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. Visual Arts Open Day
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 21 May 2022

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Raz Barfield, Dan Fardell, Jim Gladwin, Lauren Ilsley, Litza Jansz, Jayne Kay, Amanda Knight, Emilia Netto, Lucinda Oestreicher, John Page, Marcus Richards, Steven Scott, Dee Shulman, Ian Tucknott, Matthew Ward, Heidi Wigmore, Pam Williams
    Join us on the 21st of May 2022 for the annual City Lit Visual Arts open day. This year we are showcasing our long courses and the Centre for Advanced Practice. Throughout the day, at our HQ in Covent Garden, you will have the opportunity to immerse yourself in the full range and variety of art and design subjects on offer.
    Full fee £0.00 Senior fee £0.00 Concession £0.00
  2. Beginning miniature bookbinding
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 28 May 2022

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Royston Haward
    Explore the charm of tiny books in this introduction to miniature bookbinding. You will discover the history and appeal of this unique style and make three adorable miniature books to take home. Suitable for beginners.
    Full fee £179.00 Senior fee £143.00 Concession £109.00
  3. Textile sketchbook: developing ideas and projects
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 28 May 2022

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Ruth Brison
    Develop a creative and experimental sketchbook. Explore the surface qualities of drawing and mark-making with the layered possibilities of mixed-media and hand stitch. You'll have the chance to generate visual research and ideas towards a personal project.
    Full fee £209.00 Senior fee £167.00 Concession £127.00
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