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. Documentary photography course

    Documentary photography course

    Evening
    Course Date: Thu 16 Jan 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: PS - Photography Studio
    Intrigued by documentary photography and the stories it can tell? Get immersed in this fascinating visual tradition, exploring its theory and history, the messages it can convey and the impact it can have. Learn about the technical choices involved, debate issues of truth and objectivity, then develop documentary skills yourself, working on short and longer-term projects leading to an exciting and varied portfolio.
    Full fee: £249.00
    Senior fee: £249.00
    Concession: £152.00

  2. Illustration workshop: illustrated packaging

    Illustration workshop: illustrated packaging

    Course Date: Thu 16 Jan 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn how to develop and create exciting illustrated packaging designs using adobe illustrator cc. Invaluable for your graphic design portfolio.
    Full fee: £99.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £60.00

  3. Graphic design and illustration: stage 1

    Graphic design and illustration: stage 1

    Evening
    Course Date: Thu 16 Jan 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Are you interested in graphic design, illustration or both? Want to explore this further? For those with little or no experience and an enthusiasm for visual communication and graphic image.

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    Full fee: £379.00
    Senior fee: £379.00
    Concession: £231.00

  4. Contemporary collage projects: 2

    Course Date: Thu 16 Jan 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    A year long set of collage and mixed media projects designed to experiment with and examine the interplay between the two and three dimensions. It is possible to join the course at any three stages or complete all three stages over the year should you wish. We will be working with a wide range of materials, on and off the wall, extending our pictorial practice into the realm of collage, painting, drawing, assemblage, bricolage, decoupage, photomontage, small scale constructions, printing and text within the context of mixed media.
    Full fee: £399.00
    Senior fee: £319.00
    Concession: £243.00

  5. Ceramics diploma workshop

    Evening
    Course Date: Thu 16 Jan 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    For ceramics diploma students only.
    Full fee: £649.00
    Senior fee: £649.00
    Concession: £396.00

  6. Art in theory: politics and society

    Evening
    Course Date: Thu 16 Jan 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Critical thinking course for creative practitioners exploring culture, society and politics drawing on a range of cultural theories and work by significant artists and designers to enhance and inspire creative thinking and practical work.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £149.00
    Concession: £91.00

  7. Photoshop: stage 1

    Course Date: Thu 16 Jan 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn about the potential and possibilities available to you when using Photoshop, and develop some practical skill and knowledge.
    Full fee: £239.00
    Senior fee: £191.00

  8. Jan Nuckold

    Anatomical life and portrait drawing studio

    Evening
    Course Date: Thu 16 Jan 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Discover the extraordinary construction of the human body. Through direct observation of the model you will examine the fundamental anatomical structures that underlie both portrait and life drawing. For those with some drawing experience.
    Full fee: £399.00
    Senior fee: £399.00
    Concession: £243.00

  9. Drawing perspective: the basics

    Drawing perspective: the basics

    Course Date: Thu 16 Jan 2020 (and 3 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore the practical and creative use of perspective through a series of lively exercises. For beginners, this course will enable you to gain an understanding in the basic principles of creating a perspective drawing to both visualise objects and spaces.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £143.00
    Concession: £109.00

  10. Painting portraits: all levels

    Painting portraits: all levels

    Course Date: Thu 16 Jan 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This course is for students wanting to explore portrait painting from observation. Looking at proportion, tone and mixing colour, students will have the opportunity to use both acrylic and oil paint, with the choice of 2 portrait models in most sessions. You will be taught painting techniques relevant to portrait painting.
    Full fee: £349.00
    Senior fee: £279.00
    Concession: £213.00

  11. Drawing and the art of mindfulness

    Drawing and the art of mindfulness

    Evening
    Course Date: Thu 16 Jan 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    An opportunity to explore the beauty and simplicity of the ancient practice of mindfulness in the context of drawing. Explore how the two disciplines complement each other, leading to greater clarity of perception, aliveness and appreciation. A practical drawing course, from observation.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £121.00

  12. InDesign: stage 1

    Evening
    Course Date: Thu 16 Jan 2020 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Adobe InDesign is the key desktop publishing software used to create posters, flyers, brochures, magazines and books. On this stage 1 course you'll learn how to plan and design a publication, construct simple advertisments and lay out a multi-column page.
    Full fee: £249.00
    Senior fee: £249.00
    Concession: £152.00

  13. Learning through drawing: Tate Modern

    Evening
    Course Date: Fri 17 Jan 2020 (and 1 other date)
    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 a fascinating range of paintings and artworks in Tate modern.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £129.00
    Concession: £79.00

  14. Try it out: photography

    Try it out: photography

    Course Date: Fri 17 Jan 2020
    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

  15. Looking at contemporary art

    Course Date: Fri 17 Jan 2020
    Location on this date: OS - Off Site
    Look at works by established artists in London galleries in this introduction to contemporary art. Work through different ways to discuss and critique contemporary art in its new and traditional formats.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £103.00
    Concession: £79.00

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