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. 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

  2. Drawing club

    Evening
    Course Date: Fri 14 Feb 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Come along to our Friday evening drop-in drawing club. Discover new drawing techniques and develop your skills further by responding to a diverse range of briefs and projects that will take your work into exciting new directions. Guided by our expert tutor and practising artist, each session will deal with a different approach. You can book individual sessions or the whole course for a reduced rate.

    https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/pv2d-drawing-club-vh904-tickets-69987064193.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £179.00
    Concession: £179.00

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. Watercolour for beginners

    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 18 Feb 2020 (and 1 other date)
    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: £199.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £121.00

  7. Developing watercolour

    Developing watercolour

    Evening
    Course Date: Wed 19 Feb 2020 (and 4 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Develop your existing watercolour skills, by working on a personal project. Guidance on techniques through practical exercises will enable you to explore and create a series of studies related to your chosen theme or idea. You will work towards producing more developed watercolour pieces.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £121.00

  8. Lindy Clark

    Contemporary painting studio

    Course Date: Wed 19 Feb 2020 (and 2 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

  9. Life drawing after work

    Life drawing after work

    Evening
    Course Date: Thu 20 Feb 2020 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    A fun, relaxed and shorter life drawing class better suited for people coming straight from work. You will be able to work from a variety of models, in a range of materials and with different poses.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £129.00
    Concession: £79.00

  10. Screenprinting workshop

    Screenprinting workshop

    Course Date: Fri 21 Feb 2020 (and 3 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Are you interested in how screen printing can be used to create work for the graphic arts? Learn how to screen print and use this to produce your own project such as a zine, book, stickers or an edition of prints etc. For all levels.
    Full fee: £399.00
    Senior fee: £319.00
    Concession: £243.00

  11. 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

  12. 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

  13. Inspired by plants and flowers: working with pastels

    Course Date: Tue 25 Feb 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Working with the expressive and colourful medium of both soft and oil pastels, you will respond to the colours and textures of plants and flowers. Suitable for all levels, this course involves making composition studies, leading up to a final, larger, more resolved piece.
    Full fee: £229.00
    Senior fee: £183.00
    Concession: £140.00

  14. Learn to use: soft pastels

    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 25 Feb 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Discover how to achieve wonderfully luscious, velvety textured pastel paintings by experimenting with techniques such as blending and overlaying and through practical exercises, gain insight into suitable supports and subject matter.
    Full fee: £79.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £48.00

  15. Contemporary drawing sketchbook

    Course Date: Thu 27 Feb 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore the sequential and adaptive nature of sketchbook drawing as a site for generating personal material, inviting connections, and extracting patterns of meaning. Includes gallery research, set-project as stimulus, and practical exploration of contemporary drawing techniques.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £143.00
    Concession: £109.00

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