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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- Portrait painting: two session poseCourse start date: Sat 9 Dec 2023 (and 2 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Amanda BrackenDevelop a portrait from life: a structured course to build skills towards making a convincing portrait where the model keeps the same pose over 2 sessions to enable a sustained piece of work.Full fee £199.00 Senior fee £159.00 Concession £129.00
- Printmaking weekend: handmade printsCourse start date: Sat 3 Feb 2024
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Rosey PrinceLearn some exciting, low tech printmaking techniques to equip you with skills so you can easily make prints at home without the use of specialist equipment.Full fee £159.00
- Create a short film in a weekendCourse start date: Sat 17 Feb 2024
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: David KlineLearn how to script, storyboard, shoot, edit and export a short film in this fun and fast paced introduction to film making.Full fee £179.00 Senior fee £143.00 Concession £116.00
- Mixed-media printmakingCourse start date: Sat 17 Feb 2024 (and 1 other date)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Rolina Elsje BlokThis course introduces you to new ways of combining printmaking with creative thinking by using multiple printmaking techniques and processes, layering them to produce compositions that can be made into artworks to take away with you.Full fee £309.00 Senior fee £247.00 Concession £201.00
- Introduction to precious metal clayCourse start date: Sat 9 Mar 2024
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Elizabeth PearsonWant to discover one of the most versatile and effective materials in jewellery making? Come and get to grips with metal clay, which handles like clay but turns into pure copper when fired. Whether you are a complete novice or an experienced jeweller, learn the basic techniques of working with this magic material as well as more innovative uses, to create original items of jewellery.
- Try it out: jewellery making weekendCourse start date: Sat 13 Apr 2024
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Aurelie DellasantaAimed at beginners or those wanting a refresher. Join this action packed weekend to make a pendant and silver ring. Implementing fundamental jewellery making techniques, you will gain the basic skills you need to make simple jewellery in metal.Full fee £159.00 Senior fee £159.00 Concession £159.00
- Printmaking weekend: Collagraph techniquesCourse start date: Sat 1 Jun 2024
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Rosey PrinceMake and print a collagraph exploiting texture and colour using readily available and simple materials with a low environmental impact. The handmade matrix is deceptively simple to construct, the printed results often richer and more detailed than expected when run through the press. All welcome.
- Abstract painting weekendCourse start date: Sat 22 Jun 2024
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Amanda KnightLearn how to develop original abstract ideas from simple starting points and build confidence using a variety of painting approaches in acrylics. Explore the power of line, colour and texture in a lively weekend of structured project work.Full fee £189.00
- Try it out: calligraphyCourse start date: Sat 6 Jul 2024
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Sharon ShawFancy having a go at this beautiful art form? This short weekend course will introduce you to the fundamental principles of lettering and calligraphy. Focussing on broad edged script, you will use different pens and nibs, and leave having completed your own sample.
- Printmaking weekend: photographic lithography techniquesCourse start date: Sat 6 Jul 2024
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: David HolahPhoto-plate lithography uses light sensitive aluminium plates as a printing matrix for photographic, text or hand drawn images. This versatile process allows you to collage and overprint these elements to create original works in small editions.
- Fine binding masterclass II: rough edge gildingCourse start date: Sat 16 Mar 2024
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Kathy AbbottA weekend masterclass to learn the ancient art of rough-edge gilding. Gilding not only adds a luxurious sparkle to the edges of your pages but also protects the edge from dust. Rough-edge gilding is not rough at all, it just retains the look of individual pages, not a solid block. Suitable for those with bookbinding experience.Full fee £299.00 Senior fee £299.00 Concession £299.00
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