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.

Some of our courses are delivered online. For more information about our live online courses, please see our guide to online learning.

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. Sculpture: inspired by Rodin
    Course start date:  Mon 18 Jul 2022

    Location on this date:  KS - Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Shelley Wilson
    In City Lit’s sculpture studio try out selected techniques used by Rodin to create your own sculptures, inspired by the Rodin sculptures in the Victoria & Albert Museum’s permanent collection.
    Full fee £249.00 Senior fee £199.00 Concession £152.00
  2. Calligraphy: Spencerian Scripts
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    Course start date:  Mon 18 Jul 2022

    Location on this date:  KS - Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Veiko Kespersaks
    Learn how to use a pointed pen for writing in copperplate hand. Spencerian script developed from the English Cursive and stands out for its delicately shaded lowercase and prominent capitals. With very intense shadows, obtained with a pointed pen, it is famous for its fine lines, hand-made quality and romantic overtones. Suitable for both beginners and improvers, left and right handers.
    Full fee £179.00 Senior fee £179.00 Concession £179.00
  3. Calligraphy and decorated letterforms
    Course start date:  Mon 25 Jul 2022

    Location on this date:  KS - Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Sharon Shaw
    Learn how to create decorative letterforms to use as individual pieces or incorporate into your calligraphy work. This course will not only show you how to design and draw illuminated letters, but will introduce you to some of the history behind this beautiful art form.
    Full fee £299.00 Senior fee £239.00 Concession £182.00
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  4. Life figurative sculpture intensive
    Course start date:  Mon 25 Jul 2022

    Location on this date:  KS - Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Shelley Wilson
    Create a figurative clay sculpture from observing a life model. Learn basic anatomy as well as gaining clay modelling



    techniques. Beginners are welcome on this intensive course.
    Full fee £349.00 Senior fee £279.00 Concession £213.00
  5. Introduction to clothes making
    Course start date:  Mon 25 Jul 2022 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  KS - Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Silvia Sacrestano
    Learn how to make your own clothes. This beginner's course will teach you how to use the sewing machine, as well as basic sewing techniques and processes. Start by sampling, then construct a simple garment.
    Full fee £259.00 Senior fee £207.00 Concession £158.00
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  6. Ceramics: throwing and assemblage
    Course start date:  Mon 18 Jul 2022

    Location on this date:  KS - Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Carina Ciscato
    Build on your existing skills by exploring form and surface. Create functional or non-functional objects by throwing, cutting and later assembling different components. Intermediate level, requiring basic throwing skills.
    Full fee £449.00 Senior fee £359.00 Concession £274.00
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  7. Intensive throwing week
    Course start date:  Mon 25 Jul 2022

    Location on this date:  KS - Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Matt Sherratt
    Develop your skills on the wheel. You will have your own wheel and the opportunity to use a variety of types of clay. The course is for experienced throwers and is ideal if you wish to develop your practice further. Intermediate level, throwing skills required.
    Full fee £449.00 Senior fee £359.00 Concession £274.00

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