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. 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

  2. Introduction to landscape drawing

    Course Date: Tue 24 Sep 2019
    Location on this date: OS - Off Site
    An ideal introduction to drawing outside; with guidance on materials and methods to enable you start drawing landscapes by yourself, or as a taster for further study.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £129.00
    Concession: £129.00

  3. Essence of movement: Dynamic drawing from dance sketchbook with English National Ballet

    Course Date: Wed 25 Sep 2019
    Location on this date: OS - Off Site
    A fantastic opportunity to develop fast sketching techniques, drawing English National Ballet's world-class dancers during their warm-up class on stage at Sadler’s Wells theatre as they prepare to perform Akram Kahn's Giselle.
    Full fee: £299.00
    Senior fee: £239.00
    Concession: £182.00

  4. Developing a collage sketchbook

    Course Date: Thu 26 Sep 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Collage is the most creative of mediums - develop a visually exciting sketchbook by experimenting with a variety of materials to explore colour, texture, pattern and found images.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £121.00

  5. Draw, paint, print

    Course Date: Thu 26 Sep 2019 (and 3 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    On this experimental course, you will draw, paint and print in often unfamiliar ways in order to catch the unexpected. Through experimentation and reflection, you will collate a personal collection of work. .
    Full fee: £349.00
    Senior fee: £279.00
    Concession: £213.00

  6. Drawing perspective: the basics

    Drawing perspective: the basics

    Course Date: Thu 26 Sep 2019 (and 2 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: £179.00
    Concession: £109.00

  7. Painting 2

    Course Date: Fri 27 Sep 2019 (and 4 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Covers themes similar to those in 'Painting course 1', but in more depth and with a stronger emphasis on experimentation. Suitable if you already have some experience in painting. Basic materials included.
    Full fee: £349.00
    Senior fee: £279.00
    Concession: £213.00

  8. Drawing club

    Evening
    Course Date: Fri 27 Sep 2019 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Come along to our new 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 for a reduced hourly rate or book individual sessions via Eventbrite. https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/drawing-club-vh876-tickets-49642137971.
    Full fee: £299.00
    Senior fee: £299.00
    Concession: £299.00

  9. Introduction to life drawing with ink and wash

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 29 Sep 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £149.00
    Concession: £149.00

  10. Painting at the National Gallery

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 29 Sep 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This course will enable you to develop your own paintings in response to the rich resource of the paintings at the National Gallery. While learning about the history of painting through sketching and discussion on site, you will experience, hands on, different methods of paint application and composition in the studio.
    Full fee: £349.00
    Senior fee: £349.00
    Concession: £349.00

  11. Start painting

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 29 Sep 2019 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This is a brief introduction to acrylic painting techniques and the use of materials. Explore a practical approach to painting, including colour mixing, layering, glazing and application. For those with little or no painting experience.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £129.00
    Concession: £129.00

  12. Introduction to contemporary portraits

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 30 Sep 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This course introduces the basics of portrait painting, developing your use of skin tones, composition, tonal range and the mediums used with acrylic paint. There will be a series of exercises and experiments exploring different creative approaches to contemporary portrait painting using the imagination as well as observational techniques.
    Full fee: £349.00
    Senior fee: £349.00
    Concession: £213.00

  13. Portraits 1

    Portraits 1

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 30 Sep 2019 (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

  14. Get skills in: brush techniques for painting

    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 1 Oct 2019 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    The fundamentals of painting are as important for the beginner as they are for the more experienced artist. This course will be an in depth focus on brushwork, how to improve your mark making and develop fluency in the mediums of acrylic and oil paint.
    Full fee: £119.00
    Senior fee: £119.00
    Concession: £73.00

  15. Life drawing after work 1: beginners

    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 1 Oct 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Join us to draw from the nude model. Through structured teaching, you'll 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 all levels.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £179.00
    Concession: £109.00

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