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.
Courses available both in-person and online
We offer a range of courses allowing you to choose between online and in-person learning. All our courses are live, interactive, and taught by expert tutors. No matter how you prefer to learn, you’ll receive the same great City Lit experience. See our guide to online learning for more information about accessing our live online courses.
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
- Explore your creativityCourse start date: Tue 30 May 2023
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.Full fee £199.00 Senior fee £159.00 Concession £129.00
- Drawing and painting from the imaginationCourse start date: Tue 6 Jun 2023
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Clare Barton-HarveyExplore the role of the imagination in painting and drawing. Develop a toolkit of methods for stimulating, sustaining and enriching your imaginative engagement through a series of guided practical painting and drawing exercises.
The aim of the course is to investigate the role of the imagination in drawing and painting and to explore new ways of seeing and experiencing the world around us.Full fee £199.00 Senior fee £159.00 Concession £129.00
- Life drawing and mindfulnessCourse start date: Thu 8 Jun 2023
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Clare Barton-HarveyThis short course is a great introduction to drawing directly from the nude model. Using simple excercises, you will explore different ways to represent the human form in drawing, with encouraging, helpful guidance from an experienced tutor. Suitable for absolute beginners.Full fee £189.00 Senior fee £151.00 Concession £123.00
- Life drawing: an extended studyFull fee £359.00 Senior fee £287.00 Concession £233.00
- Introduction to collage and mixed mediaCourse start date: Sun 11 Jun 2023
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Ruth FranklinCollage is an exciting, accessible and creative medium. Experiment with a rich variety of materials and found images to make vibrant work experimenting with surface, form, colour and pattern, inspired by artists who make effective use of this way of working.Full fee £279.00 Senior fee £223.00 Concession £181.00
- Life drawing after workCourse start date: Tue 25 Apr 2023 (and 2 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Luke JonesA 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 £119.00
- Sketchbooks: ideas, materials and techniquesCourse start date: Sat 17 Jun 2023
Location on this date: Keeley StreetA fantastic introduction to creative processes using a variety of different media to develop an exciting sketchbook. A sketchbook is a great place to try things out, make mistakes and take risks - all in the nature of experimentation. Suitable for beginners as well as those with some previous drawing experience.Full fee £169.00 Senior fee £135.00 Concession £110.00
- Drawing and mindfulnessCourse start date: Wed 26 Apr 2023 (and 1 other date)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Clare Barton-HarveyAn opportunity to explore the beauty and simplicity of the ancient practice of mindfulness in the context of drawing. Through a range of traditional and experimental approaches to drawing, be inspired by new ways of seeing and approaching drawing. This course offers a great introduction to mindful drawing or a way for you to further integrate mindfulness into your drawing.Full fee £239.00
- Drawing for beginnersCourse start date: Tue 2 May 2023 (and 1 other date)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Mario Lautier VellaExplore 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
- Life drawing: a contemporary approachCourse start date: Mon 17 Apr 2023 (and 1 other date)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Annie AttridgeThis course introduces exciting contemporary approaches to life drawing using a variety of mark-making and mixed-media. You will be encouraged to explore creative and imaginative approaches to responding to the life model. Suitable for all levels but some previous life drawing experience an advantage.Full fee £219.00
- Drawing: colour pastel techniquesCourse start date: Mon 17 Apr 2023 (and 1 other date)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Mario Lautier VellaExplore 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 £169.00
- Drawing: ink and wash techniquesCourse start date: Mon 17 Apr 2023 (and 1 other date)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Jack DuplockThe immediacy and versatility of ink and wash is perfect for those sketching on location, for designers and for students interested in watercolour techniques. Take the opportunity to explore the basic techniques of this exciting process.Full fee £169.00
- Introduction to still-life in pastelsCourse start date: Fri 14 Jul 2023 (and 1 other date)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Ro SylvesterExplore a variety of techniques and approaches to making a still-life in pastels. Learn how to mix pastels on paper, choose suitable materials and supports to allow you to create a finished pastel drawing.Full fee £239.00
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