Graphic Design & illustration Courses in London

From comic books to storyboards, our extensive range of multi-levelled courses cover a wide range of subjects relating to illustration. Our courses are taught by passionate and experienced industry experts in an inspirational learning environment. You will learn the skills and techniques necessary for contemporary design practice with individual professional guidance. Our students can now take advantage of our state-of-the-art Digital and Design Lab.

Whether you’re free evenings, daytimes or weekends, we have a variety of dates and times for you to choose from. Any questions? Contact our visual arts team on 020 7492 2700 Monday - Friday between 10am - 5pm.

Check out our tutor Dee Shulman's top tips for writing and illustrating for children.

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  1. Graphic design workshop: logo design

    Graphic design workshop: logo design

    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 10 Mar 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    What makes a logo work and what doesn’t? Explore the purpose of a logo, the fundamental properties of a successful design, corporate identity, image and branding. Look at real life case studies.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £129.00
    Concession: £79.00

  2. Adobe Photoshop and digital drawing workshop

    Course Date: Thu 12 Mar 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Get guided help in using Photoshop to develop and produce your own work in a workshop environment. There will be a focus on using a Wacom pen and pad to draw directly into the computer. This course will be tailored to your individual needs and is suitable if you have some experience of Photoshop.
    Full fee: £139.00
    Senior fee: £111.00
    Concession: £85.00

  3. Illustration workshop: design for editorial and advertising

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 15 Mar 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore the world of illustration and its different areas. Experiment and develop your work through a series of projects. This course also covers an introduction to scanning and digital imaging with Photoshop.
    Full fee: £229.00
    Senior fee: £229.00
    Concession: £229.00

  4. Graphic design workshop: a-z of typography

    Graphic design workshop: a-z of typography

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 21 Mar 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Typography is the keystone of good graphic design. On this practical course you will develop an appreciation of typography and learn how to use the professional software Adobe Indesign and Adobe Illustrator to effectively create and manipulate type.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £149.00
    Concession: £91.00

  5. Painting and drawing with a Wacom pad in Photoshop

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 20 Apr 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Using a Wacom tablet and stylus allows you to paint and draw more naturally than with a mouse. Learn how to use the tablet and the exciting range of brushes available in Adobe Photoshop CC to create and combine digital pencil drawings and paintings. This course is suitable for students with some Photoshop experience.
    Full fee: £79.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £48.00

  6. Illustration: stage 2

    Course Date: Mon 20 Apr 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Develop your illustration professional portfolio and build your confidence in responding creatively and effectively to illustration briefs using a wide range of media. This course helps you to improve your research techniques and confidence in being innovative in your approach.
    Full fee: £279.00
    Senior fee: £223.00
    Concession: £170.00

  7. 20 projects in graphic design

    20 projects in graphic design

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 20 Apr 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    With an emphasis on an experimental approach to generating images and visualising ideas, this fast moving graphic design course will unlock your creativity through a combination of hands-on and basic computer techniques using Adobe Illustrator CC.
    Full fee: £139.00
    Senior fee: £139.00
    Concession: £85.00

  8. Children's book illustration: advanced practice

    Evening
    Course Date: Wed 22 Apr 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    An intensive highly focused follow up course to develop design, drawing, imagination, characterisation and narrative skills. Ideal if you’re planning to prepare a portfolio for presentation to publishers or wishing to further develop your skills and imagination.
    Full fee: £379.00
    Senior fee: £379.00
    Concession: £231.00

  9. Try it out: Illustration

    Course Date: Thu 23 Apr 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Discover what it means to be an illustrator, and the world of opportunities this offers you. This practical short course is a guided introduction to the world of illustration, and ideal if you are thinking about either starting Illustration or developing your practice.
    Full fee: £39.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £39.00

  10. Children's book illustration: all levels

    Evening
    Course Date: Fri 24 Apr 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Develop your own style and characters while exploring a variety of media, techniques, design and layout possibilities. Learn how to research and develop ideas in response to a relevant brief. Basic materials included.
    Full fee: £279.00
    Senior fee: £279.00
    Concession: £170.00

  11. Botanical illustration: stage 3

    Course Date: Fri 24 Apr 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Botanical illustration is popular in branding, advertising, textile design and book illustrations. On this advanced practical course you will develop traditional techniques in botanical illustration and then transforms these into vibrant and versatile digital designs using Adobe Illustrator. Invaluable for your professional portfolio.
    Full fee: £549.00
    Senior fee: £439.00
    Concession: £335.00

  12. Adobe Photoshop professional retouching

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 25 Apr 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn how to use some of the tools and processes used by professionals to enhance your pictures, remove unwanted elements and improve the professional quality of your images.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £129.00
    Concession: £79.00

  13. Graphic design and illustration: stage 2

    Graphic design and illustration: stage 2

    Evening
    Course Date: Thu 30 Apr 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Are you interested in graphic design, illustration or both? Want to explore this further? For those with little or no experience and an enthusiasm for visual communication and graphic image.
    Full fee: £359.00
    Senior fee: £359.00
    Concession: £219.00

  14. Illustration: stage 1

    Course Date: Thu 30 Apr 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn to communicate ideas through image making. Create a portfolio of work using a variety of traditional and contemporary tools and techniques including collage, cut outs, drawing, paint, 3D objects and digital.
    Full fee: £279.00
    Senior fee: £223.00
    Concession: £170.00

  15. Children's picture book course: stage 1

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 2 May 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Ever thought about writing and/or illustrating your own children’s picture book? Not sure where to start? Here’s the opportunity to get hands-on professional input, whilst exploring your ideas. All levels welcome.
    Full fee: £99.00
    Senior fee: £99.00
    Concession: £60.00

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