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!

City Lit Art School - drop-in advice and portfolio reviews

Many of our digital and design students can now take advantage of our state-of-the-art Digital and Design Lab.

Submissions are now being accepted for our forthcoming exhibition I used to be a photography student, held at City Lit Gallery. Interested? Follow this link and submit your work for inclusion by 27th February 2020.

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

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  1. Designing textiles using Photoshop II

    Designing textiles using Photoshop II

    Course Date: Thu 27 Feb 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn intermediate Photoshop and design techniques in order to develop your textile design work. Expand your portfolio developing a collection of designs. This creative textile design course is an ideal progression for those who have completed ' Designing textiles using Photoshop: stage 1' as well for established textile artists wishing to expand their knowledge or anyone interested in print pattern design.
    Full fee: £209.00
    Senior fee: £167.00
    Concession: £127.00

  2. Friday Lates: launching the YBAS - from warehouse to stardom

    Evening
    Course Date: Fri 28 Feb 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Did the YBAs unleash new artistic creativity or were they simply ambitious, self-promoting young art students from Goldsmiths determined to shock? Explore their art and the exhibitions which launched them; Freeze (1988) and Sensation (1997).
    Full fee: £25.00
    Senior fee: £25.00
    Concession: £15.00

  3. Textiles: frame loom weaving

    Textiles: frame loom weaving

    Evening
    Course Date: Fri 28 Feb 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn the basics of handweaving on a frame loom. Explore traditional rug making techniques to create raised surface decoration and handweaving in plain weave pattern. Create a series of samples, and design and create your own contemporary weave combining techniques.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £121.00

  4. 3D digital modelling and animation: an introduction

    Course Date: Fri 28 Feb 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Dive into 3D digital modelling in this introductory course. You will learn how to create and animate digital 3D models using 4D Cinema Lite, the 3D software that comes free with Adobe After Effects CC. Great for your animation or film making work and showreel.
    Full fee: £229.00
    Senior fee: £183.00
    Concession: £140.00

  5. Drawing and painting on your iPad

    Course Date: Fri 28 Feb 2020 (and 4 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn how to use this fantastic tool, as used by the artist David Hockney, to create, develop and explore visual ideas in the practice of drawing and painting. You will need to bring your own iPad and a copy of the Brushes application.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £119.00
    Concession: £91.00

  6. Design with Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator: fast track

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 29 Feb 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn and experiment with a range of techniques that integrate vector and raster images and graphics used for illustration, packaging, info graphics and promotional materials.
    Full fee: £329.00
    Senior fee: £329.00
    Concession: £201.00

  7. Introduction to stone setting: casting with stones

    Introduction to stone setting: casting with stones

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 29 Feb 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Ever wondered how stones are cast into metal or found your wax carved settings have changed in the lost-wax casting process? This course will introduce you to the principles of wax-carved settings for lost-wax casting and how stones can be cast directly into metal using cuttlefish and delft-clay sand casting.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £121.00

  8. Traditional model animation for beginners

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 29 Feb 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Traditional model animation is more popular than ever now. On this practical course you will learn how to create engaging 3D models and animate them using professional techniques and applications. Have fun producing effective short animated sequences that could prove invaluable for your animation showreel.
    Full fee: £279.00
    Senior fee: £279.00
    Concession: £170.00

  9. Start 2D animation in Photoshop

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 1 Mar 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Fascinated by animation? Why not learn to use Adobe Photoshop to create your own hand-drawn 2D animations - try out techniques using lesser-known Photoshop tools including advanced brushes and image editing capabilities, to create work with a traditional 'non-digital' look.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £199.00

  10. Screenprinting workshop: the basics

    Screenprinting workshop: the basics

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 1 Mar 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    You don’t have to be a graphic designer to learn how to screen print and use this to produce your own project such as a zine, book, stickers or an edition of prints etc. For all levels.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £149.00
    Concession: £149.00

  11. Focus on: the art of Siena

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 1 Mar 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    The golden panels of the Sienese masters are immediately identifiable but why was their work so different? Today we explore the art of Siena, its world, its symbolism and how it was made.
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £55.00
    Concession: £42.00

  12. Develop your drawing and painting

    Develop your drawing and painting

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 1 Mar 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore a range of approaches to develop your creative potential in observational drawing and painting. Discover the relationship between drawing and painting and further develop your skills in composition, colour, and mark making.
    Full fee: £299.00
    Senior fee: £299.00
    Concession: £299.00

  13. Start painting

    Start painting

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 1 Mar 2020 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This is a brief introduction to acrylic painting techniques and the use of materials. Explore a practical approach to painting, including colour mixing, layering, glazing and application. For those with little or no painting experience.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £129.00
    Concession: £129.00

  14. Photography discussion with Shirley Read

    Course Date: Mon 2 Mar 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This will be a presentation of images and ideas followed by an open discussion. The overall theme for discussion will be what we think makes for a 'good' photograph. Students will be encouraged to bring images for discussion and to create their own choice of 'Desert Island Photographs' for the final session.
    Full fee: £99.00
    Senior fee: £99.00
    Concession: £60.00

  15. Digital video editing using Final Cut Pro X: stage 2

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 2 Mar 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Already have some editing experience but want to up your game? Take things to a more professional standard by mastering some of the more advanced features of the industry software Final Cut Pro X. Get to grips with screen-direction, advanced trimming techniques, effects, and basic colour correction, as well as working on your narrative skills, to create impressive portfolio pieces.
    Full fee: £239.00
    Senior fee: £239.00
    Concession: £146.00

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