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.

Are you a past City Lit Photography student and would like to see your work feature in a central London photography show? This March the 'I used to be a photography student' exhibition will feature the work of past City Lit students who have completed one of our photography courses in the last 5 years. Submit up to 5 photographs by Thursday 27 February 2020 to be considered for the exhibition.

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

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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 InDesign: stage 1

    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 10 Mar 2020 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Adobe InDesign is the key desktop publishing software used to create posters, flyers, brochures, magazines and books. On this stage 1 course you'll learn how to plan and design a publication, construct simple advertisments and lay out a multi-column page.
    Full fee: £249.00
    Senior fee: £249.00
    Concession: £249.00

  3. Hand-on art history: muted colour

    Course Date: Thu 12 Mar 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    While we often privilege the brightest colours, this course will focus on how to make the most of muted colour. Taking inspiration examples from art history of grisaille, tonal painting, and the advantages of subdued colour you will practice these techniques before developing personal work of your own.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £121.00

  4. Creative photography course

    Creative photography course

    Evening
    Course Date: Thu 12 Mar 2020 (and 1 other date)
    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, landscape, 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

  5. 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

  6. Try it out after work: 20 drawings in a night

    Evening
    Course Date: Fri 13 Mar 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    A high energy programme of directed and self-directed drawing projects, with rapid shifts in materials, scale, subject and focus. Strictly no discards - come ready to play, risk, invent and discuss! For those with some drawing experience.
    Full fee: £39.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £24.00

  7. Print club

    Print club

    Evening
    Course Date: Fri 13 Mar 2020 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Popular tutor-led printmaking studio sessions, designed for you to work on your own personal print projects. With a tutor available for help and guidance you can decide on your project when you arrive, however it is essential to have some experience of printmaking, this is not a taught beginners class.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £129.00
    Concession: £129.00

  8. City Lit Pro: Adobe Lightroom

    Evening
    Course Date: Fri 13 Mar 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Used to using Adobe Lightroom to manage your photos but looking to advance your skills? Get even more out of this essential software for photographers by exploring its functions in more depth and getting to grips with more complex elements, all with an expert tutor on hand to troubleshoot your questions.
    Full fee: £349.00
    Senior fee: £349.00
    Concession: £349.00

  9. Textiles and surface pattern: understanding repeats

    Textiles and surface pattern: understanding repeats

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 15 Mar 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Discover the basics skills of repeat patterns including straight repeats, drop repeats and complex repeats in this fun and hands on course. Build repeats using drawing and printing, then move onto creating hand printed textile samples. Suitable for all levels.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £149.00
    Concession: £91.00

  10. Animal forms in ceramic

    Animal forms in ceramic

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 15 Mar 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Have fun exploring the possibilities of designing small scale animal forms in clay. Slab and hand building will be taught along with tooling techniques to bring your figures to life. Some experience with clay is beneficial.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £199.00

  11. Embroidery and embellishment for fashion and textiles

    Embroidery and embellishment for fashion and textiles

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 15 Mar 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    An introduction to the world of embroidery and embellishment. Explore a concept of your choice through experimentation with embroidery and embellishment techniques using hand and machine methods.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £121.00

  12. Wikimedia commons - ujhar Singh Bundela Kneels in Submission to Shah Jahan, signed Bichitr, c. 1630, Chester Beatty Library

    Focus on: Mughal court fashion in the 16th and 17th centuries

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 15 Mar 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Study the distinctive sartorial identity of court attire under the early Mughal emperors of India, and its development from a fusion of Central Asian, Iranian and Indian traditions in textiles and dress.
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £55.00
    Concession: £42.00

  13. Beginners' painting projects

    Beginners' painting projects

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 15 Mar 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Over 4 Sundays, this course enables you to complete a painting project. Working to a given theme you will learn the process from start to finish of making a painting. Starting with making preparatory studies, you will work up to producing a finished painting.
    Full fee: £299.00
    Senior fee: £299.00
    Concession: £299.00

  14. Designer books for book designers I

    Designer books for book designers I

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 15 Mar 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Interested in how to make dynamic book structures? Then this is the course for you - an opportunity to create a series of books based on individual key graphic design elements - line, colour, shape, image and type.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £143.00
    Concession: £109.00

  15. 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

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