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!

Many of our courses are delivered online. For more information about our live online courses, please see our guide to online learning.

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. Professional practice: get your artwork out there

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 23 Aug 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    This short workshop looks at how to go about getting your work to an audience. Students will bring some examples of their recent work – digital or in its physical form, for discussion for the purposes of writing a personal statement and seeking exhibiton opportunities. We will discuss your work in the context of contemporary art, look at applying for competitions, open exhibitions and residencies, networking, social media, finding exhibition spaces and marketing your work. This course will give you tips, know-how and confidence.

    This course will be delivered online. For more information please see our guide to online learning.
    Full fee: £79.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £79.00

  3. Understanding the portrait

    Understanding the portrait

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 23 Aug 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    Learn the time tested and proven approach to successfully drawing portraits using a clear systematic approach along with detailed examples of how to simplify complex information like proportion, anatomy and construction of the head.

    This course will be delivered online. For more information please see our guide to online learning.
    Full fee: £99.00
    Senior fee: £99.00
    Concession: £99.00

  4. Develop your illustration style

    New
    Course Date: Fri 4 Sep 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    Develop your illustration style on this short course for intermediate illustrators. Through short exercises you will explore drawing in different styles, seeking inspiration from a raft of illustrators, and finish with a sketchbook of new illustrative styles to take on to future projects.

    This course will be delivered online. For more information please see our guide to online learning.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £149.00
    Concession: £101.00

  5. Design with Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 6 Sep 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: Online
    A fun and challenging introduction to these three programs, regularly used together for everything from infographics to packaging and magazine work. Learn how to integrate vector graphics, photographic images and page layout and design.

    This course will be delivered online. For more information please see our guide to online learning.
    Full fee: £649.00
    Senior fee: £649.00
    Concession: £396.00

  6. Adobe Illustrator: stage 1

    Course Date: Tue 8 Sep 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: Online
    Explore basic graphic design and illustration techniques and processes using Adobe Illustrator with the opportunity to draw and design on paper and execute in Illustrator. Discover what you can achieve using paths, pen tools, colour, gradients and type.

    This course will be delivered online. For more information please see our guide to online learning.
    Full fee: £249.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £152.00

  7. Try it out: Adobe InDesign

    Evening
    Course Date: Wed 9 Sep 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    In this fun practical session you will learn how you can use InDesign for your publishing or marketing needs and have enjoy creating a publicity document with text and Image.

    This course will be delivered online. For more information please see our guide to online learning.
    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £49.00
    Concession: £49.00

  8. Try it out: jewellery making weekend

    Try it out: jewellery making weekend

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 12 Sep 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Make a pendant and silver ring in a weekend. During this action packed course, you will gain the fundamental skills needed to make simple jewellery in metal.

    This course takes place in the classroom, please follow this link to find out what we are doing to keep you safe: Staying COVID-19 secure at City Lit
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £149.00
    Concession: £149.00

  9. Glazing your work

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 13 Sep 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    For students who have attended our ceramics courses, this is an opportunity to return and glaze your fired work. Basic glazing techniques will be taught, with advice on which glazes to use.

    This course takes place in the classroom, please follow this link to find out what we are doing to keep you safe: Staying COVID-19 secure at City Lit
    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £49.00
    Concession: £49.00

  10. Try it out: jewellery making

    Try it out: jewellery making

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 14 Sep 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Ideal for beginners who want to give jewellery making a go. Come and join this short taster course introducing you to basic jewellery processes and techniques to enable you to make a simple piece of jewellery.

    This course takes place in the classroom, please follow this link to find out what we are doing to keep you safe: Staying COVID-19 secure at City Lit
    Full fee: £79.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £79.00

  11. Exploring watercolour and mixed media

    Exploring watercolour and mixed media

    Course Date: Mon 14 Sep 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore the sensitivity of water-based media such as inks, watercolour, water-soluble pen, pencil and crayon. Make inventive combinations of media to draw from your own found imagery, photographs and sketches. Suitable for all levels.

    This course takes place in the classroom, please follow this link to find out what we are doing to keep you safe: Staying COVID-19 secure at City Lit
    Full fee: £379.00
    Senior fee: £303.00
    Concession: £231.00

  12. Art history taster

    Course Date: Mon 14 Sep 2020 (and 3 other dates)
    Location on this date: Online
    Ever wondered what art history is but don’t want to commit to a whole course? Wonder what's involved in online learning at City Lit? Try this taster session!

    This course will be delivered online. For more information please see our guide to online learning.
    Full fee: £10.00
    Senior fee: £10.00
    Concession: £10.00

  13. Alice Danger

    Photography for beginners: stage 1

    Course Date: Mon 14 Sep 2020 (and 7 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. Image - Alice Danger.

    This course takes place in the classroom, please follow this link to find out what we are doing to keep you safe: Staying COVID-19 secure at City Lit
    Full fee: £309.00
    Senior fee: £247.00
    Concession: £188.00

  14. Clay sculpture: life and portrait

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 14 Sep 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Follow in the footsteps of Michelangelo and Rodin and learn how to capture the human figure, both physically and emotionally, on this fascinating practical sculpting course. You will work from a life model to develop your own clay sculpture of the human form.

    This course takes place in the classroom, please follow this link to find out what we are doing to keep you safe: Staying COVID-19 secure at City Lit
    Full fee: £399.00
    Senior fee: £399.00
    Concession: £243.00

  15. Try it out: calligraphy, modern copperplate

    Course Date: Mon 14 Sep 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Modern calligraphy can be learned by everyone and used in business and everyday life to reflect your personality and creativity. This workshop will guide you through the basics and show you how! Suitable for left or right handers.

    This course takes place in the classroom, please follow this link to find out what we are doing to keep you safe: Staying COVID-19 secure at City Lit
    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £49.00

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