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 18 Jun 2017 (and 1 other date)
    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. 360° photography

    Course Date: Thu 19 Jan 2017
    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: £129.00
    Senior fee: £103.00
    Concession: £79.00

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

    Course Date: Sat 13 May 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Want some real pearls of wisdom? Join this fascinating one-day course for a valuable insight into pearls, their cultivation and trade, and use in jewellery. Learn how to recognise the many types on the market, judge the good from the bad, spot the imitations and buy your pearl jewellery with confidence.
    Full fee: £89.00
    Senior fee: £89.00
    Concession: £89.00

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. Abstract drawing

    Course Date: Sun 12 Mar 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Exchange realistic depictions for exciting new visual experiences using mark making, line, form, colour, texture and much more. Enjoy a series of practical exercises that explore different approaches to abstraction, working in new ways and making it work for you.
    Full fee: £229.00
    Senior fee: £229.00
    Concession: £140.00

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

    Course Date: Tue 28 Feb 2017
    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: £239.00
    Senior fee: £191.00
    Concession: £146.00

  12. 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

  13. Adobe Illustrator in three days

    Course Date: Thu 22 Jun 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    A comprehensive introduction to creating vector graphics using Illustrator. Learn how to use the pen tool, shapes, brushes, patterns, live trace and effects and gain experience in techniques and strategies useful to graphic designers and illustrators.
    Full fee: £299.00
    Senior fee: £239.00
    Concession: £182.00

  14. Adobe Photoshop for photographers: stage 1

    Course Date: Fri 20 Jan 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    A fine photographer but flummoxed by Photoshop? You're not alone - join our practical course on Photoshop for photographers, introducing its basic functions including colour adjustment, retouching images, and layer manipulation. Find your way around the program to apply all sorts of edits and effects, producing professional-looking images in minutes.
    Full fee: £229.00
    Senior fee: £183.00
    Concession: £140.00

  15. Adobe Photoshop for photographers: stage 2

    Course Date: Fri 3 Mar 2017 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Fluent in Photoshop but want to advance your skills further? Explore some of the more sophisticated techniques of Photoshop essential for professional and aspiring photographers. Speed up your workflow, increase your ability to edit and enhance images and experiment with more complex techniques, for confident, impressive results.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £121.00

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