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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  1. Colour sketchbook for artists and makers

    Course Date: Fri 29 Mar 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Create an experimental colour sketchbook that will serve as a vital personal resource to inform your work as an artist or maker. Combining theory and practice, experimentation, intuition and personal interest this practical course for creatives will help you unlock ways of using colour in a dynamic way. .
    Full fee: £139.00
    Senior fee: £111.00
    Concession: £85.00

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    Anatomical portrait drawing

    Course Date: Fri 29 Mar 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Enhance your portraits by uncovering what lies beneath the surface. Through demonstration and direct observation of the model you will examine proportion, rotation and the key anatomical structures of the head and neck that denote likeness.
    Full fee: £229.00
    Senior fee: £183.00
    Concession: £140.00

  3. Etching and photo etching

    Course Date: Sat 30 Mar 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Get involved in learning basic etching processes; learn how to develop your ideas and images using traditional etching and simple photo etching techniques. These processes are great for producing detailed imagery and ripe for experimenting with colour inking.
    Full fee: £209.00
    Senior fee: £209.00
    Concession: £127.00

  4. Paint a portrait in oils

    Course Date: Sat 30 Mar 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn to draw and paint portraits using traditional methods of observation, composition and mark making. Working from a variety of professional portrait models you will start with pencil and charcoal and progress on to oil painting.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £121.00

  5. Inspired by nature: working with pastels

    Course Date: Sat 30 Mar 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Working with the expressive and colourful medium of both soft and oil pastels, you will respond to the colours and textures of plants and flowers. Suitable for all levels, this course involves making composition studies, leading up to a final, larger, more resolved piece.
    Full fee: £209.00
    Senior fee: £209.00
    Concession: £127.00

  6. Painting: Bonnard and colour of memory

    Course Date: Sun 31 Mar 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Prepare yourself to paint in the style of Bonnard! Post-Impressionist artist Bonnard preferred to work from memory, using drawings as a reference, his paintings are often characterized by a dreamlike quality.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £149.00
    Concession: £149.00

  7. Focus on: the art of the poster - print, pop and propaganda

    Course Date: Sun 31 Mar 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore the colourful and eye-catching art of the poster, from the elegance of La Belle Époque Paris to the revolutionary drama of Avant-Garde Leningrad; from the protesters of Atelier Populaire to glamour of Pop Art. #arthistory #weekendcourse #posterart #posterdesign.
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £55.00
    Concession: £42.00

  8. Printmaking: monoprinting, stencils and collage

    Course Date: Sun 31 Mar 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    The ‘low-tech’ nature of monoprinting makes it one of the most accessible methods of printmaking but also one of the most creative. Combined with collage, stencils and lasercut vignettes this will be an exciting and enjoyable course to develop and inform your current art practice or, as a starting point for complete beginners.
    Full fee: £169.00
    Senior fee: £169.00
    Concession: £169.00

  9. Art and creative thinking workshop with Rod Judkins

    Course Date: Sun 31 Mar 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Art is fundamentally about communicating ideas. If the idea is strong, the work of art is memorable.

    This exciting, one day workshop, led by Rod Judkins (artist, tutor and author of ‘The art of Creative thinking’ and ‘Ideas are your only currency’) will explore methods to create ideas and concepts and combine them with the process of making.
    Full fee: £99.00
    Senior fee: £99.00
    Concession: £99.00

  10. Wedding photography

    Course Date: Sun 31 Mar 2019
    Location on this date: PS - Photography Studio
    Thinking about going into wedding photography? Get to grips with everything you need to know, from liaising with the bride and groom to finding the best equipment, capturing the essential shots, and skills in post-production. Learn to control situations and anticipate the right moment to take the shot, and become an expert at natural images as well as those key reportage shots and formal posed groups.
    Full fee: £349.00
    Senior fee: £349.00
    Concession: £349.00

  11. Scanning your old prints, negatives and transparencies

    Course Date: Mon 1 Apr 2019
    Location on this date: PS - Photography Studio
    Got boxes of old prints gathering dust that you'd love to have digitised? Learn how to get your archive of old prints, negatives or transparencies onto your computer using different methods from flatbed and film scanners to a digital camera.
    Full fee: £99.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £60.00

  12. Painting and drawing with a Wacom pad in Photoshop

    Course Date: Mon 1 Apr 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Using a Wacom tablet and stylus allows you to paint and draw more naturally than with a mouse. Learn how to use the tablet and the exciting range of brushes available in Adobe Photoshop CC to create and combine digital pencil drawings and paintings. This course is suitable for students with some Photoshop experience.
    Full fee: £79.00
    Senior fee: £63.00
    Concession: £48.00

  13. Abstract painting, focus on colour and large-scale techniques

    Course Date: Mon 1 Apr 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Inspired by the Abstract Expressionists? Explore a range of large-scale painting techniques, including staining, squeegees, rollers and stencils. Learn how to investigate ideas in tone and colour, and develop the art of controlled experimentation! Some basic experience required.
    Full fee: £289.00
    Senior fee: £231.00
    Concession: £176.00

  14. Try it out: jewellery making

    Try it out: jewellery making

    Course Date: Mon 1 Apr 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    An introduction to jewellery techniques and skills to enable you to make a simple pendant. A starter course for beginners.
    Full fee: £89.00
    Senior fee: £89.00
    Concession: £54.00

  15. Claymation workshop

    Course Date: Mon 1 Apr 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Clay animation is a unique form of stop animation that uses figures made out of clay. Learn how to create and animate an engaging claymation character and animate it to create a surreal and expressive short animated film.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £103.00
    Concession: £79.00

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