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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. New for 2020 we now offer a creative portfolio of live online courses as well as our face-face studio based teaching.

Set a new goal, start your next creative adventure with City Lit and let us support you to realise your ambitions.

Many of our courses are delivered online. For more information about our live online courses, please see our guide to online learning.

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. London photography: River Thames
    Course Date:  Tue 8 Jun 2021

    Location on this date:  OS - Off Site

    Explore and discover London through daytime photography walks around locations rich in photographic potential. The walks include the River Thames, from the Aldwych area eastwards to the City and from Covent Garden through Lincoln’s Inn Fields to St Paul’s Cathedral. Bring your own camera and comfortable walking shoes as you capture places, spaces, objects and people.
    Full fee £119.00 Senior fee £95.00 Concession £60.00
  2. London photography: wildlife in the city
    Course Date:  Thu 8 Jul 2021

    Location on this date:  OS - Off Site

    This is an opportunity to enjoy the surroundings, flora and fauna of some of London’s finest parks whilst learning photography skills long the way. Suitable for beginners and more advanced.
    Full fee £99.00 Senior fee £99.00 Concession £99.00
  3. Drawing and painting landscapes
    Course Date:  Tue 4 May 2021 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  OS - Off Site

    Have you always wanted to draw landscapes in a sketchbook?

    On this course, you’ll learn basic techniques for landscape studies, in two different locations near to the City Lit.
    Full fee £129.00 Senior fee £103.00 Concession £65.00
  4. Thinking through drawing: National Gallery
    Course Date:  Thu 29 Apr 2021 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  OS - Off Site

    Work from a fascinating range of artefacts and objects in the National Gallery while developing your drawing skills. Explore the challenges and pleasures of sketchbook drawing methods using a variety of drawing materials under expert guidance from the tutor.
    Full fee £189.00 Senior fee £151.00 Concession £95.00

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