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 and painting from the imaginationCourse start date: Tue 6 Jun 2023 (and 3 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 £199.00
- Life drawing and mindfulnessCourse start date: Thu 8 Jun 2023 (and 3 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Clare Barton-HarveyThis short course is a great introduction to drawing directly from the nude model. Using simple excercises, you will explore different ways to represent the human form in drawing, with encouraging, helpful guidance from an experienced tutor. Suitable for absolute beginners.Full fee £189.00
- Introduction to collage and mixed mediaCourse start date: Sun 11 Jun 2023 (and 2 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Ruth FranklinCollage is an exciting, accessible and creative medium. Experiment with a rich variety of materials and found images to make vibrant work experimenting with surface, form, colour and pattern, inspired by artists who make effective use of this way of working.Full fee £279.00
- Life drawing after workCourse start date: Thu 20 Jul 2023 (and 10 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 4 other dates)
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: Wed 21 Jun 2023 (and 9 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
- Mindfulness sketchbook walkCourse start date: Thu 21 Mar 2024 (and 2 other dates)
Location on this date: Off SiteTutors: Helen BurgessJoin us for a sketchbook walk around Central London to observe, record and engage with the busyness of urban life. Using mindfulness techniques combined with drawing we will be examining our experience and opening up to the magic and surprises that the city has to offer.Full fee £39.00
- Life drawing into life paintingCourse start date: Thu 19 Oct 2023 (and 2 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Tony HullLearn or develop life drawing skills and approaches to painting the nude figure. Including use of tone and colour selection, composition and paint handling to develop solidity, atmosphere and expression. Some experience of drawing is recommended.Full fee £359.00
- Life drawing: a contemporary approachCourse start date: Mon 17 Apr 2023 (and 3 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Annie AttridgeThis course introduces exciting contemporary approaches to life drawing using a variety of processes including using wire to draw with, clayslip for mark-making and plaster. You will be encouraged to explore creative and imaginative approaches in your response 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: Wed 28 Jun 2023 (and 5 other dates)
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
- Large-scale drawing and painting projectsCourse start date: Fri 30 Jun 2023 (and 3 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Amanda KnightEnjoy a lively, more active way of art-making and make work on a grander scale. Complete a number of projects that explore how big can be beautiful, challenging and surprising.Full fee £319.00
- Drawing: a contemporary approachCourse start date: Thu 27 Apr 2023 (and 6 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
- 50 drawings in a dayCourse start date: Fri 2 Jun 2023 (and 9 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Diane MartinA 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.Full fee £89.00
- Drawing: ink and wash techniquesCourse start date: Tue 4 Jul 2023 (and 5 other dates)
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
- Introduction to still-life in pastelsCourse start date: Fri 14 Jul 2023 (and 2 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Ro SylvesterExplore a variety of techniques and approaches to making a still-life in pastels. Learn how to mix pastels on paper, choose suitable materials and supports to allow you to create a finished pastel drawing.Full fee £239.00
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