Drawing, painting & printmaking

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.

Any questions? Contact our visual arts team on 020 7492 2700 Monday - Friday between 10am - 5pm.

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  1. Life drawing

    Course Date: Tue 10 Oct 2017 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Join us to draw from the nude model. Through structured teaching, you'll 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 all levels.
    Full fee: £289.00
    Senior fee: £289.00
    Concession: £176.00

  2. Advanced painting

    Course Date: Fri 13 Oct 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    An exciting opportunity to extend your painting practice, with guidance from an experienced tutor. You'll be given practical support and be encouraged to identify areas of interest and personal approaches to making paintings.
    Full fee: £319.00
    Senior fee: £255.00
    Concession: £195.00

  3. Exploring colour for artists and makers

    Course Date: Fri 13 Oct 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Combining theory and practice, experimentation and intuition, this practical course for painters will help you unlock ways of matching, imagining, organising and applying colour.
    Full fee: £309.00
    Senior fee: £247.00
    Concession: £188.00

  4. Introduction to portraiture

    Course Date: Sun 22 Oct 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    For beginners to portraiture, a demystifying introduction to this fascinating genre. Helpful tips to get you started on drawing and painting portraits including proportions of the head and upper body, tone, colour and how to create convincing facial features.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £199.00

  5. Printmaking studio: all levels

    Course Date: Tue 24 Oct 2017 (and 8 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: £259.00
    Senior fee: £207.00
    Concession: £158.00

  6. Contemporary painting studio

    Contemporary painting studio

    Course Date: Wed 1 Nov 2017 (and 7 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Develop your own ideas in painting with reference to the work of contemporary artists and experimental processes on this higher level course. Ideal for students who have completed ‘Painting 1’, ‘Painting 2’ or equivalent painting courses.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £121.00

  7. Drawing 1

    Drawing 1

    Course Date: Wed 1 Nov 2017 (and 14 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: £309.00
    Senior fee: £247.00
    Concession: £188.00

  8. Structured life painting

    Course Date: Thu 2 Nov 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Develop a formal approach to painting the figure through structured projects relating scale, proportion and colour to the human anatomy, posture and pose. Explore why the human form has proved a unique motif for artists.
    Full fee: £309.00
    Senior fee: £247.00
    Concession: £188.00

  9. Introduction to painting portraits

    Course Date: Mon 6 Nov 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    A guided introduction to painting heads and faces. Learn how to mix flesh colours, compose your painting and model the forms of the head through colour and tone, bringing identity and expression to your work.
    Full fee: £209.00
    Senior fee: £209.00
    Concession: £127.00

  10. Drawing perspective: taking it further

    Course Date: Thu 9 Nov 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Building on a basic understanding of perspective, you'll further develop your ideas, drawing imagined or observed objects and spaces. There will also be the option to work on your own project with guidance from the tutor. Perspective, and other drawing systems, will help you visualise ideas and provide a reference for future use and study.
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £151.00
    Concession: £115.00

  11. Painting the figure and portrait

    Course Date: Fri 10 Nov 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn to paint from a life model, full figure or portrait, with emphasis on portraiture. You will learn skills in observational painting, colour mixing and handling oil paints.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £121.00

  12. Mixed-media drawing and collage

    Mixed-media drawing and collage

    Course Date: Fri 10 Nov 2017 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore 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: £179.00
    Senior fee: £179.00
    Concession: £109.00

  13. Developing photographic and mixed-media printmaking

    Course Date: Sat 11 Nov 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore new ways to push and develop mixed-media printmaking with collage, screenprint and photo-litho. Combine print processes to develop composite and layered contemporary prints. For those with some printmaking experience.
    Full fee: £259.00
    Senior fee: £259.00
    Concession: £158.00

  14. Introduction to watercolour

    Course Date: Sun 12 Nov 2017 (and 3 other dates)
    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: £169.00
    Senior fee: £169.00
    Concession: £103.00

  15. Painting and the creative imagination

    Course Date: Sun 12 Nov 2017 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore 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.
    Full fee: £279.00
    Senior fee: £279.00
    Concession: £170.00

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