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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  1. Illustration workshop: creating risograph prints

    Evening
    Course Date: Thu 31 Oct 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn how to make risograph prints of your work and learn why it’s so popular with contemporary illustrators and designers. Great for own projects and for creating editions of prints for portfolio, self-promotion or gifts. Suitable for all levels. The course will cover the cost of one professionally printed Riso print per person.
    Full fee: £169.00
    Senior fee: £169.00
    Concession: £103.00

  2. Illustrator for textile design I

    Evening
    Course Date: Thu 31 Oct 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Practise the basic drawing tools you need to turn simple lines, shapes and colours into design elements for textile design. Learn vector-based skills using Adobe Illustrator software developing ideas. Suitable for beginners although basic computer skills are required.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £149.00
    Concession: £91.00

  3. Textiles: stitch and applique

    Textiles: stitch and applique

    Evening
    Course Date: Thu 31 Oct 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Experiment and refine creative applique and stitch techniques in this intermediate surface course. Increase knowledge and skills extending ideas with layering techniques for fashion art or interior applications. Work to a brief or explore personal themes and concepts to develop your creative practice or project.
    Full fee: £209.00
    Senior fee: £209.00
    Concession: £127.00

  4. Creative collages in Photoshop

    Course Date: Thu 31 Oct 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Create exciting collages in Photoshop and learn how to use a range of tools, layers and filters to select and combine images.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £121.00

  5. Friday lates: the art of getting lost - a beginners guide to psychogeography

    Evening
    Course Date: Fri 1 Nov 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    From pub crawls to punk rock, via comic books, action painting and Hegelian philosophy; hear the unlikely tale of the Situationists: international artist-revolutionaries who tried to change the world itself into a work of art.
    Full fee: £19.00
    Senior fee: £19.00
    Concession: £12.00

  6. A grand day out: the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge

    Course Date: Fri 1 Nov 2019
    Location on this date: OS - Off Site
    Explore different aspects of the permanent collection of paintings, antiquities and decorative arts at the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge on this one-day, location-based course.
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £55.00
    Concession: £42.00

  7. Photography workshop: Adobe Lightroom

    Evening
    Course Date: Fri 1 Nov 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Looking for an alternative to Photoshop for managing and editing your photos? Adobe Lightroom is an easy-to-use cross-platform photo management and editing software with many advantages over other software. Learn how to use it effectively to catalogue, process and showcase your images: an invaluable asset for photographers at all levels.
    Full fee: £279.00
    Senior fee: £279.00
    Concession: £170.00

  8. Intermediate jewellery I

    Intermediate jewellery I

    Course Date: Fri 1 Nov 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Have you taken a beginners’ course and are looking to progress your jewellery making? Develop and refine your design and making skills through guided projects applying a range of precision skills to create metal jewellery. Intermediate Jewellery I focuses on surface, hollow forms and mechanisms. You will be encouraged to experiment with scale, with an emphasis on volumetric form.
    Full fee: £359.00
    Senior fee: £287.00
    Concession: £219.00

  9. Textiles: introduction to creative machine embroidery

    Textiles: introduction to creative machine embroidery

    Evening
    Course Date: Fri 1 Nov 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Discover creative machine embroidery by making a range of experimental samples based on a theme. Explore and develop the effects created with different machine feet, thick and thin threads, tensions, free embroidery and appliqué.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £121.00

  10. Introduction to working in metal and wire

    Evening
    Course Date: Fri 1 Nov 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    'Steel' the show with your metalwork. If you've ever fancied having a go at creative metal sculpting, join us for this hands-on introduction to all the tools and techniques you need to cut, bend, weld and join steel. Bring along your own ideas and scrap metal to create a striking small-scale sculpture.
    Full fee: £249.00
    Senior fee: £249.00
    Concession: £152.00

  11. Print club

    Evening
    Course Date: Fri 1 Nov 2019 (and 5 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    BOOK A SINGLE SESSION VIA EVENTBRITE

    https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/pv2d-print-club-vs042-tickets-69985138433



    This new tutor led course is designed to offer a more flexible ‘drop in’ way to learn using the facilities of the print-

    studio. The class size is capped to enable more space for individual projects than you would expect in a busy class.

    You will have access to the print studio and tutor guidance when needed.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £199.00

  12. Art icons: Gauguin and Post-Impressionism

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 2 Nov 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore the Post-Impressionist movement, focusing on Gauguin as its key example, considering such issues as biography, artistic influences, stylistic developments, social change and the depiction of class, gender and race.
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £55.00
    Concession: £42.00

  13. Photography workshop: digital printing using Adobe Photoshop

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 2 Nov 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: PS - Photography Studio
    Want to give your portfolio or exhibition prints the professional edge? This hands-on course will guide you in printing top-quality inkjet (or giclee) prints as used by fine art photographers. Get to grips with Adobe Photoshop and our top-of-the-range Epson photo printers, and experiment with different paper types and inks.
    Full fee: £139.00
    Senior fee: £139.00
    Concession: £85.00

  14. Digital animation for beginners

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 2 Nov 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn how to use the Adobe Animate (formerly known as Flash) to create exciting drawn and cut out animations on this practical introductory course.
    Full fee: £399.00
    Senior fee: £399.00
    Concession: £243.00

  15. More mosaics

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 2 Nov 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore surface qualities including smooth, textured and relief work, as well as covering non-flat shapes. A wide range of approaches from fine art to ornament will be considered. Please bring ideas. Basic materials provided. All levels welcome.
    Full fee: £349.00
    Senior fee: £279.00
    Concession: £213.00

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