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. Medieval art and architecture

    Course Date: Wed 24 Jan 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    An introduction to the art and architecture of medieval Europe. Study the art of the era and the architecture of the prominent Gothic cathedrals and medieval buildings of the continent and England.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £119.00
    Concession: £91.00

  2. The art and culture of 18th century London

    Course Date: Wed 24 Jan 2018
    Location on this date: OS - Off Site
    Explore Georgian painting, sculpture and architecture, and consider them within the context of the history and culture of the 18th century in offisite sessions in museums, galleries and other places in London.
    Full fee: £249.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £152.00

  3. Book conservation and repair workshop: intermediate and advanced

    Course Date: Wed 24 Jan 2018 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Ideal if you have some bookbinding conservation experience and want to develop your skills further by working on your own projects with advice and guidance. Each term will include demonstrations that focus on a different aspect of book conservation.
    Full fee: £329.00
    Senior fee: £329.00
    Concession: £201.00

  4. Printmaking studio: all levels

    Course Date: Wed 24 Jan 2018 (and 4 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore and develop personal work in intaglio and relief printmaking. Techniques covered include drypoint, etching, linocut, collagraphy and photo etching. All levels of experience welcome. Beginners will follow a step-by-step introduction to a range of processes; those with experience can develop personal projects with expert guidance.
    Full fee: £499.00
    Senior fee: £399.00
    Concession: £304.00

  5. Botanical illustration

    Course Date: Thu 25 Jan 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Botanical illustration is both an art form and a means of scientific engagement. Learn about depicting form, colour and differences in plant species with precision and detail on this studio- and location-based course.

    See what you could create – view a small selection of work made on this course

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    Full fee: £229.00
    Senior fee: £183.00
    Concession: £140.00

  6. Photography for beginners

    Course Date: Thu 25 Jan 2018 (and 8 other dates)
    Location on this date: PS - Photography Studio
    Always wondered what half the buttons on your camera actually do? Discover how to use them properly and produce impressive photographs, even as a complete beginner. Gain useful technical knowledge and get expert creative guidance in easy-to-understand language. An ideal first step before enrolling on our intermediate courses.

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

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    Full fee: £329.00
    Senior fee: £329.00
    Concession: £329.00

  7. Start printmaking

    Course Date: Fri 26 Jan 2018 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This fast-paced course reveals the main processes used to make fine art prints. You will learn both relief and intaglio methods. For beginners and those with limited experience who want to discover how printmaking techniques actually work. An ideal way to start printmaking.
    Full fee: £99.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £60.00

  8. Experimental painting techniques

    Experimental painting techniques

    Course Date: Fri 26 Jan 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Test unorthodox ways of layering and combining oil and acrylic media, including silk-screen print techniques for development in the painting studio. An intermediate course for painters who wish to learn more about paint application techniques and contemporary visual language.
    Full fee: £279.00
    Senior fee: £279.00
    Concession: £170.00

  9. City Lit Pro: Adobe Creative Cloud intensive

    Course Date: Fri 26 Jan 2018 (and 5 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 optimize vector graphics, photographic images and page layout and design.
    Full fee: £549.00
    Senior fee: £549.00
    Concession: £549.00

  10. Inspirational women at the National Portrait Gallery

    Course Date: Fri 26 Jan 2018
    Location on this date: National Portrait Gallery
    An alternative look at the collection from the perspective of some of the most outstanding women of the past five hundred years. Explore their lives and their achievements as artists, writers, monarchs, scientists, lawyers.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £103.00
    Concession: £79.00

  11. Documentary photography

    Course Date: Fri 26 Jan 2018
    Location on this date: PS - Photography Studio
    Intrigued by documentary photography and the stories it can tell? Get immersed in this fascinating visual tradition, exploring its theory and history, the messages it can convey and the impact it can have. Learn about the technical choices involved, debate issues of truth and objectivity, then develop documentary skills yourself, working on short and longer-term projects leading to an exciting and varied portfolio.

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    Full fee: £279.00
    Senior fee: £279.00
    Concession: £170.00

  12. Photography for beginners with Adobe Lightroom

    Course Date: Fri 26 Jan 2018 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: PS - Photography Studio
    Always wondered what half the buttons on your camera actually do? Discover how to use them properly to produce impressive photographs, then learn to use Adobe Lightroom to edit, manipulate and manage your images.

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    Full fee: £299.00
    Senior fee: £239.00
    Concession: £182.00

  13. Structured life drawing: all levels

    Course Date: Sun 28 Jan 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Draw from the nude model with structured teaching. Explore a range of materials and approaches to this fascinating genre, learning about proportion, tone, line, scale and mark-making with reference to other artists. For beginners as well as intermediate learners.
    Full fee: £209.00
    Senior fee: £209.00
    Concession: £209.00

  14. Focus on: Degas

    Course Date: Sun 28 Jan 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore Degas’s extraordinary legacy as ‘one of the founders of Impressionism’. His dynamic paintings and sketches of everyday life and activities, and his bold colour experiments will be examined throughout this informative one-day course. #degas #impressionism #arthistory #weekendcourse.
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £55.00
    Concession: £42.00

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