Wednesday, May 06, 2009

Coloured Pencil Tutor required

A Work in Progress
Copyright Laura Hardie 2009

I’ve not been feeling too good these past few days so my pencils have been lying dormant gathering dust while I’ve been moping around feeling sorry for myself. I did manage to finish Keira before all this however, which I’m pleased about, but will need to play catch up for the rest of the week to get this portrait finished in time.

Now for something a little bit different and exciting, at least for my blog anyway. Melanie Phillips who currently tutors with the London Art College made me aware of a vacancy they currently have there and I would like to do my bit and hopefully bring this to the attention of any coloured pencil artists out there. The London Art College specialises in providing tuition by distance learning art courses and are currently looking for a tutor for their Coloured Pencil Course. The details are as follows…

Tutor Required for London Art College Distance Learning Course

There is a vacancy for a distance Learning Course Tutor for the Coloured Pencil Certificate Course. This is a unique opportunity to work with students from the comfort of your own home or studio. The successful applicant will eventually be able to put their mark on the course and make it their own. The post requires a few hours per week in tutoring, which will start gradually as you take over the new enrolees. The tutor will be required to have some general computer skills. Previous experience in tutoring may help but it is not necessary.

This is open to UK applicants only.

Application - Stage 1
If you are interested in taking over the tutoring post for the coloured pencil course please entitle your email 'CP Course tutor vacancy' with the following.....
Please include a few high res examples of your coloured pencil artwork,
A brief background of your experiences / education /age range
Tutoring experiences if any,
Whether you have a full / part time job or work as an artist full / part time.
Please email this to Melanie Phillips -

Application - Stage 2
In the second stage of the application, the successful applicants will be asked to produce a sample critique. An excerpt of a previous students critique will be given to each applicant to show what we are looking for. You will be given three pieces of artwork to critique and this can be then emailed along with your feedback, length of time the critique took and any other comments you may have.

Good Luck!

For further information, or to submit an application please email Melanie Phillips -

It’s a great opportunity I’m sure you’ll agree and I personally wish all the best to those who apply.


Gillian McMurray said...

Keira is so beautiful. I love the mix of colours in her fur. You captured her beautifully.

Jennifer Rose said...

I would love to do this, sounds like a great thing. thanks for posting it :)

Laurene said...

So beautiful that it's hard to know what to say. Incredibly warm and alive!

Laura said...

Thank you Gillian and Laurene - your comments are much appreciated:)

Hi Jennifer, That's great and good luck:)

Teresa Mallen said...

Keira is absolutely beautiful!! I would love the opportunity to be the cp tutor but alas, I am not a UK resident. I am sure it will be seen as an interesting opportunity by many UK artists. Great job getting the word out. I hope you are feeling better!

Grahame Butler said...

Beautiful drawing Laura as always, you sure know how to use those CP's...

Laura said...

Thank you Teresa, and a great tutor you'd have been too:)I'm feeling a lot better now and the pencils are back out:)

Hi Grahame, Thank you - just wish I could be quicker with them as I'm definately taking a lot longer these days to finish a portrait:)