Art & Design Courses in London

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!

You can now study in the comfort of your home with our online courses.

For a limited time you can enjoy 20% off our online courses with a start date from 1 September 2020 using discount code: NEWONLINE. (Terms & Conditions apply )

To participate in online classes you will need an email address, a reliable internet connection, a computer/laptop/tablet with fully updated browser (preferably Google Chrome). Your device will need a microphone, and preferably a camera. Many classes use Google Classroom.

Many of our digital and design students can now take advantage of our state-of-the-art Digital and Design Lab.

Get in touch on 020 7492 2700 Monday-Friday between 10am-5pm. 

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  1. City Lit gift vouchers- the perfect gift

    City Lit gift vouchers- the perfect gift

    Looking for that perfect present? Treat someone to the gift of learning with a course at City Lit. Available from £10, our gift vouchers can be used to book a place on any of our courses, from London walks and food tasting to museum visits, poetry and much more. Simply purchase your voucher and the recipient can choose from thousands of courses, at a time which suits them.
    From: £10.00

  2. Movements in art: Impressionism

    Course Date: Thu 9 Jul 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    Study the work of a controversial group of painters working in and around Paris from the late 1860s and 1870s and explore how these artists re-thought their creative practice in response to modern life.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £55.00
    Concession: £42.00

  3. Movements in art: Surrealism

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 11 Jul 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    Explore the art and artists of Surrealism from their origins in the political and psychological upheaval of Post-World War I Paris to their widespread influence on 20th century art and culture.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £55.00
    Concession: £42.00

  4. Think like an artist: in early Mughal India

    Course Date: Mon 13 Jul 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    Looking at the formation of the Mughal school of painting in India under the patronage of early rulers of the dynasty focusing on key artists in the royal ateliers.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £55.00
    Concession: £42.00

  5. City Lit Pro: Adobe Creative Cloud intensive stage 1

    Course Date: Mon 13 Jul 2020 (and 3 other dates)
    Location on this date: Online
    City Lit Pro courses are tailored for accelerated learning for busy people who need to learn key skills for the workplace. On this Adobe Creative Cloud course, covering Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign, you will learn key tools and techniques to develop, deliver and optimise vector graphics, photographic images and page layout and design.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £579.00
    Senior fee: £579.00
    Concession: £579.00

  6. DSLR for video and editing

    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 14 Jul 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    On this course, you will learn how to shoot professional-quality HD video with your digital SLR camera, and edit a short video sequence. This is ideal for budding filmmakers or those interesting in expending their knowledge and use of their equipment.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £79.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £48.00

  7. Ways into Islamic art

    Course Date: Wed 15 Jul 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: Online
    An introductory course providing an overview of the development of the visual language of Islamic cultures in Asia, Africa and Europe.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £103.00
    Concession: £79.00

  8. Art and science

    Course Date: Fri 17 Jul 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: Online
    From Leonardo to Sigmund Freud we will uncover creative and aesthetic similarities in the disciplines of Art and Science, and see how their collaborations show us the links between innovation and imagination.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £103.00
    Concession: £79.00

  9. Experimental drawings

    Course Date: Fri 17 Jul 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    Challenge and broaden your skills and experience experimenting and creating fast pace drawing using set briefs. This exciting short course enables you to explore and develop drawing in your own surroundings using a wide range of everyday materials and drawing media in new and innovative ways.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £69.00
    Concession: £69.00

  10. Drawing and painting from the imagination

    Course Date: Mon 20 Jul 2020 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: Online
    Explore the richness of drawing, painting and the creative imagination. Develop a toolkit of methods for stimulating and enriching your imaginative engagement, with a range of subject matter. This course provides complementary experience and a valuable addition to more formal drawing and painting courses.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £299.00
    Senior fee: £239.00
    Concession: £182.00

  11. Adobe Photoshop: a detailed introduction

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 20 Jul 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: Online
    This course is a solid introduction to Adobe Photoshop and has been designed for students who want to learn the professional and most effective way to use Photoshop from the ground up.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £249.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £152.00

  12. Frame loom weaving: colour and weave techniques

    Frame loom weaving: colour and weave techniques

    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 21 Jul 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    Frame loom weaving has so much potential aside from the usual tapestry techniques. We will be developing elements of frame loom weaving with ‘traditional’ on loom weaving methods in order to create a collection of contemporary, graphic, striking and colourful fabrics that are normally associated with the fashion industry. We will sample these methods on a smaller scale to reach the potential for developing ideas for interior, fine art or for fashion markets.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £149.00
    Concession: £91.00

  13. Exploratory quilting and hand stitch

    Exploratory quilting and hand stitch

    Course Date: Thu 23 Jul 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    Join this short introductory course to quilting and applique where you will be taught an array of progressively complex stitches. Taking an experimental and exploratory approach you will ‘play’ with these stitches to create a sample sized quilted piece.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £229.00
    Senior fee: £229.00
    Concession: £140.00

  14. Movements in art: Pop and Minimalism

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 25 Jul 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    From Andy Warhol to Sol Lewitt explore Pop Art and Minimalism to understand how these rival movements revolutionised the way we see and experience art.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £55.00
    Concession: £42.00

  15. Focus on: the art of Siena

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 26 Jul 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    The golden panels of the Sienese masters are immediately identifiable but why was their work so different? Today we explore the art of Siena, its world, its symbolism and how it was made.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £99.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £60.00

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