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.

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

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  1. City Lit gift vouchers- the perfect gift

    City Lit gift vouchers- the perfect gift

    Looking for that perfect present? Treat someone to the gift of learning with a course at City Lit. Available from £10, our gift vouchers can be used to book a place on any of our courses, from London walks and food tasting to museum visits, poetry and much more. Simply purchase your voucher and the recipient can choose from thousands of courses, at a time which suits them.
    From: £10.00

  2. Glazing your work

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 15 Sep 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    For students who have attended our ceramics courses, this is an opportunity to return and glaze your fired work. Basic glazing techniques will be taught, with advice on which glazes to use.
    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £49.00
    Concession: £49.00

  3. Drawing the moving figure

    Course Date: Mon 16 Sep 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn how to respond quickly to the moving figure via a range of exciting quick sketching techniques. You will explore expressive mark-making to produce dynamic intuitive drawings from life.
    Full fee: £119.00
    Senior fee: £95.00
    Concession: £73.00

  4. Beginners' bookbinding

    Beginners' bookbinding

    Course Date: Mon 16 Sep 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Start your bookbinding journey with this accessible, 6 week introduction to techniques and structures. Learn how to make simple folded books progressing to a more complex stitched binding and explore the world of handmade books.
    Full fee: £299.00
    Senior fee: £239.00
    Concession: £182.00

  5. Drawing from plants and flowers

    Course Date: Mon 16 Sep 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Make wonderful drawings in colour and black and white from a range of flowers and plants. Taking the rich and varied history of drawing plants and flowers in different traditions for inspiration.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £103.00
    Concession: £79.00

  6. City Lit ceramics workshop

    Course Date: Mon 16 Sep 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Workshop in ceramics alongside students on VR710 City Lit ceramics.
    Full fee: £1,299.00
    Senior fee: £1,299.00
    Concession: £792.00

  7. Children's book illustration for beginners

    Children's book illustration for beginners

    Course Date: Mon 16 Sep 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    An introduction to character design, layout and story development, giving you a solid understanding of the industry. Develop your own style while exploring a variety of media and learn to research and develop ideas in response to a given brief. Basic materials provided.

    See what you could create –
    view a selection of work made on our children’s book illustration courses

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    Full fee: £379.00
    Senior fee: £303.00
    Concession: £231.00

  8. Start sculpture

    Course Date: Mon 16 Sep 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This short course is a hands-on introduction to the basic principles and techniques of sculpture. You will make small-scale, experimental pieces using materials such as clay, plaster and mixed media. You will gain practical experience of using some basic sculpture tools and equipment. Ideal for complete beginners.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £121.00

  9. Experimental screenprinting

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 16 Sep 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Enjoy being guided through inspirational and experimental screenprinting methods. You'll try a variety of mixed media techniques that will energise and enliven your artwork - a great way to expand your image making practice and your portfolio.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £121.00

  10. Try it out: jewellery making

    Try it out: jewellery making

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 16 Sep 2019 (and 3 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Ideal for beginners who want to give jewellery making a go. Come and join this short taster course introducing you to basic jewellery processes and techniques to enable you to make a simple piece of jewellery.
    Full fee: £79.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £79.00

  11. Learn to use: ink and wash

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 16 Sep 2019 (and 4 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    The immediacy and versatility of ink and wash is perfect for those sketching on location, for designers and for students interested in watercolour techniques. Take the opportunity to explore the basic techniques of this exciting process.
    Full fee: £79.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £48.00

  12. Try it out: animation

    Course Date: Tue 17 Sep 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Ever fancied producing your own animations for web, devices and video? Come and learn the basics of creating professional-looking drawn animated sequences using the software application Animate CC (formerly known as Flash.). An ideal taster if you are interested in our 30 week City Lit animation course but would like to try it out before signing up.


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    Full fee: £39.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £39.00

  13. Try it out: photography

    Course Date: Tue 17 Sep 2019 (and 1 other date)
    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

  14. Introduction to jewellery making

    Introduction to jewellery making

    Course Date: Tue 17 Sep 2019 (and 3 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn and develop a range of essential jewellery making techniques and processes for creating metal jewellery. This course is designed for beginners who would like to gain fundamental skills like sawing, filing, sanding, drilling, texturing, forging and soldering. Explore these techniques in set projects and use them to design and make your own pieces.
    Full fee: £249.00
    Senior fee: £199.00

  15. Introduction to experimental mixed media sketchbook

    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 17 Sep 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    A fantastic introduction to creative processes using a variety of different media to develop an exciting sketchbook. A sketchbook is a great place to try things out, make mistakes and take risks - all in the nature of experimentation.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £129.00
    Concession: £79.00

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