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.

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. pre-Foundation: summer intensive
    Course start date:  Tue 19 Jul 2022

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Rod Judkins, Ute Kreyman, Marcus Richards, Andrea Voisey
    This exciting and intensive course is a chance to develop key creative skills, methods and thinking in art and design, across 2D and 3D materials and techniques, and critical studies, to prepare you for application and entry to our UAL-validated, Level 3 Foundation Diploma in Art & Design.
    Full fee £549.00 Senior fee £439.00 Concession £384.00
  2. City Lit pre-foundation course
    Course start date:  Wed 27 Apr 2022 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    This exciting and intensive course is a chance to develop key creative skills, methods and thinking in art and design, across 2D, 3D, life drawing and critical studies, to prepare you for application and entry to our UAL-validated, Level 3 Foundation Diploma in Art & Design.







    Please be sure you understand the following structure before enrolling:



    For this course, the student cohort is split into two groups, which attend on either Tuesday and Wednesday, or Wednesday and Friday (1030 – 1630). Both groups are in the studio together on Wednesdays. You will be able to request your attendance days, subject to availability. There are also five life-drawing evening classes per group, which you will attend in the first or second half of the course (1730 – 2000; Weds/Fri group first half; Tues/Weds group second half). The course commences with an induction day for both groups, on which there will be no evening session. In total, every student on this course will attend 10 Wednesday daytime sessions, 5 Wednesday evenings and 10 Tuesdays or Fridays.
    Full fee £749.00 Senior fee £599.00 Concession £524.00
  3. Make a willow basket in two evenings
    Course start date:  Tue 13 Dec 2022

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  John Page
    Make a small bread or fruit basket over two evening sessions. Suitable for beginners as an introduction to traditional willow basketry techniques, or for those with some experience wanting to refresh their skills.
    Full fee £79.00 Senior fee £79.00 Concession £79.00
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