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. Beginners' drawing intensive

    Beginners' drawing intensive

    Course Date: Mon 20 Apr 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    An enjoyable and interesting introduction to drawing; explore traditional and less traditional methods as you draw simple objects. Get inspired by realist and more abstract approaches to start you on a new path in drawing.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £119.00
    Concession: £91.00

  2. Beginners' painting intensive

    Beginners' painting intensive

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 20 Apr 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn and develop essential painting skills over three consecutive days. Each day will focus on an aspect of painting, covering key concepts including colour, tone, composition and brushwork. Ideal if you have little or no painting experience.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £179.00
    Concession: £109.00

  3. Abstract painting, focus on colour and large-scale techniques

    Course Date: Mon 20 Apr 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Inspired by the Abstract Expressionists? Explore a range of large-scale painting techniques, including staining, squeegees, rollers and stencils. Learn how to investigate ideas in tone and colour, and develop the art of controlled experimentation! Some basic experience required.
    Full fee: £299.00
    Senior fee: £239.00
    Concession: £182.00

  4. AMANDA SEABORN

    Print workshop: drypoint and intaglio

    Course Date: Mon 20 Apr 2020
    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

  5. Print workshop: large-scale relief printing

    Print workshop: large-scale relief printing

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 20 Apr 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Large scale printmaking enables expressive mark making. Use woodcut, linocut and collograph techniques to produce big, bold and multi-coloured, multi-layered prints for you to take home.
    Full fee: £229.00
    Senior fee: £229.00
    Concession: £140.00

  6. Exploring and explaining abstract painting

    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 21 Apr 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    A practical course that examines major themes in abstract painting, including colour, space, gesture and concept. Learn how to develop your own abstract images, explore different painting techniques, and begin to make connections with the key ideas that have shaped abstract painting.
    Full fee: £349.00
    Senior fee: £349.00
    Concession: £213.00

  7. Introduction to Printmaking techniques

    Introduction to Printmaking techniques

    Course Date: Tue 21 Apr 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This fast-paced course reveals the main processes used to make fine art prints. You will learn 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.
    Full fee: £249.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £152.00

  8. Looking at painters: colour

    Looking at painters: colour

    Course Date: Tue 21 Apr 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    A concise study of colour usage: using a range of different mediums we will explore the potential uses of colour in both painting and drawing. Looking at how artists have historically used colour to lead the viewer’s eye and create mood and atmosphere in their art work. Investigate colour perception and how colour interacts. Explore a range of observational and expressive painting projects, relate colour theory to practice and develop confidence using colour. An emphasis on colour mixing using acrylics.
    Full fee: £39.00
    Senior fee: £31.00
    Concession: £24.00

  9. Start watercolour painting

    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 21 Apr 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn a range of watercolour techniques such as layering, masking out and creating textures, to gain basic skills and an insight into the possibilities of this exciting medium. Includes some work from still life observation.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £129.00
    Concession: £79.00

  10. Lorena Herrero

    Etching in colour

    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 21 Apr 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore a range of exciting techniques in this practical workshop to create beautiful colour etchings. A valuable follow-on course for those with previous etching experience who wish to develop and enhance their etchings with colour.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £179.00
    Concession: £109.00

  11. Drawing 1

    Drawing 1

    Evening
    Course Date: Wed 22 Apr 2020 (and 5 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore the creative possibilities of drawing, gain confidence and broaden your expectations and understanding. Learn and develop key drawing concepts: function of line, tone, texture, form, composition and mark making through a carefully structured approach.
    Full fee: £349.00
    Senior fee: £349.00
    Concession: £213.00

  12. Exploring watercolour and mixed media

    Exploring watercolour and mixed media

    Course Date: Wed 22 Apr 2020 (and 2 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 media to draw from your own found imagery, photographs and sketches.
    Full fee: £349.00
    Senior fee: £279.00
    Concession: £213.00

  13. Looking at artists drawings: markmaking and texture

    Course Date: Wed 22 Apr 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    A beginners chance to explore artists use of mark-making and texture to convey ideas, place and emotions. Experiment with techniques using black ink, pencil and charcoal, and create a unique collection of drawing references.
    Full fee: £39.00
    Senior fee: £31.00
    Concession: £24.00

  14. Print studio workshop: focus on colour

    Print studio workshop: focus on colour

    Course Date: Wed 22 Apr 2020 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    For experienced printmakers, this course provides an ideal opportunity to build on previous experience and to experiment and hone your technical skills. With instruction and guidance from the tutor, you will be able to realise personal projects using a range of relief and intaglio processes.
    Full fee: £349.00
    Senior fee: £279.00
    Concession: £213.00

  15. Drawing perspective: the basics

    Drawing perspective: the basics

    Evening
    Course Date: Thu 23 Apr 2020 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore the practical and creative use of perspective through a series of lively exercises. For beginners, this course will enable you to gain an understanding in the basic principles of creating a perspective drawing to both visualise objects and spaces.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £179.00
    Concession: £109.00

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