Art & design

City Lit Art & Design offers the most diverse range of part-time, weekend and evening courses in London, taught by successful artists and practitioners. Rated ‘outstanding’ in our last government inspection our art classes include some of the most popular subjects in London; from photography, fashion and textiles, drawing and painting, print, graphic designinterior design and garden design courses, just to name a few. Whether you are a complete beginner or a practising artist, we are sure we have an art course for you!

Get in touch on 020 7492 2700 Monday-Friday between 10am-5pm. 

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  1. 100 drawings in a day

    Course Date: Sun 29 Jan 2017 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    A high energy programme of directed and self-directed drawing projects, with rapid shifts in materials, scale, subject and focus. Strictly no discards - come ready to play, risk, invent and discuss! For those with some drawing experience.
    Full fee: £79.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £79.00

  2. 20th century German art  - Gerhard Richter

    20th century German art

    Course Date: Fri 30 Sep 2016
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore 100 years of German art, from movements such as Expressionism and Dadaism to artists like Gerhard Richter and Anselm Kiefer, through a mixture of lectures, discussions and gallery visits.
    Full fee: £299.00
    Senior fee: £239.00
    Concession: £182.00

  3. 360° photography

    Course Date: Fri 30 Sep 2016 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: PS - Photography Studio
    Ever marvelled at a seamless panoramic image or online virtual tour? Learn how to do it yourself on this practical introduction to photographing professional-level 360° by 180° panoramic images. Get to grips with the whole process of shooting and stitching, from single image to multi-row to full print- and web-viewable virtual tours using Adobe Photoshop, Lightroom and PTGui.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £179.00
    Concession: £109.00

  4. A buyer's guide to pearls: natural, cultured and imitation

    Course Date: Sat 13 May 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Discover the fascinating life of a pearl. Learn how to recognise the many types on the market, to judge the good from the bad, to spot the imitations and buy your pearl jewellery with confidence.
    Full fee: £89.00
    Senior fee: £89.00
    Concession: £89.00

  5. A grand day out: Ashmoleon Museum, Oxford. Photo: Remi Mathis

    A grand day out: Ashmoleon Museum, Oxford

    Course Date: Tue 14 Feb 2017
    Location on this date: OS - Off Site
    This course provides an introduction to the wide range of artworks within the collection at the Ashmoleon Museum in Oxford.
    Full fee: £79.00
    Senior fee: £63.00
    Concession: £48.00

  6. A grand day out: London's great houses - Ham House. Photo: Manfred Heyde

    A grand day out: London's great houses - Ham House

    Course Date: Tue 28 Mar 2017
    Location on this date: OS - Off Site
    Explore the riches of 17th century Stuart England through an extended visit to Ham House, one of London's most exquisite stately homes.
    Full fee: £79.00
    Senior fee: £63.00
    Concession: £48.00

  7. A grand day out: London's Great Houses - Osterley House. Photo: Jim Linwood

    A grand day out: London's Great Houses - Osterley House

    Course Date: Thu 1 Jun 2017
    Location on this date: OS - Off Site
    Explore the art and design of 18th century Georgian England through an extended visit to Osterley Park, one of London's most exquisite stately homes, and its gardens.
    Full fee: £79.00
    Senior fee: £63.00
    Concession: £48.00

  8. A grand day out: the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge

    Course Date: Tue 8 Nov 2016
    Location on this date: OS - Off Site
    Explore different aspects of the permanent collection of paintings, antiquities and decorative arts at the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge on this one-day, location-based course.
    Full fee: £79.00
    Senior fee: £63.00
    Concession: £48.00

  9. A grand day out: Winchester Cathedral

    Course Date: Sat 20 May 2017
    Location on this date: OS - Off Site
    Winchester Cathedral is one of the most magnificent churches in the country and one of the largest cathedrals in Europe. Discover the cathedral and its treasures during this one-day location-based course. Transport costs not included.
    Full fee: £79.00
    Senior fee: £63.00
    Concession: £48.00

  10. A history of American art

    Course Date: Sat 21 Jan 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Study American art, including paintings, illustrations and cartoons from late-nineteenth century Realists and Impressionists to sixties Pop Art and Minimalism, analysing movements and styles, social and political context, materials and art theory.
    Full fee: £249.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £152.00

  11. A history of British photography

    Course Date: Wed 3 May 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Discover some of the key movements, developments and figures in photography in Britain, from the beginnings to the present day.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £103.00
    Concession: £79.00

  12. A-Z: Classical art, myths and legends

    A-Z: Classical art, myths and legends

    Course Date: Tue 20 Sep 2016
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Do you know your Aphrodite from your Hera? Who is represented by an eagle? Who was turned into reeds? Unlock the rich world of classical myths and legends in this classroom-based course.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £119.00
    Concession: £91.00

  13. A-Z: saints

    A-Z: saints

    Course Date: Tue 8 Nov 2016
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Unlock the mysteries of much medieval, Renaissance and Baroque art by learning how to recognise different saints and patron saints. Discover their attributes, painful deaths and colourful narratives in this classroom-based course.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £119.00
    Concession: £91.00

  14. Adobe After Effects: introduction to film and video effects

    Course Date: Tue 11 Oct 2016 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Want to give your videos a professional edge? Learn how to use Adobe After Effects to apply a range of animated effects to enhance your video projects. Get to grips with the tools of the software, learn to organise your workflow and come up with great creative ideas, and develop your own project with an expert filmmaker on hand to guide you.

    See what you could create – view a selection of film and animation work made on our courses on our Vimeo site

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    Full fee: £279.00
    Senior fee: £223.00
    Concession: £170.00

  15. Adobe Audition: introduction to video sound editing

    Course Date: Tue 29 Nov 2016
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Is the sound quality on your videos letting you down? Bring a more professional level of sound design to your filmmaking on this fascinating introduction to audio recording, design and editing. Learn how to create exciting soundtracks and get the best out of your audio using a range of techniques and workflows in Adobe Audition.
    Full fee: £99.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £60.00

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