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. Essential masking tips for better content
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Mon 6 Jun 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Lily Markiewicz
    Masking is a essential skill for all editors. But masking isn’t just about hiding an unwanted object in the image. More often, it is used to creatively draw the viewer’s attention to a particular area. An invaluable skill for any film maker.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £79.00 Concession £48.00
  2. Essential business skills for photography and photographers
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Wed 13 Jul 2022 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Michael Harding
    On this course you will learn key business skills, from finance to marketing, to help you establish your own successful photographic practice.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £69.00 Senior fee £69.00 Concession £69.00
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  3. Make a laser cut ring in plastic
    Course start date:  Wed 6 Jul 2022

    Location on this date:  KS - Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Emilia Netto
    Spend some time playing with Adobe Illustrator in our bespoke digital and design lab. Learn some basic steps to customise an existing template using the pen and image trace tool. Send your file to be cut on our laser cutter and leave with a simple piece of jewellery to take away. All materials included. Suitable for absolute beginners.
    Full fee £69.00 Senior fee £69.00 Concession £69.00
  4. A short introduction to drawing for jewellers
    Course start date:  Mon 18 Jul 2022

    Location on this date:  KS - Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Louise Seijen Ten Hoorn
    Are you a jewellery maker who wants to become more confident in drawing? Join us on this two-session long evening class and learn how to sketch jewellery. Draw designs from different angles and add colour, shading and highlights. Learn to make a simple plan drawing (technical drawing), showing your design from the top, front and side view.
    Full fee £99.00 Senior fee £99.00 Concession £99.00

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