The Sunny Art Centre is a leading art institution located in central London, dedicated to sharing knowledge and enthusiasm for traditional fine art practices. Our tutors are highly qualified practising art professionals and our centre has been hosting courses and art events for over a decade. Our comprehensive experience extends to working with corporations such as Selfridges & Co, Harrods, Giorgio Armani, Freshfields, HSBC Bank, Royal Academy of Art, PricewaterhouseCoopers (P W C), ITV, SKY TV, BBC Worldwide and Victor & Rolf,  etc.  We offer corporate art services, lectures, participate in art fairs, as well as organise in-house exhibitions.

Our art classes are held at our gallery in central London and focus on painting and drawing techniques, as well as art portfolio building tuition.  They are designed for anyone who is keen to develop and improve their visual art abilities, intended for students who are interested in preparing a body of work for degree applications. We additionally offer Chinese painting and calligraphy.

Academy-of-Art-the-big-draw-3_670Our drawing and painting classes provide a direction in the use of materials, offering guidance in selecting the subject matter, as well as supporting students with formal issues ranging from line, tone, colour and proportion to scale and composition.

Designed for all ages and skill levels, our classes aid students in developing confidence in the following mediums:
-oil and acrylic paint
-watercolour and ink materials
-oil and chalk pastels
-charcoal and graphite

We also provide information on painting and drawing genres ranging from portraiture, still life, old master techniques, figure drawing and painting, Chinese calligraphy and painting. On completion of our courses, students will have acquired a diverse skill base and a thorough understanding of techniques, in addition to learning how to instigate and develop creative ideas.

Our beginner's art courses aim to offer a step-by-step structure for understanding visual art principles. Our teachers provide tailored advice for each student using varied approaches, nurturing each individual’s perspectives, opinions, and personal goals.

Sunny Art Centre is for artists of all levels and aims to help those who wish to expand their art abilities regardless of their artistic background, ultimately establishing a unique artistic sensibility. We familiarise ourselves with our students' ambitions and customise classes to suit their objectives, whilst providing them with an inspirational environment, and encouragement to develop creativity.

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Learn from Experts and Established Artists

Our tutors have many years of teaching experience. They graduated from world-leading art colleges such as the Royal College of Art, École des Beaux-Arts in Paris, Central Saint Martins College of Art, Chelsea College of Art, Goldsmith College of Art and the Florence Academy of Art. They exhibit their work in the UK as well as internationally, and have appeared in various publications and programs, including those of the BBC.  These qualities guarantee the high success rate our students achieve in entering the programmes of their choice. 

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Tuition Fee
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1. Buy credits online (link here).
2. Create a personal online account(link here). Prepaid credits will be transferred here, please allow a maximum of 24hr for them to be transferred). 
3. Use your online account (link here) to book the lessons you want to attend from the timetable.

Alternatively, you can email us or call us on 02086165990 to book your lesson



How and when you can use your pre-paid credits:

  • No fixed starting date or timetable, you can book any available lesson(s) when it suits you (Each class is two and a half hours long. Life drawing sessions are two hours long).
  • You can choose from a wide range of packages with different quantities of lessons to fit with the type of commitment you want to put into your artistic development.
  • You can book in for both drawing and painting classes using the same credits. Hence, you can split them across different lessons. You can also use the credits to book special workshops including the mixed-media and en plein air.
  • Only 10 students are allowed per session, this means our teacher can provide individual and targeted advice.
  • The classes are taught keeping your personal development in mind. Hence, subjects matter and techniques are tailored to your level and individual experience.
  • We can teach you how to handle every medium including oil, acrylic, and watercolour.
  • Figurative or abstract, we'll help you to discover your individual artistic style.
  • You can share your credits with family and friends so that you can bring someone along without having to pay for extra credits.


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Flexible booking
Our courses do not have a specific start day and students are able to choose from a variety of classes and time slots, accommodating their schedules and needs.

Teaching a variety of technique
Our art classes are designed for anyone who wants to develop and improve their drawing and painting skills. We cover techniques such as portraiture, landscape drawing, oil painting and acrylic painting.

Teachers have a strong art background
All of our tutors have attended world-leading art colleges, including the China Academy of Art, Central Saint Martins College of Art, Chelsea College of Art and Yale University. Our tutors also have over 6 years of professional experience and exhibited their work in the UK and internationally alongside being featured in various publications and programs, such as the BBC.

Individually tailored advice
As one of the only studios in London teaching traditional painting and drawing techniques, our centre provides students with a step-by-step and easy-to-follow approach to art, whilst nurturing an in-depth understanding of fine art materials and history. With our guidance, students are able to improve quickly, whilst also developing their appreciation for the mediums.

Students’ work will be exhibited in the galleries or on our website

Our Centre arranges annual exhibitions of our students work at our London headquarters. These exhibitions include an opening night private view, where we invite friends, guests, media, and private collectors. We additionally will promote our students’ work on our online gallery.

Artistic studio in a central London location

Sunny Art Centre is located in the heart of central London, a one minute walk from Chancery Lane tube station on the Central line.  We have created a stimulating and inspiring environment for our students, with a source of natural light, a garden and an abundance of plants and flowers, as well as beautiful antiques, casts and an art library to draw inspiration from. 

Small groups

We limit the size of our classes, with a maximum of 8 to 10 students per class. This allows our teachers to work closely with each student and provide customised guidance. Each student will be recommended appropriate content and a subject matter, which is tailored to their skill level and interests.

Students are exposed to a variety of mediums
Our trained tutors can give guidance in a variety of mediums, which include painting with oil, acrylic and watercolour or drawing with charcoal, graphite and pastel.

Shared sessions

Our course packages can be used for any time slot and can be shared amongst family members. You can choose from a variety of courses, which can range from life drawing classes to special art workshops, which are held in various locations in London.


Our centre organises workshops focussing on specific genres, such as landscape drawing and painting to cast and bust drawing, held in different locations from Kew Gardens to the British Museum. These excursions offer our students the opportunity to draw and paint in varied and inspiring environments, under the professional guidance of our tutors.

Regular studio events

We regularly host parties and art functions in our art studio, which includes wine tasting events, potlucks and holiday celebrations. All of our registered students are invited to these occasions free of charge.