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
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- Sketchbooks: ideas, materials and techniquesCourse start date: Thu 12 Oct 2023 (and 3 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Joe RichardsonA 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 £209.00 Senior fee £167.00 Concession £136.00
- Large-scale drawing and painting projectsCourse start date: Fri 28 Jun 2024 (and 1 other date)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Stuart JonesEnjoy a lively, more active way of art-making and make work on a grander scale. Complete a number of projects that explore how big can be beautiful, challenging and surprising.Full fee £339.00 Senior fee £271.00 Concession £220.00
- Life drawing after workCourse start date: Mon 20 Nov 2023 (and 8 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Rebecca AllenA 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.
- Sketchbooks: creating visual journeysCourse start date: Thu 2 Nov 2023 (and 2 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Ruth BrisonCreate a 'visual journey' of discovery through an experimental sketchbook. Explore materials and techniques with confidence, including mark making, drawing and mixed media to produce a collection of work or personal ideas for further development. Suitable for all, including those with basic drawing experience.Full fee £259.00 Senior fee £207.00 Concession £168.00
- Drawing into paintingCourse start date: Thu 14 Sep 2023 (and 1 other date)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Eleanor BedlowGain 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.
- Drawing: a contemporary approachCourse start date: Mon 15 Jul 2024 (and 3 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Mario Lautier VellaTake 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
- Life drawing: experimental approachesCourse start date: Fri 17 Nov 2023 (and 3 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Clare Barton-HarveyExplore imaginative, dynamic approaches to drawing the figure with a variety of media: be inspired by new ways of seeing and access innovative ways of approaching your drawing.
- Draw, paint, printCourse start date: Wed 20 Sep 2023 (and 3 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Ruth BrisonOn 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 for beginnersCourse start date: Tue 12 Sep 2023 (and 8 other dates)
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 Senior fee £119.00 Concession £119.00
- Large-scale mixed mediaCourse start date: Sat 10 Feb 2024 (and 2 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetAn exciting short experimental course to explore and combine a variety of creative techniques including collage from found images, drawing, painting and paper to create unexpectedly beautiful or powerful images on a large scale.Full fee £299.00 Senior fee £239.00 Concession £194.00
- Drawing for beginners: intensiveCourse start date: Mon 25 Mar 2024 (and 1 other date)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Andrea VoiseyLearn and develop basic drawing skills over three intensive days. We will cover key aspects of drawing such as line, tone, composition and mark making. Ideal if you have little or no drawing experience.Full fee £259.00 Senior fee £207.00 Concession £168.00
- Life drawing: a contemporary approachCourse start date: Sun 16 Jun 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 drawing experience an advantage.Full fee £239.00 Senior fee £191.00 Concession £155.00
- Introduction to still-life in pastelsFull fee £259.00 Senior fee £207.00 Concession £168.00
- Drawing and mindfulnessCourse start date: Tue 26 Sep 2023 (and 2 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Clare Barton-HarveyExplore how mindfulness can enrich drawing and lead to new ways of relating to it. A practical drawing course from observation, and the imagination. This course offers a great introduction to mindful drawing or a way for you to further integrate mindfulness into your drawing.
- Large-scale sketchbookCourse start date: Wed 13 Sep 2023 (and 1 other date)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Tony HullExplore the sequential and adaptive nature of large format sketchbook drawing as a site for generating personal material, inviting connections, and extracting patterns of meaning. Includes artist research, set-project as stimulus, and practical exploration of contemporary drawing techniques.Full fee £339.00 Senior fee £271.00 Concession £220.00
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