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.

Browse the City Lit blog;

Drawing and the art of mindfulness by Clare Barton-Harvey

Rodin, the father of modern sculpture

Any questions? Contact our visual arts team on 020 7492 2700 Monday - Friday between 10am - 5pm.

  1. 3
  2. 4
  3. 5
  4. 6
  5. 7
  1. Beginners' painting projects

    Beginners' painting projects

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 15 Mar 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Over 4 Sundays, this course enables you to complete a painting project. Working to a given theme you will learn the process from start to finish of making a painting. Starting with making preparatory studies, you will work up to producing a finished painting.
    Full fee: £299.00
    Senior fee: £299.00
    Concession: £299.00

  2. Learn to use: charcoal

    Learn to use: charcoal

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 23 Mar 2020 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore the creative possibilities that this fragile medium affords. Learn and develop the components of drawing with charcoal’s subtle yet dynamic lines. This is a course for beginners. No experience is necessary.
    Full fee: £79.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £48.00

  3. Get skills in: drawing in perspective

    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 24 Mar 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Drawing systems such as perspective, isometric and shading models will be explored, developed and applied to imagined and observed objects and spaces. This will enable you to visualise ideas through the use of these systems and provide a reference for future use and study.
    Full fee: £119.00
    Senior fee: £119.00
    Concession: £73.00

  4. Drawing traditional portraits: 2 day pose

    Course Date: Tue 24 Mar 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Develop your portrait drawing skills using traditional methods of observation. Working from a variety of portrait models you will work predominately with charcoal and pencil. This is a mixed ability course open to all levels.
    Full fee: £249.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £152.00

  5. Learn to use: colour media in drawing

    Course Date: Tue 24 Mar 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore different colour media such as pencils, pen and ink and pastels, discovering their unique qualities and the possibilities each has to offer. Learn how basic colour theory can help control colour while working from observation.
    Full fee: £79.00
    Senior fee: £63.00
    Concession: £48.00

  6. Learn to use: collage

    Learn to use: collage

    Evening
    Course Date: Thu 26 Mar 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: £79.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £48.00

  7. Colour sketchbook for artists and makers

    Course Date: Fri 27 Mar 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Create an experimental colour sketchbook that will serve as a vital personal resource to inform your work as an artist or maker. Combining theory and practice, experimentation, intuition and personal interest this practical course for creatives will help you unlock ways of using colour in a dynamic way.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £119.00
    Concession: £91.00

  8. Try it out: oil painting

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 28 Mar 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Experience painting in oils. Through simple exercises, learn to mix and apply oil colours and explore oil painting techniques and materials. The perfect way to start oil painting.
    Full fee: £79.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £48.00

  9. MISA GOTT First Day of Spring Monotype

    Contemporary Monotype: stencils and collage

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 28 Mar 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    The ‘low-tech’ nature of monoprinting makes it one of the most accessible methods of printmaking but also one of the most creative. Combined with collage, stencils and lasercut vignettes this will be an exciting and enjoyable course to develop and inform your current art practice or, as a starting point for complete beginners.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £149.00
    Concession: £149.00

  10. Portrait painting: two-day pose for intermediates

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 29 Mar 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Enjoy spending two Sundays painting a portrait from a single pose. Working in layers of tone and subtle colour, you'll create a richly resolved and expressive portrait painting.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £149.00
    Concession: £149.00

  11. 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

  12. 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

  13. 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

  14. 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

  15. 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

  1. 3
  2. 4
  3. 5
  4. 6
  5. 7

Can't see a course you want?

Add this category to your waiting list to set up alerts and we will update you when new courses are released online.

Add to your waiting list