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. Introduction to collage and mixed media

    Introduction to collage and mixed media

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 2 May 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Start to explore and combine a variety of collage techniques using found images, drawing, painting and paper to create unexpectedly beautiful or powerful images in this short experimental course for beginners.
    Full fee: £249.00
    Senior fee: £249.00
    Concession: £249.00

  2. Drawing and painting from the life model: extended study

    Drawing and painting from the life model: extended study

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 2 May 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This life drawing and painting course is suitable for intermediate to advanced students wishing to draw and paint from the life model. You will be able to work on your own self-directed projects with the guidance of our expert tutor.
    Full fee: £229.00
    Senior fee: £229.00
    Concession: £140.00

  3. Exploring contemporary portraiture

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 2 May 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Looking at contemporary portraits for inspiration, you will use a variety of exciting approaches including painting, collage and exploring the relationship between the artist and the sitter. Come with an open mind to enjoy experimentation and a range of ideas in creating compelling images of the human head and form.
    Full fee: £249.00
    Senior fee: £249.00
    Concession: £152.00

  4. Start drawing

    Start drawing

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 3 May 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore traditional and less traditional methods of drawing simple objects. Using structured activities, we will introduce key concepts such as line, tone, composition and mark making. Ideal if you have little or no drawing experience; a great way to learn the basics or prepare for longer courses.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £129.00
    Concession: £129.00

  5. Sketchbook drawing: shapes of the river

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 3 May 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Using a sketchbook to document and experiment, you will develop a series of sketches (on location)

    based on observation of the varied forms/ shapes on and around the river, as you draw in black/white & colour.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £149.00
    Concession: £149.00

  6. Landscape drawing

    Landscape drawing

    Course Date: Tue 5 May 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: OS - Off Site
    Starting in the City Lit drawing studio, you will be introduced to materials and techniques. The course will then meet at different locations to explore both monochrome and colour drawings, based on observation of landscape areas.
    Full fee: £279.00
    Senior fee: £223.00
    Concession: £170.00

  7. Developing drawing and painting traditional portraits

    Developing drawing and painting traditional portraits

    Course Date: Tue 5 May 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Develop your existing skills in drawing and painting portraits using traditional methods of observation, composition and mark making. Working from a variety of professional portrait models you will tackle more complex projects to capture likeness, character and to develop your own personal style. For intermediate and advanced students.
    Full fee: £349.00
    Senior fee: £279.00
    Concession: £213.00

  8. Developing watercolour: still-life and life painting

    Developing watercolour: still-life and life painting

    Course Date: Thu 7 May 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn how to apply key watercolour techniques to observational painting. Starting with still-life and progressing to the figure as your subject matter.
    Full fee: £279.00
    Senior fee: £279.00
    Concession: £170.00

  9. Large-scale experimental sketchbook

    Course Date: Fri 8 May 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Create a sketchbook that explores ideas and an experimental use of a range of materials. Start with an offsite visit and develop the sketchbook using it as a visual journal of your thinking.
    Full fee: £349.00
    Senior fee: £349.00
    Concession: £213.00

  10. Print club

    Print club

    Evening
    Course Date: Fri 8 May 2020 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Popular tutor-led printmaking studio sessions, designed for you to work on your own personal print projects. With a tutor available for help and guidance you can decide on your project when you arrive, however it is essential to have some experience of printmaking, this is not a taught beginners class.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £199.00

  11.  HANNAH JOHNS Animals Proof PHOTOPLATE LITHOGRAPH

    Print workshop: photo-litho

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 9 May 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Photo-plate lithography uses light sensitive aluminium plates as a printing matrix for photographic, text or hand drawn images. This versatile process allows you to collage and overprint these elements to create original works in small editions.
    Full fee: £269.00
    Senior fee: £215.00
    Concession: £164.00

  12. Drawing 3: developing skills and ideas

    Drawing 3: developing skills and ideas

    Course Date: Mon 11 May 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore a range of materials and approaches to develop your accuracy and creative potential in observational drawing. Building on your previous experience, learn to manipulate composition, surface and mark to create dynamic, expressive drawings.
    Full fee: £349.00
    Senior fee: £279.00
    Concession: £213.00

  13. Contemporary drawing studio

    Contemporary drawing studio

    Course Date: Mon 11 May 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Enjoy various drawing projects using charcoal, graphite, ink and other materials. You will be encouraged through practical investigations and discussions to broaden your understanding and confidence of how your drawing practice fits into a contemporary art context.
    Full fee: £299.00
    Senior fee: £239.00
    Concession: £182.00

  14. Learn to use: watercolour techniques and materials

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 11 May 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Always wanted to try watercolour painting? Now's your chance to learn how to begin washes and mark-making; enjoy the colour and fluidity of this beautiful medium and discover if you'd like to take it to the next level.
    Full fee: £79.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £48.00

  15. Print studio workshop

    Print studio workshop

    Course Date: Mon 11 May 2020 (and 5 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore and develop personal work in intaglio and relief printmaking. Techniques covered include drypoint, etching, linocut, collagraphy and photo etching. All levels of experience welcome. Beginners will follow a step-by-step introduction to a range of processes; those with experience can develop personal projects with expert guidance.
    Full fee: £549.00
    Senior fee: £439.00
    Concession: £335.00

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