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
- Explore your creativityCourse start date: Tue 30 May 2023
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 Senior fee £159.00 Concession £129.00
- Perspective drawing for artists and designersCourse start date: Mon 5 Jun 2023
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Amanda BrackenExplore the practical and creative use of perspective through a series of lively exercises. For beginners, this course will enable you to gain an understanding in the basic principles of creating a perspective drawing to both visualise objects and spaces.Full fee £199.00 Senior fee £159.00 Concession £129.00
- Drawing and painting from the imaginationCourse start date: Tue 6 Jun 2023
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 Senior fee £159.00 Concession £129.00
- Life drawing and mindfulnessCourse start date: Thu 8 Jun 2023
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 Senior fee £151.00 Concession £123.00
- Drawing: focus on space and depthCourse start date: Mon 12 Jun 2023
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 Senior fee £159.00 Concession £129.00
- Drawing: old master techniquesCourse start date: Wed 21 Jun 2023
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Steve WrightLook back at the drawing techniques and materials used by the Old Masters of the Renaissance period. Working to set exercises, practise and develop drawing skills and explore drawing materials used by some of the artists of this time.Full fee £169.00 Senior fee £135.00 Concession £110.00
- Collage and mixed media: experimental techniquesCourse start date: Thu 22 Jun 2023
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Ruth BrisonExplore mixed-media techniques and composition using drawing, painting and collage. Looking at artists' work and developing personal themes, you will experiment with materials, processes and image making. Some drawing experience would be an advantage.Full fee £199.00 Senior fee £159.00 Concession £129.00
- 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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