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
- Collage: patterns and texturesCourse start date: Tue 6 Jun 2023
Location on this date: OnlineTutors: Mario Lautier VellaCutting, pasting, layering, rubbing, ripping and more – experiment with this exciting online contemporary collage course, exploring various techniques to create a variety of figurative and abstract collage pieces from raw materials in your own home.
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.Full fee £99.00 Senior fee £99.00 Concession £99.00
- Life drawing after workCourse start date: Tue 25 Apr 2023 (and 2 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
- Drawing and mindfulnessCourse start date: Wed 26 Apr 2023 (and 1 other date)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Clare Barton-HarveyAn opportunity to explore the beauty and simplicity of the ancient practice of mindfulness in the context of drawing. Through a range of traditional and experimental approaches to drawing, be inspired by new ways of seeing and approaching drawing. This course offers a great introduction to mindful drawing or a way for you to further integrate mindfulness into your drawing.Full fee £239.00
- Drawing for beginnersCourse start date: Tue 2 May 2023 (and 1 other date)
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
- Life drawing: a contemporary approachCourse start date: Mon 17 Apr 2023 (and 1 other date)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Annie AttridgeThis course introduces exciting contemporary approaches to life drawing using a variety of mark-making and mixed-media. You will be encouraged to explore creative and imaginative approaches to responding to the life model. Suitable for all levels but some previous life drawing experience an advantage.Full fee £219.00
- Drawing: colour pastel techniquesCourse start date: Mon 17 Apr 2023 (and 1 other date)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Mario Lautier VellaExplore 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
- Drawing: a contemporary approachCourse start date: Thu 27 Apr 2023 (and 2 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Tony HullTake 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 £199.00
- Drawing: ink and wash techniquesCourse start date: Mon 17 Apr 2023 (and 1 other date)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Jack DuplockThe 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.Full fee £169.00
- Contemporary collage and mixed media: intensiveCourse start date: Mon 31 Jul 2023
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Simon EnglishA short experimental course to explore and combine a variety of collage techniques using found images, drawing, painting and paper to create unexpectedly beautiful or powerful images. Suitable for beginners.Full fee £169.00 Senior fee £135.00 Concession £110.00
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