Sketchbooks, offsite and studio development

Do you want to develop your sketchbook or would you like to get out and about to draw exciting objects and people? Our short courses take place in the evenings, daytimes and at weekends, and are taught by expert tutors who are brilliant at communicating their enthusiasm. Any questions? Contact our visual arts team on 020 7492 2700 Monday - Friday between 10am - 5pm.
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  1. Contemporary art sketchbook walk

    Course Date: Thu 12 Oct 2017 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: OS - Off Site
    Develop your creative and critical engagement in the settings of East London's cutting edge independent galleries and artists' spaces. You will build a sketch book / journal recording your works ideas and findings.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £119.00
    Concession: £91.00

  2. Drawing and sketching in London's hidden gardens

    Course Date: Fri 4 May 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Sketch directly from nature, discovering unique and little known public gardens in London.  The first session will be held in the studios at City Lit to receive tips for creating sketches to paint from later, plus a list of subsequent locations which are all within easy walking distance of a London Underground station.
    Full fee: £249.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £152.00

  3. Drawing landscape and the city

    Course Date: Sun 6 May 2018
    Location on this date: OS - Off Site
    Use London’s open spaces to inspire drawings and paintings in a variety of media. Referring to different artists, explore a range of approaches to interpreting our environment through drawing.
    Full fee: £159.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £97.00

  4. Large scale sketchbook

    Course Date: Fri 11 May 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Create a sketchbook that shows individual development and sensitive use of a variety of materials. Start with an external visit and evolve the sketchbook using it as a diary of your thinking. Large sketchbooks provided.
    Full fee: £249.00
    Senior fee: £249.00
    Concession: £152.00

  5. Learning to draw at the British Museum

    Course Date: Thu 16 Nov 2017
    Location on this date: OS - Off Site
    Exploring the pleasure and challenge of sketchbooks, develop your drawing skills through expert guidance in different methods, working from a fascinating range of artefacts and objects in the British Museum.
    Full fee: £139.00
    Senior fee: £111.00
    Concession: £85.00

  6. Learning to draw at the V&A Museum

    Course Date: Fri 16 Feb 2018
    Location on this date: OS - Off Site
    Exploring the pleasure and challenge of sketchbooks, learn and improve your drawing skills through expert guidance in different methods: working from a fascinating range of artefacts and objects in the Victoria and Albert Museum.
    Full fee: £159.00
    Senior fee: £127.00
    Concession: £97.00

  7. Painting landscape and the city

    Course Date: Sun 17 Jun 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Develop your sketches, drawings and photographs into landscape paintings with reference to the work of contemporary landscape artists.

    Explore the properties of oil, acrylic and watercolour in an expressive way to suggest the mood and texture of landscape, both urban and rural.
    Full fee: £209.00
    Senior fee: £209.00
    Concession: £127.00

  8. Sketchbook course

    Course Date: Fri 22 Sep 2017 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Develop a creative and experimental sketchbook. Explore materials and techniques with confidence, including mark making, drawing and mixed media. Produce a collection of work or ideas for composition. Drawing experience is an advantage but not essential.
    Full fee: £329.00
    Senior fee: £263.00
    Concession: £201.00

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