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. Lightroom - course extension

    Course Date: Thu 14 Dec 2017
    Location on this date: PS - Photography Studio
    This short course follows directly on from the earlier Lightroom course VY728 and is intended to add to knowledge already gained by participants. The course will look at the Develop and Output modules in greater depth, as well as recognising how and when to integrate Photoshop in the Lightroom workflow.
    Full fee: £99.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £60.00

  2. City Lit Pro: Adobe Creative Cloud intensive II

    Course Date: Tue 19 Dec 2017 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    City Lit Pro courses provide accelerated learning for busy people who need specific skills for the workplace. This course covers Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign at an intermediate level. You'll learn advanced techniques and efficient workflows to create and manipulate photographs, graphics and page layouts.
    Full fee: £529.00
    Senior fee: £529.00
    Concession: £529.00

  3. The essence of movement: dynamic drawing from dance with the English National Ballet

    Course Date: Thu 4 Jan 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    An exciting intensive course combining drawing workshops at The London Coliseum sketching professional dancers in warm-up class, and studio based experimental 'dynamic drawing' projects in mixed-media at City Lit, inspired by the 'live' sketchbook work.
    Full fee: £299.00
    Senior fee: £239.00
    Concession: £182.00

  4. The essence of movement: finding sculptural expression through dance with the English National Ballet

    Course Date: Thu 4 Jan 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Join us in a rare opportunity to observe and sketch the dancers from the English National Ballet during their private warm-up classes. Be inspired by the figure in motion, learn to capture dynamic movement on paper, then translate your drawings into experimental sculpture maquettes in wire and soft modelling materials.
    Full fee: £299.00
    Senior fee: £239.00
    Concession: £182.00

  5. Art and creative thinking workshop with Rod Judkins

    Course Date: Fri 5 Jan 2018 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Art is fundamentally about communicating ideas. If the idea is strong, the work of art is memorable.

    This exciting, one day workshop, led by Rod Judkins (artist, tutor and author of ‘The art of Creative thinking’ and ‘Ideas are your only currency’) will explore methods to create ideas and concepts and combine them with the process of making.
    Full fee: £99.00
    Senior fee: £99.00
    Concession: £99.00

  6. Children's book illustration taster

    Course Date: Mon 8 Jan 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    A guided introduction into the world of children’s book illustration, and an opportunity to discover the breadth of skills you can develop to successfully compete in the industry. This course is ideal if you are interested in our 30 week City Lit children’s illustration coursebut need further guidance before you begin.

    See what you could create –
    view a selection of work made on our children’s book illustration courses

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    Full fee: £19.00
    Senior fee: £19.00
    Concession: £12.00

  7. Cut, stab and etch: printmaking with linocuts

    Course Date: Tue 9 Jan 2018 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Cut, stab and etch your way to dynamic blocks and exciting prints. Practical instruction in both traditional and inventive linocut techniques, including the reduction method developed by Picasso, multiple block printing and Polish dot linocut.
    Full fee: £159.00
    Senior fee: £127.00
    Concession: £97.00

  8. Introduction to printmaking techniques

    Course Date: Tue 9 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: £159.00
    Senior fee: £127.00
    Concession: £97.00

  9. City Lit Pro: Adobe Creative Cloud intensive

    Course Date: Tue 9 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 optimise vector graphics, photographic images and page layout and design.
    Full fee: £549.00
    Senior fee: £549.00
    Concession: £549.00

  10. Garden design taster

    Course Date: Wed 10 Jan 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Get a taste of how you can improve your outside spaces. You will complete a short exercise and experience our design studio. This course links directs to ‘Roof terrace and balcony design and planting’, code VF345.
    Full fee: £19.00
    Senior fee: £19.00
    Concession: £12.00

  11. Photography for beginners

    Course Date: Wed 10 Jan 2018 (and 12 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

  12. Adobe Photoshop for photographers: stage 1

    Course Date: Wed 10 Jan 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    A fine photographer but flummoxed by Photoshop? You're not alone - join our practical course on Photoshop for photographers, introducing its basic functions including colour adjustment, retouching images, and layer manipulation. Find your way around the program to apply all sorts of edits and effects, producing professional-looking images in minutes.
    Full fee: £229.00
    Senior fee: £229.00
    Concession: £140.00

  13. Life drawing after work part 1 : beginners

    Course Date: Thu 11 Jan 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    A fun, relaxed and shorter life drawing class better suited for people coming straight from work. You will be able to work from a variety of models, in a range of materials and with a variety of poses.
    Full fee: £79.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £48.00

  14. Art history taster

    Course Date: Thu 11 Jan 2018 (and 3 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Ever wondered what art history is but don’t want to commit to a whole course? Try this taster session and explore a couple of paintings in depth.
    Full fee: £29.00
    Senior fee: £23.00
    Concession: £18.00

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