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!

City Lit Art School - drop-in advice and portfolio reviews

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. Clay sculpture for beginners

    Course Date: Mon 18 Nov 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Whether you want to ˜try it out" for fun or if it is something you wish to explore further, this is a great way to learn the first steps in design and basic clay modelling techniques. You'll create an abstract or realistic sculpture. For beginners.
    Full fee: £279.00
    Senior fee: £223.00
    Concession: £170.00

  3. Collage sketchbook

    Collage sketchbook

    Course Date: Tue 19 Nov 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore and develop creative methods with collage for use in Textiles and Fine art. Create surfaces using drawing, mark making and mixed media. Collect visual research and develop ideas in a personal sketchbook.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £179.00
    Concession: £109.00

  4. Adobe Illustrator: stage 2 (for design and infographics)

    Evening
    Course Date: Wed 20 Nov 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn advanced features of Adobe Illustrator and how to use the application more intuitively, accurately and creatively. This course is an ideal follow-on to 'Illustrator: stage 1' for those who have an interest in design and infographics.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £121.00

  5. Sheena Gittings

    Photography for beginners: stage 2

    Course Date: Thu 21 Nov 2019 (and 9 other dates)
    Location on this date: PS - Photography Studio
    Already know the basics of photography but want to take things further? Refresh your knowledge, learn more advanced skills and develop your creative ideas, with an established professional photographer on hand for technical guidance and creative inspiration.
    Full fee: £239.00
    Senior fee: £191.00
    Concession: £146.00

  6. Friday Lates: Jean-Michel Basquiat and Kara Walker - representing history

    Evening
    Course Date: Fri 22 Nov 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore how two of contemporary art’s most important voices use art history, from Ancient Egypt to Jackson Pollock, to develop contemporary representations of Western art and cultural history.
    Full fee: £19.00
    Senior fee: £19.00
    Concession: £12.00

  7. Affinity photo editing software introduction

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 23 Nov 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: PS - Photography Studio
    Learn about the potential and possibilities available to you when using Affinity Photo and develop some practical skill and knowledge.
    Full fee: £99.00
    Senior fee: £99.00
    Concession: £60.00

  8. Focus on: the art of the poster - print, pop and propaganda

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 24 Nov 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore the colourful and eye-catching art of the poster, from the elegance of La Belle Époque Paris to the revolutionary drama of Avant-Garde Leningrad; from the protesters of Atelier Populaire to glamour of Pop Art.
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £55.00
    Concession: £42.00

  9. Type orphanage by Sue Baker Kenton

    Introduction to embossing and layering with type

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 24 Nov 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Experiment with laser cut wooden type and silkscreen stencils to create a series of small posters and a folded pamphlet with an embossed cover.
    Full fee: £79.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £48.00

  10. Develop a textile sketchbook

    Develop a textile sketchbook

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 24 Nov 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore colour, texture, pattern and composition in a working sketchbook using a variety of creative mixed media and design processes. Generate imagery from original sources, discover their potential and work toward developed textile designs.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £121.00

  11. Print workshop: photoetching

    Print workshop: photoetching

    Course Date: Mon 25 Nov 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Come and learn photo etching processes, and how to further develop your ideas and images using traditional etching and simple photo etching techniques. These processes are great for producing detailed imagery and are ripe for experimenting with colour inking.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £143.00
    Concession: £109.00

  12. Documentary film making: a practical course

    Documentary film making: a practical course

    Course Date: Mon 25 Nov 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    If you want to learn how to make professional documentary films to attract commissions, for film festivals entries, or just to get your story out there, this course is for you.

    On this exciting practical course, taught by practicing professional film makers you will learn everything you need to know to research, shoot and edit your own project. You'll use industry-standard cameras and editing software including DaVinci Resolve (the popular free editing software with fully professional capabilities).
    Full fee: £1,599.00
    Senior fee: £1,279.00
    Concession: £975.00

  13. Bookbinding: limp vellum binding

    Bookbinding: limp vellum binding

    Course Date: Tue 26 Nov 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This course will introduce you to the techniques for making a flexible and versatile limp vellum binding and equip you with the skills needed to produce a beautiful binding of your own. Some bookbinding experience required.
    Full fee: £159.00
    Senior fee: £127.00
    Concession: £97.00

  14. City Lit Pro: Adobe Creative Cloud intensive stage 1

    Course Date: Tue 26 Nov 2019 (and 10 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    City Lit Pro courses are tailored for accelerated learning for busy people who need to learn key skills for the workplace. On this Adobe Creative Cloud course, covering Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign, you will learn key tools and techniques to develop, deliver and optimise vector graphics, photographic images and page layout and design.
    Full fee: £579.00
    Senior fee: £579.00
    Concession: £579.00

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