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. Introduction to experimental mixed media sketchbook

    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 17 Sep 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    A fantastic introduction to creative processes using a variety of different media to develop an exciting sketchbook. A sketchbook is a great place to try things out, make mistakes and take risks - all in the nature of experimentation.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £129.00
    Concession: £79.00

  3. Draw a portrait: 2 session pose

    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 17 Sep 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Draw a portrait from the life model who will keep the same pose over 2 sessions. This long pose will enable you to develop a sustained study with the aim of resolving a finished piece of work by the end of the course.
    Full fee: £79.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £48.00

  4. Bookbinding: bradel binding

    Bookbinding: bradel binding

    Course Date: Tue 17 Sep 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    The bradel binding can be traced back to the eighteenth century and although it resembles a case binding, the techniques used to construct the book make it much more durable. This structure can be adapted for use with paper, cloth and leather. Not suitable for beginners.
    Full fee: £229.00
    Senior fee: £183.00
    Concession: £140.00

  5. Try it out: animation

    Course Date: Tue 17 Sep 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Ever fancied producing your own animations for web, devices and video? Come and learn the basics of creating professional-looking drawn animated sequences using the software application Animate CC (formerly known as Flash.). An ideal taster if you are interested in our 30 week City Lit animation course but would like to try it out before signing up.


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    Full fee: £39.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £39.00

  6. Try it out: photography

    Course Date: Tue 17 Sep 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: PS - Photography Studio
    Experience learning in the photography department. Shoot some digital images, download your pictures onto a computer, make simple edits using an image editing program (Photoshop) and create a high quality print to take away with you.
    Full fee: £39.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £39.00

  7. Foundation diploma in art and design: stage 1

    Course Date: Tue 17 Sep 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This exciting course is a chance to develop key creative skills and approaches to art and design in 2D, 3D, life drawing and critical studies. If you complete stage 1 successfully you'll be able to progress onto stage 2 of the formal Foundation Diploma in Art & Design. Please note that the course runs for two days (10.30 - 16.30) per week. Students are able to choose between studying on Tuesdays and Wednesdays OR Wednesdays and Fridays. In addition to the two days a week there will be six evening sessions (17:30 - 20:00) on Wednesday evenings.
    Full fee: £699.00
    Senior fee: £559.00

  8. Japanese woodcut

    Course Date: Tue 17 Sep 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    An introduction to Japanese Woodcut spread over two full days. The process is water based, non-toxic and handmade. You will learn how to design, carve and make a multi-coloured print. No prior experience necessary.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £121.00

  9. 50 drawings in a day

    Course Date: Tue 17 Sep 2019 (and 8 other dates)
    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: £99.00
    Senior fee: £99.00
    Concession: £99.00

  10. Introduction to jewellery making

    Introduction to jewellery making

    Course Date: Tue 17 Sep 2019 (and 3 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn and develop a range of essential jewellery making techniques and processes for creating metal jewellery. This course is designed for beginners who would like to gain fundamental skills like sawing, filing, sanding, drilling, texturing, forging and soldering. Explore these techniques in set projects and use them to design and make your own pieces.
    Full fee: £249.00
    Senior fee: £199.00

  11. SketchUp Pro for beginners

    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 17 Sep 2019 (and 3 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn to visualise and model interior spaces and 3D forms with this easy-to-use and intuitive program. It is a perfect addition to our interior and/or garden design courses. The software is very affordable and available for home use on a PC or Mac.
    Full fee: £329.00
    Senior fee: £329.00
    Concession: £201.00

  12. Book conservation and repair: paper and cloth-bound books

    Book conservation and repair: paper and cloth-bound books

    Course Date: Wed 18 Sep 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Look at the cleaning, repair and conservation of paper, both as flat documents and in book format, and the repair and conservation of paper and cloth-bound books. For those with some bookbinding experience.
    Full fee: £499.00
    Senior fee: £399.00
    Concession: £304.00

  13. Introduction to painting still-life

    Course Date: Wed 18 Sep 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn the essentials of Still-life painting step by step, from paint handling and colour theory to composition.

    For absolute beginners.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £121.00

  14. Photography workshop: speedlight and camera flash

    Evening
    Course Date: Wed 18 Sep 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: PS - Photography Studio
    Lighten things up: join this practical course to learn the basics of using portable flash (speedlights) to enhance your images. Experiment creatively indoors and outdoors with different flashes and techniques, with a professional photographer on hand to guide you throughout.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £149.00
    Concession: £91.00

  15. Contemporary Monotype: an introduction to techniques

    Evening
    Course Date: Wed 18 Sep 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Monoprinting is an exciting and immediate way of printing that can give beginners an ideal way in to explore printmaking processes and can also provide artists with a great way to rejuvenate their practice.
    Full fee: £89.00
    Senior fee: £89.00
    Concession: £54.00

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