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. Introduction to etching for jewellers
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sun 27 Nov 2022

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Rebecca Ilett
    Learn how to etch images onto metal using resists and acid. This course will introduce you to the basic techniqes of etching and photo-etching and its application for jewellery.
    Full fee £219.00 Senior fee £175.00 Concession £142.00
  2. Jewellery: soldering workshop
    Course start date:  Tue 1 Nov 2022 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Elizabeth Bone
    Work through a series of guided exercises designed to improve your understanding and technique of soldering and build up your confidence to apply a range of soldering methods based on your design. For beginners with some basic experience and intermediate levels.
    Full fee £219.00 Senior fee £175.00 Concession £142.00
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  3. Drawing and mindfulness
    Evening
    Course start date:  Thu 3 Nov 2022 (and 3 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online (other locations are available)

    Tutors:  Clare Barton-Harvey
    Explore drawing and mindfulness and how the two disciplines support each other. Through a range of traditional and experimental approaches to drawing, be inspired by new ways of seeing and approaching drawing. This course offers a great introduction to mindful drawing or a way for you to further integrate mindfulness into your drawing.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £239.00 Senior fee £191.00 Concession £155.00
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  4. Sculpture workshop
    Course start date:  Fri 27 Jan 2023

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Annie Attridge
    Realise your personal project in 3D. Come with an idea and you will be supported through your making to a final piece. Learn how to structure your idea from inspiration to reality. Ideal for students with previous experience or students who may need extra workshop time and guidance to complete a project.
    Full fee £229.00 Senior fee £183.00 Concession £149.00
  5. Japanese woodcut printmaking techniques
    Course start date:  Thu 16 Mar 2023 (and 6 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Carol Justin Wilhide
    An introduction to the beautiful and delicate printmaking world of Japanese Woodcut. Explore this water based, non-toxic process and build an appreciation for the handmade. You will learn how to design, carve and make a multi-coloured print. Beginners welcome.
    Full fee £329.00 Senior fee £263.00 Concession £214.00
  6. Textiles and surface pattern: drawing and digital print
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sun 19 Mar 2023 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Suk Han Lee
    Investigate mark making, layering and juxtaposing ideas through experimental drawings. Explore the importance of imaginative research and how to record it in a sketchbook. Develop versatile design ideas for textiles for interiors, fashion, stationery or text.
    Full fee £219.00 Senior fee £175.00 Concession £142.00
  7. Visible stitches, spectacular spines: experiments in exposed sewing
    Course start date:  Fri 10 Mar 2023

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Sue Doggett
    Explore the creative possibilities of visible sewing in bookbinding through structure and materials. Experiment with wrapping, folding and piercing to produce a set of books where the spine is the star!
    Full fee £249.00 Senior fee £199.00 Concession £162.00
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  8. Screenprinting: developing techniques
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 18 Mar 2023 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Esther Heyhoe
    Enjoy being guided through inspirational and experimental screenprinting methods. You'll try a variety of mixed media techniques that will energise and enliven your artwork - a great way to expand your image making practice and your portfolio.
    Full fee £249.00 Senior fee £199.00 Concession £162.00
  9. Garden design: balcony and roof gardens
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 18 Mar 2023

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Alison Worster
    Learn how to turn your balcony and roof into a beautiful garden sanctuary and find out how to deal with the challenges and opportunities these spaces afford.
    Full fee £229.00 Senior fee £183.00 Concession £149.00

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