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. 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

  2. Ceramics portfolio course

    Course Date: Wed 18 Sep 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Attending two days a week, you will develop your ceramic techniques and drawing skills to build a portfolio of 2D and 3D work. Focus on the development of your personal ideas within a structure of varied projects, which could lead onto study in further and higher education. Some materials are included.
    Full fee: £2,499.00
    Senior fee: £1,999.00
    Concession: £1,524.00

  3. Painting 1

    Painting 1

    Evening
    Course Date: Wed 18 Sep 2019 (and 5 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    An introduction to painting, focusing on differing approaches to observational and imaginative work. Learn how to organise a palette, mix colours and create different textures. Basic materials included.
    Full fee: £349.00
    Senior fee: £349.00
    Concession: £213.00

  4. Speedlight and camera flash made easy

    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

  5. Jewellery: design lab

    Jewellery: design lab

    Evening
    Course Date: Wed 18 Sep 2019 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Fancy working on your own jewellery projects in a professional workshop with an expert tutor? Join our interactive jewellery design lab to perfect your skills, try different techniques, and discover new design approaches. Develop your own projects with expert guidance, and step outside your comfort zone to produce top-quality pieces.
    Full fee: £339.00
    Senior fee: £339.00
    Concession: £207.00

  6. Start printmaking

    Course Date: Wed 18 Sep 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This fast-paced course reveals the main processes used to make fine art prints. You will learn both relief and intaglio methods. For beginners and those with limited experience who want to discover how printmaking techniques actually work. An ideal way to start printmaking.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £121.00

  7. Explore your creativity

    Explore your creativity

    Evening
    Course Date: Wed 18 Sep 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Tap into your artistic talents through a series of fun practical exercises that will help you start drawing, painting, looking at art, responding to the world around you and working with your imagination and ideas.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £149.00
    Concession: £91.00

  8. Try it out: watercolour painting

    Evening
    Course Date: Wed 18 Sep 2019 (and 7 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Experience the radiant qualities of watercolour painting. Through simple exercises, we'll explore watercolour techniques and mediums. The perfect way to start using watercolour. Tutor: Diane Martin.
    Full fee: £79.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £79.00

  9. Contemporary Monotype: an introduction to techniques

    Evening
    Course Date: Wed 18 Sep 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Monotype is a form of printmaking that results in making one off prints. Learn something about the process by exploring a few simple techniques; experimenting with colour inking and printing from surface textures.
    Full fee: £89.00
    Senior fee: £89.00
    Concession: £54.00

  10. Start 3D animation with C4D lite

    Course Date: Wed 18 Sep 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn how to create 3D characters and scenes and bring them to life on this introductory course in Cinema4Dlite. This powerful and versatile 3D software comes free as part of Adobe After Effects CC.
    Full fee: £159.00
    Senior fee: £127.00
    Concession: £97.00

  11. Digital 2D character animation using Animate stage 1

    Course Date: Wed 18 Sep 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This beginners course introduces Adobe Animate CC (formerly known as Flash) - an accessible and powerful digital animation program. The course explores traditional methods of drawn & cut-out animation using digital tools with a focus on animating characters.
    Full fee: £159.00
    Senior fee: £127.00
    Concession: £97.00

  12. Try it out: drawing caricatures

    Evening
    Course Date: Wed 18 Sep 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    A short introduction on how to draw engaging and witty caricatures of famous figures and your own friends and family.
    Full fee: £39.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £39.00

  13. City Lit Pro: Adobe Creative Cloud intensive stage 1

    Course Date: Wed 18 Sep 2019 (and 10 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    City Lit Pro courses are tailored for accelerated learning for busy people who need to learn key skills for the workplace. On this Adobe Creative Cloud course, covering Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign, you will learn key tools and techniques to develop, deliver and optimise vector graphics, photographic images and page layout and design.
    Full fee: £579.00
    Senior fee: £579.00
    Concession: £579.00

  14. Mosaics introductory: direct method

    Course Date: Wed 18 Sep 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Develop creative expression and confidence in this classic art form. Explore manufactured/recycled materials and surface qualities by applying them directly onto a base. Please bring ideas/sketchbooks. Basic materials provided. All levels welcome.
    Full fee: £359.00
    Senior fee: £287.00
    Concession: £219.00

  15. 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

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