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. Coloured resin jewellery: a masterclass with Kathie Murphy

    Coloured resin jewellery: a masterclass with Kathie Murphy

    Course Date: Thu 26 Apr 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Want to introduce more colour and light into your jewellery? Discover the simple but effective tricks of working in coloured resin: whether you're an accomplished jeweller or a complete beginner, join an expert jeweller to learn how to make resin moulds and get to grips with a range of creative techniques in this beautiful medium.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £121.00

  2. Calligraphy

    Calligraphy

    Course Date: Thu 26 Apr 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn the principles and explore the essential steps of calligraphy work using a range of tools and techniques to create an individual piece. Suitable for beginners as well as improvers, left or right handers welcome.
    Full fee: £289.00
    Senior fee: £231.00
    Concession: £176.00

  3. Jewellery: stone setting III

    Jewellery: stone setting III

    Course Date: Thu 26 Apr 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Already explored some of the skills of mount-making and stone-setting but want to take your expertise to another level? Experience the more complicated techniques of mounting a variety of stone shapes, as well as practising your grasp of claw and collet settings. Integrate new stone-setting techniques with your existing knowledge to give the ultimate professional finish to your jewellery.
    Full fee: £299.00
    Senior fee: £299.00
    Concession: £182.00

  4. Drawing 2

    Course Date: Thu 26 Apr 2018 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Develop your knowledge of basic drawing skills and concepts, work with a range of media and approaches, and explore various artists' drawings. Produce exciting and personal images, and build confidence in tackling more complex drawings.
    Full fee: £309.00
    Senior fee: £247.00
    Concession: £188.00

  5. Ways into abstract painting

    Course Date: Thu 26 Apr 2018 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Encounter different approaches to making abstract paintings while developing your skills in using a variety of painting materials. With reference to the work of abstract artists explore the visual language common to both representation and abstraction, e.g. colour, composition, tone and paint application.
    Full fee: £329.00
    Senior fee: £263.00
    Concession: £201.00

  6. Drawing perspective: the basics

    Course Date: Thu 26 Apr 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore the practical and creative use of perspective through a series of lively exercises. For beginners, this course will enable you to gain an understanding in the basic principles of creating a perspective drawing to both visualise objects and spaces.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £149.00
    Concession: £91.00

  7. Italian Renaissance drawing: design, form and function

    Course Date: Fri 27 Apr 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Behind every great Renaissance painting is an equally astounding, some would say greater, Renaissance drawing. Indeed artists were judged firstly not by the quality of their paintings but by their grasp of, and skill in, drawing. Discover more about why and how great Renaissance works were created.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £119.00
    Concession: £91.00

  8. Late at Tate and National Gallery

    Course Date: Fri 27 Apr 2018
    Location on this date: OS - Off Site
    Enjoy the evening ambience while you explore and discuss key art works and compare and contrast collections at our most famous London galleries: Tate Modern and the National Gallery.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £121.00

  9. Watercolour: cityscapes themes and ideas

    Course Date: Fri 27 Apr 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    In this more advanced class for students with some experience in using watercolour, we will build on more advanced colour mixing, mark making and watercolour techniques particular to painting on location. In this course there will be more emphasis on developing a personal style and you will be encouraged to pursue an individual approach to cityscapes as the term develops.
    Full fee: £309.00
    Senior fee: £247.00
    Concession: £188.00

  10. Paint handling, scale and surface

    Course Date: Fri 27 Apr 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Following on from the course 'Painting 2', enhance your paint handling skills and understanding of the dynamics of a painted surface, through a series of set projects and short critical discussions. Examine the role of painting tools, marks and scale in building a painting.
    Full fee: £309.00
    Senior fee: £247.00
    Concession: £188.00

  11. Portraits 1

    Course Date: Fri 27 Apr 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn about drawing and painting portraits through practical experience of the basic skills and concepts involved, including structure and proportion of the head and features, tone, colour, pose and expression. This course is ideal for both beginners and improvers.
    Full fee: £309.00
    Senior fee: £309.00
    Concession: £188.00

  12. Creative photography: nature, landscape and the environment

    Course Date: Fri 27 Apr 2018
    Location on this date: PS - Photography Studio
    Explore nature, landscape and environmental photography in the classroom and in the field. You will learn to create images with impact, whilst developing your own visual style and a personal project.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £119.00
    Concession: £91.00

  13. Painting 1

    Course Date: Fri 27 Apr 2018 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    An introduction to painting, focusing on differing approaches to observational and imaginative work. Learn how to organise a palette, mix colours and create different textures. Basic materials included.
    Full fee: £319.00
    Senior fee: £319.00
    Concession: £195.00

  14. Drawing 1

    Course Date: Sun 29 Apr 2018 (and 3 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore the creative possibilities of drawing, gain confidence and broaden your expectations and understanding. Learn and develop key drawing concepts - function of line, tone, texture, form, composition and mark making - through a carefully structured approach.
    Full fee: £309.00
    Senior fee: £309.00
    Concession: £188.00

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