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.

Many of our courses are delivered online. For more information about our live online courses, please see our guide to online learning.

Any questions? Contact our visual arts team on 020 7492 2700 Monday - Friday between 10am - 5pm.

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  1. Cut, stab and etch: printmaking with linocuts

    Cut, stab and etch: printmaking with linocuts

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 16 Nov 2020 (and 1 other date)
    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.

    This course takes place in the classroom, please follow this link to find out what we are doing to keep you safe: Staying COVID-19 secure at City Lit
    Full fee: £209.00
    Senior fee: £209.00
    Concession: £127.00

  2. Sketchbook: ideas, materials and techniques

    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 17 Nov 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    A fantastic introduction to creative processes using a variety of different media to develop an exciting sketchbook. A sketchbook is a great place to try things out, make mistakes and take risks - all in the nature of experimentation. Suitable for beginners as well as those with some previous drawing experience.

    This course takes place in the classroom, please follow this link to find out what we are doing to keep you safe: Staying COVID-19 secure at City Lit
    Full fee: £139.00
    Senior fee: £139.00
    Concession: £85.00

  3. Oil painting projects 2

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 22 Nov 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Oil paint is a uniquely luscious and sensitive medium, which can be used to create expressive and complex images. This course is for oil painters with some experience who want to develop their own individual painting projects, with expert tutor guidance.

    This course takes place in the classroom, please follow this link to find out what we are doing to keep you safe: Staying COVID-19 secure at City Lit
    Full fee: £249.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £152.00

  4. Explore your creativity

    Explore your creativity

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 23 Nov 2020 (and 3 other dates)
    Location on this date: Online
    Tap into your artistic talents through a series of fun practical exercises that will help you start drawing, painting, looking at art, responding to the world around you and working with your imagination and ideas.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £99.00
    Senior fee: £99.00
    Concession: £60.00

  5. Get skills in: photo-etching

    Course Date: Mon 23 Nov 2020
    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.

    This course takes place in the classroom, please follow this link to find out what we are doing to keep you safe: Staying COVID-19 secure at City Lit
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £119.00
    Concession: £91.00

  6. EDAM

    Extended drawing for artists and makers

    Evening
    Course Date: Wed 25 Nov 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    An advanced 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 takes place in the classroom, please follow this link to find out what we are doing to keep you safe: Staying COVID-19 secure at City Lit
    Full fee: £1,099.00
    Senior fee: £1,099.00
    Concession: £670.00

  7. City Lit advanced printmaking

    Evening
    Course Date: Wed 25 Nov 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This year-long advanced course is aimed at artist/printmakers wishing to develop a sustainable personal practice. Guided through research, experimentation and developmental tasks, you will eventually focus on a long term project of your own choice, as you progress towards a final body of work. The course involves theoretical, contextual and practical components.

    This course takes place in the classroom, please follow this link to find out what we are doing to keep you safe: Staying COVID-19 secure at City Lit
    Full fee: £1,649.00
    Senior fee: £1,649.00
    Concession: £1,006.00

  8. Start life drawing

    Start life drawing

    Evening
    Course Date: Thu 26 Nov 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This short course is a great introduction to drawing directly from the nude model. Using simple excercises, you will explore different ways to represent the human form in drawing, with encouraging, helpful guidance from an experienced tutor. Suitable for absolute beginners.

    This course takes place in the classroom, please follow this link to find out what we are doing to keep you safe: Staying COVID-19 secure at City Lit
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £129.00
    Concession: £79.00

  9. Could You Please Fuck Off, by Rolina Blok

    City Lit advanced print and media

    Course Date: Thu 26 Nov 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    (click here to see an exhibition of work by students on the course )



    This advanced course explores the creative potential within combined digital and print media. It is designed to allow printmakers and digital artists to develop interdisciplinary thinking and practice across both traditional and contemporary forms, at advanced practical and conceptual levels.

    This course takes place in the classroom, please follow this link to find out what we are doing to keep you safe: Staying COVID-19 secure at City Lit
    Full fee: £2,049.00
    Senior fee: £1,639.00
    Concession: £1,250.00

  10. Get skills in: charcoal drawing techniques

    Course Date: Fri 27 Nov 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore the creative possibilities that this fragile medium affords. Learn and develop the components of drawing with charcoal’s subtle yet dynamic lines. This is a course for beginners. No experience is necessary.

    This course takes place in the classroom, please follow this link to find out what we are doing to keep you safe: Staying COVID-19 secure at City Lit
    Full fee: £139.00
    Senior fee: £111.00
    Concession: £85.00

  11. Start painting

    Start painting

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 29 Nov 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    An exciting introduction to acrylic painting techniques and brush handling. Explore a practical approach to painting, including colour mixing, layering, glazing and application. For those with little or no painting experience.

    This course takes place in the classroom, please follow this link to find out what we are doing to keep you safe: Staying COVID-19 secure at City Lit
    Full fee: £119.00
    Senior fee: £95.00
    Concession: £73.00

  12. Japanese woodcut printmaking

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 29 Nov 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    An introduction to Japanese Woodcut spread over three full days. 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.

    This course takes place in the classroom, please follow this link to find out what we are doing to keep you safe: Staying COVID-19 secure at City Lit
    Full fee: £259.00
    Senior fee: £207.00
    Concession: £158.00

  13. large-scale drawing and painting projects

    Large-scale drawing and painting projects

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 5 Dec 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Enjoy a lively, more active way of art-making and make work on a grander scale. Complete a number of projects that explore how big can be beautiful, challenging and surprising.

    This course takes place in the classroom, please follow this link to find out what we are doing to keep you safe: Staying COVID-19 secure at City Lit
    Full fee: £239.00
    Senior fee: £191.00
    Concession: £146.00

  14. Beginners watercolour: intensive

    Course Date: Mon 7 Dec 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Condense your learning on this intensive course. Working from still life explore a variety of application techniques such as layering, masking-out and creating textures to gain a grounding in the rich possibilities of the watercolour medium.

    This course takes place in the classroom, please follow this link to find out what we are doing to keep you safe: Staying COVID-19 secure at City Lit
    Full fee: £139.00
    Senior fee: £111.00
    Concession: £85.00

  15. introduction to printmaking

    Introduction to printmaking

    Course Date: Wed 9 Dec 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This fast-paced course reveals some of the processes used to make fine art prints. You will try both relief and intaglio methods. For beginners and those with limited experience who want to discover how printmaking techniques actually work. An ideal way to start printmaking.

    This course takes place in the classroom, please follow this link to find out what we are doing to keep you safe: Staying COVID-19 secure at City Lit
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £119.00
    Concession: £91.00

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