Art & Design Courses in London

City Lit Art & Design offers the most diverse range of part-time, weekend and evening courses in London, taught by successful artists and practitioners. Rated ‘outstanding’ in our last government inspection our art classes include some of the most popular subjects in London; from photography, fashion and textiles, drawing and painting, print, graphic designinterior design and garden design courses, just to name a few. Whether you are a complete beginner or a practising artist, we are sure we have an art course for you!

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Get in touch on 020 7492 2700 Monday-Friday between 10am-5pm. 

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  1. Print into book intensive

    Print into book intensive

    Course Date: Fri 18 Jan 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore the three dimensional possibilities of print. This course will encourage you to develop your initial ideas through experiments with printmaking techniques and bookbinding structures to create an artist’s book. Some printmaking and/or bookbinding experience may be beneficial but not essential.
    Full fee: £269.00
    Senior fee: £269.00
    Concession: £164.00

  2. Friday Lates: Friends and enemies - Bacon and Freud

    Course Date: Fri 18 Jan 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    A closer look at Lucian Freud and Francis Bacon, two of Britain’s most important modern artists, and their volatile relationship. Tutor: Marie-Anne Mancio. #arthistory #fridaylates #eveningevent #francisbacon #lucianfreud.

    Full fee: £19.00
    Senior fee: £15.00
    Concession: £12.00

  3. Learn to use: oil painting mediums

    Course Date: Fri 18 Jan 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore the different effects that can be created when oil painting mediums are added to the paint. Learn to use a range of oil painting mediums to expand the possiblilities of oil painting, such as texture and glazes.
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £69.00
    Concession: £42.00

  4. Children's book illustration: advanced practice

    Course Date: Fri 18 Jan 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    An intensive highly focused follow up course to develop design, drawing, imagination, characterisation and narrative skills. Ideal if you’re planning to prepare a portfolio for presentation to publishers or wishing to further develop your skills and imagination.

    See what you could create –
    view a selection of work made on our children’s book illustration courses

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    Full fee: £399.00
    Senior fee: £399.00
    Concession: £243.00

  5. Looking at contemporary art

    Course Date: Fri 18 Jan 2019
    Location on this date: OS - Off Site
    Look at works by established artists in London galleries in this introduction to contemporary art. Work through different ways to discuss and critique contemporary art in its new and traditional formats.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £103.00
    Concession: £79.00

  6. Watercolour: life painting themes and ideas

    Course Date: Fri 18 Jan 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    On this intermediate level watercolour course, you will paint the model from observation. You will explore personal themes and ideas around the figure painting genre. Using a range of methods, develop your skills and confidence in painting from the model in the luminous and fluid medium of watercolour. Basic materials included.
    Full fee: £329.00
    Senior fee: £263.00
    Concession: £201.00

  7. Drawing club

    Course Date: Fri 18 Jan 2019 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Come along to our Friday evening drop-in drawing club. Discover new drawing techniques and develop your skills further by responding to a diverse range of briefs and projects that will take your work into exciting new directions. Guided by our expert tutor and practising artist, each session will deal with a different approach. You can book individual sessions or the whole course for a reduced rate.

    https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/drawing-club-vh904-tickets-53851650737.
    Full fee: £299.00
    Senior fee: £299.00
    Concession: £299.00

  8. Improving your photography

    Course Date: Fri 18 Jan 2019 (and 6 other dates)
    Location on this date: PS - Photography Studio
    Already know the basics of photography but want to take things further? Refresh your knowledge, learn more advanced skills and develop your creative ideas, with an established professional photographer on hand for technical guidance and creative inspiration.

    See what you could create – view a selection of work made on our photography courses

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    Full fee: £229.00
    Senior fee: £183.00
    Concession: £140.00

  9. Complete drawing course 2: intermediate

    Course Date: Sat 19 Jan 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Complete Drawing Course part 2 is the second stage of our Saturday drawing school, offering a structured approach to observational drawing. Aimed at intermediate students, part 2 will build on previous drawing experience and explore the creative potential of drawing in more depth. There will be opportunities to develop an individual approach to drawing while exploring materials and drawing concepts.

    Please be aware that there will be an offsite visit on week 9: 16th March 2019.
    Full fee: £329.00
    Senior fee: £329.00
    Concession: £201.00

  10. A history of American art

    Course Date: Sat 19 Jan 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Study American art, including paintings, illustrations and cartoons from late-nineteenth century Realists and Impressionists to sixties Pop Art and Minimalism, analysing movements and styles, social and political context, materials and art theory. Tutor: Rachel Sanders. #weekendcourse #arthistory #americanart.
    Full fee: £249.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £152.00

  11. Introduction to watercolour

    Course Date: Sat 19 Jan 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn a range of watercolour techniques such as layering, masking out and creating textures, to gain basic skills and an insight into the possibilities of this exciting medium. Includes some work from observation of still life objects.
    Full fee: £239.00
    Senior fee: £239.00
    Concession: £146.00

  12. Introduction to the art of art history - part 1

    Course Date: Sat 19 Jan 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This course is an introduction to Art History as an academic discipline. Students will study artworks from a variety of approaches, considering such aspects as formal analysis, material studies, and social, cultural and artistic contexts.
    Full fee: £299.00
    Senior fee: £239.00
    Concession: £182.00

  13. Puppet animation on Saturday

    Course Date: Sat 19 Jan 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn how to make your own traditional 3D puppet and the principals of how best to animate, film and edit your own stop-frame puppet animated sequence.
    Full fee: £229.00
    Senior fee: £183.00

  14. Adobe After Effects: beginning motion graphics

    Course Date: Sat 19 Jan 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Motion graphics are the crossroad between animation and graphic design. Learn how to use Adobe After Effects CC to present information creatively using animated text, graphics and video. Invaluable for designers and film makers.
    Full fee: £259.00
    Senior fee: £207.00
    Concession: £158.00

  15. Experience: printmaking

    Course Date: Sat 19 Jan 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Experience the excitement of printmaking. This course will give you a taste of basic relief printing and monoprinting techniques that will get you hooked on the many possibilities of this rewarding medium.
    Full fee: £79.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £48.00

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