Art & design

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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.

Courses available both in-person and online

We offer a range of 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, you’ll receive the same great City Lit experience. See our guide to online learning for more information about accessing our live online courses.

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 or call us on 020 7492 2700, Monday to Friday between 10am-12pm or 2pm-4pm.

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  1. Large-scale drawing and painting projects
    Course start date:  Mon 7 Aug 2023 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Stuart Jones
    Enjoy a lively, more active way of art-making and make work on a grander scale. Complete a number of projects that explore how big can be beautiful, challenging and surprising.
    Full fee £319.00 Senior fee £255.00 Concession £207.00
  2. Introduction to pewter casting
    Course start date:  Mon 24 Jul 2023

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Robert Worley
    Discover the art of pewter casting using the ancient ‘lost wax method’ in this four-day course.
    Full fee £399.00 Senior fee £319.00 Concession £259.00
  3. Stop motion animation: personal projects
    Course start date:  Mon 24 Jul 2023

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Stephanie Griffiths
    Are you ready to develop your own stop motion animation project? Whether it’s experimental or narrative, to be shown in a gallery, on social media or in film festivals, this course offers you the expert guidance to help you realise your own individual animation project.
    Full fee £289.00 Senior fee £231.00 Concession £188.00
  4. Sketchup Pro intensive for beginners
    Course start date:  Mon 7 Aug 2023

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Nicholas Williamson
    Learn to visualise and model interior spaces and 3D forms on this fast track course. Skills in this user friendly and affordable software is invaluable for Interior designers, Garden designers and Set designers who wish to improve their presentations. The software works on both PC or Mac.
    Full fee £269.00 Senior fee £215.00 Concession £175.00
  5. Contemporary quilts: log cabin
    Course start date:  Mon 7 Aug 2023

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Beverley Sell
    Learn how to design and make a contemporary quilt from start to finish. You will use a range of construction and embellishment techniques. The emphasis for design is based on the traditional Log Cabin method of using fabric strips to create exciting Quilts. Suitable for beginners.
    Full fee £269.00 Senior fee £215.00 Concession £175.00

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