is unlocked you have the freedom to complete each session entirely at your own pace. You will also have the ability to schedule your sessions for times that suit your lifestyle.
This course has been carefully designed to make sure the advantages of real-world learning experiences are still embraced online. You will therefore be taken through the subject matter week-by-week to give you the chance to digest what you’ve learnt whilst progressing at a steady pace alongside your classmates. Unlike a real-world course though, you will also have the opportunity to revisit sessions and practice whenever and wherever you like!
What if I miss a week?
There’s no need to worry if you have a holiday booked or have to miss a week or two during the course. You’ll have ongoing support from your class mentor for up to 4 months after your start date as well as access to your course dashboard for a total of 12 months from your start date, and so you’ll have plenty of time to catch up if you need to.
How will I interact with my class?
Shortly before your course start date, you will be invited to introduce yourself to the rest of your class via messaging on the Workshop app.
Each week, your class will unlock a new unit encouraging you all to practice the same techniques within the same week. At the end of every session, you will be asked to upload a photo of your drawing or painting, which your class and mentors will be able to view, like and provide feedback on.
Can I try before I buy?
If you would like a taster of the step-by-step online video format, we recommend you try the London Fine Arts workshop “Fine Art Fundamentals: Colour Theory”, which you can access for £9.99 here.
This simple workshop is representative of the way in which you will complete practical sessions on the course.
How much contact will I get with my mentor?
You can contact your mentor through the group chat on the app at any time for up to 4 months after your start date, and will receive a response within 48 hours. Your mentor will also be able to grade and comment on your photo uploads with any feedback they may have.
When will I get to meet my class?
You’ll be able to log into the Workshop app and access your class group discussion shortly before your start date so that you can chat away and get acquainted!
What is the typical workload per week of the course?
With 1 practical session and 1 art history session to complete each week, you can typically expect to be drawing, painting or watching for a combined total of about 2 hours a week.
Will I get a list of all the equipment I’ll need for the course ahead of time?
Yes, we’ll send you a full equipment list after you have purchased the course. Make sure to keep an eye on your emails (including your spam folder) for this!
What is your cancellation policy?
If you book your place over 30 days before your course start date, you can cancel your booking and claim a full refund within 30 days of your purchase.
If you book your place within 30 days of the course start date, you can claim a full refund within 14 days of your purchase.
How long will I have access to the course?
You will receive ongoing support from your class mentor for up to 4 months after your start date, and you’ll have access to your course dashboard for a total time of 12 months after your start date.
Units (including video sessions and supporting materials) will become available week-by-week as your class progresses through the course.
Do you offer discounts for large groups of students?
Yes, we offer group discounts, so if you’re a teacher, or part of a parents’ group, email [email protected] to enquire.
Join the Waiting List
If you’re interested in this course and want to be the first to know when new classes are released, you can subscribe to the waiting list here: