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.

Some of our courses are delivered online. For more information about our live online courses, please see our guide to online learning.

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. Adobe Illustrator for jewellery design
    Evening
    Course start date:  Wed 8 Jun 2022

    Location on this date:  KS - Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Emilia Netto
    This course is designed to introduce Adobe Illustrator as a tool for jewellery design and making. It will take you through the basic tools, and how they can be used to develop your designs and produce accurate universal drawings for presentation and manufacture.
    Full fee £179.00 Senior fee £143.00 Concession £109.00
  2. Introduction to design and model making
    Course start date:  Wed 8 Jun 2022

    Location on this date:  KS - Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Ro Sylvester
    An introduction to three dimensional model making, from a variety of simple materials to support design development. This course has applications for all 3D disciplines: interior design, architecture, model making, product design, animation and photographic/art projects.
    Full fee £189.00 Senior fee £151.00 Concession £115.00
  3. Drawing: focus on abstract approaches and techniques
    Evening
    Course start date:  Wed 15 Jun 2022

    Location on this date:  KS - Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Suzanne Caines
    Move away from 'realistic' observational drawing and experience exciting new visual techniques using mark making, line, form, colour, texture and much more. Enjoy a series of practical exercises that explore different approaches to abstraction, working in new ways and making it work for you.
    Full fee £189.00 Senior fee £151.00 Concession £115.00
  4. Get skills in: etching in colour
    Evening
    Course start date:  Wed 29 Jun 2022

    Location on this date:  KS - Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Kath Castillo
    The ideal follow-on for those who have done 'Introduction to etching' and would like to go deeper into the techniques and processes of etching. This course will consolidate your existing skills, introduce you to more complex etching processes and help you to find and develop your subject matter in this medium.
    Full fee £159.00 Senior fee £127.00 Concession £97.00

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