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 email@example.com
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- Drawing for beginnersCourse start date: Tue 12 Sep 2023 (and 8 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
- 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.
- Drawing 1Course start date: Tue 10 Oct 2023 (and 8 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Tony HullExplore 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.
- Sketchbooks: ideas, materials and techniquesCourse start date: Thu 29 Feb 2024 (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.
- 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: Mon 15 Jan 2024 (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 outdoor colour work.Full fee £189.00 Senior fee £151.00 Concession £123.00
- Life drawing: an extended studyCourse start date: Wed 18 Oct 2023 (and 1 other date)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Luke JonesA comprehensive course to build skills, vision and flair in drawing the human form. Use traditional and experimental approaches and a range of media, including charcoal and pastel.Full fee £309.00 Senior fee £247.00 Concession £201.00
- Life drawing after workCourse start date: Fri 20 Oct 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.
- Drawing from plants and flowersCourse start date: Wed 1 Nov 2023 (and 3 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Ro SylvesterMake wonderful drawings in colour and black and white from a range of flowers and plants. Taking the rich and varied history of drawing plants and flowers in different traditions for inspiration. Working with the expressive and colourful medium of both soft and oil pastels, you will respond to the colours and textures of plants and flowers. Suitable for all levels, this course involves making composition studies, leading up to a final, larger, more resolved piece.
- 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.Full fee £189.00 Senior fee £151.00 Concession £123.00
- 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.
- Drawing into paintingCourse start date: Thu 14 Sep 2023 (and 1 other date)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Eleanor BedlowGain an understanding of the creative journey from drawing or sketch to finished painting. Use paint techniques or mixed media, and find out how the two activities contrast yet potentially support each other. Basic materials included.
- Drawing: a contemporary approachCourse start date: Fri 10 Nov 2023 (and 3 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Mario Lautier VellaTake 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.
- Life drawing: experimental approachesCourse start date: Fri 17 Nov 2023 (and 3 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Clare Barton-HarveyExplore 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.
- Draw, paint, printCourse start date: Wed 20 Sep 2023 (and 3 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Ruth BrisonOn 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. .
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