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: the art of seeingCourse start date: Sun 26 Mar 2023 (and 1 other date)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Clare Barton-HarveyExplore the enriching relationship of drawing and mindfulness and how this can support new ways of seeing to stimulate new directions in your drawing. Suitable for those with experience in mindfulness and/or drawing who wish to re-fresh their practice or stimulate new approaches, as well as enthusiastic beginners.Full fee £89.00 Senior fee £89.00 Concession £89.00
- Sketching at the museum: V&ACourse start date: Thu 6 Apr 2023 (and 1 other date)
Location on this date: Off SiteTutors: Ro SylvesterExploring the pleasure and challenge of sketchbooks; practice and improve your drawing skills and 'ways of seeing' and understanding, working from an fascinating range of objects and artifacts in The Victoria and Albert Museum.Full fee £59.00 Senior fee £59.00 Concession £59.00
- 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
- Artists sketchbook walkCourse start date: Sat 8 Jul 2023
Location on this date: Off SiteTutors: Amanda KnightJoin us for a sketchbook walk in 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 an evening in the city has to offer. It can be difficult to keep grounded and aware in urban environments but drawing offers a helpful way to direct our minds to the here and now, keeping a sense of purpose and deepening our attention.Full fee £89.00 Senior fee £89.00 Concession £89.00
- Sketching at the museum: National GalleryFull fee £59.00 Senior fee £59.00 Concession £59.00
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