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!

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Get in touch on 020 7492 2700 Monday-Friday between 10am-5pm. 

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  1. Printing postcards

    Course Date: Wed 19 Sep 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Make a set of your own postcards using relief and monoprinting techniques.
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £69.00
    Concession: £42.00

  2. How to draw caricatures

    Course Date: Wed 19 Sep 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    A short introduction on how to draw engaging and witty caricatures of famous figures and your own friends and family.
    Full fee: £39.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £24.00

  3. Mosaics introductory: direct method

    Course Date: Wed 19 Sep 2018 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Develop creative expression and confidence in this classic art form. Explore manufactured/recycled materials and surface qualities by applying them directly onto a base. Please bring ideas/sketchbooks. Basic materials provided. All levels welcome.
    Full fee: £359.00
    Senior fee: £287.00
    Concession: £219.00

  4. Start printmaking

    Course Date: Wed 19 Sep 2018 (and 2 other dates)
    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: £169.00
    Senior fee: £135.00
    Concession: £103.00

  5. Book conservation and repair: paper and cloth-bound books

    Book conservation and repair: paper and cloth-bound books

    Course Date: Wed 19 Sep 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Look at the cleaning, repair and conservation of paper, both as flat documents and in book format, and the repair and conservation of paper and cloth-bound books. For those with some bookbinding experience.
    Full fee: £469.00
    Senior fee: £375.00
    Concession: £286.00

  6. Speedlight and camera flash made easy

    Course Date: Wed 19 Sep 2018 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: PS - Photography Studio
    Lighten things up: join this practical course to learn the basics of using portable flash (speedlights) to enhance your images. Experiment creatively indoors and outdoors with different flashes and techniques, with a professional photographer on hand to guide you throughout.
    Full fee: £209.00
    Senior fee: £209.00
    Concession: £209.00

  7. Experience: watercolour painting

    Course Date: Wed 19 Sep 2018 (and 8 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Experience the radiant qualities of watercolour painting. Through simple exercises, we'll explore watercolour techniques and mediums. The perfect way to start using watercolour. Tutor: Diane Martin.
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £69.00
    Concession: £69.00

  8. Explore your creativity

    Explore your creativity

    Course Date: Wed 19 Sep 2018 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Tap into your artistic talents through a series of fun practical exercises that will help you start drawing, painting, looking at art, responding to the world around you and working with your imagination and ideas.
    Full fee: £159.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £97.00

  9. Contemporary collage projects: 1

    Course Date: Thu 20 Sep 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    “CONTEMPORARY COLLAGE PART 1” initiates a year long set of collage and mixed media projects designed to experiment with and examine the interplay between the two and three dimensions.

    It is possible to join the course at any three stages or complete all three stages over the year should you wish.

    We will be working with a wide range of materials, on and off the wall, extending our pictorial practice into the realm of collage, painting, drawing, assemblage, bricolage, decoupage, photomontage, small scale constructions, printing and text within the context of mixed media.
    Full fee: £389.00
    Senior fee: £311.00
    Concession: £237.00

  10. Experience: drawing and the art of mindfulness

    Course Date: Thu 20 Sep 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore how the practice of mindfulness can enhance drawing and bring greater clarity of perception, energy and enrichment to it. Inspire your interest in the subject or access new ways of approaching your drawing.
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £69.00
    Concession: £69.00

  11. Film lighting workshop

    Course Date: Thu 20 Sep 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Discover how to use lights the manual settings of your DSLR camera to shoot professional-level video on this introductory workshop.
    Full fee: £39.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £24.00

  12. Drawing into painting

    Course Date: Thu 20 Sep 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Gain an understanding of the creative journey from drawing or sketch to finished painting. Use paint techniques or mixed media, and find out how the two activities contrast yet potentially support each other. Basic materials included.
    Full fee: £379.00
    Senior fee: £303.00
    Concession: £231.00

  13. City Lit fine art course: year 1 evening

    Course Date: Thu 20 Sep 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This year, we are offering a late intake opportunity for students to join the first year of the 2 year City Lit Fine Art course. Build an individual fine art practice by exploring painting, drawing, sculpture, mixed media and contextual studies in a series of structured projects. You will be expected to keep up with current exhibitions in London. Group tutorials will help you adopt an independent and experimental approach to your work. The course can be taken for personal development or act as a bridge between adult short courses and entry to undergraduate and postgraduate courses.



    This course requires an application and informal interview prior to enrolment. The online application form will be launched on this course page in April 2018. This course runs Thursday evenings 18:00–21:00 and every other Saturday 10:00–17:00. Details of Saturday dates will be given at interview.
    Full fee: £1,849.00
    Senior fee: £1,849.00
    Concession: £1,128.00

  14. Animation taster

    Course Date: Thu 20 Sep 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Ever fancied producing your own animations for web, devices and video? Come and learn the basics of creating professional-looking drawn animated sequences using the software application Animate CC (formerly known as Flash.). An ideal taster if you are interested in our 30 week City Lit animation course but would like to try it out before signing up.


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    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £49.00
    Concession: £30.00

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