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. Introduction to experimental printmaking plates using plaster

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 3 Nov 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Spend an exciting two days working with relief and photo processes to develop 3 x A7/A6 intaglio plates which you will use to create printed 3D plaster surfaces.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £149.00
    Concession: £91.00

  2. The arts of the book in the Islamic world

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 3 Nov 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Study book design and production in the Islamic world. The art of the book is one of the cornerstones of Islamic visual culture, with the role of the Qur’an driving the development of the arts in general.
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £55.00
    Concession: £42.00

  3. Art and creative thinking workshop with Rod Judkins

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 3 Nov 2019 (and 3 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Art is fundamentally about communicating ideas. If the idea is strong, the work of art is memorable. This exciting, one-day workshop, led by Rod Judkins (artist, tutor and author of ‘The art of creative thinking’ and ‘Ideas are your only currency’) will explore methods to create ideas and concepts and combine them with the process of making.
    Full fee: £99.00
    Senior fee: £99.00
    Concession: £99.00

  4. Laser cut a tablet case in leather

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 4 Nov 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore drawing and laser cutting techniques creating your own tablet case design. Add simple surface patterns and textural dimensions using Adobe Illustrator software. Learn to develop your drawings and leave with finished designs and a completed product. Suitable for beginners but experience with computers is necessary.
    Full fee: £99.00
    Senior fee: £99.00
    Concession: £60.00

  5. Photography for beginners: stage 1

    Course Date: Mon 4 Nov 2019 (and 16 other dates)
    Location on this date: PS - Photography Studio
    Always wondered what half the buttons on your camera actually do? Discover how to use them properly and produce impressive photographs, even as a complete beginner. Gain useful technical knowledge and get expert creative guidance in easy-to-understand language. An ideal first step before enrolling on our intermediate courses.

    See what you could create – view a selection of work made on our photography courses

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    Full fee: £309.00
    Senior fee: £309.00
    Concession: £188.00

  6. Basketry: weaving in willow

    Basketry: weaving in willow

    Course Date: Tue 5 Nov 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore basic willow basketry structures and weaves. This course will guide beginners through a simple project to make a small, round, functional basket.
    Full fee: £249.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £152.00

  7. Art in theory: space and place

    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 5 Nov 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore concepts and theories of space and place in relation to historical and contemporary art and making, and engage in discussion and debate related to landscape, urban, site-specific and place-based creative arts.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £149.00
    Concession: £91.00

  8. Life drawing after work: improvers

    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 5 Nov 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This is a fun creative life drawing class aimed at all those wishing to explore some of many different approaches to drawing the figure, it is a combination of looking at some of the basic principles of drawing as well as looking at what it is one wants from drawing.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £149.00
    Concession: £91.00

  9. City Lit Pro: Infographics design with Adobe Illustrator

    Course Date: Tue 5 Nov 2019
    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 practical course you will develop your skills in Adobe Illustrator, with a focus on creating infographics to present complex data in a visual, fun, attractive and impactful way to engage your audience.
    Full fee: £499.00
    Senior fee: £499.00
    Concession: £499.00

  10. Learn to draw at the National Gallery

    Course Date: Tue 5 Nov 2019
    Location on this date: OS - Off Site
    Exploring the pleasure and challenge of sketchbooks, learn and improve your drawing skills through expert guidance in different methods, working from some of the iconic paintings in the National Gallery.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £103.00
    Concession: £79.00

  11. Medieval and Romanesque sculpture: beyond the antique

    Course Date: Tue 5 Nov 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This course will explore the transformations of style and function of three-dimensional images, in many media, between c.1000 and .c1450, including those made for tombs, portals and devotional practice.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £103.00
    Concession: £79.00

  12. The small early Christian basilica of Philippopolis, Plovdiv Bulgaria, 5th Century CE (Photo: Vladislav Nedelev) - This file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International license.

    In depth: exploring the sources of early Christian images

    Course Date: Tue 5 Nov 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore the sources of early Christian images in depth. We'll consider the main developments, and the motivations behind their origins. Includes a gallery visit.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £121.00

  13. Get skills in: mixing paint for skin tones

    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 5 Nov 2019 (and 3 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This course will teach you the skills you need to paint naturalistic skin tones when working from life which will make your figure and portrait paintings more convincing.
    Full fee: £119.00
    Senior fee: £119.00
    Concession: £73.00

  14. Develop still life with ink and wash

    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 5 Nov 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    The immediacy and versatility of ink and wash is perfect for art students and for designers interested in watercolour techniques. Concentrating on the Still-life you will explore a variety of techniques and develop a fluidity of approach in using this exciting medium.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £121.00

  15. Drawing into watercolour

    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 5 Nov 2019 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Starting with drawing, a series of exercises and experimental studies will introduce you to watercolour painting, working both from observation and intuitively, on a journey through colour and mark-making.
    Full fee: £249.00
    Senior fee: £249.00
    Concession: £152.00

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