Art & Design Courses - Online & in London
Explore new and exciting subjects within a range of art and design disciplines, develop your skill set, get the support required to change career or launch yourself as a freelance artist or designer. All this and more delivered through our practical and engaging art and design courses at City Lit.
Our range of part-time, weekend and evening art and design classes are taught by successful artists and practitioners to ensure you get the skills, knowledge and experience you want and deserve. From experimental painting and drawing to contemporary jewellery making, there is sure to be a course for you. Study from 1 day to 2 years, whether you are a complete beginner or a practising artist preparing for an MA. Our courses are designed with you in mind, so you get to spend more time doing what you love.
Set a new goal, start your next creative adventure with City Lit and let us support you to realise your ambitions.
We host exhibitions throughout the year at City Lit Gallery where our students showcase their amazing work.
Any questions? Contact our visual arts team on email@example.com
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- Portrait painting: two session poseCourse start date: Sat 9 Dec 2023 (and 2 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Amanda BrackenDevelop a portrait from life: a structured course to build skills towards making a convincing portrait where the model keeps the same pose over 2 sessions to enable a sustained piece of work.Full fee £199.00 Senior fee £159.00 Concession £129.00
- Repair your jewelleryCourse start date: Sat 9 Dec 2023
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Emilia NettoGot a favourite silver necklace that needs repairing, or a precious ring with loose stones? Why not learn to repair them yourself rather than handing them over to someone else? Pick up some of the skills needed for jewellery repair and maintenance on this popular course, mending damaged items and learning how to best clean and store jewellery to extend the life of your favourite pieces.
Please note that this course does not cover re-stringing/beading as this course is aimed at repairing jewellery made of base and precious metals.
- Try it out: jewellery makingCourse start date: Wed 13 Dec 2023 (and 2 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Elizabeth BoneIdeal for beginners who want to give jewellery making a go. Come and join this short taster course introducing you to basic jewellery processes and techniques to enable you to make a simple piece of jewellery.Full fee £99.00 Senior fee £99.00 Concession £99.00
- Six day taster course in ceramicsCourse start date: Sun 7 Jan 2024
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Alex SimpsonIdeal if you are a beginner and would like to experience and explore the major ways of making pottery – throwing and hand building. Pots will be decorated, glazed and fired during the course.
- Clay sculpture: life and portraitCourse start date: Mon 11 Sep 2023 (and 1 other date)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Valerie MerloFollow in the footsteps of Michelangelo and Rodin and learn how to capture the human figure, both physically and emotionally, on this fascinating practical sculpting course. You will work from a life model to develop your own clay sculpture of the human form.
- Ceramics: surface decoration on clay
- Contemporary printmaking studio: focus on courage to playCourse start date: Mon 8 Jan 2024 (and 1 other date)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Thomas GosebruchExplore and develop personal work using traditional printmaking methods with a contemporary approach. 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 £799.00 Senior fee £639.00 Concession £519.00
- Life painting for beginnersCourse start date: Mon 8 Jan 2024
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Tony HullThis short course is a great introduction to painting directly from the nude model. Using simple projects, you will
explore different ways to represent the human form in paint, with encouraging, helpful guidance from an experienced tutor. Suitable for absolute beginners.Full fee £279.00 Senior fee £223.00 Concession £181.00
- Pottery: evening courseCourse start date: Tue 12 Sep 2023 (and 2 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Trish SpenceFor those with previous experience who want to work towards their own goals, or for beginners who want to learn hand-building and throwing processes. We will also cover glazing and surface decoration.
- Life drawing after workCourse start date: Mon 20 Nov 2023 (and 6 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Eleanor BedlowA 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 life models, in a range of materials and with a variety of poses. You will be working from the unclothed model, both male and female.
- City Lit textiles: surface, structure, stitchCourse start date: Tue 9 Jan 2024 (and 1 other date)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Louise BaldwinInvestigate textile structures and surfaces through this project based course. Develop an experimental portfolio of 2D and 3D stitched samples, sketchbook research and aim towards a finished piece.
- Painting: colour mixingCourse start date: Tue 9 Jan 2024 (and 3 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Chris HoughA concise study of colour usage. 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 and oil paint.Full fee £189.00 Senior fee £151.00 Concession £123.00
- Jewellery: design labCourse start date: Wed 20 Sep 2023 (and 2 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Louise Seijen Ten HoornFancy working on your own jewellery projects in a professional workshop with an expert tutor? Join our interactive jewellery design lab to perfect your skills, try different techniques, and discover new design approaches. Develop your own projects with expert guidance, and step outside your comfort zone to produce top-quality pieces.
- Sculpture workshopCourse start date: Wed 27 Sep 2023 (and 2 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Annie AttridgeRealise your personal project in 3D. Come with an idea and you will be supported through your making to a final piece. Learn how to structure your idea from inspiration to reality. Ideal for students with previous experience or students who may need extra workshop time and guidance to complete a project.Full fee £399.00 Senior fee £319.00 Concession £259.00
- City Lit pre-foundation courseCourse start date: Wed 27 Sep 2023 (and 2 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Simon English, Ute Kreyman, Marcus RichardsThis exciting and intensive course is a chance to develop key creative skills, methods and thinking in art and design, across 2D, 3D, life drawing and critical studies, to prepare you for entry to our UAL-validated, Level 3 Foundation Diploma in Art & Design.Full fee £799.00 Senior fee £639.00 Concession £559.00
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