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. Learn to use: oil painting mediums

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 14 Dec 2019 (and 3 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore the different effects that can be created when oil painting mediums are added to the paint. Learn to use a range of oil painting mediums to expand the possiblilities of oil painting, such as texture and glazes.
    Full fee: £79.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £48.00

  2. Could You Please Fuck Off, by Rolina Blok

    City Lit advanced print and media

    Course Date: Thu 9 Jan 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This new advanced course explores the creative potential within combined digital and print media. It is designed to allow printmakers and digital artists to develop interdisciplinary thinking and practice across both traditional and contemporary forms.

    Please see note 4 below -how to apply for this course.
    Full fee: £1,499.00
    Senior fee: £1,499.00
    Concession: £914.00

  3. Art and creative thinking workshop with Rod Judkins

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 12 Jan 2020 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Art is fundamentally about communicating ideas. If the idea is strong, the work of art is memorable.

    This exciting, one day workshop, led by Rod Judkins (artist, tutor and author of ‘The art of Creative thinking’ and ‘Ideas are your only currency’) will explore methods to create ideas and concepts and combine them with the process of making.
    Full fee: £99.00
    Senior fee: £99.00
    Concession: £99.00

  4. Get skills in: stretching and priming canvas

    Get skills in: stretching and priming canvas

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 13 Jan 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    The 'Get Skills in' courses are aimed at those wishing to acquire or refresh skills in specific, vital art practices. This one is a must for painters wishing to stretch and prime their own canvases and paper. Learn about the properties of different types of painting supports, and the best materials for preparing surfaces and glazes for painting.
    Full fee: £119.00
    Senior fee: £119.00
    Concession: £73.00

  5. Learn to use: watercolour techniques and materials

    Course Date: Mon 13 Jan 2020 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Always wanted to try watercolour painting? Now's your chance to learn how to begin washes and mark-making; enjoy the colour and fluidity of this beautiful medium and discover if you'd like to take it to the next level.
    Full fee: £79.00
    Senior fee: £63.00
    Concession: £48.00

  6. AMANDA SEABORN

    Print workshop: drypoint and intaglio

    Course Date: Mon 13 Jan 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Drypoint is a way of creating grooves in a solid surface, it produces a rich unique type of drawn line, from which you will make prints using intaglio inking methods, This workshop offers the opportunity to use specialist techniques and tools and gain insight into how these sit within the creative practice of artists using drypoint. For all levels, although some experience of drawing is preferable.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £143.00
    Concession: £109.00

  7. 50 drawings in a day

    50 drawings in a day

    Course Date: Mon 13 Jan 2020 (and 5 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    A high energy programme of directed and self-directed drawing projects, with rapid shifts in materials, scale, subject and focus. Strictly no discards - come ready to play, risk, invent and discuss! For those with some drawing experience.
    Full fee: £99.00
    Senior fee: £99.00
    Concession: £99.00

  8. Experimental relief printing: wood and lino

    Experimental relief printing: wood and lino

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 13 Jan 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Produce wood and lino cuts and explore a range of relief printing methods. Use layering, stencils and multi-block techniques to fully explore the many exciting possibilities of relief printing.
    Full fee: £249.00
    Senior fee: £249.00
    Concession: £152.00

  9. Get skills in: mixing paint for skin tones

    Get skills in: mixing paint for skin tones

    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 14 Jan 2020 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This course will teach you the skills you need to paint naturalistic skin tones when working from life which will make your figure and portrait paintings more convincing.
    Full fee: £119.00
    Senior fee: £119.00
    Concession: £73.00

  10. Develop an experimental colour sketchbook

    Develop an experimental colour sketchbook

    Course Date: Tue 14 Jan 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Create an experimental colour sketchbook that will serve as a vital personal resource to inform your work as an artist or maker. Combining theory and practice, experimentation, intuition and personal interest this practical course for creatives will help you unlock ways of using colour in a dynamic way.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £121.00

  11. Develop your drawing and painting

    Develop your drawing and painting

    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 14 Jan 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore a range of approaches to develop your creative potential in observational drawing and painting. Discover the relationship between drawing and painting and further develop your skills in composition, colour, and mark making.
    Full fee: £229.00
    Senior fee: £229.00
    Concession: £140.00

  12. Drawing 1

    Drawing 1

    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 14 Jan 2020 (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: £349.00
    Senior fee: £349.00
    Concession: £213.00

  13. Introduction to Printmaking techniques

    Introduction to Printmaking techniques

    Course Date: Tue 14 Jan 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This fast-paced course reveals the main processes used to make fine art prints. You will learn both relief and intaglio methods. For beginners and those with limited experience who want to discover how printmaking techniques actually work. An ideal way to start printmaking.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £119.00
    Concession: £91.00

  14. Developing watercolour part 1

    Evening
    Course Date: Wed 15 Jan 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Develop your existing watercolour skills, by working on a personal project. Guidance on techniques through practical exercises will enable you to explore and create a series of studies related to your chosen theme or idea. You will work towards producing more developed watercolour pieces.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £121.00

  15. Try it out: printmaking

    Try it out: printmaking

    Course Date: Wed 15 Jan 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Experience the excitement of printmaking. This course will give you a taste of basic relief printing and monoprinting techniques that will get you hooked on the many possibilities of this rewarding medium.
    Full fee: £79.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £48.00

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