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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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: Tate Modern

    Evening
    Course Date: Fri 19 Jul 2019
    Location on this date: OS - Off Site
    Join us for a ‘summer late’ session at the Tate Modern and explore a number of important works from the permanent collection. Discover, discuss and enjoy the evening ambience at the newly extended Tate Modern. #arthistory #fridaylates #tatemodern.
    Full fee: £19.00
    Senior fee: £15.00
    Concession: £12.00

  3. How to compose a picture

    Course Date: Fri 19 Jul 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn the basics of composing a picture and discover why some compositions are more interesting than others. Explore compositional elements to help strengthen a picture and try out techniques such as ‘rule of thirds’ and the 'golden section’. Ideal for improving and learning new skills.
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £55.00
    Concession: £42.00

  4. Think like an artist: in 18th century Britain

    Course Date: Fri 19 Jul 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore the artistic world of 18th century Britain from the perspective of the artist. How did an artist train? What did it take to be successful? What demands and challenges did leading artists face? Includes gallery visit. #onedaycourse #arthistory #gainsborough #hogarth #reynolds.
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £55.00
    Concession: £42.00

  5. Summer nights taster: speed life drawing

    Evening
    Course Date: Fri 19 Jul 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Discover new ways of drawing the human body in a fun, fast paced evening that combines practical exercises with theory and techniques.
    Full fee: £29.00
    Senior fee: £29.00
    Concession: £29.00

  6. Mokulito

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 20 Jul 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Mokulito or wood lithography uses plywood as a printing matrix to draw with inks, sharpies and lithographic crayons and create images that will print as small editions.
    Full fee: £119.00
    Senior fee: £119.00
    Concession: £119.00

  7. Think like an artist: in 19th century Britain

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 20 Jul 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore the artistic world of 19th century Britain from the perspective of the artist. How did an artist train? What did it take to be successful? What new demands and challenges did leading artists face? Includes gallery visit. #arthistory #onedaycourse #JMWturner #PreRaphaelite.
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £55.00
    Concession: £42.00

  8. Victorian architecture in London: a clash of old and new

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 21 Jul 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Eclecticism defines 19th-century architecture. This course will look at key styles including neo-classical, gothic revival, early modernism and those rooted in design reforms, such as the arts and crafts movement. Tutor: Rachel Sanders.
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £55.00
    Concession: £42.00

  9. Print, design and bind: a book in a week

    Print, design and bind: a book in a week

    Course Date: Mon 22 Jul 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Come and enjoy a week in the print and book studios and leave with an artist’s book. This course will encourage you to experiment with printmaking techniques and bookbinding structures and help you to develop your initial ideas into a finished work. Some printmaking and/or bookbinding experience may be beneficial but not essential.
    Full fee: £209.00
    Senior fee: £167.00
    Concession: £127.00

  10. Still-life in pastels

    Course Date: Mon 22 Jul 2019 (and 3 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore a variety of techniques and approaches to making a still-life in pastels. Learn how to mix pastels on paper, choose suitable materials and supports to allow you to create a finished pastel drawing.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £121.00

  11. Drawing and painting from the imagination intensive

    Drawing and painting from the imagination intensive

    Course Date: Mon 22 Jul 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore the richness of drawing, painting and the creative imagination. Develop a toolkit of methods for stimulating and enriching your imaginative engagement, with a range of subject matter. This course provides complementary experience and a valuable addition to more formal drawing and painting courses.
    Full fee: £279.00
    Senior fee: £223.00
    Concession: £170.00

  12. Illustration: an introduction to visual storytelling

    Course Date: Mon 22 Jul 2019 (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: £199.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £121.00

  13. Design your own garden: intensive

    Course Date: Mon 22 Jul 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore the exciting opportunities and challenges involved in designing a small garden on this fast paced practical course. Develop your skills and creativity and learn how to maximise the potential of even the smallest spaces through practical workshops.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £121.00

  14. Explore your creativity intensive

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 22 Jul 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Condense your learning on this 4 evening intensive course. Tap into your artistic talents through a series of fun, practical exercises that will help you start drawing, looking at art, responding to the world around you and working with your imagination and ideas.
    Full fee: £139.00
    Senior fee: £139.00
    Concession: £85.00

  15. Movements in art: Impressionism

    Course Date: Mon 22 Jul 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Study the work of a controversial group of painters working in and around Paris from the late 1860s and 1870s and explore how these artists re-thought their creative practice in response to modern life. #arthistory #onedaycourse #impressionism.
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £55.00
    Concession: £42.00

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