Art & design

City Lit Art School — Art Classes 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 in-person and online learning.

Learn in the centre of London with our in-person courses. Our purpose-built facilities in Covent Garden mean we are ideally located and easy to get to. 

See our guide to online learning for more information about accessing our live online courses.

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.

 

Join us for the City Lit Visual Arts open day on Saturday 18 May. Throughout the day, at our campus in Covent Garden, you will have the opportunity to immerse yourself in the full range and variety of our art and design subjects on offer.  Find out more >

 

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  1. Jewellery making: cold connections
    Course start date:  Wed 10 Jul 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Elizabeth Bone
    Would you like to learn how to combine / integrate materials and objects that are not metal into your jewellery making without the use of heat? This course offers you the opportunity to explore joining several different materials together using a variety of cold connection techniques such as rivets and tabs. Come and experiment with a number of techniques and adapt them to use with your own designs.
    Full fee £229.00 Senior fee £183.00 Concession £149.00
  2. Drawing in colour: summer school intensive
    Course start date:  Wed 24 Jul 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Kim Scouller
    Explore a variety of techniques and approaches to making a still-life in pastels. Learn how to mix pastels on paper, choose suitable materials and supports to allow you to create a finished pastel drawing.
    Full fee £259.00 Senior fee £207.00 Concession £168.00
  3. City Lit Pro: Adobe Creative Cloud intensive stage 1
    Course start date:  Wed 24 Jul 2024 (and 3 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Christine Robertson
    City Lit Pro courses are tailored for accelerated learning for busy people who need to learn key skills for the workplace. On this Adobe Creative Cloud course, covering Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign, you will learn key tools and techniques to develop, deliver and optimise vector graphics, photographic images and page layout and design.
    Full fee £549.00 Senior fee £549.00 Concession £549.00
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  4. Contemporary quilts: log cabin
    Course start date:  Wed 7 Aug 2024

    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 on Triangles and bold Geometric shapes mixed with cotton fabrics to create a personalised quilt. Suitable for beginners.
    Full fee £239.00 Senior fee £191.00 Concession £155.00
  5. DSLR for video: shoot and edit in a week
    Course start date:  Wed 7 Aug 2024

    Location on this date:  Kean Street Photography Studio

    Tutors:  David Kline
    Think quality video production needs a whole film crew? Think again! Discover how you can easily shoot and edit professional-level video on your own digital SLR camera; get expert guidance on the whole process and find out why DSLRs have become the camera of choice for many broadcast professionals.
    Full fee £219.00 Senior fee £175.00 Concession £142.00
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