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: Sat 22 Jul 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. A practical introduction to making art

    Course Date: Sat 15 Jul 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    An introduction to making art with taster sessions in four disciplines. You'll explore an idea in simple drawing, painting printmaking and sculpture. Build your skills in visual research and experimentation, and develop a personal sketchbook.
    Full fee: £399.00
    Senior fee: £399.00
    Concession: £243.00

  3. A-Z: Gods and Goddesses: the stories behind the art

    Course Date: Wed 26 Jul 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Discover the manifold meanings – and explore the role and popularity – of Gods and Goddesses in European art. From deities of love to gods of war, learn to unlock the mysteries and symbolism behind the image. Tutor: Julia Musgrave #arthistory #summerschool #mythology.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £121.00

  4. A-Z: Impressionism

    Course Date: Thu 13 Jul 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Join us on an A-Z tour of Impressionism to explore the magic behind this art movement - its inspirations, innovations and enduring popularity - and learn about one of the world’s most popular styles of art. Tutor: Alison Meek #arthistory #summerschool #impressionism.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £103.00
    Concession: £79.00

  5. Abstract painting summer school: focus on colour and large-scale techniques

    Course Date: Mon 7 Aug 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Inspired by the Abstract Expressionists? Explore a range of large-scale painting techniques, including staining, squeegees, rollers and masking. Learn how to investigate ideas in tone and colour, and develop the art of controlled experimentation! Some basic experience required.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £179.00
    Concession: £109.00

  6. Adobe After Effects for beginners: for use in film and video

    Course Date: Mon 24 Jul 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn how to use Adobe After Effects to create complex animation, characters, titles or motion graphics. Enhance and transform your video projects. Develop key skills in animation and compositing for professional or home video work.
    Full fee: £249.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £152.00

  7. Adobe Creative Suite software training for the workplace

    Course Date: Fri 18 Aug 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    A quick overview of Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign aimed at those starting internships and employment. Learn to use the software’s essential features to create and export promotional materials for print and web.
    Full fee: £529.00
    Senior fee: £529.00
    Concession: £323.00

  8. 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

  9. Adobe Illustrator: fast track for beginners

    Course Date: Sun 23 Jul 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    A comprehensive introduction to creating vector graphics using Illustrator: including using the pen tool, shapes, brushes, patterns, live trace and effects to gain experience in techniques and strategies useful to graphic designers and illustrators.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £121.00

  10. Adobe Lightroom for beginners summer school

    Course Date: Sat 5 Aug 2017
    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: £229.00
    Senior fee: £183.00
    Concession: £140.00

  11. Adobe Premiere Pro video editing: stage 2

    Course Date: Sat 15 Jul 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Want to take editing with Adobe Premiere Pro further and become more professional? Want to know how screen direction helps with your edit or how to use advanced editing tools? Then this class is for you.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £143.00
    Concession: £109.00

  12. Anatomical life and portrait drawing

    Course Date: Mon 7 Aug 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Discover the extraordinary construction of the human body. Through drawing from direct observation of the model you'll examine key anatomical structures of the head and body. Suitable for those with some drawing experience.
    Full fee: £249.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £152.00

  13. Anatomical portrait sculpture

    Course Date: Mon 31 Jul 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    An exciting opportunity to create a life size portrait in clay, applying layers of muscles, fats, the skin, fine wrinkles and pores. The completed sculpture is then fired, completing a portfolio of supporting work.
    Full fee: £249.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £152.00

  14. Art and literature

    Course Date: Mon 24 Jul 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Themes from Shakespeare, Dante, Ovid’s Metamorphoses and fairytales have inspired some of the greatest artworks and artists from Titian, Rodin, Millais and Picasso to contemporary artists like Paula Rego. Includes gallery visit. Tutor: Marie-Anne Mancio #arthistory #summerschool.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £103.00
    Concession: £79.00

  15. Art evolutions: Baroque to Romanticism

    Course Date: Mon 31 Jul 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Get an introduction to two centuries of art in five days: from the darkness of Caravaggio via aristocratic Rococo and Enlightenment Neoclassicism to the Romanticism of Turner and Delacroix. Includes four gallery visits. Tutor: Julia Musgrave #arthistory #summerschool #renaissance #rococo #baroque #romanticism.
    Full fee: £249.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £152.00

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