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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Many of our digital and design students can now take advantage of our state-of-the-art Digital and Design Lab, new for autumn 2018.

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

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  1. Portrait photography

    Course Date: Thu 15 Nov 2018
    Location on this date: PS - Photography Studio
    Explore creative approaches to photographing people in this practical, four-day course. Learn about simple lighting techniques, composition and formal and informal portraiture, from the street to the studio.
    Full fee: £259.00
    Senior fee: £259.00
    Concession: £158.00

  2. Photoshop: stage 2

    Course Date: Thu 15 Nov 2018 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn a new specialist topic each week and develop it in detail. Increase your knowledge and experiment with the program's applications and special effects. Prior experience of Photoshop needed.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £121.00

  3. Design and model making

    Course Date: Thu 15 Nov 2018 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    An introduction to three dimensional model making using a variety of simple materials to support design development. This course has applications for all 3D disciplines: interior design, architecture, model making, product design and photographic/art projects.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £143.00
    Concession: £109.00

  4. Creative collages in Photoshop

    Course Date: Thu 15 Nov 2018 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Create exciting collages in Photoshop and learn how to use a range of tools, layers and filters to select and combine images.
    Full fee: £229.00
    Senior fee: £183.00
    Concession: £140.00

  5. City Lit interior design course

    City Lit interior design course

    Course Date: Thu 15 Nov 2018 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    An exciting chance to learn from professional practitioners of contemporary interior design and decoration, and to build an informed, creative and individual portfolio. The first term introduces key concepts and specialist skills including taster sessions in Computer Aided Design (CAD) using SketchUp Pro. The core part of the course will be traditional drawing techniques, use of colour, space and material, styles and sustainability. The second term emphasises project development, creative problem solving and presentation techniques. This intensive course is for beginners as well as those with some experience in the subject.

    See what you could create – view a selection of work made on our interior design courses

    You can pay for your course in instalments at our enrolment counter.

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    Full fee: £1,509.00
    Senior fee: £1,509.00
    Concession: £920.00

  6. Photographing people

    Photographing people

    Course Date: Thu 15 Nov 2018 (and 4 other dates)
    Location on this date: PS - Photography Studio
    Discover the secrets of successful portraiture, from the studio-lit portrait to street and documentary photography, or those special moments for the family album. Gain confidence in photographing people through practical work indoors and out, teaching you invaluable skills in lighting, composition and poses, to produce a beautiful portrait portfolio.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £121.00

  7. Graphic design workshop: improve your layout skills

    Course Date: Thu 15 Nov 2018 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Improve your layout skills with a creative approach to using Adobe InDesign. The course encourages you to take risks, be playful and explore different ways of working. Suitable for those with an interest in print based design and who have some experience using InDesign.
    Full fee: £159.00
    Senior fee: £127.00
    Concession: £97.00

  8. London print archive visits: Tate PM

    Course Date: Fri 16 Nov 2018 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: OS - Off Site
    VS110 London print archive visits: Tate PM

    16/11/18

    13.45- 15.30

    cost 18.00

    max 10 students



    Enrolment by authorisation only.

    Full fee: £18.00
    Senior fee: £18.00
    Concession: £18.00

  9. Collecting contemporary art

    Course Date: Fri 16 Nov 2018 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Everything you wanted to know about collecting contemporary art but were afraid to ask. Discover how and where to buy art in today’s marketplace and get to know your lithographs from your etchings, auctions from online, and commission from conservation.
    Full fee: £159.00
    Senior fee: £127.00
    Concession: £97.00

  10. Introduction to stone setting: flush and gypsy setting

    Introduction to stone setting: flush and gypsy setting

    Course Date: Sat 17 Nov 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Gypsy setting, often called flush setting is a technique to set a small round and brilliant cut faceted stone on a metal surface. On this course you will be introduced to the principles and applications of this versatile technique, including making your own bespoke setting tools.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £121.00

  11. Adobe Illustrator: stage 1

    Course Date: Sat 17 Nov 2018 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore basic graphic design techniques and processes using Adobe Illustrator. Learn about paths, gradients, pen tools, brush patterns, text effects and more.
    Full fee: £249.00
    Senior fee: £249.00
    Concession: £152.00

  12. Printmaking club

    Course Date: Sat 17 Nov 2018 (and 3 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This new tutor led course is designed to offer a more flexible ‘drop in’ way to learn using the facilities of the print-studio. The class size is capped to enable more space for individual projects than you would expect in a busy class.

    You will have access to the print studio and tutor guidance when needed.



    Book an individual session at our Eventbrite page:

    https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/printmaking-club-vs140-tickets-52303276508.

    Full fee: £99.00
    Senior fee: £99.00
    Concession: £99.00

  13. Adobe After Effects taster

    Course Date: Sat 17 Nov 2018 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    On this short practical course you will not only learn the basics in animating and combining text and image but you will gain an understanding of how Adobe After Effects CC can improve your film and video and animation projects. This course links directs to ‘Adobe After Effects: introduction to film and video effects’ , code VG507.
    Full fee: £39.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £24.00

  14. Modern calligraphy

    Course Date: Sat 17 Nov 2018 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn how to write elegant stylish letterforms using a flexible pointed nib with ink. Once you’ve learnt how to write a basic alphabet we’ll begin breaking the rules of traditional calligraphy to find a style that is all your own.
    Full fee: £249.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £152.00

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