Drawing & Painting Courses in London

Our wide range of drawing and painting courses offer students both a practical guide and an informative insight, providing an opportunity for all levels to explore traditional and contemporary styles.

From complete beginners who want an general overview and introduction to drawing and painting through to more intermediate classes that focus on developing mark making techniques, experimental approaches and use of colour, tone and shade within these disciplines.

Our team of experienced artists and expert tutors work with our students to support them in overcoming their frustrations and challenges often involved in the learning of drawing and painting working at both small and large scale.

All classes will be taught in one of our bright, modern and relaxing art studios with basic art materials and resources supplied. At City lit our drawing and painting classes on offer will help anybody to fore fill their personal creative goals and uncover the inner artist in themselves.

You can now study in the comfort of your home with our online courses.

For a limited time you can enjoy 20% off our online courses with a start date from 1 September 2020 using discount code: NEWONLINE. (Terms & Conditions apply )

To participate in online classes you will need an email address, a reliable internet connection, a computer/laptop/tablet with fully updated browser (preferably Google Chrome). Your device will need a microphone, and preferably a camera. Many classes use Google Classroom.

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

  1. Experimental drawings

    Course Date: Fri 17 Jul 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    Challenge and broaden your skills and experience experimenting and creating fast pace drawing using set briefs. This exciting short course enables you to explore and develop drawing in your own surroundings using a wide range of everyday materials and drawing media in new and innovative ways.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £69.00
    Concession: £69.00

  2. Drawing and painting from the imagination

    Course Date: Mon 20 Jul 2020 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: Online
    Explore the richness of drawing, painting and the creative imagination. Develop a toolkit of methods for stimulating and enriching your imaginative engagement, with a range of subject matter. This course provides complementary experience and a valuable addition to more formal drawing and painting courses.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £299.00
    Senior fee: £239.00
    Concession: £182.00

  3. Mindfulness and creativity workshop

    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 4 Aug 2020 (and 5 other dates)
    Location on this date: Online
    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.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £79.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £79.00

  4. Explore your creativity

    Explore your creativity

    Evening
    Course Date: Wed 16 Sep 2020 (and 3 other dates)
    Location on this date: Online
    Tap into your artistic talents through a series of fun practical exercises that will help you start drawing, painting, looking at art, responding to the world around you and working with your imagination and ideas.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £99.00
    Senior fee: £99.00
    Concession: £60.00

  5. Introduction to colour theory for artists

    Evening
    Course Date: Thu 17 Sep 2020 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: Online
    Combining theory and practice, experimentation and intuition, this introductory course for Artists and Makers, is designed to improve your sensitivity to colour. Through structured exercises develop confidence and skill in mixing, imagining, organising and applying colour.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £139.00
    Senior fee: £139.00
    Concession: £85.00

  6. Drawing and mindfulness

    Course Date: Thu 5 Nov 2020 (and 3 other dates)
    Location on this date: Online
    An opportunity to explore the beauty and simplicity of the ancient practice of mindfulness in the context of drawing. Explore how the two disciplines complement each other leading to greater clarity of perception, responsiveness to your subject matter, and enrichment of drawing. A practical drawing course, from observation and the imagination.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £219.00
    Senior fee: £175.00
    Concession: £134.00

  7. EDAM

    Extended drawing for artists and makers

    Evening
    Course Date: Wed 25 Nov 2020 (and 3 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    A multi-disciplinary course that will help broaden your skills and experience. Record, imagine, visualise, transform, narrate and develop through a series of practical projects. This exciting course is designed to help you place drawing at the centre of your chosen artistic discipline.



    This course requires a pre-enrolment application. Please click 'Start Assessment' on the right hand side of this page to start your application.
    Full fee: £1,099.00
    Senior fee: £1,099.00
    Concession: £670.00

  8. Looking at artists: focus on colour and composition

    Course Date: Mon 11 Jan 2021 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: Online
    While we often privilege the brightest colours, this course will focus on how to make the most of muted colour. Taking inspiration examples from art history of grisaille, tonal painting, and the advantages of subdued colour you will practice these techniques before developing personal work of your own.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £49.00

  9. Looking at artists: focus on drawing and markmaking

    Course Date: Tue 12 Jan 2021 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: Online
    Explore how the practice of mindfulness can enhance drawing and bring greater clarity of perception, energy and enrichment to it. Inspire your interest in the subject or access new ways of approaching your drawing.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £30.00

  10. Looking at artists: focus on landscapes

    Course Date: Thu 14 Jan 2021 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: Online
    An ideal introduction to drawing outside; with guidance on materials and methods to enable you start drawing landscapes by yourself, or as a taster for further study.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £30.00

  11. Strengthen your drawing: six projects in six days

    Course Date: Tue 28 Jul 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    This lively, intensive course will push your drawing to the next level as you use a range of lateral strategies to develop personal approaches to the subject. This course is about purposeful play and enquiry.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £229.00
    Senior fee: £229.00
    Concession: £156.00

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