Drawing - Keeley Street

Drawing Courses in London

At City Lit, we have a variety of drawing courses, delivered in our bright, modern studios for students to create and develop a body of drawing work. Supported by our team of experienced and expert tutors, we offer students both a practical guide and an informative insight, providing an opportunity for all levels to explore traditional and contemporary styles of drawing.

We have classes for everyone, whether you’re a complete beginner and you want an introduction to drawing; or you’re at an intermediate or higher level and you want classes that focus on developing advanced drawing skills such as mark making techniques, experimental approaches and use of colour, tone and shade within these disciplines.

Our courses are specially designed to offer you support in overcoming any frustrations, learning new skills and helping you achieve your personal creative goals.

We host exhibitions throughout the year at City Lit Gallery where our students showcase their amazing work.

To arrange a conversation with our drawing coordinator about your interests, options and courses available, please contact our Visual Arts team at visualarts@citylit.ac.uk

Courses available both in-person and online

We offer a range of long and short courses allowing you to choose between in-person and online learning.

Learn in the centre of London with our in-person courses. Our purpose-built facilities in Covent Garden mean we are ideally located and easy to get to. 

See our guide to online learning for more information about accessing our live online courses.

All our courses are live, interactive, and taught by expert tutors. No matter how you prefer to learn, we've got the class for you.

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  1. Drawing 3
    Last Few Places
    Course start date:  Mon 15 Apr 2024 (and 8 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Brian Sayers
    Explore a range of materials and challenging approaches to develop your creative potential in drawing, informed by artists contexts. Building on your previous experience, develop your observational drawing skills for greater accuracy and complexity as well as learning to manipulate composition, surface and mark-making to create dynamic, expressive drawings.
    Full fee £409.00 Senior fee £327.00 Concession £266.00
  2. Drawing: focus on space and depth
    Evening
    Course start date:  Mon 3 Jun 2024 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Amanda Bracken
    Explore the potential of perspective, layering, light and shade to create space and depth in a drawing. By experimenting with different drawing mediums play with the picture plane in a drawing to achieve an illusion of depth. Using observational drawing make a still life come alive through the play of contrast and cast shadows.
    Full fee £209.00 Senior fee £167.00 Concession £136.00
  3. Drawing: a contemporary approach
    Evening
    Course start date:  Fri 7 Jun 2024 (and 6 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Chris Hough
    Take your drawing into exciting new directions – build on your existing skills and discover new ways of working. For intermediate students with some drawing experience who would like to explore experimental drawing techniques and develop their own ideas in drawing. A chance to extend your own drawing projects guided by our expert tutor and practising artist, with reference to the work of artists using drawing in the wider art world today.
    Full fee £209.00 Senior fee £167.00 Concession £136.00
  4. Portraits 2
    Evening
    Course start date:  Fri 11 Oct 2024 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Develop your knowledge of the technical aspects of portraiture further and expore your understanding of what makes a convincing portrait. Undertake practical projects which enable you to develop a personal approach to the subject as the course progresses.
    Full fee £449.00 Senior fee £359.00 Concession £292.00
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