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 email@example.com
- Drawing and mindfulness: beginners guide to approaches and techniquesCourse start date: Fri 31 Mar 2023 (and 1 other date)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Clare Barton-HarveyAn opportunity to explore the enriching relationship of drawing and mindfulness and how when practised together they can support greater confidence, lightness 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 3: experimental approachesCourse start date: Thu 2 Feb 2023 (and 3 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Ruth BrisonExplore a range of materials and challenging approaches to develop your creative potential in drawing, informed by artists contexts. Building on your previous experience, develop your observational drawing skills for greater accuracy and complexity as well as learning to manipulate composition, surface and mark-making to create dynamic, expressive drawings.Full fee £389.00 Senior fee £311.00 Concession £253.00
- Sketchbooks: ideas, materials and techniquesCourse start date: Wed 19 Apr 2023 (and 1 other date)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Ruth BrisonA 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
- Life drawing after workCourse start date: Wed 15 Mar 2023 (and 3 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Joe RichardsonA 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
- Drawing and mindfulnessCourse start date: Wed 26 Apr 2023 (and 1 other date)
Location on this date: Keeley Street (other locations are available)Tutors: Clare Barton-HarveyAn opportunity to explore the beauty and simplicity of the ancient practice of mindfulness in the context of drawing. Explore how the two disciplines complement each other, leading to greater clarity of perception, aliveness and appreciation. A practical drawing course, from observation.Full fee £239.00 Senior fee £191.00 Concession £155.00
- Sketching at the museum: Tate ModernCourse start date: Wed 15 Mar 2023 (and 1 other date)
Location on this date: Off SiteTutors: Charles ChambersExploring the pleasure and challenge of sketchbooks; practice and improve your drawing skills and 'ways of seeing' and understanding, working from an exciting range of paintings and artworks in Tate modern.Full fee £59.00 Senior fee £59.00 Concession £59.00
- Draw, paint, printCourse start date: Wed 17 May 2023
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Eleanor BedlowOn 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. .Full fee £319.00 Senior fee £255.00 Concession £207.00
- Drawing: old master techniquesCourse start date: Wed 21 Jun 2023 (and 1 other date)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetLook back at the drawing techniques and materials used by the Old Masters of the Renaissance period. Working to set exercises, practise and develop drawing skills and explore drawing materials used by some of the artists of this time.Full fee £169.00 Senior fee £135.00 Concession £110.00
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