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. City Lit year in print: stage 2

    Evening
    Course Date: Wed 2 Oct 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This higher level, year-long course is aimed at printmakers wishing to develop a sustainable personal practice. Initially you'll be guided through research, experimentation and development tasks . Following this in terms 2 & 3 you will choose two projects as you progress towards a final body of work. The course involves a theoretical, contextual and practical component.



    This course requires a pre-enrolment application. Please click 'start assessment' to begin your application.
    Full fee: £1,399.00
    Senior fee: £1,399.00
    Concession: £853.00

  2. City Lit year in print: stage 1

    Evening
    Course Date: Thu 3 Oct 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This intermediate level, longer course is aimed at printmakers wishing to build skills in order to develop a sustainable personal practice. You'll be guided through research, experimentation and development tasks. After which you will complete two sustained personal projects. The course has a practical focus but its theoretical, contextual components are key.
    Full fee: £1,139.00
    Senior fee: £1,139.00
    Concession: £695.00

  3. Watercolour plus

    Course Date: Fri 4 Oct 2019 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Once you have learnt some basic skills in this fascinating medium you are ready for the next step - to experiment with new techniques to create more exciting work.
    Full fee: £349.00
    Senior fee: £279.00
    Concession: £213.00

  4. Watercolour: start working from still-life

    Course Date: Fri 4 Oct 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Come and learn about primary, secondary and tertiary watercolour mixing. The emphasis will be on the different watercolour techniques used for painting still life compositions on both a small and a larger scale.
    Full fee: £349.00
    Senior fee: £279.00
    Concession: £213.00

  5. Print workshop: photoetching

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 5 Oct 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Come and learn photo etching processes, and how to further develop your ideas and images using traditional etching and simple photo etching techniques. These processes are great for producing detailed imagery and are ripe for experimenting with colour inking.
    Full fee: £229.00
    Senior fee: £229.00
    Concession: £140.00

  6. Introduction to life drawing and painting

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 5 Oct 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    An introduction to the basic skills required for life drawing: how to see and interpret the proportions, line, tone and volume of the human form which can then be developed into painting from the life model.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £121.00

  7. Portraiture studio: all levels

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 5 Oct 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    An opportunity to paint and draw from the live model under the guidance of an experienced tutor in portraiture. Helpful technical aspects will be explored and as the course progresses also ideas in portraiture, for example, how we convey atmosphere and tell a story in a portrait.
    Full fee: £349.00
    Senior fee: £349.00
    Concession: £213.00

  8. Drawing 3: developing skills and ideas

    Course Date: Mon 7 Oct 2019 (and 2 other dates)
    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

  9. City Lit year of the figure and portrait

    Course Date: Mon 7 Oct 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    The human form is an endlessly fascinating subject. Enjoy an intensive, three-term practical course exploring various aspects of drawing and painting the Figure and Portrait. You'll develop confidence in practical skills, informed and inspired by stimulating historical and contemporary artist contexts for this genre.



    This course requires an application prior to enrolment. Please click 'start assessement' to begin your application.
    Full fee: £1,799.00
    Senior fee: £1,439.00
    Concession: £1,097.00

  10. Autumn landscape drawing

    Course Date: Tue 8 Oct 2019
    Location on this date: OS - Off Site
    This 2-day course is an opportunity to explore pastels &/or pencil drawing methods for landscape drawing in autumn colours, through working in two different London locations.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £103.00
    Concession: £79.00

  11. Print studio workshop: focus on colour

    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 8 Oct 2019 (and 2 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: £349.00
    Senior fee: £349.00
    Concession: £213.00

  12. Start life painting

    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 8 Oct 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This short course is a great introduction to painting directly from the nude figure. Using simple excercises, you will explore different ways to represent the human form in painting with encouraging, helpful guidance from an experienced tutor.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £149.00
    Concession: £91.00

  13. Start watercolour painting: the basics

    Evening
    Course Date: Wed 9 Oct 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This is a brief introduction to watercolour painting techniques and materials. Explore how watercolour paints and mediums work, and get advice from our expert tutor on the use of the different brushes and paper preparation. For those with little or no watercolour painting experience.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £129.00
    Concession: £79.00

  14. EDAM

    Extended drawing for artists and makers

    Evening
    Course Date: Wed 9 Oct 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    A multi-disciplinary course that will help broaden your skills and experience. Record, imagine, visualise, transform, narrate and develop through a series of practical projects. This exciting course is designed to help you place drawing at the centre of your chosen artistic discipline.



    This course requires a pre-enrolment application. Please click 'Start Assessment' on the right hand side of this page to start your application. EDAM Handbook



    EDAM Archive.
    Full fee: £999.00
    Senior fee: £999.00
    Concession: £609.00

  15. Contemporary art sketchbook walk

    Contemporary art sketchbook walk

    Course Date: Thu 10 Oct 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: OS - Off Site
    Develop your creative and critical engagement in the settings of London's cutting-edge independent galleries and artists' spaces. You will build a sketch book / journal recording your work, ideas and findings.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £143.00
    Concession: £109.00

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