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. Art and creative thinking workshop with Rod Judkins

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 29 Mar 2020 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Art is fundamentally about communicating ideas. If the idea is strong, the work of art is memorable.

    This exciting, one day workshop, led by Rod Judkins (artist, tutor and author of ‘The art of Creative thinking’ and ‘Ideas are your only currency’) will explore methods to create ideas and concepts and combine them with the process of making.
    Full fee: £99.00
    Senior fee: £99.00
    Concession: £99.00

  2. Watercolour painting studio: personal development

    Course Date: Mon 30 Mar 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Devote some time this summer to watercolour painting and be challenged to try or re-visit a number of watercolour techniques, considering process and colour as you focus on your favourite methods to develop a more personal body of work.
    Full fee: £159.00
    Senior fee: £127.00
    Concession: £97.00

  3. Oil painting: focus on light

    Oil painting: focus on light

    Course Date: Tue 31 Mar 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Be inspired by the magical interaction between light and shadows, through the medium of oil paint.
    Full fee: £299.00
    Senior fee: £239.00
    Concession: £182.00

  4. Beginners' drawing intensive

    Beginners' drawing intensive

    Course Date: Tue 31 Mar 2020 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn and develop basic drawing skills over three intensive days. Each day will focus on an aspect of drawing, covering key concepts such as line, tone, composition and mark making. Ideal if you have little or no drawing experience.
    Full fee: £169.00
    Senior fee: £135.00
    Concession: £103.00

  5. Try it out after work: oil painting

    Evening
    Course Date: Wed 1 Apr 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    An introduction to the rich and historical process of oil painting. Learn how to start a painting, organise a palette, mix colours and create texture using a range of techniques and exercises inspired by artists.
    Full fee: £39.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £24.00

  6. PATTI TAYLOR  Shell 2 CYANOTYPE

    Cyanotype in a day

    Course Date: Wed 1 Apr 2020 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Cyanotype is a photographic printing process which produces a beautiful deep blue print from a variety of artwork, including drawings, photographs, physical objects or combinations of all of these. All levels welcome.
    Full fee: £79.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £79.00

  7. Learn to use: oil pastels

    Learn to use: oil pastels

    Evening
    Course Date: Wed 1 Apr 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore the versatility and rich colours of this beautiful drawing and painting medium. Through practical exercises, discover its potential to create oil-like surface effects and its suitability for sketching and outdoor colour work.
    Full fee: £79.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £48.00

  8. Try it out: life drawing

    Try it out: life drawing

    Evening
    Course Date: Thu 2 Apr 2020 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Try drawing the nude figure from observation; you’ll be guided by an experienced tutor through simple exercises to draw proportion, gain confidence and explore different drawing materials.
    Full fee: £79.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £48.00

  9. Try it out: painting

    Try it out: painting

    Course Date: Thu 2 Apr 2020 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Experience the joy of painting. Through simple exercises you'll explore colour, painting techniques and the expressive qualities of painting. The perfect way to start painting.
    Full fee: £79.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £79.00

  10. Try it out after work: speed life drawing

    Evening
    Course Date: Fri 3 Apr 2020 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Discover new ways of drawing the human body in a fun, fast paced evening that combines practical exercises with theory and techniques.
    Full fee: £39.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £24.00

  11. Mindfulness and creativity weekend

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 4 Apr 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    An opportunity to explore the beauty and simplicity of the ancient practice of mindfulness and how it can help to stimulate and enhance creativity. Through a variety of guided exercises including drawing from observation and from the imagination, explore the dynamics of creative process, in terms of accessing creativity and working through common obstacles.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £129.00
    Concession: £129.00

  12. Moving from drawing into painting

    Course Date: Mon 6 Apr 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Gain an understanding of the creative journey from drawing or sketch to finished painting. Use paint techniques or mixed media, and find out how the two activities contrast yet potentially support each other. Basic materials included.
    Full fee: £229.00
    Senior fee: £183.00
    Concession: £140.00

  13. Learn to use: oil painting mediums

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 6 Apr 2020 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore the different effects that can be created when oil painting mediums are added to the paint. Learn to use a range of oil painting mediums to expand the possiblilities of oil painting, such as texture and glazes.
    Full fee: £79.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £48.00

  14. Drawing and painting techniques and materials

    Course Date: Mon 6 Apr 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Combine methods gleaned from art history with the diverse practices of contemporary art and explore a storehouse of mixed-media drawing and painting techniques.
    Full fee: £229.00
    Senior fee: £183.00
    Concession: £140.00

  15. AMANDA SEABORN

    Print workshop: drypoint and intaglio

    Course Date: Mon 20 Apr 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Drypoint is a way of creating grooves in a solid surface, it produces a rich unique type of drawn line, from which you will make prints using intaglio inking methods, This workshop offers the opportunity to use specialist techniques and tools and gain insight into how these sit within the creative practice of artists using drypoint. For all levels, although some experience of drawing is preferable.
    Full fee: £79.00
    Senior fee: £63.00
    Concession: £79.00

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