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. City Lit year of the figure and portrait: advanced

    Course Date: Fri 18 Oct 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    The human form offers inexhaustible potential for communication and expression of ideas; an exciting advanced course for those with experience of working with the figure and/or portrait who would like the challenge of exploring new perspectives on the figurative tradition in drawing, painting and mixed media.



    This course requires an application prior to enrolment. Please click 'start assessment' to begin an application.
    Full fee: £1,699.00
    Senior fee: £1,359.00
    Concession: £1,036.00

  2. Start drawing

    Start drawing

    Evening
    Course Date: Fri 18 Oct 2019 (and 4 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore traditional and less traditional methods of drawing simple objects. Using structured activities, we will introduce key concepts such as line, tone, composition and mark making. Ideal if you have little or no drawing experience; a great way to learn the basics or prepare for longer courses.
    Full fee: £119.00
    Senior fee: £95.00
    Concession: £73.00

  3. Drawing and painting on your iPad

    Course Date: Fri 18 Oct 2019 (and 5 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn how to use this fantastic tool, as used by the artist David Hockney, to create, develop and explore visual ideas in the practice of drawing and painting. You will need to bring your own iPad and a copy of the Brushes application.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £119.00
    Concession: £91.00

  4. Photoshop for printmaking

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 21 Oct 2019 (and 2 other dates)
    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 litho 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: £139.00
    Senior fee: £139.00
    Concession: £85.00

  5. Try it out: oil painting

    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 22 Oct 2019 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Experience painting in oils. Through simple exercises, learn to mix and apply oil colours and explore oil painting techniques and materials. The perfect way to start oil painting.
    Full fee: £79.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £79.00

  6. Learning to draw at the V&A Museum

    Course Date: Fri 25 Oct 2019
    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 artefacts and objects in the Victoria and Albert Museum.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £143.00
    Concession: £109.00

  7. Mindfulness and creativity workshop

    Evening
    Course Date: Fri 25 Oct 2019 (and 3 other dates)
    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: £79.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £79.00

  8. Screenprinting workshop

    Course Date: Fri 25 Oct 2019 (and 4 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Are you interested in how screen printing can be used to create work for the graphic arts? Learn how to screen print and use this to produce your own project such as a zine, book, stickers or an edition of prints etc. For all levels.
    Full fee: £399.00
    Senior fee: £319.00
    Concession: £243.00

  9. Developing watercolour

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 28 Oct 2019 (and 5 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore the principles of the versatile medium of watercolour, including transparent colour mixing, mark-making and layering of textures and lines. Learn how to use watercolour mediums and experiment with personal expression as you complete a number of paintings.
    Full fee: £229.00
    Senior fee: £229.00
    Concession: £140.00

  10. Drawing: focus on light and shade

    Course Date: Mon 28 Oct 2019 (and 5 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

  11. Drawing for sculpture and ceramics

    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 29 Oct 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn a variety of specialised drawing techniques to develop your ideas for three dimensional artwork in Sculpture and Ceramics. Study the drawing of sculptors and discover their processes of creative development. In the drawing studio explore the relationship between the 2D and 3D space using drawing to convey form: volume and space.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £149.00
    Concession: £91.00

  12. Drawing 1

    Drawing 1

    Course Date: Wed 30 Oct 2019 (and 15 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: £279.00
    Concession: £213.00

  13. Watercolour sketchbook: developing personal work

    Evening
    Course Date: Wed 30 Oct 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    An ideal course for those with some watercolour skills and techniques who'd like to explore their own ideas within a sketchbook - a great place to experiment and develop theme and narrative.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £179.00
    Concession: £109.00

  14. Creative collages in Photoshop

    Course Date: Thu 31 Oct 2019 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Create exciting collages in Photoshop and learn how to use a range of tools, layers and filters to select and combine images.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £121.00

  15. Print club

    Evening
    Course Date: Fri 1 Nov 2019 (and 5 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    BOOK A SINGLE SESSION VIA EVENTBRITE

    https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/pv2d-print-club-vs042-tickets-69985138433



    This new tutor led course is designed to offer a more flexible ‘drop in’ way to learn using the facilities of the print-

    studio. The class size is capped to enable more space for individual projects than you would expect in a busy class.

    You will have access to the print studio and tutor guidance when needed.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £199.00

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