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 1

    Drawing 1

    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 14 Jan 2020 (and 14 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

  2. Introduction to Printmaking techniques

    Introduction to Printmaking techniques

    Course Date: Tue 14 Jan 2020 (and 1 other date)
    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: £149.00
    Senior fee: £119.00
    Concession: £91.00

  3. Try it out: printmaking

    Try it out: printmaking

    Course Date: Wed 15 Jan 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Experience the excitement of printmaking. This course will give you a taste of basic relief printing and monoprinting techniques that will get you hooked on the many possibilities of this rewarding medium.
    Full fee: £79.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £48.00

  4. Developing watercolour part 1

    Evening
    Course Date: Wed 15 Jan 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Develop your existing watercolour skills, by working on a personal project. Guidance on techniques through practical exercises will enable you to explore and create a series of studies related to your chosen theme or idea. You will work towards producing more developed watercolour pieces.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £121.00

  5. Oil painting: focus on light

    Oil painting: focus on light

    Course Date: Wed 15 Jan 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Be inspired by the magical interaction between light and shadows, through the medium of oil paint.
    Full fee: £299.00
    Senior fee: £239.00
    Concession: £182.00

  6. Learn to use: ink and wash

    Learn to use: ink and wash

    Evening
    Course Date: Wed 15 Jan 2020 (and 3 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: £79.00

  7. Contemporary collage projects: 2

    Course Date: Thu 16 Jan 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    A year long set of collage and mixed media projects designed to experiment with and examine the interplay between the two and three dimensions. It is possible to join the course at any three stages or complete all three stages over the year should you wish. We will be working with a wide range of materials, on and off the wall, extending our pictorial practice into the realm of collage, painting, drawing, assemblage, bricolage, decoupage, photomontage, small scale constructions, printing and text within the context of mixed media.
    Full fee: £399.00
    Senior fee: £319.00
    Concession: £243.00

  8. Try it out: painting

    Try it out: painting

    Course Date: Thu 16 Jan 2020 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Experience the joy of painting. Through simple exercises you'll explore colour, painting techniques and the expressive qualities of painting. The perfect way to start painting.
    Full fee: £79.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £79.00

  9. Drawing and the art of mindfulness

    Drawing and the art of mindfulness

    Evening
    Course Date: Thu 16 Jan 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    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, aliveness and appreciation. A practical drawing course, from observation.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £121.00

  10. Jan Nuckold

    Anatomical life and portrait drawing studio

    Evening
    Course Date: Thu 16 Jan 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Discover the extraordinary construction of the human body. Through direct observation of the model you will examine the fundamental anatomical structures that underlie both portrait and life drawing. For those with some drawing experience.
    Full fee: £399.00
    Senior fee: £399.00
    Concession: £243.00

  11. Drawing perspective: the basics

    Drawing perspective: the basics

    Course Date: Thu 16 Jan 2020 (and 3 other dates)
    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 in the basic principles of creating a perspective drawing to both visualise objects and spaces.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £143.00
    Concession: £109.00

  12. Drawing portraits: all levels

    Drawing portraits: all levels

    Course Date: Thu 16 Jan 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Develop your knowledge and skills in drawing portraits. Build your confidence with a range of drawing media and simple techniques. This course may provide a helpful introduction to a course in portrait painting.
    Full fee: £349.00
    Senior fee: £279.00
    Concession: £213.00

  13. Life drawing after work

    Life drawing after work

    Evening
    Course Date: Thu 16 Jan 2020 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    A fun, relaxed and shorter life drawing class better suited for people coming straight from work. You will be able to work from a variety of models, in a range of materials and with a variety of poses.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £129.00
    Concession: £79.00

  14. Painting portraits: all levels

    Painting portraits: all levels

    Course Date: Thu 16 Jan 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This course is for students wanting to explore portrait painting from observation. Looking at proportion, tone and mixing colour, students will have the opportunity to use both acrylic and oil paint, with the choice of 2 portrait models in most sessions. You will be taught painting techniques relevant to portrait painting.
    Full fee: £349.00
    Senior fee: £279.00
    Concession: £213.00

  15. Nina Vidovic

    Creative collages in Photoshop

    Course Date: Thu 16 Jan 2020 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Create exciting collages in Photoshop and learn how to use a range of tools, layers and filters to select and combine images.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £103.00
    Concession: £79.00

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