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. Drawing the moving figure

    Course Date: Mon 16 Sep 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn how to respond quickly to the moving figure via a range of exciting quick sketching techniques. You will explore expressive mark-making to produce dynamic intuitive drawings from life.
    Full fee: £119.00
    Senior fee: £95.00
    Concession: £73.00

  2. Drawing from plants and flowers

    Course Date: Mon 16 Sep 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Make wonderful drawings in colour and black and white from a range of flowers and plants. Taking the rich and varied history of drawing plants and flowers in different traditions for inspiration.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £103.00
    Concession: £79.00

  3. Experimental screenprinting

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 16 Sep 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Enjoy being guided through inspirational and experimental screenprinting methods. You'll try a variety of mixed media techniques that will energise and enliven your artwork - a great way to expand your image making practice and your portfolio.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £121.00

  4. Learn to use: ink and wash

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 16 Sep 2019 (and 4 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: £79.00
    Concession: £48.00

  5. Draw a portrait: 2 session pose

    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 17 Sep 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Draw a portrait from the life model who will keep the same pose over 2 sessions. This long pose will enable you to develop a sustained study with the aim of resolving a finished piece of work by the end of the course.
    Full fee: £79.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £48.00

  6. Japanese woodcut

    Course Date: Tue 17 Sep 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    An introduction to Japanese Woodcut spread over two full days. The process is water based, non-toxic and handmade. You will learn how to design, carve and make a multi-coloured print. No prior experience necessary.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £121.00

  7. 50 drawings in a day

    Course Date: Tue 17 Sep 2019 (and 8 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. Introduction to experimental mixed media sketchbook

    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 17 Sep 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    A fantastic introduction to creative processes using a variety of different media to develop an exciting sketchbook. A sketchbook is a great place to try things out, make mistakes and take risks - all in the nature of experimentation.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £129.00
    Concession: £79.00

  9. Contemporary Monotype: an introduction to techniques

    Evening
    Course Date: Wed 18 Sep 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Monoprinting is an exciting and immediate way of printing that can give beginners an ideal way in to explore printmaking processes and can also provide artists with a great way to rejuvenate their practice.
    Full fee: £89.00
    Senior fee: £89.00
    Concession: £54.00

  10. Introduction to painting still-life

    Course Date: Wed 18 Sep 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn the essentials of Still-life painting step by step, from paint handling and colour theory to composition.

    For absolute beginners.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £121.00

  11. Start printmaking

    Course Date: Wed 18 Sep 2019
    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: £199.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £121.00

  12. Try it out: watercolour painting

    Evening
    Course Date: Wed 18 Sep 2019 (and 7 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Experience the radiant qualities of watercolour painting. Through simple exercises, we'll explore watercolour techniques and mediums. The perfect way to start using watercolour. Tutor: Diane Martin.
    Full fee: £79.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £79.00

  13. Drawing 1

    Drawing 1

    Evening
    Course Date: Wed 18 Sep 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: £349.00
    Concession: £213.00

  14. Explore your creativity

    Explore your creativity

    Evening
    Course Date: Wed 18 Sep 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    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.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £149.00
    Concession: £91.00

  15. Painting 1

    Painting 1

    Evening
    Course Date: Wed 18 Sep 2019 (and 5 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    An introduction to painting, focusing on differing approaches to observational and imaginative work. Learn how to organise a palette, mix colours and create different textures. Basic materials included.
    Full fee: £349.00
    Senior fee: £349.00
    Concession: £213.00

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