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 firstname.lastname@example.org
- Drawing: focus on space and depthCourse start date: Mon 12 Jun 2023 (and 1 other date)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Amanda BrackenExplore the potential of perspective, layering, light and shade to create space and depth in a drawing. By experimenting with different drawing mediums play with the picture plane in a drawing to achieve an illusion of depth. Using observational drawing make a still life come alive through the play of contrast and cast shadows.Full fee £199.00
- Drawing: colour pastel techniquesCourse start date: Mon 15 Jan 2024 (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 £189.00
- Drawing: a contemporary approachCourse start date: Fri 10 Nov 2023 (and 5 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 £209.00
- Drawing: ink and wash techniquesCourse start date: Mon 25 Sep 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 £189.00
- 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
- Drawing from plants and flowersCourse start date: Wed 1 Nov 2023 (and 5 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Hilary RosenFull fee £259.00
- Explore your creativityCourse start date: Tue 30 May 2023 (and 3 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Ro SylvesterTap into your artistic talents through a series of fun practical exercises that will help you start drawing, painting, looking at art, responding to the world around you and working with your imagination and ideas.Full fee £199.00
- Life drawing and mindfulnessCourse start date: Thu 5 Oct 2023 (and 3 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Clare Barton-HarveyExplore a range of imaginative and traditional approaches to drawing the human figure and how mindfulness in the context of drawing can inspire new ways of seeing and responding to you materials and subject matter.Full fee £199.00
- Drawing and the art of mindfulness: release the judging mindCourse start date: Tue 31 Oct 2023
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Clare Barton-HarveyExplore a range of perspectives and practical exercises for letting go of the limiting effects of the judging mind, whilst connecting to drawing in refreshing and inspiring ways. The ideas and mindfulness skills are transferrable to all creative disciplines.Full fee £189.00 Senior fee £151.00 Concession £123.00
- Drawing and painting from the imaginationCourse start date: Thu 9 Nov 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 £209.00
- Drawing and the art of mindfulness: toneCourse start date: Tue 5 Mar 2024
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Clare Barton-HarveyInvestigate a range of traditional and experimental ways to make tonal drawings, whilst exploring the benefits of mindfulness practice in relation to drawing. A practical drawing course from observation, the imagination and abstraction.Full fee £189.00 Senior fee £151.00 Concession £123.00
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