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.
Any questions? Contact our visual arts team on firstname.lastname@example.org
- Textiles: frame loom weavingCourse start date: Wed 10 Apr 2024 (and 1 other date)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Renata MinoldoLearn the basics of handweaving on a frame loom. Explore traditional rug making techniques to create raised surface decoration and handweaving in plain weave pattern. Create a series of samples, and design and create your own contemporary weave combining techniques.Full fee £269.00 Senior fee £215.00 Concession £175.00
- Design your own gardenCourse start date: Sat 20 Apr 2024
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Alison WorsterTransform your garden and learn design and plant selection techniques tailored to your space. On this online course you will discover how to understand your site and explore practical design solutions and tips on choosing the right materials and plants for your garden.
- Documentary filmmaking: focus on B-rollCourse start date: Sat 25 May 2024
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Lily MarkiewiczB-roll makes up the lion share of every documentary. It adds dimension and interest to your story. Find out about how to find, shoot and use good B-roll, including sound.Full fee £219.00
- Textiles and surface pattern: colour and abstract designCourse start date: Sat 15 Jun 2024
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Janie MurphyA creative exploration of colour and abstract design for textiles. Explore and develop your understanding of colour using using paper dyes to create your own abstract imagery.Full fee £229.00 Senior fee £183.00 Concession £149.00
- Introduction to stone setting: raised grain settingCourse start date: Sat 15 Jun 2024
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Rae DuncanGrain setting, sometimes referred to as bead setting, is a technique where small faceted stones are held in place by small prongs called beads. These are raised from the metal in the band using an engraving tool. This specialist technique builds on the basic stone setting methods, introducing the use of a new set of tools and skills and is perfect for those wishing to take their stone-setting to a higher level.
- Experimental sculpture in plaster and clayCourse start date: Sat 22 Jun 2024
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Valerie MerloExplore the possibilities of modelling in clay and plaster. Taking inspiration from contemporary sculpture, work from found objects to develop your imagination, explore techniques of modelling, casting and transform forms according to your imagination. All levels of experience welcome.Full fee £209.00 Senior fee £167.00 Concession £136.00
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