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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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. Focus on: Irish art

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 20 Oct 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Ireland has a rich history of visual art, from the Book of Kells and the grandeur of its Georgian architecture to modern and contemporary artists such as Jack Yeats and Francis Bacon.
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £55.00
    Concession: £42.00

  3. Photoshop for printmaking

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 21 Oct 2019 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    The world of traditional printmaking is increasingly dominated by digital technology. Screenprinting, photo-etching, polymer gravure and relief, and photo litho all require imagery that has been generated using digital image manipulation software. This course has been developed to provide an introduction to the PhotoShop techniques required in order to prepare imagery for these printmaking processes.
    Full fee: £139.00
    Senior fee: £139.00
    Concession: £85.00

  4. Try it out: oil painting

    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 22 Oct 2019 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Experience painting in oils. Through simple exercises, learn to mix and apply oil colours and explore oil painting techniques and materials. The perfect way to start oil painting.
    Full fee: £79.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £79.00

  5. Try it out: graphic design

    Try it out: graphic design

    Course Date: Wed 23 Oct 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    If you're interested in Graphic Design but don't know which course suits best suits your interests and ambitions, this one-session taster course will help you find out which longer graphic design course is right for you.
    Full fee: £39.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £39.00

  6. Niki de Saint Phalle,"Nanas"in the Leibnizufer, Hanover, Germany - part of Hanover's sculpture walk - Wikimedia Commons

    Women in modern and contemporary art

    Evening
    Course Date: Thu 24 Oct 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Discover the work of prominent modern and contemporary women artists from the early twentieth century to the present, looking at the political and social transformations reflected in the artworks.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £129.00
    Concession: £79.00

  7. Designing textiles using Photoshop I

    Designing textiles using Photoshop I

    Course Date: Thu 24 Oct 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Create patterns and designs for printed textiles which may then be printed on cloth. This course is ideal for beginners in Photoshop who are textile artists or designers, or for anyone interested in exploring pattern, colour and texture.
    Full fee: £269.00
    Senior fee: £215.00
    Concession: £164.00

  8. Friday lates: what is creativity?

    Evening
    Course Date: Fri 25 Oct 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This lecture explores the idea and practice of creativity from the perspective of art and cultural theory, and looks to determine not only what creativity is but why it is so important for us now and in the future?
    Full fee: £19.00
    Senior fee: £19.00
    Concession: £12.00

  9. Screenprinting workshop

    Course Date: Fri 25 Oct 2019 (and 4 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Are you interested in how screen printing can be used to create work for the graphic arts? Learn how to screen print and use this to produce your own project such as a zine, book, stickers or an edition of prints etc. For all levels.
    Full fee: £399.00
    Senior fee: £319.00
    Concession: £243.00

  10. Learning to draw at the V&A Museum

    Course Date: Fri 25 Oct 2019
    Location on this date: OS - Off Site
    Exploring the pleasure and challenge of sketchbooks, learn and improve your drawing skills through expert guidance in different methods: working from a fascinating range of artefacts and objects in the Victoria and Albert Museum.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £143.00
    Concession: £109.00

  11. Mindfulness and creativity workshop

    Evening
    Course Date: Fri 25 Oct 2019 (and 3 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    An opportunity to explore the beauty and simplicity of the ancient practice of mindfulness and how it can help to stimulate and enhance creativity. Through a variety of guided exercises including drawing from observation and the imagination, explore the dynamics of creative process, in terms of accessing creativity and working through common obstacles.
    Full fee: £79.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £79.00

  12. Basketry taster: windmill knot and Burkina Faso techniques

    Basketry taster: windmill knot and Burkina Faso techniques

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 26 Oct 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    A four session introduction to basketry, through two intriguing techniques from South East Asia and Africa using traditional English materials rush and willow. Suitable for beginner basketmakers and those wanting to explore different basketry techniques.
    Full fee: £249.00
    Senior fee: £249.00
    Concession: £152.00

  13. Textiles: experimental hand stitch

    Textiles: experimental hand stitch

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 26 Oct 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    A contemporary approach to hand stitching and embroidery exploring a variety of traditional stitches and techniques. Create experimental and expressive samples using traditional and non-traditional materials.
    Full fee: £209.00
    Senior fee: £167.00
    Concession: £127.00

  14. Introduction to diamonds

    Introduction to diamonds

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 26 Oct 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Join this fascinating one day course for a valuable insight into the diamond trade, different types of diamonds on the market, and how to assess them. Learn about how the beautiful stones are mined, cut, graded and priced, as well as exploring common simulants. No previous experience necessary.
    Full fee: £79.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £79.00

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