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!

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

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  1. Design with Photoshop and Illustrator

    Course Date: Sat 24 Feb 2018 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn and experiment with a range of techniques that integrate vector and raster images and graphics used for illustration, packaging, info graphics and promotional materials.
    Full fee: £449.00
    Senior fee: £449.00
    Concession: £274.00

  2. Life sculpture in wax

    Life sculpture in wax

    Course Date: Sat 24 Feb 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Create a standing figurative wax sculpture from observing a life model. Learn basic anatomy and how to make the armature as well as gaining wax modelling techniques. Beginners are welcome on this intensive course.
    Full fee: £249.00
    Senior fee: £249.00
    Concession: £152.00

  3. Painting 2

    Course Date: Sun 25 Feb 2018 (and 4 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Covers themes similar to those in 'Painting course 1', but in more depth and with a stronger emphasis on experimentation. Suitable if you already have some experience in painting. Basic materials included.
    Full fee: £319.00
    Senior fee: £319.00
    Concession: £195.00

  4. Develop your drawing and painting

    Develop your drawing and painting

    Course Date: Sun 25 Feb 2018 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore a range of approaches to develop your creative potential in observational drawing and painting. Discover the relationship between drawing and painting and further develop your skills in composition, colour, and mark making.
    Full fee: £259.00
    Senior fee: £259.00
    Concession: £158.00

  5. Introduction to carving

    Course Date: Sun 25 Feb 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Have you ever tried carving in wood? Be guided by an expert tutor to learn basic techniques materials and processes of carving and carve a small piece of sculpture using hand carving tools. For complete beginners.
    Full fee: £159.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £159.00

  6. Design your own website using Wordpress: for visual artists

    Course Date: Sun 25 Feb 2018 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    If creating a website to showcase your artwork seems daunting, this easy paced course is for you. Enjoy creating an effective online presence using WordPress, the accessible and popular website and blogging software.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £179.00
    Concession: £109.00

  7. Animating in 2D in Photoshop

    Course Date: Sun 25 Feb 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Fascinated by animation? Why not learn to use Photoshop to create your own hand-drawn 2D animations - try out techniques using lesser-known Photoshop tools including advanced brushes and image editing capabilities, to create work with a traditional 'non-digital' look.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £179.00
    Concession: £109.00

  8. Food and drink photography for bloggers

    Course Date: Sun 25 Feb 2018
    Location on this date: PS - Photography Studio
    Food blogs are the most popular form of online publishing. Learn how to take professional looking mouth watering photographs to attract even greater audiences to your blog, Learn the essential techniques of food photography from equipment to composition, exposure, lighting and successful propping.

    Improve your writing on this related course – Writing about food: a taster

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    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £129.00
    Concession: £79.00

  9. Focus on: Peggy Guggenheim and Jackson Pollock

    Course Date: Sun 25 Feb 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This course explores the life and work of Jackson Pollock – whose career Peggy Guggenheim would launch with an exhibition in 1943, and whom she would later consider her greatest discovery. #arthistory #modernart #abstractexpressionism #jacksonpollock #weekendcourse.
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £55.00
    Concession: £42.00

  10. Cameraless photography: pinhole, photograms and cyanotypes

    Course Date: Mon 26 Feb 2018
    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: £149.00
    Senior fee: £119.00
    Concession: £91.00

  11. Create a children's picture book

    Course Date: Mon 26 Feb 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Ever thought about writing and/or illustrating your own children’s picture book? Not sure where to start? Here’s the opportunity to get hands-on professional input, whilst exploring your ideas. All levels welcome.

    See what you could create –
    view a selection of work made on our children’s book illustration courses

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    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £199.00

  12. Start sewing

    Start sewing

    Course Date: Tue 27 Feb 2018 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn essential sewing skills. Use a needle and thread, scissors and pins to make basic stitches. Progress to using a sewing machine safely and confidently to make simple seams and hems and insert a zip.
    Full fee: £139.00
    Senior fee: £111.00

  13. Illustrator: stage 2

    Course Date: Tue 27 Feb 2018 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn more advanced features of Illustrator, and how to use it more intuitively, accurately and creatively. Practise and explore advanced professional techniques for design and for improving workflow. An ideal follow on to 'Illustrator: stage 1'.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £143.00
    Concession: £109.00

  14. Inspired by plants and flowers: working with pastels

    Course Date: Tue 27 Feb 2018 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Working with the expressive and colourful medium of both soft and oil pastels, you will respond to the colours and textures of plants and flowers. Suitable for all levels, this course involves making composition studies, leading up to a final, larger, more resolved piece.
    Full fee: £139.00
    Senior fee: £111.00
    Concession: £85.00

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