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
    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 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. Adobe Premier Pro video editing for beginners

    Course Date: Thu 27 Apr 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Want to edit video like a professional? Get to grips with industry software Adobe Premiere Pro, learning the basic principles and technical skills of editing movie footage. Discover the conventions of professional editing, explore how to construct a narrative, and try your hand at basic cutting techniques to produce seamless videos on your own computer.

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

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    Full fee: £299.00
    Senior fee: £239.00
    Concession: £182.00

  6. Architecture photography

    Course Date: Thu 4 May 2017
    Location on this date: PS - Photography Studio
    Capture imposing buildings and eye-catching architecture in all their glory on this introduction to architectural photography. Learn about the history and development of this specialist genre then get out onto the streets of London to put your theory into practice, spotting architectural styles and experimenting with optics and lenses, composition, processing and editing.
    Full fee: £159.00
    Senior fee: £127.00

  7. Art and design portfolio

    Course Date: Mon 24 Apr 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Develop and realise your creative language in art and design through the development of a personal project. Through workshops and small projects you will be able to build a portfolio of work in 2D and 3D related to your own personal theme or interest.
    Full fee: £349.00
    Senior fee: £349.00
    Concession: £154.00

  8. Art and madness. Image: The Scream by Munch

    Art and madness

    Course Date: Tue 2 May 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    What is the relationship between creativity and madness? Is there a link or is this a romantic notion? Via Michelangelo, Goya, van Gogh, Munch and others, explore how ‘madness’ changes how we think about artists.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £103.00
    Concession: £79.00

  9. Asian art: India and Middle East

    Course Date: Wed 26 Apr 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Discover the fascinating world of Indian and Islamic art and the cross-cultural links not only between neighbouring countries but also with the art of Europe. Includes a museum visit.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £103.00
    Concession: £79.00

  10. Asian art: the Far East

    Course Date: Wed 7 Jun 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Discover the fascinating world of Chinese and Japanese art and the cross-cultural links not only between neighbouring countries but also with the art of Europe. Includes a museum visit.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £103.00
    Concession: £79.00

  11. Basketry: innovate with willow

    Course Date: Mon 24 Apr 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Reinforce basic willow basketry techniques. Examine limitations in our making, widen our scope, and share our innovations. Explore structure, subvert design, and make this work your own. Tutor: Annemarie O'Sullivan.
    Full fee: £169.00
    Senior fee: £135.00
    Concession: £103.00

  12. Beaded jewellery: designing for industry

    Course Date: Sat 10 Jun 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Want to create stunning beaded jewellery fit for the catwalk? Explore traditional and contemporary beaded jewellery techniques with a practical focus on designing for the fashion industry. Get to grips with important beading tools and skills, and learn about key aspects of designing for the catwalk - looking at current trends, creating mood boards to develop ideas, designing your own collections and creating a striking final piece.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £121.00

  13. Beginners photography and Adobe Lightroom

    Course Date: Wed 17 May 2017
    Location on this date: PS - Photography Studio
    Always wondered what half the buttons on your camera actually do? Discover how to use them properly to produce impressive photographs, then learn to use Adobe Lightroom to edit, manipulate and manage your images.
    Full fee: £349.00
    Senior fee: £279.00
    Concession: £213.00

  14. Beginners photography: stage 1

    Course Date: Thu 4 May 2017 (and 6 other dates)
    Location on this date: PS - Photography Studio
    Always wondered what half the buttons on your camera actually do? Discover how to use them properly and produce impressive photographs, even as a complete beginner. Gain useful technical knowledge and get expert creative guidance in easy-to-understand language. An ideal first step before enrolling on our intermediate courses.

    See what you could create – view a selection of work made on our photography courses

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    Full fee: £229.00
    Senior fee: £184.00
    Concession: £138.00

  15. Beginners photography: stage 2

    Course Date: Tue 20 Jun 2017
    Location on this date: PS - Photography Studio
    Already know the basics of photography but want to take things further? Refresh your knowledge, learn more advanced skills and develop your creative ideas, with an established professional photographer on hand for technical guidance and creative inspiration.

    See what you could create – view a selection of work made on our photography courses

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    Full fee: £159.00
    Senior fee: £127.00
    Concession: £97.00

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