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. London print archive visits: Tate Britain AM

    Course Date: Fri 5 Jun 2020
    Location on this date: OS - Off Site
    The London print and drawing archive visits are a great opportunity to see original pieces up close and unframed, alongside relevant work from the permanent collections. Tutor led, these guided sessions allow exploration of techniques and ideas and a chance to be inspired by a range of major artists.
    Full fee: £39.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £39.00

  2. Laser-cutting and woodcut for relief printmaking

    Laser-cutting and woodcut for relief printmaking

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 6 Jun 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Create a digital file which is used to laser-cut /engrave intricate hand drawn designs, photographic imagery or text into plywood blocks. You will print these using traditional and experimental methods by hand and using a press, to create a small edition of prints. This course combines digital and traditional processes, allowing you to experiment with printing techniques and develop multicolour prints.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £149.00
    Concession: £149.00

  3. Photoshop for printmaking

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 8 Jun 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £129.00
    Concession: £79.00

  4. Exploring nature in glorious colour

    Course Date: Tue 9 Jun 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Celebrate the glorious colours found in nature by working from observation of natural forms. You will be encouraged to respond to the subject expressively using paint and other colour media to create a number of studies and one or more finished pieces.
    Full fee: £399.00
    Senior fee: £319.00
    Concession: £243.00

  5. Drawing and painting: personal projects

    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 9 Jun 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Develop your own ideas in drawing and painting with reference to the work of contemporary artists and experimental processes on this higher level course. Ideal for students who have completed 'Drawing 1' or ‘Painting 1’, ‘Painting continued’ or equivalent drawing and painting courses.
    Full fee: £279.00
    Senior fee: £279.00
    Concession: £279.00

  6. Life drawing in depth

    Life drawing in depth

    Course Date: Wed 10 Jun 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    A comprehensive course to build skills, vision and flair in drawing the human form. Use traditional and experimental approaches and a range of media, including charcoal and pastel.
    Full fee: £349.00
    Senior fee: £279.00
    Concession: £213.00

  7. Get skills in: mixing paint for skin tones

    Get skills in: mixing paint for skin tones

    Evening
    Course Date: Wed 10 Jun 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    The 'Get Skills in' courses are aimed at those wishing to acquire or refresh skills in specific, vital art practices. This one is a must for life and portrait painters. Learn practical approaches to colour mixing in acrylic and oil paint to create a range of skin tones.
    Full fee: £119.00
    Senior fee: £119.00
    Concession: £73.00

  8. Mindfulness and creativity workshop

    Course Date: Thu 11 Jun 2020 (and 1 other date)
    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 the imagination, explore the dynamics of creative process, in terms of accessing creativity and working through common obstacles.
    Full fee: £79.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £79.00

  9. Print studio workshop: complete a personal project

    Print studio workshop: complete a personal project

    Course Date: Thu 11 Jun 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This course allows you time for sustained, practice based research in the print studio. You will be able to realise a personal project with guidance from the tutor. The course enables experimentation, research and the consolidation of technical skills. You can work using both relief and intaglio process in all their forms also silkscreen and extend these ‘off the wall’ if appropriate to your project.
    Full fee: £399.00
    Senior fee: £319.00
    Concession: £243.00

  10. Oil painting projects

    Oil painting projects

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 13 Jun 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Oil paint is a uniquely luscious medium, capable of heavy impasto effects and also the most delicate transparent colour films. This course is for all levels – both beginners and more experienced painters will find much to learn over various aspects of oil painting.
    Full fee: £299.00
    Senior fee: £299.00
    Concession: £182.00

  11. Painting and the creative imagination

    Painting and the creative imagination

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 14 Jun 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore the role of the imagination in painting and drawing. Develop a toolkit of methods for stimulating, sustaining and enriching your imaginative engagement through a series of guided practical painting and drawing exercises.
    Full fee: £269.00
    Senior fee: £269.00
    Concession: £269.00

  12. Painting 3: reading a paint surface

    Painting 3: reading a paint surface

    Course Date: Thu 18 Jun 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Develop rich and varied paintings by identifying where the paint handling engages and excites, and discover unexpected and challenging ways to take your work forward.
    Full fee: £349.00
    Senior fee: £279.00
    Concession: £213.00

  13. Introduction to oil painting

    Evening
    Course Date: Thu 18 Jun 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    An introduction to the beautiful 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: £199.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £121.00

  14. Life drawing after work

    Life drawing after work

    Evening
    Course Date: Fri 19 Jun 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: £129.00

  15. ELEANOR MORRIS etching

    Developing etching

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 21 Jun 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    The ideal follow-on for those who have done 'Introduction to etching' and would like to go deeper into the techniques and processes of etching. This course will consolidate your existing skills, introduce you to more complex etching processes and help you to find and develop your subject matter in this medium.
    Full fee: £249.00
    Senior fee: £249.00
    Concession: £249.00

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