Drawing, Painting & Printmaking Courses in London

Whether you’re free evenings, daytimes or weekends, here at City Lit we have a variety of drawing and painting classes with plenty of dates and times for you to choose from. We offer a bright, modern environment for you to create your art in, as well as expert and supportive teaching. From beginners drawing and painting, to more advanced practice, take a look at our large range of courses for you to choose from.

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  1. Drawing 1

    Drawing 1

    Course Date: Thu 25 Apr 2019 (and 4 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore 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.
    Full fee: £329.00
    Senior fee: £263.00
    Concession: £201.00

  2. Portraits 2

    Course Date: Mon 29 Apr 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Further develop your knowledge of the technical aspects of portraiture and your understanding of the relationship between artist and sitter. Undertake practical projects which enable you to develop a personal approach in the latter stages of the course. Basic materials provided.
    Full fee: £329.00
    Senior fee: £329.00
    Concession: £201.00

  3. Lithography: all levels

    Course Date: Mon 29 Apr 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This most painterly of printmaking processes depends on the delicate balance between grease and water. Learn how marks and brush strokes drawn and painted on the printing plate can be faithfully reproduced to create bold or subtle prints.
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £189.00
    Concession: £115.00

  4. Expressionist life painting

    Expressionist life painting

    Course Date: Mon 29 Apr 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore paint surfaces and textures as you paint directly from a life model. Having multiple weeks to rework compositions, discover strategies to express energy and retain interest in the experience of sustained observation.
    Full fee: £329.00
    Senior fee: £329.00
    Concession: £201.00

  5. Ways into abstract painting

    Ways into abstract painting

    Course Date: Tue 30 Apr 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Encounter different approaches to making abstract paintings while developing your skills in using a variety of painting materials. With reference to the work of abstract artists explore the visual language common to both representation and abstraction, e.g. colour, composition, tone and paint application.
    Full fee: £339.00
    Senior fee: £339.00
    Concession: £207.00

  6. Start watercolour

    Course Date: Tue 30 Apr 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn a range of watercolour techniques such as layering, masking out and creating textures, to gain basic skills and an insight into the possibilities of this exciting medium. Includes some work from still life observation.
    Full fee: £109.00
    Senior fee: £109.00
    Concession: £66.00

  7. Printmaking studio: focus on colour

    Course Date: Tue 30 Apr 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    A course for intermediate and experienced printmakers wanting to build on previous experience and experiment with process to consolidate and hone technical skills. The focus is on colour application, advanced intaglio processes, realising personal projects and the production of high quality prints.
    Full fee: £329.00
    Senior fee: £329.00
    Concession: £201.00

  8. Life drawing after work: all levels

    Course Date: Tue 30 Apr 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    A 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 different poses, using a range of drawing materials. For all levels of ability.
    Full fee: £169.00
    Senior fee: £169.00
    Concession: £103.00

  9. Explore colour media in drawing

    Course Date: Tue 30 Apr 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore different colour media such as pencils, pen and ink and pastels, discovering their unique qualities and the possibilities each has to offer. Learn how basic colour theory can help control colour while working from observation.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £121.00

  10. Exploring watercolour and mixed media

    Exploring watercolour and mixed media

    Course Date: Wed 1 May 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore the sensitivity of water-based media such as inks, watercolour, water-soluble pen, pencil and crayon. Make inventive combinations of media to draw from your own found imagery, photographs and sketches.
    Full fee: £339.00
    Senior fee: £271.00
    Concession: £207.00

  11. Drawing and painting from life: extended study

    Drawing and painting from life: extended study

    Course Date: Wed 1 May 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Develop two ambitious and expressive life paintings from two sustained, contrasting, poses. Starting with drawing in line and tone, and continuing research through subtle colour exercises, you will have the chance to develop fully resolved images of the human form  in charcoal, oils or acrylic.
    Full fee: £359.00
    Senior fee: £359.00
    Concession: £219.00

  12. Draw, paint, print

    Course Date: Thu 2 May 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    On 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 put together a personal collection of work. .
    Full fee: £339.00
    Senior fee: £339.00
    Concession: £207.00

  13. Drawing perspective: the basics

    Drawing perspective: the basics

    Course Date: Thu 2 May 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore 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: £159.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £97.00

  14. Life drawing: all levels

    Life drawing: all levels

    Course Date: Thu 2 May 2019 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Drawing from the nude model. Through structured teaching, you'll explore a range of materials and approaches to this enduring and fascinating genre, including: proportion, tone, line, scale and mark making and taking inspiration from other artists. For all levels.
    Full fee: £329.00
    Senior fee: £263.00
    Concession: £201.00

  15. Mindfulness and creativity workshop

    Course Date: Thu 2 May 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    An opportunity to explore the beauty and simplicity of the ancient practice of mindfulness and how it can help to stimulate and enhance creativity. Through a variety of guided exercises including drawing from observation and the imagination, explore the dynamics of creative process, in terms of accessing creativity and working through common obstacles.
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £69.00
    Concession: £69.00

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