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. Print into book intensive

    Print into book intensive

    Evening
    Course Date: Fri 17 Jan 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore the three dimensional possibilities of print. This course will encourage you to develop your initial ideas through experiments with printmaking techniques and bookbinding structures to create an artist’s book. Some printmaking and/or bookbinding experience may be beneficial but not essential.
    Full fee: £349.00
    Senior fee: £349.00
    Concession: £213.00

  2. Watercolour: life painting for beginners

    Watercolour: life painting for beginners

    Course Date: Fri 17 Jan 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This course will give you all the basic techniques needed to start painting from the life model using watercolour with its wonderful qualities of light and fluidity.
    Full fee: £349.00
    Senior fee: £279.00
    Concession: £213.00

  3. Drawing club

    Evening
    Course Date: Fri 17 Jan 2020 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Come along to our Friday evening drop-in drawing club. Discover new drawing techniques and develop your skills further by responding to a diverse range of briefs and projects that will take your work into exciting new directions. Guided by our expert tutor and practising artist, each session will deal with a different approach. You can book individual sessions or the whole course for a reduced rate.

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    Full fee: £299.00
    Senior fee: £299.00
    Concession: £299.00

  4. Drawing from plants and flowers

    Drawing from plants and flowers

    Evening
    Course Date: Fri 17 Jan 2020
    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: £179.00
    Senior fee: £179.00
    Concession: £109.00

  5. Drawing into watercolour

    Drawing into watercolour

    Evening
    Course Date: Fri 17 Jan 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Starting with drawing, a series of exercises and experimental studies will introduce you to watercolour painting, by working both with observation and intuition, in a journey through colour and mark-making.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £149.00
    Concession: £91.00

  6. Start drawing

    Start drawing

    Evening
    Course Date: Fri 17 Jan 2020 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore traditional and less traditional methods of drawing simple objects. Using structured activities, we will introduce key concepts such as line, tone, composition and mark making. Ideal if you have little or no drawing experience; a great way to learn the basics or prepare for longer courses.
    Full fee: £119.00
    Senior fee: £119.00
    Concession: £73.00

  7. Watercolour for beginners

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 18 Jan 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn a range of watercolour techniques such as layering, masking out and creating textures, to gain basic skills and an insight into the possibilities of this exciting medium. Includes some work from observation of still life objects.
    Full fee: £249.00
    Senior fee: £249.00
    Concession: £152.00

  8. Complete drawing course: next steps

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 18 Jan 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Complete Drawing Course part 2 is the second stage of our Saturday drawing school, offering a structured approach to observational drawing. Aimed at intermediate students, part 2 will build on previous drawing experience and explore the creative potential of drawing in more depth. There will be opportunities to develop an individual approach to drawing while exploring materials and drawing concepts.

    Please be aware that there will be an offsite visit on week 9: 16th March 2019.
    Full fee: £349.00
    Senior fee: £349.00
    Concession: £213.00

  9. Creative sketchbook with printmaking

    Creative sketchbook with printmaking

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 18 Jan 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Produce a stand-out, experimental sketchbook of printmaking ideas. Working in and from your sketchbook, explore and develop printmaking and mixed media techniques that reflect your ideas and introduce exciting new ways of working. Create an exciting resource to inform your printmaking, painting or collage work, or let the sketchbook be an artwork in itself.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £121.00

  10. Screenprinting workshop: the basics

    Screenprinting workshop: the basics

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 19 Jan 2020 (and 1 other date)
    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: £149.00
    Senior fee: £149.00
    Concession: £149.00

  11. Try it out: life drawing

    Try it out: life drawing

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 19 Jan 2020 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Try drawing the nude figure from observation; you’ll be guided by an experienced tutor through simple exercises to draw proportion, gain confidence and explore different drawing materials.
    Full fee: £79.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £79.00

  12. Developing watercolour

    Developing watercolour

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 19 Jan 2020 (and 5 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This course is ideal for those who have already explored the basic techniques of watercolour and would like to develop their skills further.
    Full fee: £249.00
    Senior fee: £249.00
    Concession: £249.00

  13. Drawing 2

    Drawing 2

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 19 Jan 2020 (and 7 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Develop your knowledge of basic drawing skills and concepts, work with a range of media and approaches, and explore various artists' drawings. Produce exciting and personal images, and build confidence in tackling more complex drawings.
    Full fee: £299.00
    Senior fee: £299.00
    Concession: £299.00

  14. Mindfulness and creativity workshop

    Course Date: Mon 20 Jan 2020 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    An opportunity to explore the beauty and simplicity of the ancient practice of mindfulness and how it can help to stimulate and enhance creativity. Through a variety of guided exercises including drawing from observation and the imagination, explore the dynamics of creative process, in terms of accessing creativity and working through common obstacles.
    Full fee: £79.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £79.00

  15. Portraits 1

    Portraits 1

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 20 Jan 2020 (and 3 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn how to represent people in drawing and painting through practical experience of the basic skills and key concepts involved. Includes scale and proportion, tone, three dimensional form and colour. Basic materials included.
    Full fee: £349.00
    Senior fee: £349.00
    Concession: £213.00

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