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 printed textiles

    Introduction to printed textiles

    Course Date: Tue 24 Sep 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Create your own textiles on this practical introduction to textile print processes. Explore block, transfer and silkscreen printing. Suitable for all levels.
    Full fee: £269.00
    Senior fee: £215.00
    Concession: £164.00

  2. Photography for beginners: stage 1

    Course Date: Tue 24 Sep 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: £329.00
    Senior fee: £263.00
    Concession: £201.00

  3. Adobe Illustrator: stage 1 (for design and infographics)

    Evening
    Course Date: Wed 25 Sep 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore basic design and illustration techniques using Adobe Illustrator – the key high-end graphics software used to create logos and icons. Discover what you can achieve using paths, pens, colour, and type as you learn about infographics and designing with vectors.
    Full fee: £249.00
    Senior fee: £249.00
    Concession: £152.00

  4. Draw, paint, print

    Course Date: Thu 26 Sep 2019 (and 3 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    On this experimental course, you will draw, paint and print in often unfamiliar ways in order to catch the unexpected. Through experimentation and reflection, you will collate a personal collection of work. .
    Full fee: £349.00
    Senior fee: £279.00
    Concession: £213.00

  5. Photoshop: stage 1

    Course Date: Thu 26 Sep 2019 (and 2 other dates)
    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
    Concession: £146.00

  6. Symbols and stories: saints in art

    Symbols and stories: saints in art

    Course Date: Thu 26 Sep 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Saints are represented in in masterpieces of Christian art from 1200 to the present – learn how to recognise them, decode their meanings and iconography and enhance your understanding of this aspect of art history. Includes gallery visits.
    Full fee: £169.00
    Senior fee: £135.00
    Concession: £103.00

  7. Drawing perspective: the basics

    Drawing perspective: the basics

    Course Date: Thu 26 Sep 2019 (and 2 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: £179.00
    Concession: £109.00

  8. Contemporary Art photography course

    Course Date: Fri 27 Sep 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: PS - Photography Studio
    Become an expert in the fine art world of contemporary photography. Learn about the history, concepts and theories behind the art form, and the technology and techniques now influencing it. Develop practical skills to realise your own creative ideas, discuss your photography portfolio with others, and learn about platforms to showcase your work on the commercial fine art market. Please note: this course has a break week on Friday 20th October.
    Full fee: £229.00
    Senior fee: £229.00
    Concession: £140.00

  9. Drawing club

    Evening
    Course Date: Fri 27 Sep 2019 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Come along to our new Friday evening drop-in drawing club. Discover new drawing techniques and develop your skills further by responding to a diverse range of briefs and projects that will take your work into exciting new directions. Guided by our expert tutor and practising artist, each session will deal with a different approach. You can book individual sessions for a reduced hourly rate or book individual sessions via Eventbrite. https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/pv2d-drawing-club-vh876-tickets-69984432321.
    Full fee: £299.00
    Senior fee: £299.00
    Concession: £299.00

  10. Painting 2

    Course Date: Fri 27 Sep 2019 (and 4 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Covers themes similar to those in 'Painting course 1', but in more depth and with a stronger emphasis on experimentation. Suitable if you already have some experience in painting. Basic materials included.
    Full fee: £349.00
    Senior fee: £279.00
    Concession: £213.00

  11. Jewellery making: all levels

    Jewellery making: all levels

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 28 Sep 2019 (and 3 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Ever wanted to turn your hand to making your own jewellery? If you have done it before, would like to hone your skills with a professional tutor? Whatever your level, come and practise making jewellery to your own designs, whether you are picking up the basics of cutting, forming and texturing, or taking your designs to the next level with more complex approaches like chain making.
    Full fee: £339.00
    Senior fee: £271.00
    Concession: £207.00

  12. Adobe Premiere Pro video editing: stage 1

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 29 Sep 2019 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Want to edit video like a professional? Get to grips with industry software Adobe Premiere Pro, learning the basic principles and technical skills of editing movie footage. Discover the conventions of professional editing, explore how to construct a narrative, and try your hand at basic cutting techniques to produce seamless videos on your own computer.

    See what you could create – view a selection of film and animation work made on our Vimeo site

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    Full fee: £329.00
    Senior fee: £329.00
    Concession: £329.00

  13. Jewellery after work: surface decoration

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 30 Sep 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn fundamental jewellery making techniques to decorate metal surfaces like roller-forming, piercing, filing, drilling, lettering, hand stamping, sanding and polishing. At the beginning of this course, we will discuss and agree on specific techniques to be explored within this framework. Suitable for beginners and those with previous experience.
    Full fee: £299.00
    Senior fee: £299.00
    Concession: £182.00

  14. Photoshop for textiles I

    Photoshop for textiles I

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 30 Sep 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn about potential and possibilities of using Photoshop for textile art, while developing practical skills and knowledge manipulating images, creating texture, while drawing digitally and printing onto fabric or fine art paper. Ideal for beginners in Photoshop who are textile artists and would like to digitalise their work. Interested in pattern, collage and imagery.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £179.00
    Concession: £109.00

  15. Illustration: stage 1

    Course Date: Mon 30 Sep 2019 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn to communicate ideas through image making. Create a portfolio of work using a variety of traditional and contemporary tools and techniques including collage, cut outs, drawing, paint, 3D objects and digital.
    Full fee: £279.00
    Senior fee: £223.00
    Concession: £170.00

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