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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- 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.Full fee £209.00 Senior fee £167.00 Concession £136.00
- 50 drawings in a dayCourse start date: Fri 16 Feb 2024 (and 4 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Eleanor BedlowA high energy programme of directed and self-directed drawing projects, with rapid shifts in materials, scale, subject and focus. Strictly no discards - come ready to play, risk, invent and discuss! For those with some drawing experience.
- 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.Full fee £209.00 Senior fee £167.00 Concession £136.00
- 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
- Introduction to prop making for film, TV, theatre and displayCourse start date: Fri 19 Jan 2024 (and 2 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Wendy ChandlerDo you ever dream of conjuring up the props for Harry Potter, Doctor Who or West End musicals? Are you an animator who wants to make props for your animation film, or are you interested in a career in window display? You will explore techniques used by the professionals to produce effective props and sets. Get hands-on experience of sculpting, fabricating, casting, mould making and using paint effects. Learn about the demands of the industry from a specialist tutor, and have a go at translating your own ideas into 3D. https://www.citylit.ac.uk/blog/introduction-career-prop-making.Full fee £449.00 Senior fee £359.00 Concession £292.00
- 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.
- Cyanotype printmaking in a dayCourse start date: Sat 20 Apr 2024 (and 2 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Adam HogarthCyanotype is a photographic printing process which produces a beautiful deep blue print from a variety of artwork, including drawings, photographs, physical objects or combinations of all of these. All levels welcome.Full fee £99.00 Senior fee £99.00 Concession £99.00
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