Art & Design Courses - Online & in London
Explore new and exciting subjects within a range of art and design disciplines, develop your skill set, get the support required to change career or launch yourself as a freelance artist or designer. All this and more delivered through our practical and engaging art and design courses at City Lit.
Our range of part-time, weekend and evening art and design classes are taught by successful artists and practitioners to ensure you get the skills, knowledge and experience you want and deserve. From experimental painting and drawing to contemporary jewellery making, there is sure to be a course for you. Study from 1 day to 2 years, whether you are a complete beginner or a practising artist preparing for an MA. Our courses are designed with you in mind, so you get to spend more time doing what you love.
Set a new goal, start your next creative adventure with City Lit and let us support you to realise your ambitions.
We host exhibitions throughout the year at City Lit Gallery where our students showcase their amazing work.
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- Screenprinting in a dayCourse start date: Tue 27 Feb 2024 (and 3 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Adam HogarthIn this fun, 1-day workshop you will be taught how to print and register a two colour screenprint using monoprint, colour blends and pre-made photographic screens. You will be taught some basic screen making process and insight into making digital artwork. This will set you up for longer and more advanced screenprinting classes.Full fee £99.00 Senior fee £99.00 Concession £99.00
- Developing watercolour paintingCourse start date: Tue 16 Jan 2024 (and 3 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Rebecca AllenExplore the specific qualities of watercolour and the opportunities this adaptable medium offers to create dynamic painting compositions. Develop a fluency with brush work and layering of colour to develop compositional possibilities.
- London street photographyCourse start date: Fri 8 Mar 2024 (and 2 other dates)
Location on this date: Kean Street Photography StudioTutors: Michael HardingWish you could capture those spontaneous moments of urban life like a pro? Learn the tricks of the skilful trade of street photography and build your confidence in snapping candid, unobtrusive photographs on the street, shooting in some of the most dynamic and vibrant areas of London to tell powerful stories in single images.
- Developing photography skillsCourse start date: Tue 23 Jan 2024 (and 7 other dates)
Location on this date: Kean Street Photography StudioTutors: Michael HardingAlready know the basics of photography but want to take things further? Refresh your knowledge, learn more advanced skills and develop your creative ideas, with an established professional photographer on hand for technical guidance and creative inspiration.
- Try it out: garden designCourse start date: Tue 26 Mar 2024 (and 1 other date)
Location on this date: OnlineTutors: Alison WorsterGet a taste of how you can improve your outside spaces. You will complete a short exercise and experience our design studio. This course links directs to ‘Roof terrace and balcony design and planting’, code VF345.
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.Full fee £49.00 Senior fee £49.00 Concession £49.00
- Watercolour painting: mixed media techniquesCourse start date: Tue 9 Apr 2024 (and 2 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Anne-Marie FosterWatercolour has a rich tradition - this course will explore the more experimental ways of using this pleasurable medium and will present new possibilities for producing exciting new work with mixed media. Make inventive combinations of media to draw from your own found imagery, photographs and sketches.Full fee £189.00 Senior fee £151.00 Concession £123.00
- Photography for beginnersCourse start date: Tue 16 Jan 2024 (and 8 other dates)
Location on this date: Kean Street Photography StudioTutors: Sara EpsteinAlways 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.Full fee £339.00 Senior fee £271.00 Concession £220.00
- Drawing 2Course start date: Mon 15 Jan 2024 (and 6 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetDevelop your knowledge of basic drawing skills and concepts, work with a range of media and approaches, and explore various artists' drawings. Produce exciting and personal images, and build confidence in tackling more complex drawings.
- Adobe Premier Pro and digital editing: stage 2Course start date: Sun 21 Jan 2024 (and 1 other date)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Lily MarkiewiczImprove and speed up your editing, learn to use all trimming and motion tools properly. Explore building a better narrative structure and find out about essentials like screen-directionality and POV constructions.
- Picture framing and mounting for beginnersCourse start date: Thu 18 Jan 2024 (and 3 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Esther HeyhoeLearn picture framing and mounting skills for the home or workplace. Using professional framing tools and equipment you'll be taught all the skills you need to work in a busy studio or alternatively how to set up your own small scale practice from home.Full fee £279.00 Senior fee £223.00 Concession £181.00
- Design with Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesignCourse start date: Tue 30 Jan 2024 (and 1 other date)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Gita HahnA fun and challenging introduction to these three programs, regularly used together for everything from infographics to packaging and magazine work. Learn how to integrate vector graphics, photographic images and page layout and design.
- Jewellery: soldering workshopCourse start date: Sun 28 Jan 2024 (and 1 other date)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Elizabeth BoneWork through a series of guided exercises designed to improve your understanding and technique of soldering and build up your confidence to apply a range of soldering methods based on your design. For beginners with some basic experience and intermediate levels.
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