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. Contemporary drawing sketchbook

    Course Date: Thu 27 Feb 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore the sequential and adaptive nature of sketchbook drawing as a site for generating personal material, inviting connections, and extracting patterns of meaning. Includes gallery research, set-project as stimulus, and practical exploration of contemporary drawing techniques.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £143.00
    Concession: £109.00

  2. Drawing and painting on your iPad

    Course Date: Fri 28 Feb 2020 (and 3 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

  3. Start painting

    Start painting

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 1 Mar 2020 (and 1 other date)
    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: £129.00
    Senior fee: £129.00
    Concession: £129.00

  4. Screenprinting workshop: the basics

    Screenprinting workshop: the basics

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 1 Mar 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    You don’t have to be a graphic designer to 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: £149.00
    Senior fee: £149.00
    Concession: £149.00

  5. Contemporary approaches to drawing and painting the figure

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 2 Mar 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    On this course we will push the boundaries of current life drawing practice in exciting and experimental ways. Working from the live model, we will work through a series of exercises exploring unusual drawing approaches with reference to both contemporary and historic artists.
    Full fee: £229.00
    Senior fee: £229.00
    Concession: £140.00

  6. Drawing 2

    Drawing 2

    Course Date: Thu 5 Mar 2020 (and 5 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Develop your knowledge of basic drawing skills and concepts, work with a range of media and approaches, and explore various artists' drawings. Produce exciting and personal images, and build confidence in tackling more complex drawings.
    Full fee: £349.00
    Senior fee: £279.00
    Concession: £213.00

  7. Learn to use: ink and wash

    Learn to use: ink and wash

    Course Date: Fri 6 Mar 2020 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    The immediacy and versatility of ink and wash is perfect for those sketching on location, for designers and for students interested in watercolour techniques. Take the opportunity to explore the basic techniques of this exciting process.
    Full fee: £79.00
    Senior fee: £63.00
    Concession: £48.00

  8. Oil painting projects

    Oil painting projects

    Evening
    Course Date: Fri 6 Mar 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Oil paint is a uniquely luscious medium, capable of heavy impasto effects and also the most delicate transparent colour films. This course is for all levels – both beginners and more experienced painters will find much to learn cover various aspects of oil painting.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £121.00

  9. Try it out: Drawing at the V&A museum

    Course Date: Fri 6 Mar 2020
    Location on this date: OS - Off Site
    Exploring the pleasure and challenge of sketchbooks, learn how to draw with expert guidance in different methods: working from a fascinating range of artefacts and objects in the Victoria and Albert Museum.
    Full fee: £79.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £79.00

  10. Life and portrait

    Life and portrait

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 7 Mar 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Try your hand at drawing from the live model and explore the fascinating world of depicting the human form, both face and body.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £129.00
    Concession: £79.00

  11. Exploring watercolour and mixed media

    Exploring watercolour and mixed media

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 8 Mar 2020 (and 3 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Watercolour has a rich tradition - this course will explore the more experimental ways of using this pleasurable medium and will present new possibilities for producing exciting new work with mixed media.
    Full fee: £329.00
    Senior fee: £329.00
    Concession: £329.00

  12. Paint a portrait in oils

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 8 Mar 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn to draw and paint portraits using traditional methods of observation, composition and mark making. Working from a variety of professional portrait models you will start with pencil and charcoal and progress on to oil painting.
    Full fee: £299.00
    Senior fee: £299.00
    Concession: £182.00

  13. Abstract drawing

    Abstract drawing

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 8 Mar 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Move away from 'realistic' observational drawing and experience exciting new visual techniques using mark making, line, form, colour, texture and much more. Enjoy a series of practical exercises that explore different approaches to abstraction, working in new ways and making it work for you.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £199.00

  14. Hand-on art history: muted colour

    Course Date: Thu 12 Mar 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    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.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £121.00

  15. Try it out after work: 20 drawings in a night

    Evening
    Course Date: Fri 13 Mar 2020
    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: £39.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £24.00

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