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. Women in art 1800-1900

    Course Date: Wed 19 Jun 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    During the 19th century female painters and sculptors gained greater prominence, although a career in art was still challenging for women artists. In this course we examine their work and how such progress was achieved. #arthistory #womeninart #impressionism #preraphaelites.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £103.00
    Concession: £79.00

  2. Illustrative embroidery for textiles

    Illustrative embroidery for textiles

    Evening
    Course Date: Wed 19 Jun 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Develop your embroidery skills in both hand and machine stitching. Create a range of samples, learn how to transfer designs to cloth, explore design ideas, experiment with fabrics and threads.
    Full fee: £229.00
    Senior fee: £229.00
    Concession: £140.00

  3. Oil painting for beginners

    Evening
    Course Date: Thu 20 Jun 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    An introduction to the beautiful process of oil painting. Learn how to start a painting, organise a palette, mix colours and create texture using a range of techniques and exercises inspired by artists.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £179.00
    Concession: £109.00

  4. Cut, stab and etch: printmaking with linocuts

    Evening
    Course Date: Thu 20 Jun 2019 (and 6 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Cut, stab and etch your way to dynamic blocks and exciting prints. Practical instruction in both traditional and inventive linocut techniques, including the reduction method developed by Picasso, multiple block printing and Polish dot linocut.
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £189.00
    Concession: £115.00

  5. Life drawing after work: all levels

    Evening
    Course Date: Fri 21 Jun 2019 (and 4 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    A fun, relaxed and shorter life drawing class better suited for people coming straight from work. You

    will be able to work from a variety of models, in a range of materials and with different poses.
    Full fee: £109.00
    Senior fee: £109.00
    Concession: £109.00

  6. Creative photography projects

    Creative photography projects

    Evening
    Course Date: Fri 21 Jun 2019 (and 3 other dates)
    Location on this date: PS - Photography Studio
    Always playing around with creative photographic ideas? Fancy some expert guidance on developing your ideas into a proper project? Come and experiment with ideas and techniques, whether you're photographing people, landscape, still-life or other genres. Develop a project from start to finish, learning both the theory and practicalities of planning, editing, printing and presentation.
    Full fee: £239.00
    Senior fee: £191.00
    Concession: £146.00

  7. Textile and surface pattern: from drawing to digital print

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 24 Jun 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore drawing and printing in the studio, before digitising and manipulating your designs using Photoshop. Suitable for students with a creative background. Photoshop experience preferred but not essential.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £121.00

  8. Introduction to life drawing

    Introduction to life drawing

    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 25 Jun 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Develop your confidence and practical skills in drawing the figure from observation. Study a variety of formal and expressive drawing approaches to increase your skills in rendering the proportions and structure of the human figure.
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £189.00
    Concession: £115.00

  9. Photography for beginners

    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 25 Jun 2019 (and 21 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: £339.00
    Senior fee: £339.00
    Concession: £207.00

  10. Adobe Premiere Pro video editing: stage 2

    Evening
    Course Date: Thu 27 Jun 2019 (and 3 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    In this continuation of editing with Premiere we look at more advanced editing tools like trimming and motion properties and turn our attention to some of the core principles that govern narrative structure.
    Full fee: £309.00
    Senior fee: £247.00
    Concession: £188.00

  11. Contemporary collage and mixed media

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 29 Jun 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Using a wide range of mixed media, examine the relevance of collage today, its routes through history and its creative potential. Practical workshops include: found object and paper collage, assemblage, image transformation, metamorphosis and text.
    Full fee: £329.00
    Senior fee: £329.00
    Concession: £201.00

  12. Photoshop on Sunday for beginners

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 30 Jun 2019 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore, experiment and express your digital creativity using Photoshop.
    Full fee: £409.00
    Senior fee: £409.00
    Concession: £409.00

  13. Develop a children's picture book

    Evening
    Course Date: Fri 5 Jul 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Need some help developing your children’s picture book? An opportunity to develop your ideas towards a format for presenting to publishers. All levels welcome.

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

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    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £199.00

  14. Explore your graphic design creativity in 5 days

    Course Date: Mon 15 Jul 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    The aim of the course is to generate a series of graphic design projects, free up your designing style, use of materials and techniques keeping productivity fluid and open.

    This is invaluable for rebooting your creative responses to briefs.
    Full fee: £259.00
    Senior fee: £207.00
    Concession: £158.00

  15. Constructed textiles with basketry and felt

    Constructed textiles with basketry and felt

    Evening
    Course Date: Wed 17 Jul 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Random weave basketry techniques worked together with felting processes can be used to investigate and explore relationships between internal and extrenal space, structure and surface. For complete beginners, and students with experience of basketry and/or felting.
    Full fee: £169.00
    Senior fee: £169.00
    Concession: £169.00

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