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!

City Lit Art School - drop-in advice and portfolio reviews

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. Developing watercolour intensive

    Course Date: Mon 9 Dec 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Condense your learning on this 3 day intensive course. Working from still life explore a variety of application techniques such as layering, masking-out and creating textures to gain a grounding in the rich possibilities of the watercolour medium.
    Full fee: £229.00
    Senior fee: £183.00
    Concession: £140.00

  3. Beginners painting intensive

    Beginners painting intensive

    Course Date: Mon 9 Dec 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn and develop essential painting skills over three consecutive days. Each day will focus on an aspect of painting, covering key concepts including colour, tone, composition and brushwork. Ideal if you have little or no painting experience.
    Full fee: £229.00
    Senior fee: £183.00
    Concession: £140.00

  4. Beginners drawing intensive

    Beginners drawing intensive

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 9 Dec 2019 (and 3 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn and develop basic drawing skills through this intensive course. Each day will focus on an aspect of drawing, covering key concepts such as line, tone, composition and mark making. Ideal if you have little or no drawing experience.
    Full fee: £169.00
    Senior fee: £169.00
    Concession: £103.00

  5. Art history taster

    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 10 Dec 2019 (and 4 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Ever wondered what art history is but don’t want to commit to a whole course? Try this taster session!
    Full fee: £19.00
    Senior fee: £19.00
    Concession: £12.00

  6. Try it out: jewellery making

    Try it out: jewellery making

    Course Date: Tue 10 Dec 2019 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Ideal for beginners who want to give jewellery making a go. Come and join this short taster course introducing you to basic jewellery processes and techniques to enable you to make a simple piece of jewellery.
    Full fee: £79.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £79.00

  7. City Lit Pro: Adobe Creative Cloud intensive stage 2

    Course Date: Tue 10 Dec 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    City Lit Pro courses provide accelerated learning for busy people who need specific skills for the workplace. This course covers Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign at an intermediate level. You'll learn advanced techniques and efficient workflows to create and manipulate photographs, graphics and page layouts.
    Full fee: £579.00
    Senior fee: £579.00
    Concession: £579.00

  8. City Lit Film forum

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 14 Dec 2019 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    An exciting, new, supportive and productive workshop environment where students can share work and get individual tutorial help, have peer support and engage in guided group discussions related to movie-making.
    Full fee: £79.00
    Senior fee: £63.00
    Concession: £48.00

  9. Learn to use: oil painting mediums

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 14 Dec 2019 (and 3 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore the different effects that can be created when oil painting mediums are added to the paint. Learn to use a range of oil painting mediums to expand the possiblilities of oil painting, such as texture and glazes.
    Full fee: £79.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £48.00

  10. Try it out: filming with a DSLR camera

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 16 Dec 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Discover how to use the manual settings of your DSLR camera to shoot professional-level video on this introductory workshop.
    Full fee: £39.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £39.00

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

    Course Date: Mon 16 Dec 2019 (and 10 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    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.
    Full fee: £579.00
    Senior fee: £579.00
    Concession: £579.00

  12. Could You Please Fuck Off, by Rolina Blok

    City Lit advanced print and media

    Course Date: Thu 9 Jan 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This new advanced course explores the creative potential within combined digital and print media. It is designed to allow printmakers and digital artists to develop interdisciplinary thinking and practice across both traditional and contemporary forms.

    Please see note 4 below -how to apply for this course.
    Full fee: £1,499.00
    Senior fee: £1,499.00
    Concession: £914.00

  13. Photography workshop: Advanced Adobe Lightroom

    Evening
    Course Date: Fri 10 Jan 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Move your photography practice onto a professional level and learn to use Lightroom’s advanced image developing and correction features to refine elements within images. Discover how to create your own personal presets to speed up your work and optimise your input and output.
    Full fee: £139.00
    Senior fee: £139.00
    Concession: £85.00

  14. Art and creative thinking workshop with Rod Judkins

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 12 Jan 2020 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Art is fundamentally about communicating ideas. If the idea is strong, the work of art is memorable.

    This exciting, one day workshop, led by Rod Judkins (artist, tutor and author of ‘The art of Creative thinking’ and ‘Ideas are your only currency’) will explore methods to create ideas and concepts and combine them with the process of making.
    Full fee: £99.00
    Senior fee: £99.00
    Concession: £99.00

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