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 firstname.lastname@example.org
- Life drawing after workCourse start date: Mon 20 Nov 2023 (and 6 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Eleanor BedlowA 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 life models, in a range of materials and with a variety of poses. You will be working from the unclothed model, both male and female.
- Draw, paint, printCourse start date: Mon 20 Nov 2023 (and 2 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Mary WintourOn this experimental course, you will draw, paint and print in often unfamiliar ways in order to catch the unexpected. Through experimentation and reflection, you will collate a personal collection of work. .
- Drawing from plants and flowersCourse start date: Wed 1 Nov 2023 (and 3 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Steve WrightMake wonderful drawings in colour and black and white from a range of flowers and plants. Taking the rich and varied history of drawing plants and flowers in different traditions for inspiration. Working with the expressive and colourful medium of both soft and oil pastels, you will respond to the colours and textures of plants and flowers. Suitable for all levels, this course involves making composition studies, leading up to a final, larger, more resolved piece.
- Drawing 1Course start date: Mon 15 Jan 2024 (and 7 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Eleanor BedlowExplore the creative possibilities of drawing, gain confidence and broaden your expectations and understanding. Learn and develop key drawing concepts: function of line, tone, texture, form, composition and mark making through a carefully structured approach.
- Drawing: colour pastel techniquesCourse start date: Mon 15 Jan 2024 (and 3 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Ro SylvesterExplore the versatility and rich colours of this beautiful drawing and painting medium. Through practical exercises, discover its potential to create a variety of surface effects and its suitability for sketching and outdoor colour work.Full fee £189.00 Senior fee £151.00 Concession £123.00
- Drawing 2Course start date: Mon 15 Apr 2024 (and 7 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Ruth BrisonDevelop your knowledge of basic drawing skills and concepts, work with a range of media and approaches, and explore various artists' drawings. Produce exciting and personal images, and build confidence in tackling more complex drawings.
- Drawing for beginnersCourse start date: Mon 27 Nov 2023 (and 4 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Joe RichardsonStart drawing and learn traditional and less traditional methods of drawing simple objects. Using structured activities, we will introduce key concepts such as line, tone, composition and mark making. Ideal if you have little or no drawing experience; a great way to learn the basics or prepare for longer courses.Full fee £119.00 Senior fee £119.00 Concession £119.00
- Drawing 3Course start date: Thu 25 Jan 2024 (and 3 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Andrea VoiseyExplore 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
- Explore your creativityCourse start date: Mon 26 Feb 2024 (and 1 other date)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Ro SylvesterTap 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.
- Life drawing: a contemporary approachCourse start date: Mon 15 Apr 2024 (and 1 other date)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetThis course introduces exciting contemporary approaches to life drawing using a variety of processes including using wire to draw with, clayslip for mark-making and plaster. You will be encouraged to explore creative and imaginative approaches in your response to the life model.
Suitable for all levels but some previous life drawing experience would be an advantage.Full fee £239.00 Senior fee £191.00 Concession £155.00
- Drawing: focus on space and depthCourse start date: Mon 3 Jun 2024
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Amanda BrackenExplore 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
- Drawing: a contemporary approachCourse start date: Fri 10 Nov 2023 (and 3 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Chris HoughTake 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
- Portraits 2Course start date: Mon 22 Jan 2024 (and 1 other date)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Alex Hanna, Kim ScoullerFurther develop your knowledge of the technical aspects of portraiture and your understanding of the relationship between artist and sitter. Undertake drawing and painting practical projects which enable you to develop a more personal approach in the latter stages of the course.Full fee £439.00 Senior fee £351.00 Concession £285.00
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