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. Drawing perspective: taking it further

    Drawing perspective: taking it further

    Course Date: Thu 9 Nov 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Building on a basic understanding of perspective, you'll further develop your ideas, drawing imagined or observed objects and spaces. There will also be the option to work on your own project with guidance from the tutor. Perspective, and other drawing systems, will help you visualise ideas and provide a reference for future use and study.
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £151.00
    Concession: £115.00

  2. Painting the figure and portrait

    Course Date: Fri 10 Nov 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn to paint from a life model, full figure or portrait, with emphasis on portraiture. You will learn skills in observational painting, colour mixing and handling oil paints.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £121.00

  3. From Arts and Crafts to Art Deco

    Course Date: Sat 11 Nov 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Study the design reform movements – Arts and Crafts, Aesthetic Movement, Art Nouveau and Art Deco – and analyse a wide range of products, including fashion and textiles, graphics, architecture and furniture. Includes a museum visit.
    Full fee: £139.00
    Senior fee: £111.00
    Concession: £85.00

  4. Adobe Premiere Pro video editing: stage 2

    Course Date: Sun 12 Nov 2017 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    In this continuation of editing with Premiere we look at more advanced editing tools like trimming and motion properties, and turn our attention to some of the core principles that govern narrative structure.
    Full fee: £299.00
    Senior fee: £299.00
    Concession: £299.00

  5. Black and white darkroom workshop (all levels)

    Course Date: Mon 13 Nov 2017 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: OS - Off Site
    Interested in black and white photography? Learn how to process black and white film like a pro, from paper selection to developing and printing techniques, in one of the best-equipped darkrooms in the country. An essential workshop for photographers of all levels to give their prints that professional edge.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £121.00

  6. Design and model making

    Course Date: Thu 16 Nov 2017 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    An introduction to three dimensional model making using a variety of simple materials to support design development. This course has applications for all 3D disciplines: interior design, architecture, model making, product design and photographic/art projects.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £143.00
    Concession: £109.00

  7. Photographing people

    Course Date: Thu 16 Nov 2017 (and 4 other dates)
    Location on this date: PS - Photography Studio
    Discover the secrets of successful portraiture, from the studio-lit portrait to street and documentary photography, or those special moments for the family album. Gain confidence in photographing people through practical work indoors and out, teaching you invaluable skills in lighting, composition and poses, to produce a beautiful portrait portfolio.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £121.00

  8. How it works: weaving in willow

    How it works: weaving in willow

    Course Date: Tue 21 Nov 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore basic willow basketry structures and weaves. This course will guide beginners through a simple project to make a small, round, functional basket.
    Full fee: £279.00
    Senior fee: £223.00
    Concession: £170.00

  9. Design your own house extension: the first steps

    Course Date: Tue 21 Nov 2017 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore the exciting possibilities in designing a small project to extends your property and fulfil your dreams without the need to move. This short course is suitable for people who have previously studied interior design and will be a great addition to your portfolio.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £179.00
    Concession: £179.00

  10. Life drawing: introduction to experimental approaches

    Course Date: Wed 22 Nov 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore a range of media and imaginative/dynamic approaches to drawing the figure. Develop your observational drawing, inspire your interest in the subject or access new and innovative ways of approaching your drawing.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £129.00
    Concession: £79.00

  11. Close-up photography

    Course Date: Fri 24 Nov 2017
    Location on this date: PS - Photography Studio
    Zoom in on the detail, and discover the creative and practical craft of close-up and macro photography. Explore specific techniques and appropriate equipment, and undertake practical projects to produce your own striking images.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £119.00
    Concession: £91.00

  12. A grand day out: the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge

    Course Date: Fri 24 Nov 2017
    Location on this date: OS - Off Site
    Explore different aspects of the permanent collection of paintings, antiquities and decorative arts at the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge on this one-day, location-based course.
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £55.00
    Concession: £42.00

  13. Making mini-comics

    Course Date: Fri 24 Nov 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn how to use illustration, cartooning and collage to create innovative mini comics or fanzines. Find out how to self-publish your work and be part of the vibrant underground comic movement.
    Full fee: £159.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £97.00

  14. Design with Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign

    Course Date: Sat 25 Nov 2017 (and 3 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    A fun and challenging introduction to these three programs, regularly used together for everything from infographics to packaging and magazine work. Learn how to integrate vector graphics, photographic images and page layout and design. Please note: This course runs 25 Nov - 16 Dec 2017, and then 6 - 27 Jan 2016 (there are 2 break weeks over Christmas - 23, 30 Dec).
    Full fee: £649.00
    Senior fee: £649.00
    Concession: £649.00

  15. Crochet for beginners

    Course Date: Sat 25 Nov 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn basic crochet techniques, make simple samples and learn how to follow patterns. Basic materials provided.
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £151.00
    Concession: £115.00

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