Drawing and painting

Learning to draw can be fulfilling, frustrating, challenging, rewarding and relaxing. We offer drawing courses for the complete beginner, as well as a range of courses to develop your skills - from the use of colour and creating portraits to developing sketchbooks. Our expert tutors will guide and develop your skills and also give you the opportunity to learn from your fellow students. Come and enjoy these popular classes - but hurry, as they do tend to fill up quickly. Any questions? Contact our visual arts team 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. 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

  4. Contemporary drawing sketchbook summer school

    Course Date: Mon 17 Jul 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore the portable and sequential nature of sketchbook drawing to generate personal material, invite connections, and extract patterns of meaning. Includes off-site research, a set-project as stimulus, and practical exploration of contemporary drawing techniques.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £179.00
    Concession: £109.00

  5. Contemporary drawing studio summer intensive

    Course Date: Mon 14 Aug 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Creative, challenging projects to develop your drawing and to communicate your ideas in charcoal, graphite, ink and collage. Discover how your drawing fits the contemporary context through investigation of a variety of exciting artists.
    Full fee: £249.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £152.00

  6. Contemporary painting studio summer school

    Course Date: Thu 27 Jul 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Develop your own ideas in painting with reference to the work of contemporary artists and experimental processes. Ideal if you have completed ‘Painting 1 and 2’, this course is for intermediate level and above.
    Full fee: £239.00
    Senior fee: £191.00
    Concession: £146.00

  7. Drawing and painting from the imagination: summer school

    Course Date: Mon 24 Jul 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Tap into your creativity through a variety of practical exercises and art-making briefs. Discover how different ways of working with your imagination can lead to exciting new work and imagery.
    Full fee: £279.00
    Senior fee: £223.00
    Concession: £170.00

  8. Drawing and painting themes: Margate Rendezvous

    Course Date: Sat 12 Aug 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    A mini coastal-adventure for painters. Begins with a sketchbook and photography research visit to Margate, followed by studio-development of ideas at City Lit to finish painting. Suitable for intermediate to advanced painting students. Leads to a small group exhibition.
    Full fee: £229.00
    Senior fee: £183.00
    Concession: £140.00

  9. Drawing and painting weekend: the urban landscape

    Course Date: Sat 29 Jul 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn to sketch the urban landscape using tone and colour, with step-by-step techniques for taking your drawings into painting. Takes-in urban vistas from Tate Modern to the City. First day off-site, second day at studio. Some basic drawing and painting experience useful.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £129.00
    Concession: £79.00

  10. Drawing and painting: exploring techniques and materials

    Course Date: Mon 24 Jul 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Combine methods gleaned from art history with the diverse practices of contemporary art and explore a storehouse of mixed-media drawing and painting techniques.
    Full fee: £279.00
    Senior fee: £223.00
    Concession: £170.00

  11. Drawing perspective: learn the basics

    Course Date: Mon 31 Jul 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore the practical and creative use of perspective through a series of lively exercises. This will enable you to create a perspective drawing, working from observation visualising interior spaces and objects.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £121.00

  12. Drawing plants and flowers

    Course Date: Mon 17 Jul 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Draw plants and flowers from observation using a range of drawing techniques and mediums, including coloured pastels and inks. For all levels.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £121.00

  13. Drawing summer school intensive: all levels

    Course Date: Mon 7 Aug 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore the creative possibilities of drawing. Concepts of line, tone, texture, form, composition and mark making will be introduced and developed using a range of visual starting points, including working from a model and on location.
    Full fee: £249.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £152.00

  14. Drawing techniques of the Old Masters

    Course Date: Wed 26 Jul 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Look back at the drawing techniques and materials used by the Old Masters of the Renaissance period. Working to set exercises, practise and develop drawing skills and explore drawing materials used by some of the artists of the time.
    Full fee: £99.00
    Senior fee: £99.00
    Concession: £60.00

  15. Drawing with colour and mixed media

    Course Date: Mon 31 Jul 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore using mixed media and colour to enrich your understanding of drawing; engage with different drawing techniques and materials, collage, mono print, simple models of spaces and a short introduction to colour theory. All levels welcome.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £129.00
    Concession: £79.00

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