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. Cut, stab and etch: printmaking with linocuts

    Course Date: Tue 12 Sep 2017 (and 3 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Cut, stab and etch your way to dynamic blocks and exciting prints. Practical instruction in both traditional and inventive linocut techniques, including the reduction method developed by Picasso, multiple block printing and Polish dot linocut.
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £151.00
    Concession: £115.00

  2. Painting 1

    Course Date: Wed 13 Sep 2017 (and 9 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    An introduction to painting, focusing on differing approaches to observational and imaginative work. Learn how to organise a palette, mix colours and create different textures. Basic materials included.
    Full fee: £319.00
    Senior fee: £319.00
    Concession: £195.00

  3. Children's book illustration for beginners

    Course Date: Mon 18 Sep 2017 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    An introduction to character design, layout and story development, giving you a solid understanding of the industry. Develop your own style while exploring a variety of media and learn to research and develop ideas in response to a given brief. Basic materials provided.

    See what you could create –
    view a selection of work made on our children’s book illustration courses

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    Full fee: £329.00
    Senior fee: £263.00
    Concession: £201.00

  4. Book conservation and repair: paper and cloth-bound books

    Course Date: Wed 20 Sep 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Look at the cleaning, repair and conservation of paper, both as flat documents and in book format, and the repair and conservation of paper and cloth-bound books. For those with some bookbinding experience.
    Full fee: £459.00
    Senior fee: £367.00
    Concession: £280.00

  5. Speedlight and camera flash made easy

    Course Date: Wed 20 Sep 2017 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: PS - Photography Studio
    Lighten things up: join this practical course to learn the basics of using portable flash (speedlights) to enhance your images. Experiment creatively indoors and outdoors with different flashes and techniques, with a professional photographer on hand to guide you throughout.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £199.00

  6. Jewellery: design lab

    Jewellery: design lab

    Course Date: Wed 20 Sep 2017 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Fancy working on your own jewellery projects in a professional workshop with an expert tutor? Join our interactive jewellery design lab to perfect your skills, try different techniques, and discover new design approaches. Develop your own projects with expert guidance, and step outside your comfort zone to produce top-quality pieces.
    Full fee: £329.00
    Senior fee: £329.00
    Concession: £201.00

  7. Ways into abstract painting

    Course Date: Wed 20 Sep 2017 (and 3 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Encounter different approaches to making abstract paintings while developing your skills in using a variety of painting materials. With reference to the work of abstract artists explore the visual language common to both representation and abstraction, e.g. colour, composition, tone and paint application.
    Full fee: £429.00
    Senior fee: £343.00
    Concession: £262.00

  8. Ceramics portfolio course

    Course Date: Wed 20 Sep 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Attending two days a week, you will develop your ceramic techniques and drawing skills to build a portfolio of 2D and 3D work. Focus on the development of your personal ideas within a structure of varied projects, which could lead onto study in further and higher education. Some materials are included. Applications for this course will be reviewed at the end of August 2017 and interviews will take place on the 6th of September 2017.
    Full fee: £2,249.00
    Senior fee: £1,799.00
    Concession: £1,372.00

  9. City Lit fine art course: year 2 evening

    Course Date: Thu 21 Sep 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Consolidating the experience gained in year 1, you will pursue a more individual route, resulting in a body of work reflecting your own concerns. You will have one-to-one tutorials and will learn a range of skills from practising artists. Basic materials included. Entry into year 2 will be by interview. Individual applications from prospective students who have not undertaken year 1 make be considered on the basis of availability of places, and suitability for undertaking a personal project. This course runs Thursday evenings 18:00–21:00 and every other Saturday 10:00–17:00. Details of Saturday dates will be given at interview.
    Full fee: £1,829.00
    Senior fee: £1,829.00
    Concession: £1,116.00

  10. Drawing into painting

    Course Date: Thu 21 Sep 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Gain an understanding of the creative journey from drawing or sketch to finished painting. Use paint techniques or mixed media, and find out how the two activities contrast yet potentially support each other. Basic materials included.
    Full fee: £369.00
    Senior fee: £295.00
    Concession: £225.00

  11. Press moulding with clay

    Course Date: Thu 21 Sep 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn how to take an impression from a variety of objects and cast them in plaster. This technique is perfect for adding and constructing with moulded elements. An ideal course for students with some experience in ceramics wanting to enhance their existing skills.
    Full fee: £229.00
    Senior fee: £229.00
    Concession: £140.00

  12. Lightroom for photographers

    Course Date: Thu 21 Sep 2017 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: PS - Photography Studio
    Looking for an alternative to Photoshop for managing and editing your photos? Adobe Lightroom is an easy-to-use cross-platform photo management and editing software with many advantages over other software. Learn how to use it effectively to catalogue, process and showcase your images: an invaluable asset for photographers at all levels.
    Full fee: £259.00
    Senior fee: £207.00
    Concession: £158.00

  13. VE253 Try it out: calligraphy, modern decorated letters

    Course Date: Thu 21 Sep 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore simple colour theory and the use of colour for calligraphy. Investigate ink and paper colour relationships to create maximum impact and design a colour modern letter. Suitable for beginners or those with some experience.
    Full fee: £39.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £39.00

  14. Papercutting, collage and design

    Course Date: Thu 21 Sep 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn how papercutting techniques can translate visual ideas into unique artwork. Explore scale, pattern, positive-negative and layers through collage and intercutting. You will practise skills useful in book arts, fabric design and illustration.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £121.00

  15. Introduction to lino printing

    Course Date: Thu 21 Sep 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn to cut an image into lino, creating expressive marks with a range of lino tools. You'll then learn how to print your image using the relief printing method, with a press and also by hand. An enjoyable introduction for beginners.
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £69.00
    Concession: £42.00

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