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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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. Paper marbling

    Paper marbling

    Course Date: Sat 25 May 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Get your hands messy investigating the history and techniques of decorative paper marbling. From Japanese Suminagashi and Ebru to traditional Western marbling on carrageen moss size, try out re-creating some historical patterns. Suitable for all levels.
    Full fee: £159.00
    Senior fee: £127.00
    Concession: £97.00

  3. Introduction to the art of art history - part 2

    Course Date: Sat 25 May 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore a variety of art movements, from Neo-Classicism to Abstract Expressionism through an introductory study of the writing of art theorists and commentators who have made a significant contribution to Art History as a discipline.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £121.00

  4. Renaissance, Baroque and Palladian architecture in London

    Course Date: Sat 25 May 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    From the beginnings of Renaissance architecture in Britain, through the Baroque to Palladianism - study key architects including Jones, Wren, Hawksmoor, and Burlington, looking at religious and secular buildings. Includes site visits. #arthistory #architecture #london.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £103.00
    Concession: £79.00

  5. Watercolour: intermediate and advanced

    Watercolour: intermediate and advanced

    Course Date: Tue 28 May 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    An opportunity to extend your watercolour personal project towards more abstract exploration of techniques, through discussion, guidance and encouragement from the tutor and group.
    Full fee: £219.00
    Senior fee: £219.00
    Concession: £134.00

  6. Introduction to using the laser cutter for paper and fabric

    Introduction to using the laser cutter for paper and fabric

    Course Date: Tue 28 May 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    A short introductory course in laser cutting, ideal for beginners or anyone wishing to add innovation to his or her own creative projects. You will learn simple software techniques using Adobe Illustrator to convert your design ideas into a variety of laser cut samples and small personal projects.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £149.00
    Concession: £91.00

  7. Learning to draw at the British Museum

    Course Date: Thu 30 May 2019
    Location on this date: OS - Off Site
    Work from a fascinating range of artefacts and objects in the British Museum while developing your drawing skills. Explore the challenges and pleasures of sketchbook drawing methods using a variety of drawing materials under expert guidance from the tutor.
    Full fee: £139.00
    Senior fee: £111.00
    Concession: £85.00

  8. From observation to abstraction: a sketchbook journey

    Course Date: Sat 1 Jun 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Using your sketchbook as a safe experimental place you will start by developing a series of observational drawings from which to explore abstraction using the creative cycle. You will have the opportunity to explore the context and concepts behind 20th century abstract art in the western world and demystify abstraction and apply in your own creative practice.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £121.00

  9. Textiles: recycle fabrics using kantha stitch

    Textiles: recycle fabrics using kantha stitch

    Course Date: Sat 1 Jun 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Using techniques inspired by kantha quilting, recycle your old favourite fabrics. Blend old and new materials with simple running stitch to create several exploratory samples or a small resolved piece.
    Full fee: £209.00
    Senior fee: £167.00
    Concession: £127.00

  10. Retouching your photographs for beginners

    Course Date: Sat 1 Jun 2019
    Location on this date: PS - Photography Studio
    Learn how to use Photoshop to enhance your photographs. Explore basic retouching techniques including enhancing colour, removing unwanted items, clearing skin imperfections and reshaping objects and people.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £149.00
    Concession: £91.00

  11. Intermediate handbuilding

    Course Date: Sun 2 Jun 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore your personal creative ideas in clay, increase your making and decorating skills. Use a range of hand building techniques to develop your practical skills and expand your knowledge of ceramic materials.
    Full fee: £399.00
    Senior fee: £399.00
    Concession: £243.00

  12. Embroidery and embellishment for fashion and textiles

    Embroidery and embellishment for fashion and textiles

    Course Date: Sun 2 Jun 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    An introduction to the world of embroidery and embellishment. Explore a concept of your choice through experimentation with embroidery and embellishment techniques using hand and machine methods.
    Full fee: £239.00
    Senior fee: £239.00
    Concession: £146.00

  13. Sculpture: inspired by Giacometti

    Course Date: Sun 2 Jun 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    A bronze by Swiss sculptor Giacometti recently sold at auction for £65,000,000. Create your own by researching materials, building an armature, sculpting directly in plaster and colour your sculpture to a realistic bronze finish. All abilities welcome.
    Full fee: £139.00
    Senior fee: £139.00
    Concession: £139.00

  14. Introduction to laser cutting for jewellery

    Course Date: Mon 3 Jun 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Adobe Illustrator is a vector drawing software widely used in industry for preparing artwork for outsourced processes such as laser engraving and water-jet cutting. This course will introduce using Illustrator for preparing files for laser-cutting, and the exciting possibilities laser-cutting provides specifically for jewellery-making.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £121.00

  15. Learn to use: acrylic painting mediums

    Course Date: Mon 3 Jun 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore the different effects that can be created when acrylic painting mediums are added to the paint. Learn to use a range of acrylic painting mediums to expand the possiblilities of acrylic painting, such as texture and glazes.
    Full fee: £109.00
    Senior fee: £109.00
    Concession: £66.00

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