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. Expressionist life painting

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 1 Feb 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Develop a personal response to life painting using a variety of expressive approaches. Explore mark-making, rich colour, thick 'impasto' paint, dramatic contrast, explore feelings and emotions through paint, inspired by Expressionist artists.
    Full fee: £329.00
    Senior fee: £329.00
    Concession: £201.00

  2. Life drawing: all levels

    Life drawing: all levels

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 2 Feb 2020 (and 3 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Draw from the nude model with structured teaching. 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 beginners as well as intermediate learners.
    Full fee: £249.00
    Senior fee: £249.00
    Concession: £249.00

  3. Sunday painting studio: personal projects

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 2 Feb 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Develop your own ideas in painting with reference to the work of contemporary artists and experimental processes on this intermediate level course. Ideal for students who have completed ‘Painting 1’, ‘Painting 2’ or equivalent painting courses.
    Full fee: £329.00
    Senior fee: £329.00
    Concession: £329.00

  4. Get skills in: brush techniques for painting

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 3 Feb 2020 (and 1 other date)
    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, watercolour and oil paint.
    Full fee: £119.00
    Senior fee: £119.00
    Concession: £119.00

  5. Large-scale drawing and painting

    Large-scale drawing and painting

    Course Date: Mon 3 Feb 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.
    Full fee: £349.00
    Senior fee: £279.00
    Concession: £213.00

  6. Portraits 2

    Course Date: Mon 3 Feb 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Further develop your knowledge of the technical aspects of portraiture and your understanding of the relationship between artist and sitter. Undertake practical projects which enable you to develop a personal approach in the latter stages of the course. Basic materials provided.
    Full fee: £329.00
    Senior fee: £263.00
    Concession: £201.00

  7. Laser engraving and woodcut

    Laser engraving and woodcut

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 8 Feb 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Create a digital file which is used to laser-cut /engrave intricate hand drawn designs, photographic imagery or text into plywood blocks. On Day 2 You will print these using traditional and experimental methods by hand and using a press, to create a small edition of prints. This course combines digital and traditional processes to offer a new take on a woodcut technique much favoured by Edvard Munch, in which an image on a woodblock is jig- sawed into separate pieces that are inked separately using different colours.
    Full fee: £349.00
    Senior fee: £349.00
    Concession: £349.00

  8. Photoshop for printmaking

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 9 Feb 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    The world of traditional printmaking is increasingly dominated by digital technology. Screenprinting, photo-etching, polymer gravure and relief, and photo-plate lithography all require imagery that has been generated using digital image manipulation software. This course has been developed to provide an introduction to the Photoshop techniques required in order to prepare imagery for these printmaking processes.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £149.00
    Concession: £149.00

  9. Painting from plants and flowers

    Evening
    Course Date: Fri 14 Feb 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore a variety of techniques from Japanese flower painting, contemporary and abstract flower painting, to floral painting in textile design. Discover the history of painting flowers in art and design.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £149.00
    Concession: £91.00

  10. Drawing: focus on light and shade

    Drawing: focus on light and shade

    Course Date: Fri 14 Feb 2020 (and 3 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore the potential of light and shade in observational drawing to create dramatic tonal effects. Discover a selection of drawing materials through guided exercises to create a series of tonal studies. This is a course for beginners with little or no experience.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £119.00
    Concession: £91.00

  11. Mixed media drawing and collage

    Mixed media drawing and collage

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 16 Feb 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore mixed-media techniques and composition using drawing, painting and collage. Looking at artists' work and developing personal themes, you will experiment with materials, processes and image making. Some drawing experience would be an advantage.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £199.00

  12. Oil painting: inspired by film noir

    Oil painting: inspired by film noir

    Course Date: Mon 17 Feb 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This oil painting course takes inspiration from the moody and luminous imagery of classic film noir such as ‘The Third Man’. Students will explore composition, tonal transition and contrast to enhance their pleasure in oil painting.’.
    Full fee: £349.00
    Senior fee: £279.00
    Concession: £213.00

  13. Lindy Clark

    Contemporary painting studio

    Course Date: Wed 19 Feb 2020 (and 4 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Develop your own ideas in painting with reference to the work of contemporary artists and experimental processes on this higher level course. Ideal for students who have completed ‘Painting 1’, ‘Painting 2’ or equivalent painting courses.
    Full fee: £449.00
    Senior fee: £359.00
    Concession: £274.00

  14. Complete painting course: next steps

    Complete painting course: next steps

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 22 Feb 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Part two of the complete painting course is the second stage of our Saturday Painting School, offering a structured approach to painting from observation. You will build on the skills learned in Complete Painting 1 (or similar courses) and develop your proficiency in the use of oil or acrylic paint.

    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

  15. Experimental watercolour techniques and materials

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 24 Feb 2020 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Watercolour has a rich tradition - this course will explore the more experimental ways of using this pleasurable medium and will present new possibilities for producing exciting new work.
    Full fee: £79.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £48.00

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