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!

Many of our digital and design students can now take advantage of our state-of-the-art Digital and Design Lab.

Are you a past City Lit Photography student and would like to see your work feature in a central London photography show? This March the 'I used to be a photography student' exhibition will feature the work of past City Lit students who have completed one of our photography courses in the last 5 years. Submit up to 5 photographs by Thursday 27 February 2020 to be considered for the exhibition.

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. Life drawing after work

    Life drawing after work

    Evening
    Course Date: Thu 20 Feb 2020 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    A fun, relaxed and shorter life drawing class better suited for people coming straight from work. You will be able to work from a variety of models, in a range of materials and with different poses.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £129.00
    Concession: £79.00

  3. Drawing: focus on light and shade

    Drawing: focus on light and shade

    Evening
    Course Date: Thu 20 Feb 2020 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore the potential of light and shade in drawing to create dramatic effects in your work. Make a still life come alive through the play of contrast and cast shadows.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £149.00
    Concession: £91.00

  4. Introduction to felt making: colour, shape and composition

    Introduction to felt making: colour, shape and composition

    Course Date: Thu 20 Feb 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Develop a personal approach to feltmaking, experimenting with colour blending, pre-felts and nuno. Generate initial ideas from simple mark making and collage exercises. Using a personal colour palette to develop samples, working towards a finished piece.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £121.00

  5. Screenprinting workshop

    Screenprinting workshop

    Course Date: Fri 21 Feb 2020 (and 3 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

  6. Friday lates: magical modernism - modern art and esotericism

    Evening
    Course Date: Fri 21 Feb 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Discover Modern Art’s secret history: a mysterious melting-pot of mystic auras, magical colour theories, trances, alchemy and the spirit-physics of the 4th-dimension, hiding beneath the familiar stories of science, reason and industry.
    Full fee: £25.00
    Senior fee: £25.00
    Concession: £15.00

  7. Interior spaces photography course

    Interior spaces photography course

    Course Date: Fri 21 Feb 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: PS - Photography Studio
    Ever marvelled at the beautiful images of interiors in glossy magazines? Learn the secrets of the photography of interiors from the old and grand to the contemporary. Explore the equipment and composition, and discover editing and processing techniques to produce your own professional-looking images.
    Full fee: £159.00
    Senior fee: £127.00
    Concession: £97.00

  8. Calligraphy for beginners and improvers

    Calligraphy for beginners and improvers

    Evening
    Course Date: Fri 21 Feb 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn and develop calligraphy skills on this beginners and improvers course. You will practice with a range of pens and papers, and create a finished example using a favourite quotation. Advice will be given on tools and materials. Suitable for left or right handers.
    Full fee: £229.00
    Senior fee: £229.00
    Concession: £140.00

  9. Modern calligraphy

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 22 Feb 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn how to write elegant, stylish letterforms using a flexible pointed nib with ink. Once you have learnt how to write a basic alphabet, we will begin breaking the rules of traditional calligraphy to find a style that is all your own.
    Full fee: £299.00
    Senior fee: £299.00
    Concession: £182.00

  10. Complete painting course: next steps

    Complete painting course: next steps

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 22 Feb 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Part two of the complete painting course is the second stage of our Saturday Painting School, offering a structured approach to painting from observation. You will build on the skills learned in Complete Painting 1 (or similar courses) and develop your proficiency in the use of oil or acrylic paint.

    Please be aware that there will be an offsite visit on week 9: 16th March 2019.
    Full fee: £349.00
    Senior fee: £349.00
    Concession: £213.00

  11. Ceramics: surface printing on clay

    Ceramics: surface printing on clay

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 24 Feb 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Working with silkscreen, paper stencil, block and potato printing on unfired clay, biscuits and glazed surfaces, you will create pattern and narrative images with slips, oxides, glaze and on-glaze on simple mould forms and tiles.
    Full fee: £249.00
    Senior fee: £249.00
    Concession: £152.00

  12. Bookbinding: paper engineering and pop-ups

    Bookbinding: paper engineering and pop-ups

    Course Date: Mon 24 Feb 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Be creative with paper and develop the 2D page into 3D pop-ups. Learn folding techniques and simple book structures to create and explore your ideas. Suitable for beginners.
    Full fee: £299.00
    Senior fee: £239.00
    Concession: £182.00

  13. Experimental watercolour techniques and materials

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 24 Feb 2020 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Watercolour has a rich tradition - this course will explore the more experimental ways of using this pleasurable medium and will present new possibilities for producing exciting new work.
    Full fee: £79.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £48.00

  14. Margaret

    Pinhole photography course

    Course Date: Mon 24 Feb 2020
    Location on this date: PS - Photography Studio
    Discover exciting experimental ways of producing photographic images without a camera - build your own pinhole camera, create blue-tinted prints with sunlight, and make prints from objects like the artist Man Ray.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £103.00
    Concession: £79.00

  15. Study trip: Naples and Caravaggio

    Course Date: Tue 25 Feb 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: OS - Off Site
    Join us to explore Naples, Italy’s most vibrant city. This three-day tour with an expert art historian will reveal another dimension to Caravaggio’s practice, showing you some stunning baroque artworks and architecture. Maximum 12 places. Please note: This course is now confirmed and is excluded from our normal refund and transfer policy.
    Full fee: £449.00
    Senior fee: £449.00
    Concession: £449.00

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