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 from observation: figures, faces and still lives

    Evening
    Course Date: Fri 20 Sep 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Drawing from observation is a great discipline as it teaches you how to truly see. You wil learn how to see proportion in terms of basic form and structure and how to develop volume, texture and pattern through the use of tone and line.
    Full fee: £249.00
    Senior fee: £249.00
    Concession: £152.00

  2. Watercolour: start to to paint landscapes

    Course Date: Fri 20 Sep 2019
    Location on this date: OS - Off Site
    Watercolour is an ideal medium to capture the nuance of landscape through the effects of light, shade, space, distance and colour. This course will introduce the basic techniques required for this traditional genre.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £119.00
    Concession: £91.00

  3. Drawing at the Tate

    Evening
    Course Date: Fri 20 Sep 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: OS - Off Site
    Exploring the pleasure and challenge of sketchbooks, learn and improve your drawing skills through expert guidance in different methods: working from a fascinating range of paintings and artworks in Tate modern.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £129.00
    Concession: £79.00

  4. Sketchbook course

    Sketchbook course

    Course Date: Fri 20 Sep 2019 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Develop a creative and experimental sketchbook. Explore materials and techniques with confidence, including mark making, drawing and mixed media. Produce a collection of work or ideas for composition. Drawing experience is an advantage but not essential.
    Full fee: £349.00
    Senior fee: £279.00
    Concession: £213.00

  5. Beginners' screenprinting

    Course Date: Fri 20 Sep 2019 (and 4 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This course is a creative and practical introduction to the screen printing process aimed at beginners and the curious. You will learn step by step how to make your own series of prints using a variety of exciting techniques.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £143.00
    Concession: £109.00

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    Anatomical portrait drawing

    Course Date: Fri 20 Sep 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Enhance your portraits by uncovering what lies beneath the surface. Through demonstration and direct observation of the model you will examine proportion, rotation and the key anatomical structures of the head and neck that denote likeness.
    Full fee: £279.00
    Senior fee: £223.00
    Concession: £170.00

  7. Cut, stab and etch: printmaking with linocuts

    Course Date: Fri 20 Sep 2019 (and 5 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Cut, stab and etch your way to dynamic blocks and exciting prints. Practical instruction in both traditional and inventive linocut techniques, including the reduction method developed by Picasso, multiple block printing and Polish dot linocut.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £121.00

  8. Print club

    Evening
    Course Date: Fri 20 Sep 2019 (and 5 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    BOOK A SINGLE SESSION VIA EVENTBRITE

    https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/pv2d-printmaking-club-vs301-tickets-69712843993



    This new tutor led course is designed to offer a more flexible ‘drop in’ way to learn using the facilities of the print-

    studio. The class size is capped to enable more space for individual projects than you would expect in a busy class.

    You will have access to the print studio and tutor guidance when needed.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £199.00

  9. Try it out: printmaking

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 21 Sep 2019 (and 2 other dates)
    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: £79.00

  10. Complete drawing course for beginners

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 21 Sep 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Part one of the complete drawing course is the first stage of our Saturday drawing school, offering a structured approach to observational drawing. You'll explore proportion, line, tone, form and space using a range of techniques, approaches and materials. This can act as a stand-alone course, but you can continue to part 2 if you wish.
    Full fee: £299.00
    Senior fee: £299.00
    Concession: £182.00

  11. Complete painting course for beginners

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 21 Sep 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Part one of the complete painting course is the first stage of our Saturday painting school, offering a structured approach to painting from observation. You will learn about organising a palette, mixing colours, and applying paint to create a range of marks and textures. This course can be seen as a complete course in itself, or you can continue to part 2 if you wish.
    Full fee: £299.00
    Senior fee: £299.00
    Concession: £182.00

  12. Sunday painting studio: personal projects

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 22 Sep 2019 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Develop your own ideas in painting with reference to the work of contemporary artists and experimental processes on this intermediate level course. Ideal for students who have completed ‘Painting 1’, ‘Painting 2’ or equivalent painting courses.
    Full fee: £329.00
    Senior fee: £329.00
    Concession: £329.00

  13. Learn to use: oil pastels

    Learn to use: oil pastels

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 22 Sep 2019 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore the versatility and rich colours of this beautiful drawing and painting medium. Through practical exercises, discover its potential to create oil-like surface effects and its suitability for sketching and outdoor colour work.
    Full fee: £79.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £79.00

  14. Art and creative thinking workshop with Rod Judkins

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 22 Sep 2019 (and 4 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

  15. Experiment with collage

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 23 Sep 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Collage is an exciting, accessible and creative medium. Experiment with a rich variety of materials and found images to make vibrant work experimenting with surface, form, colour and pattern, inspired by artists who make effective use of this way of working.
    Full fee: £79.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £48.00

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