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!

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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. Friday Lates: friends and enemies - Bacon and Freud

    Evening
    Course Date: Fri 15 Nov 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    A closer look at Lucian Freud and Francis Bacon, two of Britain’s most important modern artists, and their volatile relationship.
    Full fee: £19.00
    Senior fee: £19.00
    Concession: £12.00

  3. London print archive visits: Tate AM

    Course Date: Fri 15 Nov 2019
    Location on this date: OS - Off Site
    The archive visits are an opportunity to get in touch, nearly, with original prints and drawings - by artists ranging from Turner to contemporary international. Be inspired by printmaking as these guided visits enable you to find out more about the techniques and print processes used to make the works you will see close up.
    Full fee: £29.00
    Senior fee: £29.00
    Concession: £29.00

  4. 3D Print a ring using Rhino

    Course Date: Fri 15 Nov 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn the basic steps to 3D model a ring using Rhino software in our bespoke digital and design lab. Send your file to be 3D printed in resin and leave with a simple piece of jewellery to take away. All materials included.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £149.00
    Concession: £91.00

  5. Collecting art for beginners

    Course Date: Fri 15 Nov 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Everything you wanted to know about collecting contemporary art but were afraid to ask. Discover how and where to buy art in today’s marketplace and get to know your lithographs from your etchings, auctions from online, and commission from conservation.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £119.00
    Concession: £91.00

  6. Magdalane Odundo

    Close-up photography course

    Course Date: Fri 15 Nov 2019
    Location on this date: PS - Photography Studio
    Zoom in on the detail, and discover the creative and practical craft of close-up and macro photography. Explore specific techniques and appropriate equipment, and undertake practical projects to produce your own striking images.
    Full fee: £109.00
    Senior fee: £87.00
    Concession: £66.00

  7. Creative photography course

    Creative photography course

    Evening
    Course Date: Fri 15 Nov 2019 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: PS - Photography Studio
    Always playing around with creative photographic ideas? Fancy some expert guidance on developing your ideas into a proper project? Come and experiment with ideas and techniques, whether you're photographing people, landscapes, still-life or other genres. Develop a project from start to finish, learning both the theory and practicalities of planning, editing, printing and presentation.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £121.00

  8. Comic book workshop: making

    Evening
    Course Date: Fri 15 Nov 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn how to use illustration, cartooning and collage to create innovative mini comics or fanzines. Find out how to self-publish your work and be part of the vibrant underground comic movement.
    Full fee: £249.00
    Senior fee: £249.00
    Concession: £152.00

  9. Hand knitting for improvers

    Hand knitting for improvers

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 16 Nov 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Take your knitting beyond simple stocking stitch, adding colour and texture by playing with stitches, stripes and learning techniques such as lace and Aran knitting.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £121.00

  10. Vectorworks for beginners

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 16 Nov 2019 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn how to draw 2D and 3D design ideas using a computer. Vectorworks is very user-friendly, industry standard software that is ideal for architectural planning, interior design projects, 3D modeling and landscaping.
    Full fee: £329.00
    Senior fee: £329.00
    Concession: £201.00

  11. Modern calligraphy

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 16 Nov 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn how to write elegant stylish letterforms using a flexible pointed nib with ink. Once you’ve learnt how to write a basic alphabet we’ll begin breaking the rules of traditional calligraphy to find a style that is all your own.
    Full fee: £299.00
    Senior fee: £299.00
    Concession: £182.00

  12. Art icons: Kandinsky and Expressionism

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 16 Nov 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore Expressionism as it developed in different locations and within different movement. It will focus on Kandinsky as its key example, considering issues such as content ambitions, artistic influences and stylistic developments.
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £55.00
    Concession: £42.00

  13. richurd scurfield

    Photography event: nature in London parks

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 16 Nov 2019 (and 1 other date)
    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: £79.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £48.00

  14. Botanical illustration: stage 1

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 16 Nov 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Botanical illustration is both an art form and a means of scientific engagement. Learn about depicting form, colour and differences in plant species with precision and detail on this studio and location-based course.
    Full fee: £279.00
    Senior fee: £279.00
    Concession: £170.00

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