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. Start painting

    Start painting

    Course Date: Mon 27 Jan 2020 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This is a brief introduction to acrylic painting techniques and the use of materials. Explore a practical approach to painting, including colour mixing, layering, glazing and application. For those with little or no painting experience.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £149.00
    Concession: £149.00

  2. Exploring watercolour and mixed media

    Exploring watercolour and mixed media

    Course Date: Mon 27 Jan 2020 (and 3 other dates)
    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 materials and approaches to draw from your own found imagery, photographs and sketches.
    Full fee: £349.00
    Senior fee: £279.00
    Concession: £213.00

  3. Drawing 3: developing skills and ideas

    Drawing 3: developing skills and ideas

    Course Date: Mon 27 Jan 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore a range of materials and approaches to develop your accuracy and creative potential in observational drawing. Building on your previous experience, learn to manipulate composition, surface and mark to create dynamic, expressive drawings.
    Full fee: £349.00
    Senior fee: £279.00
    Concession: £213.00

  4. Japanese woodcut

    Japanese woodcut

    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 28 Jan 2020 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    An introduction to Japanese Woodcut spread over six weeks. The process is water based, non-toxic and handmade. You will learn how to design, carve and make a multi-coloured print. No prior experience necessary.
    Full fee: £229.00
    Senior fee: £229.00
    Concession: £140.00

  5. Print studio workshop

    Print studio workshop

    Course Date: Tue 28 Jan 2020 (and 5 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore and develop personal work in intaglio and relief printmaking. Techniques covered include drypoint, etching, linocut, collagraphy and photo etching. All levels of experience welcome. Beginners will follow a step-by-step introduction to a range of processes; those with experience can develop personal projects with expert guidance.
    Full fee: £549.00
    Senior fee: £439.00
    Concession: £335.00

  6. Life drawing: all levels

    Life drawing: all levels

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 2 Feb 2020 (and 3 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Draw from the nude model with structured teaching. Explore a range of materials and approaches to this fascinating genre, learning about proportion, tone, line, scale and mark-making with reference to other artists. For beginners as well as intermediate learners.
    Full fee: £249.00
    Senior fee: £249.00
    Concession: £249.00

  7. Get skills in: brush techniques for painting

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 3 Feb 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    The fundamentals of painting are as important for the beginner as they are for the more experienced artist. This course will be an in depth focus on brushwork, how to improve your mark making and develop fluency in the mediums of acrylic, watercolour and oil paint.
    Full fee: £119.00
    Senior fee: £119.00
    Concession: £119.00

  8. Large-scale drawing and painting

    Large-scale drawing and painting

    Course Date: Mon 3 Feb 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Enjoy 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: £349.00
    Senior fee: £279.00
    Concession: £213.00

  9. Introduction to life drawing

    Introduction to life drawing

    Evening
    Course Date: Wed 5 Feb 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    An introduction to the basic skills required for life drawing: how to see and interpret the proportions, anatomy, line, tone and volume of the human form. You will explore a range of strategies to draw from direct observation of the life model including short and long poses.
    Full fee: £229.00
    Senior fee: £229.00
    Concession: £140.00

  10. Learning through drawing: Tate Modern

    Learning through drawing: Tate Modern

    Evening
    Course Date: Fri 7 Feb 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: OS - Off Site
    Exploring the pleasure and challenge of sketchbooks, learn and improve your drawing skills through expert guidance in different methods: working from a fascinating range of paintings and artworks in Tate modern.
    Full fee: £109.00
    Senior fee: £109.00
    Concession: £66.00

  11. Watercolour: life painting for beginners

    Watercolour: life painting for beginners

    Course Date: Fri 7 Feb 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This course will give you all the basic techniques needed to start painting from the life model using watercolour with its wonderful qualities of light and fluidity.
    Full fee: £249.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £152.00

  12. Laser engraving and woodcut

    Laser engraving and woodcut

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 8 Feb 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Create a digital file which is used to laser-cut /engrave intricate hand drawn designs, photographic imagery or text into plywood blocks. On Day 2 You will print these using traditional and experimental methods by hand and using a press, to create a small edition of prints. This course combines digital and traditional processes to offer a new take on a woodcut technique much favoured by Edvard Munch, in which an image on a woodblock is jig- sawed into separate pieces that are inked separately using different colours.
    Full fee: £349.00
    Senior fee: £349.00
    Concession: £349.00

  13. Photoshop for printmaking

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 9 Feb 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    The world of traditional printmaking is increasingly dominated by digital technology. Screenprinting, photo-etching, polymer gravure and relief, and photo-plate lithography all require imagery that has been generated using digital image manipulation software. This course has been developed to provide an introduction to the Photoshop techniques required in order to prepare imagery for these printmaking processes.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £149.00
    Concession: £149.00

  14. Drawing: focus on light and shade

    Drawing: focus on light and shade

    Course Date: Fri 14 Feb 2020 (and 3 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore the potential of light and shade in observational drawing to create dramatic tonal effects. Discover a selection of drawing materials through guided exercises to create a series of tonal studies. This is a course for beginners with little or no experience.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £119.00
    Concession: £91.00

  15. Drawing club

    Evening
    Course Date: Fri 14 Feb 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Come along to our Friday evening drop-in drawing club. Discover new drawing techniques and develop your skills further by responding to a diverse range of briefs and projects that will take your work into exciting new directions. Guided by our expert tutor and practising artist, each session will deal with a different approach. You can book individual sessions or the whole course for a reduced rate.

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    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £179.00
    Concession: £179.00

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