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!

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  1. Painting portraits: all levels

    Course Date: Thu 17 Jan 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This course is for students wanting to explore portrait painting from observation. Looking at proportion, tone and mixing colour, students will have the opportunity to use both acrylic and oil paint, with the choice of 2 portrait models in most sessions. You will be taught painting techniques relevant to portrait painting.
    Full fee: £329.00
    Senior fee: £263.00
    Concession: £201.00

  2. Art, memory and remembering

    Course Date: Thu 17 Jan 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Critical thinking course for creative practitioners exploring memory as a creative and critical theme, drawing on a range of cultural theories and work by significant artists, makers and writers to enhance and inspire creative thinking and practice.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £149.00
    Concession: £91.00

  3. Illustrated packaging: an introduction

    Course Date: Thu 17 Jan 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn how to develop and create exciting illustrated packaging designs using adobe illustrator cc. Invaluable for your graphic design portfolio.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £103.00
    Concession: £79.00

  4. City Lit contemporary jewellery

    City Lit contemporary jewellery

    Course Date: Thu 17 Jan 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Delve into the world of contemporary jewellery and develop your skills in jewellery making. Through drawing, design and critical thinking, experiement with jewellery making in its broadest sense. Get to grips with a series of practical projects on this exciting, multi-disciplinary course. Suitable for intermediate learners.



    See what you could create – view a selection of work made by last years' learners.

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    Full fee: £1,199.00
    Senior fee: £959.00
    Concession: £731.00

  5. Drawing perspective: the basics

    Drawing perspective: the basics

    Course Date: Thu 17 Jan 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore the practical and creative use of perspective through a series of lively exercises. For beginners, this course will enable you to gain an understanding in the basic principles of creating a perspective drawing to both visualise objects and spaces.
    Full fee: £159.00
    Senior fee: £127.00
    Concession: £97.00

  6. Creative collages in Photoshop

    Course Date: Thu 17 Jan 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Create exciting collages in Photoshop and learn how to use a range of tools, layers and filters to select and combine images.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £103.00
    Concession: £79.00

  7. Designing textiles using Photoshop: stage 2

    Course Date: Thu 17 Jan 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn intermediate Photoshop and design techniques in order to develop your textile design skills, gain clearer creative direction and expand your portfolio. This intensive textile design course is an ideal progression for those who have completed ' Designing textiles using Photoshop: stage 1'.
    Full fee: £299.00
    Senior fee: £239.00
    Concession: £182.00

  8. InDesign: stage 1

    Course Date: Thu 17 Jan 2019 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Adobe InDesign is the key desktop publishing software used to create posters, flyers, brochures, magazines and books. In this stage 1 course you will learn how to plan and design a publication, construct simple advertisments and lay out a multi-column page.
    Full fee: £239.00
    Senior fee: £239.00
    Concession: £146.00

  9. Art evolutions: Post-Impressionism to Abstract Expressionism

    Course Date: Thu 17 Jan 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore art and culture in the early 20th century, focussing on the major developments and movements in art including Cubism, Abstraction, Dada and Surrealism and their relationship to wider cultural contexts.
    Full fee: £249.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £152.00

  10. Photographing people

    Photographing people

    Course Date: Thu 17 Jan 2019 (and 3 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

  11. Try it out: resin jewellery

    Course Date: Thu 17 Jan 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Come and pick up some skills in using resin; using pigments and embedding coloured elements.

    Whether you are a beginner or an experienced jeweller, this short course is an insight into casting plastics.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £149.00
    Concession: £149.00

  12. Photoshop: stage 1

    Course Date: Thu 17 Jan 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn about the potential and possibilities available to you when using Photoshop, and develop some practical skill and knowledge.
    Full fee: £229.00
    Senior fee: £183.00
    Concession: £140.00

  13. Experience: painting

    Experience: painting

    Course Date: Thu 17 Jan 2019 (and 3 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Experience the joy of painting. Through simple exercises you'll explore colour, painting techniques and the expressive qualities of painting. The perfect way to start painting.
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £69.00
    Concession: £69.00

  14. Drawing from plants and flowers

    Course Date: Fri 18 Jan 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Make wonderful drawings in colour and black and white from a range of flowers and plants. Taking the rich and varied history of drawing plants and flowers in different traditions for inspiration.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £179.00
    Concession: £109.00

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