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 design, interior 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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Course Date: Wed 16 Oct 2019
Location on this date: KS - Keeley StreetDevelop your own cartooning style through a range of traditional drawing and digital techniques. Create a portfolio of work in preparation for professional commissions.Full fee: £349.00Senior fee: £349.00Concession: £213.00
Course Date: Thu 17 Oct 2019
Location on this date: KS - Keeley StreetLearn the techniques of this fundamental fabric. Make connections with textiles, jewellery, painting and sculpture. Draw with wool fibre, create fabrics for textiles, fashion and interiors and construct 3D forms for jewellery and sculpture.Full fee: £249.00Senior fee: £199.00Concession: £152.00
Course Date: Thu 17 Oct 2019 (and 2 other dates)
Location on this date: PS - Photography StudioAlways 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.
See what you could create – view a selection of work made on our photography courses.Full fee: £359.00Senior fee: £359.00Concession: £219.00
Course Date: Fri 18 Oct 2019
Location on this date: KS - Keeley StreetThe human form offers inexhaustible potential for communication and expression of ideas; an exciting advanced course for those with experience of working with the figure and/or portrait who would like the challenge of exploring new perspectives on the figurative tradition in drawing, painting and mixed media.
This course requires an application prior to enrolment. Please click 'start assessment' to begin an application.Full fee: £1,699.00Senior fee: £1,359.00Concession: £1,036.00
Course Date: Fri 18 Oct 2019 (and 4 other dates)
Location on this date: KS - Keeley StreetExplore traditional and less traditional methods of drawing simple objects. Using structured activities, we will introduce key concepts such as line, tone, composition and mark making. Ideal if you have little or no drawing experience; a great way to learn the basics or prepare for longer courses.Full fee: £119.00Senior fee: £95.00Concession: £73.00
Course Date: Fri 18 Oct 2019 (and 5 other dates)
Location on this date: KS - Keeley StreetLearn how to use this fantastic tool, as used by the artist David Hockney, to create, develop and explore visual ideas in the practice of drawing and painting. You will need to bring your own iPad and a copy of the Brushes application.Full fee: £149.00Senior fee: £119.00Concession: £91.00
Course Date: Sat 19 Oct 2019
Location on this date: KS - Keeley StreetExplore the Impressionist movement, focusing on Monet as its key example, considering such issues as biography, social change, artistic influences, material developments and stylistic progress.Full fee: £69.00Senior fee: £55.00Concession: £42.00
Course Date: Sun 20 Oct 2019
Location on this date: KS - Keeley StreetIreland has a rich history of visual art, from the Book of Kells and the grandeur of its Georgian architecture to modern and contemporary artists such as Jack Yeats and Francis Bacon.Full fee: £69.00Senior fee: £55.00Concession: £42.00
Course Date: Mon 21 Oct 2019
Location on this date: KS - Keeley StreetLearn how to make a skirt from a simple pattern. You will be guided step by step to produce a garment in a fabric you choose, using easy techniques, and incorporating a zip and waistband.Full fee: £249.00Senior fee: £249.00Concession: £152.00
Course Date: Mon 21 Oct 2019 (and 2 other dates)
Location on this date: KS - Keeley StreetThe world of traditional printmaking is increasingly dominated by digital technology. Screenprinting, photo-etching, polymer gravure and relief, and photo litho all require imagery that has been generated using digital image manipulation software. This course has been developed to provide an introduction to the PhotoShop techniques required in order to prepare imagery for these printmaking processes.Full fee: £139.00Senior fee: £139.00Concession: £85.00
Course Date: Tue 22 Oct 2019
Location on this date: KS - Keeley StreetPassionate about animation? Fancy spending a year building skills in traditional and digital animation techniques, taught by professional animators in our fully-equipped studio? This exciting fast-track course is open to all, including beginners, giving you the opportunity to explore both commercial and experimental approaches to animation. A fantastic start to a new career, or simply a chance to pursue your passion with like-minded people.
See what you could create – view a selection of film and animation work made on our Vimeo site.Full fee: £2,049.00Senior fee: £2,049.00Concession: £1,250.00
Course Date: Tue 22 Oct 2019 (and 2 other dates)
Location on this date: KS - Keeley StreetExperience painting in oils. Through simple exercises, learn to mix and apply oil colours and explore oil painting techniques and materials. The perfect way to start oil painting.Full fee: £79.00Senior fee: £79.00Concession: £79.00
Course Date: Wed 23 Oct 2019
Location on this date: KS - Keeley StreetIf you're interested in Graphic Design but don't know which course suits best suits your interests and ambitions, this one-session taster course will help you find out which longer graphic design course is right for you.Full fee: £39.00Senior fee: £39.00Concession: £39.00
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