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. Gum arabic transfer

    Course Date: Thu 18 Jul 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Full fee: £139.00
    Senior fee: £139.00
    Concession: £85.00

  2. Painting: focus on light and shade

    Course Date: Thu 18 Jul 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore the potential of light and shade in art to create dramatic effects in painting. Make a still life come alive through the play of colour contrast and cast shadows.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £103.00
    Concession: £79.00

  3. Life drawing: all levels

    Life drawing: all levels

    Course Date: Thu 18 Jul 2019 (and 4 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Draw from the nude model with structured teaching. Explore a range of materials and approaches to this fascinating genre, learning about proportion, tone, line, scale and mark-making with reference to other artists. For beginners as well as intermediate learners.
    Full fee: £229.00
    Senior fee: £229.00
    Concession: £140.00

  4. Explore watercolour techniques and materials

    Evening
    Course Date: Thu 18 Jul 2019
    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 exploring colour, and discover if you'd like to take it to the next level.
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £69.00
    Concession: £42.00

  5. Summer nights taster: speed life drawing

    Evening
    Course Date: Fri 19 Jul 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Discover new ways of drawing the human body in a fun, fast paced evening that combines practical exercises with theory and techniques.
    Full fee: £29.00
    Senior fee: £29.00
    Concession: £29.00

  6. How to compose a picture

    Course Date: Fri 19 Jul 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn the basics of composing a picture and discover why some compositions are more interesting than others. Explore compositional elements to help strengthen a picture and try out techniques such as ‘rule of thirds’ and the 'golden section’. Ideal for improving and learning new skills.
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £55.00
    Concession: £42.00

  7. Mokulito

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 20 Jul 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Mokulito or wood lithography uses plywood as a printing matrix to draw with inks, sharpies and lithographic crayons and create images that will print as small editions.
    Full fee: £119.00
    Senior fee: £119.00
    Concession: £119.00

  8. Still-life in pastels

    Course Date: Mon 22 Jul 2019 (and 3 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore a variety of techniques and approaches to making a still-life in pastels. Learn how to mix pastels on paper, choose suitable materials and supports to allow you to create a finished pastel drawing.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £121.00

  9. Explore your creativity intensive

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 22 Jul 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Condense your learning on this 4 evening intensive course. Tap into your artistic talents through a series of fun, practical exercises that will help you start drawing, looking at art, responding to the world around you and working with your imagination and ideas.
    Full fee: £139.00
    Senior fee: £139.00
    Concession: £85.00

  10. Drawing and painting from the imagination intensive

    Drawing and painting from the imagination intensive

    Course Date: Mon 22 Jul 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    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.
    Full fee: £279.00
    Senior fee: £223.00
    Concession: £170.00

  11. Paint a portrait in oils

    Course Date: Mon 22 Jul 2019 (and 3 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Experience the magic of oil paint while painting from the live model. You'll be given technical advice, such as colour mixing and how to get a likeness, as well as exploring expression and mark making.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £121.00

  12. Drawing perspective intensive: an introduction to the basics

    Drawing perspective intensive: an introduction to the basics

    Course Date: Tue 23 Jul 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore the practical and creative use of perspective through a series of lively exercises. For beginners, this course will enable you to gain an understanding of the basic principles of creating a perspective drawing to both visualise objects and spaces.
    Full fee: £139.00
    Senior fee: £111.00
    Concession: £85.00

  13. Experimental printmaking

    Evening
    Course Date: Thu 25 Jul 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Enjoy this fun workshop exploring different printmaking techniques and printing methods to create your own exciting imagery.
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £69.00
    Concession: £42.00

  14. Drawing techniques of the old masters

    Course Date: Thu 25 Jul 2019 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Look back at the drawing techniques and materials used by the Old Masters of the Renaissance period. Working to set exercises, practise and develop drawing skills and explore drawing materials used by some of the artists of the time.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £129.00
    Concession: £79.00

  15. Inspired by Georgio Morandi: painting stillness and light

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 27 Jul 2019 (and 3 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore colour and light in paint, with expert tutor guidance and reference to the inspirational still-life paintings of Italian artist Giorgio Morandi. Suitable for students with some painting experience; covers use of oils and/or acrylics.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £129.00
    Concession: £129.00

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