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!

New courses for 2018/19 coming Friday 8th June

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

City Lit Art School - summer shows 2018

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

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  1. Improving your photography composition and colour

    Course Date: Sun 15 Jul 2018 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: PS - Photography Studio
    Want to learn the secrets of composing beautiful photographs? Join this inspiring workshop to explore composition and colour controls, making the most of shapes, lines, colours, framing, the rule of thirds and simple camera controls for professional-looking results.
    Full fee: £109.00
    Senior fee: £109.00
    Concession: £66.00

  2. Watercolour all levels

    Course Date: Mon 16 Jul 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Devote a week of your summer to watercolour painting and be challenged to try or re-visit a number of watercolour techniques, considering process and colour as you focus on your favourite methods to develop a more personal body of work.
    Full fee: £249.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £152.00

  3. Electroforming for jewellery

    Electroforming for jewellery

    Course Date: Mon 16 Jul 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore the potential of electroforming, the process of turning organic found objects, such as twigs, leaves and seashells, as well as wax pieces and ready-mades, into metal. Create unique jewellery pieces using this innovative process.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £179.00
    Concession: £109.00

  4. Screenprinting all levels: summer intensive

    Course Date: Mon 16 Jul 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Develop a range of practical and creative screenprinting techniques to create your own series of prints. Learn how to prepare handmade and digital artwork into a screenprint, as well as using experimental print and image-making processes.
    Full fee: £279.00
    Senior fee: £223.00
    Concession: £170.00

  5. Documentary and photojournalism summer school

    Course Date: Mon 16 Jul 2018
    Location on this date: PS - Photography Studio
    This challenging and dynamic summer school has a strong practical base. With guidance from a working documentary photographer, you'll learn new skills, improve your composition, work on location assignments and develop your photographic style.
    Full fee: £229.00
    Senior fee: £183.00
    Concession: £140.00

  6. Adobe After Effects for beginners: for video and animation

    Course Date: Mon 16 Jul 2018 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn how to use Adobe After Effects to create complex animation, characters, titles or motion graphics. Enhance and transform your video projects. Develop key skills in animation and compositing for professional or home video work.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £121.00

  7. Develop a personal sketchbook: summer intensive

    Course Date: Mon 16 Jul 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Develop a creative and experimental sketchbook. Build confidence in using materials and techniques, including mark making, drawing, painting and mixed media. Explore ideas and subject matter, leading towards an imaginative project of your choice.
    Full fee: £259.00
    Senior fee: £207.00
    Concession: £158.00

  8. Painting and drawing with a Wacom pad in Photoshop

    Course Date: Mon 16 Jul 2018 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Using a Wacom tablet and stylus allows you to paint and draw more naturally than with a mouse. Learn how to use the tablet and the exciting range of brushes available in Adobe Photoshop CC to create and combine digital pencil drawings and paintings. This course is suitable for students with some Photoshop experience.
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £55.00
    Concession: £42.00

  9. Jewellery production: 20 pieces in five days

    Jewellery production: 20 pieces in five days

    Course Date: Mon 16 Jul 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Want to add another level to your jewellery making? Up for the challenge of creating a collection? From idea to product, discover the techniques and strategies to create 20 pieces in just five days on this exciting, fast-paced course.
    Full fee: £209.00
    Senior fee: £167.00

  10. DSLR for video: shoot and edit

    Course Date: Mon 16 Jul 2018 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Do you think that quality video production needs a whole film crew? Think again! Discover how you can easily shoot and edit professional-level video on your own digital SLR camera; get expert guidance on the whole process and find out why DSLRs have become the camera of choice for many broadcast professionals.
    Full fee: £329.00
    Senior fee: £263.00
    Concession: £201.00

  11. Symbols and stories: gods and goddesses in art

    Course Date: Mon 16 Jul 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Discover the meanings of classical gods and goddesses in Western art and why they are such common motifs. Unlock the mysteries and symbolism behind the images, from deities of love to gods of war. Includes gallery visits. #arthistory #summerschool #mythology.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £121.00

  12. Painting studio: three-day painting project

    Course Date: Mon 16 Jul 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore a personal painting project over three full days in a well equipped studio, with tutor advice and support.
    Full fee: £209.00
    Senior fee: £167.00
    Concession: £127.00

  13. Drawing and painting portraits: all levels

    Course Date: Mon 16 Jul 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Experience the enjoyment of drawing and painting portraits, learning some of the skills and ideas involved, including structure and proportion, tone, colour, pose and expression. Suitable for all levels of experience.
    Full fee: £139.00
    Senior fee: £139.00
    Concession: £85.00

  14. Intensive throwing week

    Intensive throwing week

    Course Date: Mon 16 Jul 2018 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Develop your skills on the wheel. You will have your own wheel and the opportunity to use a variety of types of clay. The course is for experienced throwers and is ideal if you wish to develop your practice further. Intermediate level, throwing skills required.
    Full fee: £279.00
    Senior fee: £223.00
    Concession: £170.00

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