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.

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. Street photography

    Course Date: Mon 20 May 2019 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: PS - Photography Studio
    Enjoy capturing the vibrancy and drama of streetlife with your camera. On this practical course you will learn effective composition, maximising light, responding quickly to events, being unobtrusive, and the legalities and ethics of streetlife photography.
    Full fee: £139.00
    Senior fee: £111.00
    Concession: £85.00

  3. Printed textiles: screen printing and special effects

    Printed textiles: screen printing and special effects

    Course Date: Tue 21 May 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn how to create your own hand made artwork into a photographic silk screen. Develop tactile printed layers through exploring opaque and transparent colour and special finishes such as foiling, flocking and relief effects.
    Full fee: £259.00
    Senior fee: £207.00
    Concession: £158.00

  4. Jewellery: soldering workshop

    Jewellery: soldering workshop

    Course Date: Tue 21 May 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Does your soldering let your jewellery work down? If you would like to practise without worrying about the outcome, get expert help and improve your understanding and technique, then come and join this practical course. Soon you will be soldering with confidence.This course is designed to complement VV432 Jewellery: soldering workshop, or for those who have taken other beginners or intermediate metal jewellery making courses.
    Full fee: £209.00
    Senior fee: £167.00
    Concession: £127.00

  5. Introduction to jewellery making

    Introduction to jewellery making

    Course Date: Tue 21 May 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn fundamental skills for making jewellery, through creating pieces such as a pendant, ring and personal project e.g. earrings or bracelet etc.
    Full fee: £209.00
    Senior fee: £167.00
    Concession: £127.00

  6. Painting 2

    Course Date: Wed 22 May 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Covers themes similar to those in 'Painting course 1', but in more depth and with a stronger emphasis on experimentation. Suitable if you already have some experience in painting. Basic materials included.
    Full fee: £329.00
    Senior fee: £329.00
    Concession: £201.00

  7. Wax carving for the foundry: cast your sculpture in bronze

    Course Date: Thu 23 May 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Carve, melt and form wax to create a small figurative or abstract bronze sculpture. The wax will be cast in bronze at the Castle Arts Foundry and returned finished. If you have attended this course before please contact the Visual Arts department visualarts@citylit.ac.uk

    or call 020 7492 2700/2703 before you enrol.
    Full fee: £279.00
    Senior fee: £223.00
    Concession: £170.00

  8. Collage for graphic design: text and image

    Collage for graphic design: text and image

    Course Date: Thu 23 May 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This fun and experimental course will enable you to explore the dynamic use of collage. Artists and designers throughout history have used collage from Kurt Schwitters and Saul Bass and Alan Fletcher to Pop artist Peter Blake. A practical course aimed at enlivening the creative process for artists and designers alike.
    Full fee: £119.00
    Senior fee: £95.00
    Concession: £73.00

  9. Book arts: creative paper engineering

    Book arts: creative paper engineering

    Course Date: Thu 23 May 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Be creative with paper and develop the 2D page into 3D pop-ups. Learn folding techniques and simple book structures to create and explore your ideas. Suitable for beginners.
    Full fee: £289.00
    Senior fee: £231.00
    Concession: £176.00

  10. Animation with Adobe After Effects

    Course Date: Thu 23 May 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn how to use After Effects to create character animation, animated graphics and animated title sequences and find out why it’s the application of choice for professional animators and motion graphics designers.

    See what you could create – view a selection of film and animation work made on our Vimeo site

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

  11. Textiles and surface pattern: drawing and design development

    Textiles and surface pattern: drawing and design development

    Course Date: Fri 24 May 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Investigate mark making, layering and juxtaposing ideas through experimental drawings. Explore the importance of imaginative research and how to record it in a sketchbook. Develop versatile design ideas for textiles: interiors, fashion, stationery or text.
    Full fee: £249.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £152.00

  12. Introduction to the art of art history - part 2

    Course Date: Sat 25 May 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore a variety of art movements, from Neo-Classicism to Abstract Expressionism through an introductory study of the writing of art theorists and commentators who have made a significant contribution to Art History as a discipline.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £121.00

  13. Renaissance, Baroque and Palladian architecture in London

    Course Date: Sat 25 May 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    From the beginnings of Renaissance architecture in Britain, through the Baroque to Palladianism - study key architects including Jones, Wren, Hawksmoor, and Burlington, looking at religious and secular buildings. Includes site visits. #arthistory #architecture #london.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £103.00
    Concession: £79.00

  14. Introduction to using the laser cutter for paper and fabric

    Introduction to using the laser cutter for paper and fabric

    Course Date: Tue 28 May 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    A short introductory course in laser cutting, ideal for beginners or anyone wishing to add innovation to his or her own creative projects. You will learn simple software techniques using Adobe Illustrator to convert your design ideas into a variety of laser cut samples and small personal projects.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £149.00
    Concession: £91.00

  15. Watercolour: intermediate and advanced

    Watercolour: intermediate and advanced

    Course Date: Tue 28 May 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    An opportunity to extend your watercolour personal project towards more abstract exploration of techniques, through discussion, guidance and encouragement from the tutor and group.
    Full fee: £219.00
    Senior fee: £219.00
    Concession: £134.00

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