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. Type orphanage by Sue Baker Kenton

    Introduction to embossing and layering with type

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 24 Nov 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Experiment with laser cut wooden type and silkscreen stencils to create a series of small posters and a folded pamphlet with an embossed cover.
    Full fee: £79.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £48.00

  2. Print workshop: photoetching

    Print workshop: photoetching

    Course Date: Mon 25 Nov 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Come and learn photo etching processes, and how to further develop your ideas and images using traditional etching and simple photo etching techniques. These processes are great for producing detailed imagery and are ripe for experimenting with colour inking.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £143.00
    Concession: £109.00

  3. Life drawing: experimental approaches

    Life drawing: experimental approaches

    Evening
    Course Date: Wed 27 Nov 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore a range of media and imaginative/dynamic approaches to drawing the figure. Develop your observational drawing, inspire your interest in the subject or access new and innovative ways of approaching your drawing.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £129.00
    Concession: £79.00

  4. Learn to use: charcoal

    Learn to use: charcoal

    Evening
    Course Date: Wed 27 Nov 2019 (and 4 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore the creative possibilities that this fragile medium affords. Learn and develop the components of drawing with charcoal’s subtle yet dynamic lines. This is a course for beginners. No experience is necessary.
    Full fee: £79.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £48.00

  5. Start life drawing

    Start life drawing

    Evening
    Course Date: Thu 28 Nov 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This short course is a great introduction to drawing directly from the nude figure. Using simple excercises, you will explore different ways to represent the human form in drawing, with encouraging, helpful guidance from an experienced tutor.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £129.00
    Concession: £79.00

  6. Experimental etching

    Experimental etching

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 1 Dec 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore the possibilities of experimental mark-making using etching techniques. Take a playful approach to printing your etching plate by layering colour and texture and discover the complex and beautiful images that can develop. For all levels.
    Full fee: £229.00
    Senior fee: £229.00
    Concession: £229.00

  7. Developing watercolour intensive

    Course Date: Mon 9 Dec 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Condense your learning on this 3 day intensive course. Working from still life explore a variety of application techniques such as layering, masking-out and creating textures to gain a grounding in the rich possibilities of the watercolour medium.
    Full fee: £229.00
    Senior fee: £183.00
    Concession: £140.00

  8. Beginners painting intensive

    Beginners painting intensive

    Course Date: Mon 9 Dec 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn and develop essential painting skills over three consecutive days. Each day will focus on an aspect of painting, covering key concepts including colour, tone, composition and brushwork. Ideal if you have little or no painting experience.
    Full fee: £229.00
    Senior fee: £183.00
    Concession: £140.00

  9. Beginners drawing intensive

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 9 Dec 2019 (and 3 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn and develop basic drawing skills through this intensive course. Each day will focus on an aspect of drawing, covering key concepts such as line, tone, composition and mark making. Ideal if you have little or no drawing experience.
    Full fee: £169.00
    Senior fee: £169.00
    Concession: £103.00

  10. 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

  11. 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

  12. 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

  13. 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

  14. 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

  15. 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

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