Art & design

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.

Courses available both in-person and online

We offer a range of courses allowing you to choose between online and in-person learning. All our courses are live, interactive, and taught by expert tutors. No matter how you prefer to learn, you’ll receive the same great City Lit experience. See our guide to online learning for more information about accessing our live online courses.

We host exhibitions throughout the year at City Lit Gallery where our students showcase their amazing work.

Any questions? Contact our visual arts team on visual.arts@citylit.ac.uk or call us on 020 7492 2700, Monday to Friday between 10am-12pm or 2pm-4pm.

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  1. City Lit children's book illustration projects
    Last Few Places
    Course start date:  Fri 14 Oct 2022

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Tim Ellis, Kate Rolfe, Dee Shulman
    Explore the exciting world of children’s book illustration, developing characters, narratives and visual solutions. The City Lit children’s book illustration course offers the opportunity for students to explore children’s book illustration in depth, working towards a portfolio of creative work and image making in the context of the current children's book market.
    Full fee £1,499.00 Senior fee £1,199.00 Concession £974.00
  2. Advanced figure and portrait
    Course start date:  Fri 21 Oct 2022

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Paul Dixon, Desmond Haughton, Brian Sayers, Kim Scouller, Benjamin Senior, Andrea Voisey
    The human form offers inexhaustible potential for communication and expression of ideas; this is an exciting advanced course for those with experience of working with the figure and/or portrait who would like the challenge of exploring new perspectives on the figurative tradition in drawing, painting and mixed media.
    Full fee £2,299.00 Senior fee £1,839.00 Concession £1,609.00

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