London's Best Rated Art & Design Portfolio Preparation Course


 This is the most comprehensive course we offer, which will fully prepare students with each aspect of their university application. Our tutors will provide students with extensive support in order to create stunning physical portfolios.

This course is especially recommended for students that need to prepare their portfolio from scratch or find themselves in their early stages. The one to one support offered ensures that you will be provided with enough attention to supervise and support your development. The unlimited number of group lessons available during the course will allow you to maximise the time you will be able to spend preparing your projects, from brainstorming to full completion.

By the end of the course, our students will have developed a coherent body of work targeting the specific institutions that are part of your application. You will develop a series of projects which will engage with a variety of issues, and that can show particular skill-sets depending on the purpose of your application.

art portfolio preparation course

Onsite & Online Virtual Art Courses

This art and design portfolio preparation course in our central London studio is perfect for students who are aiming to apply for a Foundation Course, BA or Master course in art and design.  


All of our art courses can be learnt in our central London art studio at Sunny Art Centre or remotely online via our live online teaching platform. The live online art tuition will follow the same structure as our on-site sessions. You can, therefore, have live interactive 1-1 and group art lessons with our expert art tutors remotely, wherever you are.

See Timetable and How to Book sections below for more details on available times and how to start your course.

Easy set-up for home study 

Access the Zoom   virtual art classroom with laptop & mobile

Laptop:  Virtual tutorial with our art tutors
Mobile Camera: Tutor can monitor your working progress
Prepare Art Materials for Home Study  : Online Art Course Materials pack

How are the live online courses structured?

You will receive structured lessons with reference images, concept and technique documents, short demonstration videos, plus live demos from your tutor and critiques.

Live Demonstration 

Demonstration with traditional drawing/painting medium techniques: Our tutor will set up the camera to live record the demonstration during the art lesson. 

Demonstration with Photoshop

  1. Screenshot student’s work in progress 
  2. The tutor will screen share their computer screen live with students 
  3. Correct students' work live with Photoshop; this software provides an assortment of traditional drawing and painting brush effects, allowing tutors to paint/draw digitally with academic drawing /painting techniques.

Screen Share  : Allows our tutors to share their computer screen with remote students during live sessions for explanations and critiques
Screenshot / Screen Recording  :  Allows you to record any useful info during the virtual class
Group Learning: Monitor your classmate’s working progress and learn from their critiques.

Art & Design Portfolio for Foundation, BA and MA degree applications

This art and design portfolio preparation course, held in our central London art studio, is perfect for students that need to prepare their portfolios from scratch or refine and improve existing ones. It is suitable for students wishing to apply for a Foundation, BA, or Master's degree. 

Art & Design Portfolio Subjects

Fine Art, Sculpture, Ceramic

Architecture, Interior Design, Product Design, Furniture and/or Spatial Design

Photography, Film, and Media

Graphic Design, Illustration, Fashion, and Textile Design

Art & Design Portfolio for Artist and Designer

Applying for a job, or entering art contests and competitions. Make a big impression with your art portfolio by presenting your creative and technical skills with a collection of artwork to guarantee acceptance.

We could help artist or design to build up a collection artwork which shoes how your skills and ideas have developed over a period of time. It demonstrates your creativity, personality, abilities and commitment, and helps to evaluate your potential. 

Art Scholarships

The premium art portfolio preparation course is also suitable for students that need to create and arrange projects for scholarships, art awards and/or school projects.


Our tutors have exceptional skills and unparalleled experience when it comes to advising students for their portfolios. they honed their valuable skills and trained at some of the most prestigious institutions in the world, including the Royal College of Art and the Royal Academy of Arts, the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris, Central Saint Martins College of Art, Chelsea College of Art, Bartlett School of Architecture, and Goldsmith College of Art in London, the Athens Academy in Greece 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 programs of their choice.

The extraordinary efforts of the art tutors ensure that the organization can continuously deliver bespoke cutting-edge art tuition for students both on-site at our London art studio, Sunny Art Centre, or remotely online.

Our dedicated art tutors and art professionals have already supported hundreds of art students achieving acceptance into leading and prestigious art universities and art colleges. These include Central Saints Martins Colleges of Art, Chelsea College of Art, Camberwell College of Art, the Slade School of Art, Architectural Association School of Architecture and the Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL. We have also assisted a significant number of young students in achieving art scholarships and their desired grades.


Choose from a variety of course packages depending on the kind of support you need.

Get support from tutors with unparalleled art backgrounds from world-leading art institutions. They’ll help you handle a variety of media and ideas in an efficient and structured way.

Whether you need to start from scratch or have developed some projects already, we will tailor your course accordingly.

We have tutors that can support your application for all university courses, including Fine Art, Architecture, Graphic Design, Illustration, or Fashion Design/Textile Design.


Receive bespoke, individual, and structured guidance to develop a collection of artworks that showcases your skills, personality, and creative potential.

The one-on-one art tuition in Art&Design Portfolio Preparation Course is the perfect place for you to develop your artistic skills and creative potential under professional guidance and support from tutors with unparalleled art backgrounds from world-leading art academies and institutions.  offering a long-term bespoke study plan tailored to your needs for applying Art/Design Foundation or BA and MA for Art Colleges and Universities.

During our one-to-one art course, you will be allocated to specific art tutors who will target your needs and design the most suitable plan for you to follow with a progressive structure in mind.  This will be a unique and bespoke structure just for you and develop the academic skills in areas and media you wish to focus on.  

Group Tuition to Learn the Fundamental Principles in Drawing & Painting

The drawing and painting course helps aspiring artists start their artistic journey on the right foot, so you will overcome doubts about your ability to draw and paint with accuracy and confidence. Our expert art tutors will guild you to an understanding of fundamental principles of drawing and painting skills. You will learn about the visual components of colour, form, line, shape, space, texture, and value. Understanding the PRINCIPLES OF ART: Balance, emphasis, movement, proportion, rhythm, unity, and variety (the means an artist uses to organise elements within a work of art). (contrast) Proportion: Combining elements to stress the differences between those elements, a principle of design that refers to the relationship of certain elements to the whole and each other. 

Our group lessons are limited to 10 students and our onsite lessons are limited to 7 students, We have group sessions scheduled every day throughout the year. you will be able to log in to your student account to book your preferred timeslot online. 



£600.00 (exc. VAT)

Our professional team will prepare you for the interview process, advising you on the most frequently asked questions during an interview and will test you during mock interviews. This will give you an opportunity to strengthen your confidence and know more about how interviews are held.

We are here to help to:

  • Organise and reorganise your digital portfolio
  • Make your body of work more coherent in the selection
  • Enhance the impact of your work
  • Make you feel more comfortable about your application process
  • Provide you with skills for the interview process
  • Target your strengths and weaknesses through mock interviews
  • Strengthen your abilities by delivering presentations


£700.00 / 30 Lessons ( 2/hours ) (excl. VAT)
Our central London art gallery and studio space provide the best environment for art students who need professional studio space to study, research, experiment, and prepare their art and design portfolio.

by studying at our art studio under the supervision of our dedicated art tutors, which ensure that every step of your practice could meet the art portfolio applications requirements

The studio is open from 10 am to 8:30 pm (Mon - Thursday) and 10 am to 5:30 pm during the weekend. ( find us here )



£1,000.00 (exc. VAT)

This service is structured so to guide students with the editing and/or translation of their written statements for each project included in their portfolio. Many universities require statements and/or entries to accompany each project in order to clearly state the conceptual framework and ideas that encompass the work presented to them. Therefore, we will also guide students so that they can use the appropriate terminology to enhance the quality of their writing.

Overall, we will:

  • Mentor you with the editing of your personal statement
  • Target specific terminologies and narratives for your projects and/or artworks
  • Assist you with translations and language issues if you are applying from outside of the UK


£700.00 / 30 Lessons ( 2/hours ) (excl. VAT)

We provide tailor-made photo shooting 2d or 3d artwork services for art students or artists. With includes photo editing/touching.  Our in-house professional photographers have years of experience shooting artworks. 

We pay close attention to the texture, details, and colours in your artwork and utilize the specialist equipment to accurately match your originals to provide you with a high-resolution, fine detail digital copy. 



Enjoy our flexible timetable and book classes at your most convenient times.

All lessons (1-1 and group) last 2 hours.

One-to-one classes can be booked at mutually convenient times. For this reason, there is no fixed timetable. Check the '3 Minutes to Sign Up' section below to learn more about how to book your private classes.

For your reference, you can book one to one classes to attend at the centre or through the Live Online Tuition Service between the following times:

Mon-Fri: between 10am - 6pm (last class beginning at 4pm)
between 10am - 5pm (last class beginning at 3pm)

  Live Online Art Lessons LIVE  (L)  Studio Art Lessons STUDIO (S)  2hr/Lesson

You will be able to book our regular group classes on-site or live online via your online account at any time once you are fully registered for the course. You can book any of the group time slots (subject to availability - Max 10 students for the on-site per lesson and max 7 students for the live online per lesson). 

You can find the timetable below for both Live Online Art Lessons and Studio Art Lessons (held at Sunny Art Centre). 



9.30– 11.30am | L 

4-6pm | S

5.30– 7.30pm | L 


9.30–11.30am | L 

4-6pm | L 

6:30-8:30pm | S


9.30–11.30am | L 

4-6pm | S

6:30-8:30pm | L 


10–11.30am | L 

4-6pm | S

6:30-8:30pm | S


4–6pm | L 

6:30-8:30pm | L 


9-11am | L

10am-12pm |  S

1-3pm | S

3-5.30pm | S


9am-11.30am | L 

10am-12pm | S

1-3pm | S

3-5.30pm | S

Live Online Art Lessons(L) On-site Art Lessons(O) 2hr/Lesson

You can find the timetable below for both Live Online Art Lessons and On-site Art Lessons (held at Sunny Art Centre). Online lessons allow a maximum of 6 students per class while 10 for on-site.


9.30– 11.30am (L)

4-6pm (S)

6.30– 8.30pm (L)


9.30–11.30am (L)

4-6pm (L)

6:30-8:30pm (S)


9.30–11.30am (L)

4-6pm (S)

6:30-8:30pm (L)


10–11.30am (L)

4-6pm (S)

6:30-8:30pm (S)


4-6pm (L)

6.30-8.30pm (L)


10am-12pm (L/S)

1-3pm (S)

3-5.30pm (S)


9am-11.30am (L)

10am-12pm (S)

1-3pm (S)

3-5.30pm (S)




Click Book Now below to sign up for the course. The login/signup pop-up window will appear after clicking on the Book Now button. Sign up (new student) or login (returning student) to proceed to payment as you need an account for us to sync your order.



 Email us or chat live with us with your completed enrolment form* (Download) to book your first 1-1 lesson (either at the centre or remotely via the Live Online Tuition Service).

*The form is important as it gives the tutors details about your requirement so to best support you in developing your portfolio.

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Mindy Q

Such an amazing art studio! The tutors are very friendly and professional. The centre has a relaxing and cozy atmosphere. I completely enjoyed my evening course there. I highly recommend Sunny Art Centre to everyone who needs art courses to improve their drawing and painting skills. ____ Verified

Palina Malash

Sunny Art Centre is a great place to improve drawing or painting abilities at any level. The teacher Nicolas whom I had a chance to study with is very professional and supportive! I always enjoy my time at Sunny Art Centre! ____ Verified

Ksenia Blake

Amazing teachers and wonderful atmosphere! Have been in and out for several years and these are definitely the best academic skill classes you can get in London. Also, amazing and speedy service in case of any queries, 100% recommend to everyone! ____ Verified

Safiyah Aba AlKhail

Sunny Art Centre has amazing courses that are really helpful and great tutors that are highly knowledgeable. They understand each student’s individual needs and know how to help them improve. I had a wonderful experience with them. Highly recommended. ____ Verified

Oliver Catoto

The place is really an amazing venue to learn different art classes. They have a very professional and helpful staff. Not to mention their program for all abilities is very useful and learning friendly. I will definitely recommend this place to my friends and will definitely come back for more! ____ Verified

Christopher Armstrong

I enrolled my 8-year-old daughter who loves art but needed to learn the correct techniques in order to really flourish. The teachers are all really patient and give her lots of tips and encouragement, so she loves to go as often as she’s able. As a result her skills as an artist have come on

Li Du

Friendly teachers, well suited for my 7 years girl. ____ Verified


Mon - Fri: 10:00-18:00 
Sat: 9:00-16:00 
Sun: Close to the Public

Sunny Art Academy, Kemble St, London, WC2B 4AN

Sunny Art Academy, Kemble St, London, WC2B 4AN



Covent Garden: Picadilly Line

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Aldwych Kingsway ( Stop F )
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