Art & Design Courses in London

City Lit Art & Design offers the most diverse range of part-time, weekend and evening courses in London, taught by successful artists and practitioners. Rated ‘outstanding’ in our last government inspection our art classes include some of the most popular subjects in London; from photography, fashion and textiles, drawing and painting, print, graphic designinterior design and garden design courses, just to name a few. Whether you are a complete beginner or a practising artist, we are sure we have an art course for you!

Many of our digital and design students can now take advantage of our state-of-the-art Digital and Design Lab.

Get in touch on 020 7492 2700 Monday-Friday between 10am-5pm. 

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  1. City Lit gift vouchers- the perfect gift

    City Lit gift vouchers- the perfect gift

    Looking for that perfect present? Treat someone to the gift of learning with a course at City Lit. Available from £10, our gift vouchers can be used to book a place on any of our courses, from London walks and food tasting to museum visits, poetry and much more. Simply purchase your voucher and the recipient can choose from thousands of courses, at a time which suits them.
    From: £10.00

  2. The basketry project: investigate, explore, make

    The basketry project: investigate, explore, make

    Course Date: Mon 20 Apr 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn new skills to explore and expand your existing skill set. Using hexagonal plaiting basketry techniques, the emphasis will be on developing ideas and practice through personal research, and working with a range of materials.

    Please note there will be no class session on 04/05/2020 and 25/05/2020 due to changes of bank holidays.
    Full fee: £499.00
    Senior fee: £399.00
    Concession: £304.00

  3. Surface finishes for clay and plaster

    Course Date: Mon 20 Apr 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Sculptures are not always glazed, explore and experiment different mediums to patina your terracotta or stoneware clay or plaster artworks. Compare bronze powder V bronze filler or shellac and pigments, graphite, inks, acrylic or oil paint or waxes.
    Full fee: £229.00
    Senior fee: £183.00
    Concession: £140.00

  4. Clay sculpture: portrait head

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 20 Apr 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    The head is the focal point of each person; create a portrait that examines both the structure as well as the emotion of the model.
    Full fee: £379.00
    Senior fee: £379.00
    Concession: £231.00

  5. Beginners' drawing intensive

    Beginners' drawing intensive

    Course Date: Mon 20 Apr 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    An enjoyable and interesting introduction to drawing; explore traditional and less traditional methods as you draw simple objects. Get inspired by realist and more abstract approaches to start you on a new path in drawing.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £119.00
    Concession: £91.00

  6. Beginners' painting intensive

    Beginners' painting intensive

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 20 Apr 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn and develop essential painting skills over three consecutive days. Each day will focus on an aspect of painting, covering key concepts including colour, tone, composition and brushwork. Ideal if you have little or no painting experience.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £179.00
    Concession: £109.00

  7. Abstract painting, focus on colour and large-scale techniques

    Course Date: Mon 20 Apr 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Inspired by the Abstract Expressionists? Explore a range of large-scale painting techniques, including staining, squeegees, rollers and stencils. Learn how to investigate ideas in tone and colour, and develop the art of controlled experimentation! Some basic experience required.
    Full fee: £299.00
    Senior fee: £239.00
    Concession: £182.00

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. Introduction to 3D printing using Rhino

    Introduction to 3D printing using Rhino

    Course Date: Mon 20 Apr 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This course is designed to introduce Rhino software as a tool for designing for 3D Printing, taking you through the basic commands, and how they can be used to develop your designs and produce accurate 3D prints.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £179.00
    Concession: £109.00

  11. Landscape in art

    Course Date: Mon 20 Apr 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    Can a depiction of a landscape ever simply be JUST a landscape? Or is it a view onto a wider world, is there a context or, in the words of David Hockney, a “bigger picture?”.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘How will I be taught’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £99.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £60.00

  12. Beginners' conservation

    Course Date: Mon 20 Apr 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    On this course, you will be introduced to techniques for the cleaning, repair and conservation of paper. You will also learn about the repair and conservation of paper and cloth-bound books. Suitable for beginners.
    Full fee: £299.00
    Senior fee: £239.00
    Concession: £182.00

  13. AMANDA SEABORN

    Print workshop: drypoint and intaglio

    Course Date: Mon 20 Apr 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Drypoint is a way of creating grooves in a solid surface, it produces a rich unique type of drawn line, from which you will make prints using intaglio inking methods, This workshop offers the opportunity to use specialist techniques and tools and gain insight into how these sit within the creative practice of artists using drypoint. For all levels, although some experience of drawing is preferable.
    Full fee: £79.00
    Senior fee: £63.00
    Concession: £79.00

  14. Print workshop: large-scale relief printing

    Print workshop: large-scale relief printing

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 20 Apr 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Large scale printmaking enables expressive mark making. Use woodcut, linocut and collograph techniques to produce big, bold and multi-coloured, multi-layered prints for you to take home.
    Full fee: £229.00
    Senior fee: £229.00
    Concession: £140.00

  15. Natalie Mccarthy

    Street photography course

    Course Date: Mon 20 Apr 2020 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: PS - Photography Studio
    Enjoy capturing the vibrancy and drama of streetlife with your camera. On this practical course you will learn effective composition, maximising light, responding quickly to events, being unobtrusive, and the legalities and ethics of streetlife photography.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £121.00

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