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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- Life drawing after workCourse start date: Mon 20 Nov 2023 (and 6 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Eleanor BedlowA fun, relaxed and shorter life drawing class better suited for people coming straight from work. You will be able to work from a variety of life models, in a range of materials and with a variety of poses. You will be working from the unclothed model, both male and female.
- Painting: colour mixingCourse start date: Tue 9 Jan 2024 (and 3 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Chris HoughA concise study of colour usage. Investigate colour perception and how colour interacts. Explore a range of observational and expressive painting projects, relate colour theory to practice and develop confidence using colour. An emphasis on colour mixing using acrylics and oil paint.
- Draw, paint, printCourse start date: Mon 20 Nov 2023 (and 2 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Mary WintourOn this experimental course, you will draw, paint and print in often unfamiliar ways in order to catch the unexpected. Through experimentation and reflection, you will collate a personal collection of work. .
- Watercolour painting: mixed media techniquesCourse start date: Mon 15 Jan 2024 (and 3 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Ruth BrisonWatercolour has a rich tradition - this course will explore the more experimental ways of using this pleasurable medium and will present new possibilities for producing exciting new work with mixed media. Make inventive combinations of media to draw from your own found imagery, photographs and sketches.
- Developing watercolour paintingCourse start date: Tue 14 Nov 2023 (and 4 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Jack DuplockExplore the specific qualities of watercolour and the opportunities this adaptable medium offers to create dynamic painting compositions. Develop a fluency with brush work and layering of colour to develop compositional possibilities.Full fee £209.00 Senior fee £167.00 Concession £136.00
- Experimental filmmaking: stage 2Course start date: Mon 5 Feb 2024 (and 1 other date)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Monika KitaThis course is designed for those who have some previous experience in film in a fine art context or for those who have attended an experimental filmmaking course before. During the course, you will push the boundaries of mainstream cinema and experiment with various techniques to express your artistic vision.Full fee £339.00 Senior fee £271.00 Concession £220.00
- Painting: oil techniques and mediumsCourse start date: Fri 1 Mar 2024 (and 1 other date)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Luke JonesThis is a brief introduction to acrylic painting techniques and the use of materials. Explore a practical approach to painting, including colour mixing, layering, glazing and application. For those with little or no painting experience.
- Looking at photography: colour and compositionCourse start date: Tue 5 Mar 2024 (and 1 other date)
Location on this date: Kean Street Photography StudioTutors: Michael HardingWant to learn the secrets of composing beautiful photographs? Join this inspiring workshop to explore composition and colour controls, making the most of shapes, lines, colours, framing, the rule of thirds and simple camera controls for professional-looking results.Full fee £119.00 Senior fee £119.00 Concession £119.00
- Life drawing: a contemporary approachCourse start date: Mon 15 Apr 2024 (and 1 other date)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetThis course introduces exciting contemporary approaches to life drawing using a variety of processes including using wire to draw with, clayslip for mark-making and plaster. You will be encouraged to explore creative and imaginative approaches in your response to the life model.
Suitable for all levels but some previous life drawing experience would be an advantage.Full fee £239.00 Senior fee £191.00 Concession £155.00
- Drawing: a contemporary approachCourse start date: Fri 10 Nov 2023 (and 3 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Chris HoughTake your drawing into exciting new directions – build on your existing skills and discover new ways of working. For intermediate students with some drawing experience who would like to explore experimental drawing techniques and develop their own ideas in drawing. A chance to extend your own drawing projects guided by our expert tutor and practising artist, with reference to the work of artists using drawing in the wider art world today.Full fee £209.00 Senior fee £167.00 Concession £136.00
- Woodblock printmaking: large-scale techniquesCourse start date: Mon 15 Jul 2024
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Gareth BerwynLarge scale printmaking enables expressive mark making. Use woodcut and linocut carving techniques to produce big, bold and multi-coloured, multi-layered prints for you to take home.Full fee £239.00
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