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. Talks about photography

    Course Date: Wed 20 Feb 2019
    Location on this date: PS - Photography Studio
    A series of six talks given by photographers, curators, a photographic publisher and academics about their career path, their work and the world of photography. Each talk will be followed by a discussion.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £143.00
    Concession: £109.00

  3. In depth: German art and the Weimar Republic 1918-1933

    Course Date: Wed 20 Feb 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Focusing on the vibrant culture of the Weimar Republic, this course considers the variety of German artistic movements which emerged between the two world wars.
    Full fee: £229.00
    Senior fee: £183.00
    Concession: £140.00

  4. Mosaics introductory

    Mosaics introductory

    Course Date: Wed 20 Feb 2019 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Develop your creative skills in this classic art form, adhering your materials to a temporary surface before applying the completed section to a flat base or casting it into concrete.
    Full fee: £299.00
    Senior fee: £239.00
    Concession: £182.00

  5. Contemporary painting studio

    Course Date: Wed 20 Feb 2019 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Develop your own ideas in painting with reference to the work of contemporary artists and experimental processes on this higher level course. Ideal for students who have completed ‘Painting 1’, ‘Painting 2’ or equivalent painting courses.
    Full fee: £439.00
    Senior fee: £351.00
    Concession: £268.00

  6. Illustration: from pencil to pixel

    Course Date: Thu 21 Feb 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    An experimental course challenging illustrators to work with a variety of ideas and materials. Create traditional works and transform them into exciting new forms using digital media. Suitable if you have some knowledge of drawing and basic computer skills.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £149.00
    Concession: £149.00

  7. Documentary photography

    Course Date: Thu 21 Feb 2019
    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.

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

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    Full fee: £239.00
    Senior fee: £239.00
    Concession: £146.00

  8. City Lit Pro: Adobe Illustrator intensive

    Course Date: Thu 21 Feb 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    City Lit Pro courses provide accelerated learning for busy people who need specific skills for the workplace. On this intensive and fast-paced course you'll learn the fundamental skills you need to design and manipulate vector graphics to create graphics, logos and simple illustrations using Adobe Illustrator.
    Full fee: £329.00
    Senior fee: £329.00
    Concession: £329.00

  9. Photographing interiors

    Course Date: Fri 22 Feb 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: PS - Photography Studio
    Ever marvelled at the beautiful images of interiors in glossy magazines? Learn the secrets of the photography of interiors from the old and grand to the contemporary. Explore the equipment and composition, and discover editing and processing techniques to produce your own professional-looking images.
    Full fee: £159.00
    Senior fee: £127.00
    Concession: £97.00

  10. Modern calligraphy

    Course Date: Sat 23 Feb 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn how to write elegant, stylish letterforms using a flexible pointed nib with ink. Once you have learnt how to write a basic alphabet, we will begin breaking the rules of traditional calligraphy to find a style that is all your own.
    Full fee: £299.00
    Senior fee: £239.00
    Concession: £182.00

  11. Adobe Illustrator: stage 2

    Course Date: Sat 23 Feb 2019 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn more advanced features of Illustrator, and how to use it more intuitively, accurately and creatively. Practise and explore advanced professional techniques for design and for improving workflow. This course is an ideal follow on to Illustrator: stage 1.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £121.00

  12. Complete drawing course 2: intermediate follow on

    Course Date: Sat 23 Feb 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Complete Drawing Course part 2 is the second stage of our Saturday drawing school, offering a structured approach to observational drawing. Aimed at intermediate students, part 2 will build on previous drawing experience and explore the creative potential of drawing in more depth. There will be opportunities to develop an individual approach to drawing while exploring materials and drawing concepts. Available only to students currently enrolled on VH882.
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £69.00
    Concession: £69.00

  13. Day and night: chasing the light

    Course Date: Sun 24 Feb 2019
    Location on this date: PS - Photography Studio
    Want to improve your confidence in photographing at night? Join our fascinating workshop exploring locations in the city that change dramatically from daylight to darkness. Learn essential techniques to capture light effectively, go out on location in daylight then return later to shoot as natural light turns to artificial, creating beautifully atmospheric images.
    Full fee: £139.00
    Senior fee: £139.00
    Concession: £139.00

  14. Introduction to wire sculpture

    Course Date: Sun 24 Feb 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn different techniques for working with wire such as bending, soldering and brazing, using them to create your own sculpture. All materials included.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £129.00
    Concession: £129.00

  15. Sewing on Sundays: improvers

    Sewing on Sundays: improvers

    Course Date: Sun 24 Feb 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Start making clothes with this unisex shirt pattern. Take measurements correctly, choose the right pattern size, lay out and cut pattern pieces, sew contour darts, invisible zip, sleeves and neck facings. You must be able to use a sewing machine!
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £121.00

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