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City Lit interior design students celebrate their work with online show

City Lit’s interior design students have created their own online show to exhibit the work they created during their one year interior design course.

Meet the Head of School: Ian Tucknott

We recently caught up with Head of School for Humanities and Sciences, Ian Tucknott to find out more about his role at City Lit and the importance of adult education today.

Summer reflections on past, present and future

What is history? What does history mean? And to whom? And, not least, who gets to decide what history should be? City Lit offer two free history taster courses with Dr Benjamin Chwistek & Dr Martin Jorgensen.

Artists in Lockdown - City Lit visual artists share their stories

From tighter bonds between classmates to working with alternative materials - hear from City Lit's artists who's creative journey's may have taken a different path in lockdown during the COVID-19 outbreak.

Artists in Lockdown - Aurelia Duplouich, Fine Art Year 1

"I made this series during spring 2020, at the very beginning of lockdown. I was then staying in a farm in southern France where confinement was very strict, and all I was allowed was taking short walks around the farm. And, I didn’t have a single paintbrush or drawing paper with me."

Artists in Lockdown - Sandra Beidas, City Lit Fine Art Year 1

"Our group seemed to bond very early on and the bonds have continued even since lockdown. The course is exactly what I needed to focus and develop my art practice, and I would say that the progress I have made overall is probably beyond my expectations, though still a long way to go!"

Artists in Lockdown - Samia Mallek, City Lit Fine Art Year 1

"Although lockdown affected us deeply, it has given me the opportunity to reflect on my work at City Lit and try to implement what we've been learning and experimenting with.I feel more confident than ever and much more sensitive to visual Art."

Artists in Lockdown - Frankie Giuliano, City Lit Fine Art Year 1

"I'm working with drawing a lot more than I ever would have done and that has led to a whole raft of new ideas that I'm exploring. We decided to keep our Zoom open all day on our Saturday classes and it's just nice to hear people tapping away or we sometimes have little chats with each other."

Artists in Lockdown - Sally Kefi, Year of the Figure and Portrait

"Lockdown has focused me to work more consistently on my drawing and painting.I have benefitted enormously because there have been no distractions as well as having to stay at home."

Artists in Lockdown - Claire Parker, City Lit Fine Art Year 1

"At first I was worried about not being in a physical studio space and at first I did feel a bit paralysed. But my work developed into a project about relationships with everyday objects and spaces, and how these relationships become more significant during lockdown."

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