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 StreetOn 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. .
- Sketchbooks: observation to abstractionCourse start date: Thu 18 Jan 2024 (and 1 other date)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetUsing a sketchbook as an experimental place in which to explore ideas, take risks and reflect, you will embark on a 'visual journey' of transformational creative processes from observational drawing towards abstraction.
- Contemporary sketchbook: mixed media projectsCourse start date: Fri 6 Oct 2023 (and 2 other dates)
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 within a contemporary context. Produce a collection of work or ideas for composition. Drawing experience is an advantage but not essential.Full fee £409.00 Senior fee £327.00 Concession £266.00
- Life drawing: experimental approachesCourse start date: Sun 11 Feb 2024 (and 2 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Annie AttridgeExplore 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.
- 50 drawings in a dayCourse start date: Fri 16 Feb 2024 (and 4 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Charles ChambersA high energy programme of directed and self-directed drawing projects, with rapid shifts in materials, scale, subject and focus. Strictly no discards - come ready to play, risk, invent and discuss! For those with some drawing experience.
- Perspective drawing for artists and designersCourse start date: Fri 16 Feb 2024 (and 1 other date)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Amanda BrackenExplore the practical and creative use of perspective through a series of lively exercises. This course will enable you to gain an understanding in the basic principles of creating a perspective drawing to both visualise objects and spaces.
- Sketching at the museum: Tate ModernCourse start date: Fri 15 Mar 2024 (and 1 other date)
Location on this date: Off SiteExploring the pleasure and challenge of sketchbooks; learn and improve your drawing skills and 'ways of seeing' and understanding, working from an exciting range of artworks in Tate modern.Full fee £69.00 Senior fee £69.00 Concession £69.00
- Large-scale sketchbookCourse start date: Fri 26 Apr 2024
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
- Drawing and the art of mindfulness: an introductionCourse start date: Fri 31 May 2024
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Clare Barton-HarveyAn introduction to drawing and mindfulness and how when practised together they can support greater confidence and creativity in drawing. Through a variety of guided exercises, explore how the two disciplines relate and how each can enrich the other. This course is suitable for beginners to drawing and/or mindfulness.Full fee £49.00 Senior fee £49.00 Concession £49.00
- Drawing: a contemporary approachCourse start date: Fri 28 Jun 2024 (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.
- Anatomical portrait drawingCourse start date: Fri 28 Jun 2024
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Andrea VoiseyEnhance your portraits by uncovering what lies beneath the surface. Through demonstration and direct observation of the model you will examine proportion, rotation and the key anatomical structures of the head and neck that denote likeness.Full fee £279.00 Senior fee £223.00 Concession £181.00
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