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
- Sketchbooks: ideas, materials and techniquesCourse start date: Tue 21 Nov 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
- Drawing 2Course start date: Thu 12 Oct 2023 (and 7 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Andrea VoiseyDevelop 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: colour pastel techniquesCourse start date: Tue 17 Oct 2023 (and 4 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 colour work.
- Life drawing after workCourse start date: Wed 13 Sep 2023 (and 8 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetA 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: ink and wash techniquesCourse start date: Tue 9 Apr 2024 (and 3 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Mario Lautier VellaThe 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.
- Drawing 1Course start date: Tue 10 Oct 2023 (and 8 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. Suitable for beginners.
- Drawing and painting from the imaginationCourse start date: Thu 9 Nov 2023 (and 2 other dates)
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 £209.00 Senior fee £167.00 Concession £136.00
- 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
- Drawing: charcoal techniquesCourse start date: Tue 12 Sep 2023 (and 1 other date)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Shelley WilsonGet skills in working with the creative possibilities that this fragile drawing medium affords. Learn and develop the components of drawing with charcoal’s subtle yet dynamic lines. This is a course is ideal for beginners and those wishing to build confidence in using charcoal in their artwork.
- 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.
- Collage and mixed media: expressive colourCourse start date: Tue 2 Jul 2024
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Ute KreymanUse mixed media and the expressive possibilities of colour to enrich your understanding of the creative language of collage. Engage with different approaches to material a shos with a short introduction to the colour wheel.
All levels welcome.Full fee £209.00 Senior fee £167.00 Concession £136.00
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