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.

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

Courses available both in-person and online

We offer a range of long and short 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, we've got the class for you. See our guide to online learning for more information about accessing our live online courses.

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  1. Clay sculpture: portrait head
    Evening
    Course start date:  Mon 8 Apr 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Alexandra Harley
    The head is the focal point of each person; create a portrait that examines both the structure as well as the emotion of the model.
    Full fee £499.00 Senior fee £399.00 Concession £324.00
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  2. City Lit ceramics workshop
    Last Few Places
    Course start date:  Mon 11 Sep 2023 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Alex Simpson
    Workshop in ceramics alongside students on VR710 City Lit ceramics.
    Full fee £1,649.00 Senior fee £1,319.00 Concession £1,072.00
  3. Advanced graphic design
    Course start date:  Mon 7 Oct 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    This course will help you improve your skills in graphic design and visual communications in their broadest sense, for delivery or publication in print and online, working with text, image, layout, medium and message across a range of physical and digital media and formats.



    It is ideal for anyone who has already completed our City Lit graphics course, and for anyone wishing to build a more extensive and professional portfolio of graphics work, whilst developing a deeper understanding of the connection between text, image, message and media.



    Confirmed industry specialist guests: Lydia Thornley, Designer, Creative Director and Reportage Illustrator and award winning film producer/director Mark Craig, maker of the film “The Last Man On The Moon”.
    Full fee £2,399.00 Senior fee £1,919.00 Concession £1,679.00
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