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!

New courses for 2018/19 coming Friday 8th June

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

City Lit Art School - summer shows 2018

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

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  1. Summer lates: Tate Modern

    Course Date: Fri 20 Jul 2018
    Location on this date: OS - Off Site
    Join us for a ‘summer late’ session at the Tate Modern and explore a number of important works from the permanent collection. Discover, discuss and enjoy the evening ambience at the newly extended Tate Modern. #arthistory #fridaylates #tatemodern.
    Full fee: £29.00
    Senior fee: £23.00
    Concession: £18.00

  2. 100 drawings in a day

    Course Date: Fri 20 Jul 2018 (and 10 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    A high energy programme of directed and self-directed drawing exercises, with rapid shifts in materials, scale, subject and focus. Strictly no discards - come ready to play, risk, invent and discuss! For those with some drawing experience.
    Full fee: £79.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £79.00

  3. Think like an artist: in 18th century Britain

    Course Date: Sat 21 Jul 2018 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore the artistic world of 18th century Britain from the perspective of the artist. How did an artist train? What did it take to be successful? What demands and challenges did leading artists face? Includes gallery visit. #summerschool #arthistory #gainsborough #hogarth #reynolds.
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £55.00
    Concession: £42.00

  4. Starting etching

    Course Date: Sat 21 Jul 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    An exciting introduction to the basic processes and principles of etching. Using zinc plate, you’ll develop images with line, texture and tone, and experiment with printing your image in both monochrome and colour. All levels welcome.
    Full fee: £139.00
    Senior fee: £139.00
    Concession: £85.00

  5. Think like an artist: in 19th century Britain

    Course Date: Sun 22 Jul 2018 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore the artistic world of 19th century Britain from the perspective of the artist. How did an artist train? What did it take to be successful? What new demands and challenges did leading artists face? Includes gallery visit. #arthistory #summerschool #JMWturner #PreRaphaelite.
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £55.00
    Concession: £42.00

  6. City Lit Pro: Photoshop intensive

    Course Date: Sun 22 Jul 2018
    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 Photoshop course you will learn key tools and perfect your techniques to create, manipulate or enhance images and photographs for use in print and online.
    Full fee: £329.00
    Senior fee: £329.00
    Concession: £201.00

  7. Introduction to painting intensive

    Course Date: Mon 23 Jul 2018 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Discover the fundamental skills of painting alongside discussions on contemporary artists and their work. Explore different types of paint, painting methods and techniques. Ideal if you have little or no previous experience.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £129.00
    Concession: £79.00

  8. Drawing and painting techniques and materials

    Course Date: Mon 23 Jul 2018 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Combine methods gleaned from art history with the diverse practices of contemporary art and explore a storehouse of mixed-media drawing and painting techniques.
    Full fee: £299.00
    Senior fee: £239.00
    Concession: £182.00

  9. Illustration summer school

    Course Date: Mon 23 Jul 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn to communicate ideas through image making. Create a portfolio of work using a variety of traditional and contemporary tools and techniques including collage, cut outs, drawing, paint, 3D objects and digital.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £121.00

  10. Leather jointed endpapers: structure and technique workshop

    Leather jointed endpapers: structure and technique workshop

    Course Date: Mon 23 Jul 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    A pacey and practical introduction to the structure and techniques of leather-jointed endpapers in fine binding. Just right for students wishing to add to or stretch their bookbinding skills. An intermediate level course.
    Full fee: £29.00
    Senior fee: £29.00
    Concession: £29.00

  11. Portrait photography summer school

    Course Date: Mon 23 Jul 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: £229.00
    Senior fee: £183.00
    Concession: £140.00

  12. Drawing and painting from the imagination

    Course Date: Mon 23 Jul 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore the richness of drawing, painting and the creative imagination. Develop a toolkit of methods for stimulating and enriching your imaginative engagement, with a range of subject matter. This course provides complementary experience and a valuable addition to more formal drawing and painting courses.
    Full fee: £279.00
    Senior fee: £223.00
    Concession: £170.00

  13. Copperplate calligraphy

    Copperplate calligraphy

    Course Date: Mon 23 Jul 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn how to use pointed pen for writing in Copperplate hand, which is famous for its fine lines, hand-made quality and romantic overtones. Suitable for both beginners and improvers, left and right-handers.
    Full fee: £159.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £97.00

  14. Casting and mouldmaking project: resin and jesmonite

    Casting and mouldmaking project: resin and jesmonite

    Course Date: Mon 23 Jul 2018 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn how to make silicone moulds for casting multiples, in different materials and repeat units. This week-long course is great for those who would like to gain experience with the process of mould making and casting with resin and Jesmonite.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £179.00
    Concession: £109.00

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