Art & design - Keeley Street

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.

Courses available both in-person and online

We offer a range of courses allowing you to choose between online and in-person learning. All our courses are live, interactive, and taught by expert tutors. No matter how you prefer to learn, you’ll receive the same great City Lit experience. See our guide to online learning for more information about accessing our live online courses.

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 visual.arts@citylit.ac.uk or call us on 020 7492 2700, Monday to Friday between 10am-12pm or 2pm-4pm.

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  1. Sculpture: inspired by Giacometti
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sun 29 Jan 2023 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Martin Hanson
    A bronze by Swiss sculptor Giacometti recently sold at auction for £65,000,000. Create your own by researching



    materials, building an armature, sculpting directly in plaster and colour your sculpture to a realistic bronze finish. All



    abilities welcome.
    Full fee £169.00 Senior fee £135.00 Concession £110.00
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  2. Etching: photographic techniques
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sun 29 Jan 2023

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Sue Baker Kenton
    This course teaches you how to transfer your own designs and images to an etched metal plate where you can develop them further and print in this 'hands on' workshop. Photo etching processes are great for producing detailed imagery and are ripe for experimenting with colour inking.
    Full fee £179.00 Senior fee £143.00 Concession £116.00
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  3. Screenprinting: experimental techniques
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sun 19 Feb 2023 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Rolina Elsje Blok
    Enjoy being guided through inspirational and experimental screenprinting methods. You'll try a variety of mixed media techniques that will energise and enliven your artwork - a great way to expand your image making practice and your portfolio.
    Full fee £179.00 Senior fee £143.00 Concession £116.00
  4. Oil painting: focus on portraiture
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sun 12 Mar 2023

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Brian Sayers
    Learn to draw and paint portraits using traditional methods of observation, composition and mark making. Working from a variety of professional portrait models you will start with pencil and charcoal and progress on to oil painting.
    Full fee £199.00 Senior fee £159.00 Concession £129.00
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  5. Sculpture: personal project
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sun 19 Mar 2023 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Annie Attridge
    Realise 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 £199.00 Senior fee £159.00 Concession £129.00
  6. Experimental sculpture in plaster and clay
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sun 7 May 2023

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Valerie Merlo
    Explore the possibilities of modelling in clay and plaster. Taking inspiration from contemporary sculpture, work from



    found objects to develop your imagination, explore techniques of modelling, casting and transform forms according to your imagination. All levels of experience welcome.
    Full fee £199.00 Senior fee £159.00 Concession £129.00
  7. Introduction to painting still-life
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sun 7 May 2023

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Learn the essentials of Still-life painting from paint handling and colour theory to composition.



    Dedicate some time to developing your painting in a series of controlled steps. Learn to select and prepare surfaces and materials, build a composition around a still-life and make supplementary studies to guide your colour application. For absolute beginners.
    Full fee £199.00 Senior fee £159.00 Concession £129.00
  8. Learn to use Rhino for jewellery design and production
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sun 21 May 2023

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Emilia Netto
    Learn more advanced Rhino commands and how to apply these to create more complex 3D models with an emphasis on designing, adapting and applying repeat patterns in 3D. Send your file to be 3D printed and leave with a 3D print of your own design. All materials included.
    Full fee £189.00 Senior fee £151.00 Concession £123.00

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