Online Drawing and Painting Courses
With Personal Tuition From Peter Stanyer MA (RCA), Established Artist, Author And Tutor

Leisure Art Courses

Learn to draw & paint in your own time - beginners to experienced artists.

City & Guilds Art Courses

Gain internationally recognised qualifications online with our City & Guilds art courses. 

Home Education Art Courses

Aimed at secondary school children - being home educated or wishing to supplement their school courses

Build an Art Portfolio

Apply succesfully to studing art at university or college.  Build an impressive portfolio.

£10 Taster Lesson

Try out our art courses with a one-off taster session.  Perfect gift for friends and family.

Residential Painting & Drawing

Learn to draw and paint in the relaxing surroundings of the Yorkshire countryside. 


City and Guilds Art Courses

City and Guilds Approved CentreDraw and Paint Online is an ArtyBird City & Guilds approved  online leaning centre, providing students with online, one to one tuition. The painting and drawing courses available are ideal for home educators and learners, offering a structured but flexible approach towards gaining internationally recognised qualifications.

Recognised art qualifications

City and guilds art course - student's paintingDraw and Paint Online can take you through City & Guilds level 1 (7722 - 30 hours) and level 2 (7822 - 120 hours) Certificates in Painting and Drawing.

Introduced a number of years ago by City & Guilds, the certificates are a valid and reliable introduction to a wide range of art, design and craft subjects and City and Guilds Level 1 & 2 are equivalent to a GCSE qualification.

Assignments on the courses will introduce the student to techniques and skills that enable the learner to develop their own creativity. Level 1 is for the complete beginner, while level 2 is for the more experienced student.

Gain art qualifications in your own time

Assignments are broken down into easy to follow exercises. The step-by-step tuition is accompanied by detailed illustrations. All course work is submitted and assessed by email, making it possible to study towards the qualification at your own pace from your own home or other available facilities (such as libraries).

These art qualification courses are particularly suitable for children being home educated and adult learners.

An experienced art tutor

Drawing and Painting Level 1 & 2 courses are designed and taught by Peter Stanyer - an artist, author, and very experienced teacher with an international reputation.

City & Guilds online art courses – key features

For students

For teachers

City & Guilds online art courses - content

The City & Guilds art courses have been developed by experienced arts professionals.

Paint and Draw Online will lead you through a series of assignments designed to demonstrate your particular specialist artistic area, while addressing all outcome criteria for the award. 

Gaining your City & Guilds art qualification

On successful completion of the assignments to the required standard, you will receive a City & Guilds 7722 or 7822 certificate.

From the start of the programme you will also be invited to include your details, and any art project examples in the website’s Student’s Art Work gallery  This provides you with the opportunity to showcase your art work on a potentially global stage.

Art course fees

Payable in advance to the start of the programme all fees include registration and certification fees for the awarding body (City & Guilds).

Art course assessment

Assessments for the City & Guilds painting and drawing certificate are continual and there are no written examinations. You will be required to produce written material but will be given guidance notes on these elements of the course.

You will be encouraged to evaluate your own art work. Tutors will assess your progress in consultation with you and assessments will be verified both internally and externally by City & Guilds.

Admission to art courses

Prior to the course you will be asked to complete an enrolment / application form.

Developed to enhance your ability as an artist, the 7722 and 7822 drawing and painting courses will enable you to build your own portfolio.

On successfully completing the course you will be able to access other art and design courses within the City & Guilds structure at level 3.

Before enrolling on one of our City and Guilds art courses please contact us to check for availability

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Books by Peter Stanyer

A foundation Course in Drawing by Peter Stanyer

A Foundation Course in Drawing – Published by Watson & Guptill

Anatomy for the Artist - By Peter Stanyer

Anatomy for the Artist – Published by Barnes & Noble

The Complete Book of Drawing Techniques - Peter Stanyer

The Complete Book of Drawing Techniques – Arcturus Publishing.