Gain access to the world of creativity and artistry by earning the highly sought-after “Diploma in Art and Painting.” This course offers a comprehensive exploration of the field of art, with each module adding depth to your knowledge and abilities. We start with the principles covered in Painting 101 and work our way through the mysteries of paints, brushes, and lighting while assisting you in finding your own style as a painter. Continue on to explore the lengthy history of pencil drawing, discover the nuances of shading and sketching, and get familiar with the realities of starting an art business. With this diploma, you’re prepared for a comprehensive experience in the painting and art industries, regardless of whether you’re creating a studio or an artist business plan.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Develop a comprehensive understanding of paints, brushes, and the intricacies of light in art.
  2. Choose subjects and set up an optimal art studio environment.
  3. Master the history and techniques of pencil drawing, including shading, tones, and mixed media applications.
  4. Understand the steps to establish and manage a successful art business.
  5. Differentiate between employing and contracting artists and effectively handle customer relations.

Who Is This Course For?

  • Aspiring artists keen to formalise their knowledge in art and painting.
  • Entrepreneurs aiming to launch a successful art business.
  • Individuals are passionate about the history and techniques of pencil drawing.
  • Artists looking to expand their skill set to include both outdoor and indoor painting techniques.
  • Those interested in exploring the managerial aspects of the art industry, including hiring and insurance.


Once you finish the course, you can get a certificate to show your success. The PDF version costs just £3.99, while a printed one is £7.99. If you’d like both, it’s £10. For students outside the UK, there’s an extra £10 for delivery.


  • This course is available to all learners of all academic backgrounds.
  • Learners should be aged 16 or over to undertake the course.
  • A strong grasp of English, numeracy, and ICT is necessary for enrollment in this course.

Career Path

  • Art Studio Manager: £30,000 – £40,000 
  • Independent Artist: £25,000 – £50,000 
  • Art Supply Store Owner: £35,000 – £45,000.
  • Art Business Consultant: £40,000 – £60,000.
  • Pencil Drawing Specialist: £28,000 – £42,000 
  • Art Curator: £27,000 – £47,000 

Course Curriculum

Introduction 00:03:00
Materials 00:08:00
What is a Horizone Line 00:11:00
One Point Perspective of a Cube 00:10:00
Two Point Perspective of a Cube 00:12:00
Perspective of a Cylinder 00:17:00
How to draw a Perfect Sphere 00:09:00
Shading a Sphere 00:22:00
Shading a Cylinder 00:19:00
Shading a Cube 00:13:00
How to Measure 00:07:00
Still Life Drawing
Compostion and placement 00:09:00
Finding the perspective and drawing the box 00:18:00
Constructing the Cup 00:22:00
Drawing the Drapes 00:05:00
Shading – Part 1 00:14:00
Shading – Part 2 00:19:00
Shading – Part 3 00:22:00
Drawing a Portrait
Drawing a Face – Part 1. Construction 00:21:00
Drawing a Face – Part 2. Refining the features 00:10:00
Drawing a Face – Part 3. Shading 00:18:00
Drawing a Face – Part 4. Final touches 00:12:00
Drawing a Tree
Drawing a Tree 00:16:00
Resources – Art, Drawing and Painting Diploma 00:00:00