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. Anselm Kiefer- The Seven Heavenly Palaces 2004-2015, Pirelli HangarBicocca, Milan (Photo: Heinz Bunse)

    20th century German art

    Evening
    Course Date: Thu 23 Jan 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore 20th century German art, from movements such as Expressionism and Dadaism to artists like Gerhard Richter and Anselm Kiefer, through a mixture of lectures, discussions and a gallery visit.
    Full fee: £249.00
    Senior fee: £249.00
    Concession: £152.00

  2. Contemporary art in London

    Contemporary art in London

    Course Date: Thu 23 Jan 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: OS - Off Site
    Examine and discuss art on show in London. Each week we’ll visit a commercial gallery or public institution and examine specific exhibitions or paintings, works on paper, photography and sculpture.
    Full fee: £249.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £152.00

  3. City Lit Pro: Adobe Creative Cloud intensive stage 1

    Course Date: Thu 23 Jan 2020 (and 8 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    City Lit Pro courses are tailored for accelerated learning for busy people who need to learn key skills for the workplace. On this Adobe Creative Cloud course, covering Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign, you will learn key tools and techniques to develop, deliver and optimise vector graphics, photographic images and page layout and design.
    Full fee: £579.00
    Senior fee: £579.00
    Concession: £579.00

  4. Friday Lates: the Bauhaus in London

    Evening
    Course Date: Fri 24 Jan 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    The Staatliches Bauhaus opened its doors in Weimar, Germany in 1919. Fourteen years later it was shut down by the Nazis. Celebrate 100 years of Modernism in architecture and design and discover how Bauhaus style spread to London.
    Full fee: £25.00
    Senior fee: £25.00
    Concession: £15.00

  5. Drawing and painting on your iPad

    Course Date: Fri 24 Jan 2020 (and 4 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn how to use this fantastic tool, as used by artist David Hockney, to create, develop and explore visual ideas in the practice of drawing and painting. You'll need to bring your own iPad and copy of the Brushes application.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £121.00

  6. Print club

    Print club

    Evening
    Course Date: Fri 24 Jan 2020 (and 3 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Popular tutor-led printmaking studio sessions, designed for you to work on your own personal print projects. With a tutor available for help and guidance you can decide on your project when you arrive, however it is essential to have some experience of printmaking, this is not a taught beginners class.
    Full fee: £99.00
    Senior fee: £99.00
    Concession: £99.00

  7. Photography for beginners: Stage 1 with Adobe Lightroom

    Photography for beginners: Stage 1 with Adobe Lightroom

    Course Date: Fri 24 Jan 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: PS - Photography Studio
    Always wondered what half the buttons on your camera actually do? Discover how to use them properly to produce impressive photographs, then learn to use Adobe Lightroom to edit, manipulate and manage your images.
    Full fee: £399.00
    Senior fee: £319.00
    Concession: £243.00

  8. Painting techniques

    Painting techniques

    Course Date: Fri 24 Jan 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Sometimes we adopt habitual ways of using paint not realising that there are innumerable approaches available to us. Discover different acrylic and oil paint techniques to help you explore the magic of painting more fully.
    Full fee: £329.00
    Senior fee: £263.00
    Concession: £201.00

  9. Key architects you should know

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 25 Jan 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Study significant contributors - including Wren, Pugin, Gaudi and Le Corbusier - to Western architectural styles, from Gothic to postmodern, considering function and materials as well as social, political and cultural contexts. This course includes building visits.
    Full fee: £249.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £152.00

  10. Designing for magazines and books with Adobe InDesign

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 26 Jan 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    An introduction to the principles of designing, laying out and planning books and magazines using InDesign. This intermediate course is suitable for those with some InDesign experience.
    Full fee: £249.00
    Senior fee: £249.00
    Concession: £249.00

  11. Focus on: Leonardo da Vinci

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 26 Jan 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Artist, scientist, and ‘Renaissance Man’ Leonardo da Vinci is considered one of the greatest minds in history. We look at his inspirations, his theories and some of his major works.
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £55.00
    Concession: £42.00

  12. 50 drawings in a day

    50 drawings in a day

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 26 Jan 2020 (and 5 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    A high energy programme of directed and self-directed drawing projects, with rapid shifts in materials, scale, subject and focus. Strictly no discards - come ready to play, risk, invent and discuss! For those with some drawing experience.
    Full fee: £99.00
    Senior fee: £99.00
    Concession: £99.00

  13. Start sculpture

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 26 Jan 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This short course is a hands-on introduction to the basic principles and techniques of sculpture. You will make small-scale, experimental pieces using materials such as clay, plaster and mixed media. You will gain practical experience of using some basic sculpture tools and equipment. Ideal for complete beginners.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £199.00

  14. City Lit Pro: commercial photography

    City Lit Pro: commercial photography

    Course Date: Mon 27 Jan 2020
    Location on this date: PS - Photography Studio
    City Lit Pro courses are tailored for accelerated learning for busy people who need to learn key skills for the workplace. Looking to work professionally as a photographer's assistant? Pick up key skills you will need on this practical course from camera systems, lighting solutions and paperwork to software workflow using Capture One Pro, Lightroom and Photoshop.
    Full fee: £309.00
    Senior fee: £309.00
    Concession: £309.00

  15. Iconography and iconology: secrets of the old masters revealed. Image: Venus, Cupid, Folly, and Time by Bronzino

    Iconography and iconology: secrets of the old masters revealed

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 27 Jan 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Ever wondered whether there’s a hidden meaning behind paintings? Discover why there are signs and symbols in paintings and how to find and interpret their meanings, in paintings from medieval to Baroque and beyond.
    Full fee: £249.00
    Senior fee: £249.00
    Concession: £152.00

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