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
- Drawing: colour pastel techniquesCourse start date: Mon 13 Mar 2023 (and 2 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 £169.00 Senior fee £135.00 Concession £110.00
- Contemporary sketchbook: mixed media, ideas and projectsCourse start date: Fri 27 Jan 2023 (and 1 other date)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Ruth BrisonDevelop a creative and experimental sketchbook. Explore materials and techniques with confidence, including mark making, drawing and mixed media. Produce a collection of work or ideas for composition. Drawing experience is an advantage but not essential.Full fee £389.00 Senior fee £311.00 Concession £253.00
- Drawing 1Course start date: Mon 16 Jan 2023 (and 2 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Andrea VoiseyExplore 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.Full fee £389.00 Senior fee £311.00 Concession £253.00
- Drawing for beginnersCourse start date: Fri 17 Mar 2023 (and 2 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Andrea VoiseyExplore 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
- Explore your creativityCourse start date: Tue 7 Mar 2023 (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.Full fee £199.00 Senior fee £159.00 Concession £129.00
- Drawing and mindfulness: the art of seeingCourse start date: Sun 26 Mar 2023 (and 1 other date)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Clare Barton-HarveyExplore the enriching relationship of drawing and mindfulness and how this can support new ways of seeing to stimulate new directions in your drawing. Suitable for those with experience in mindfulness and/or drawing who wish to re-fresh their practice or stimulate new approaches, as well as enthusiastic beginners.Full fee £89.00 Senior fee £89.00 Concession £89.00
- Drawing and painting from the imaginationCourse start date: Tue 28 Feb 2023 (and 1 other date)
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 16 Mar 2023 (and 1 other date)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Clare Barton-HarveyExplore a range of imaginative and traditional approaches to drawing the human figure and how mindfulness in the context of drawing can inspire new ways of seeing and responding to your materials and subject matter.Full fee £189.00 Senior fee £151.00 Concession £123.00
- Life drawing after workCourse start date: Tue 25 Apr 2023 (and 3 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 Senior fee £119.00 Concession £119.00
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