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. Life painting

    Life painting

    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 21 Jan 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn or develop skills and approaches for painting the nude figure. Including use of tone and colour selection, composition and paint handling to develop solidity, atmosphere and expression. Some experience of drawing is recommended.
    Full fee: £349.00
    Senior fee: £349.00
    Concession: £213.00

  2. Introduction to life drawing

    Introduction to life drawing

    Evening
    Course Date: Wed 22 Jan 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    An introduction to the basic skills required for life drawing: how to see and interpret the proportions, anatomy, line, tone and volume of the human form. You will explore a range of strategies to draw from direct observation of the life model including short and long poses.
    Full fee: £299.00
    Senior fee: £299.00
    Concession: £182.00

  3. Print studio workshop

    Print studio workshop

    Course Date: Wed 22 Jan 2020 (and 7 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore and develop personal work in intaglio and relief printmaking. Techniques covered include drypoint, etching, linocut, collagraphy and photo etching. All levels of experience welcome. Beginners will follow a step-by-step introduction to a range of processes; those with experience can develop personal projects with expert guidance.
    Full fee: £549.00
    Senior fee: £439.00
    Concession: £335.00

  4. Painting 1

    Painting 1

    Evening
    Course Date: Wed 22 Jan 2020 (and 3 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    An introduction to painting, focusing on differing approaches to observational and imaginative work. Learn how to organise a palette, mix colours and create different textures. Basic materials included.
    Full fee: £349.00
    Senior fee: £349.00
    Concession: £213.00

  5. Start oil painting

    Start oil painting

    Course Date: Thu 23 Jan 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This is a brief introduction to oil painting techniques and the use of materials. Explore a practical approach to oil painting, from priming surfaces through to colour mixing, glazing and the function of painting mediums.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £119.00
    Concession: £91.00

  6. Drawing and painting on your iPad

    Course Date: Fri 24 Jan 2020 (and 4 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn how to use this fantastic tool, as used by artist David Hockney, to create, develop and explore visual ideas in the practice of drawing and painting. You'll need to bring your own iPad and copy of the Brushes application.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £121.00

  7. Painting techniques

    Painting techniques

    Course Date: Fri 24 Jan 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Sometimes we adopt habitual ways of using paint not realising that there are innumerable approaches available to us. Discover different acrylic and oil paint techniques to help you explore the magic of painting more fully.
    Full fee: £329.00
    Senior fee: £263.00
    Concession: £201.00

  8. Print club

    Print club

    Evening
    Course Date: Fri 24 Jan 2020 (and 3 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    These are popular tutor-led printmaking studio sessions that can be booked individually as required. You have the option to join in the taught themes or you can work on your own personal projects. Ideal for students with some experience of printmaking.
    Full fee: £99.00
    Senior fee: £99.00
    Concession: £99.00

  9. Inspired by Georgio Morandi: painting stillness and light

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 25 Jan 2020 (and 1 other date)
    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: £229.00
    Senior fee: £229.00
    Concession: £140.00

  10. Drawing 3: developing skills and ideas

    Drawing 3: developing skills and ideas

    Course Date: Mon 27 Jan 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore a range of materials and approaches to develop your accuracy and creative potential in observational drawing. Building on your previous experience, learn to manipulate composition, surface and mark to create dynamic, expressive drawings.
    Full fee: £349.00
    Senior fee: £279.00
    Concession: £213.00

  11. Exploring watercolour and mixed media

    Exploring watercolour and mixed media

    Course Date: Mon 27 Jan 2020 (and 5 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore the sensitivity of water-based media such as inks, watercolour, water soluble pen, pencil and crayon. Make inventive combinations of materials and approaches to draw from your own found imagery, photographs and sketches.
    Full fee: £349.00
    Senior fee: £279.00
    Concession: £213.00

  12. Start painting

    Start painting

    Course Date: Mon 27 Jan 2020 (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: £149.00
    Senior fee: £149.00
    Concession: £149.00

  13. Print studio workshop: focus on colour

    Print studio workshop: focus on colour

    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 28 Jan 2020 (and 3 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    A course for intermediate and experienced printmakers wanting to build on previous experience and experiment with process to consolidate and hone technical skills. The focus is on colour application, advanced intaglio processes, realising personal projects and the production of high quality prints.
    Full fee: £399.00
    Senior fee: £399.00
    Concession: £243.00

  14. Japanese woodcut

    Japanese woodcut

    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 28 Jan 2020 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    An introduction to Japanese Woodcut spread over six weeks. The process is water based, non-toxic and handmade. You will learn how to design, carve and make a multi-coloured print. No prior experience necessary.
    Full fee: £229.00
    Senior fee: £229.00
    Concession: £140.00

  15. Abstract drawing

    Abstract drawing

    Evening
    Course Date: Fri 31 Jan 2020 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Move away from 'realistic' observational drawing and experience exciting new visual techniques using a variety o drawing media. Explore mark making, line, form, colour, texture and much more. Enjoy a series of practical exercises that explore different approaches to abstraction, working in new ways and making it work for you.
    Full fee: £349.00
    Senior fee: £349.00
    Concession: £213.00

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