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!

Many of our courses are delivered online. For more information about our live online courses, please see our guide to online learning.

Many of our digital and design students can now take advantage of our state-of-the-art Digital and Design Lab.

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

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  1. Try it out: oil painting

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 14 Sep 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Experience the sensuous and vibrant medium of oil paint. Through simple exercises, learn to mix and apply oil colours and explore oil painting techniques and materials. The perfect way for beginners to start oil painting.

    This course takes place in the classroom, please follow this link to find out what we are doing to keep you safe: Staying COVID-19 secure at City Lit
    Full fee: £79.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £79.00

  2. Try it out: graphic design

    Try it out: graphic design

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 14 Sep 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    If you're interested in Graphic Design but don't know which course best suits your interests and ambitions, this one-session taster course will help you find out which longer graphic design course is right for you.

    This course takes place in the classroom, please follow this link to find out what we are doing to keep you safe: Staying COVID-19 secure at City Lit
    Full fee: £79.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £79.00

  3. A short introduction to Adobe Creative Cloud

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 14 Sep 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    A brief introduction to Adobe InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop used for graphic design, publishing, illustration,

    fashion and marketing. Useful for companies or individuals promoting themselves. Try out layout, vector graphics and

    image editing.

    This course will be delivered online. For more information please see our guide to online learning.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £149.00
    Concession: £149.00

  4. Making and printing a collagraph

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 14 Sep 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    This is a short course for printmakers, introducing you to the collagraph process. We will cover making and printing the collagraph from start to finish, including how to set up a workspace at home and printing without a press.

    This course will be delivered online. For more information please see our guide to online learning.
    Full fee: £99.00
    Senior fee: £99.00
    Concession: £60.00

  5. Affinity Photo

    Introduction to Affinity photography editing software

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 14 Sep 2020
    Location on this date: PS - Photography Studio
    Learn about the potential and possibilities available to you when using Affinity Photo and develop some practical skill and knowledge.

    This course takes place in the classroom, please follow this link to find out what we are doing to keep you safe: Staying COVID-19 secure at City Lit
    Full fee: £239.00
    Senior fee: £239.00
    Concession: £146.00

  6. SALLY

    Experimental screenprinting

    New Evening
    Course Date: Mon 14 Sep 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    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.

    This course takes place in the classroom, please follow this link to find out what we are doing to keep you safe: Staying COVID-19 secure at City Lit
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £121.00

  7. Art history taster

    Course Date: Mon 14 Sep 2020 (and 3 other dates)
    Location on this date: Online
    Ever wondered what art history is but don’t want to commit to a whole course? Wonder what's involved in online learning at City Lit? Try this taster session!

    This course will be delivered online. For more information please see our guide to online learning.
    Full fee: £10.00
    Senior fee: £10.00
    Concession: £10.00

  8. Carving in wood

    Carving in wood

    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 15 Sep 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Have you ever fancied having a go at sculpting in wood? Or perhaps you are experienced at it but would like expert guidance to develop your ideas? This comprehensive course encourages wood carvers of all levels to bring along their ideas and see how they can be developed. You will be taught how to make models of your designs, upscale and transpose these, and use professional carving tools to produce beautiful pieces in wood.

    This course takes place in the classroom, please follow this link to find out what we are doing to keep you safe: Staying COVID-19 secure at City Lit
    Full fee: £399.00
    Senior fee: £399.00
    Concession: £243.00

  9. SketchUp Pro for beginners

    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 15 Sep 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    Learn to visualise and model interior spaces and 3D forms with this easy-to-use and intuitive program. It is a perfect addition to our interior and/or garden design courses. The software is very affordable and available for home use on a PC or Mac.

    This course will be delivered online. For more information please see our guide to online learning.
    Full fee: £329.00
    Senior fee: £329.00
    Concession: £201.00

  10. Life drawing after work

    Life drawing after work

    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 15 Sep 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    A fun, relaxed and shorter life drawing class better suited for people coming straight from work. You will be able to work from a variety of models, in a range of materials and with a variety of poses.

    This course takes place in the classroom, please follow this link to find out what we are doing to keep you safe: Staying COVID-19 secure at City Lit
    Full fee: £99.00
    Senior fee: £99.00
    Concession: £60.00

  11. Try it out: animation

    Course Date: Tue 15 Sep 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Ever fancied producing your own animations for web, devices and video? Come and learn the basics of creating professional-looking drawn animated sequences using the software application Animate CC (formerly known as Flash.).

    This course takes place in the classroom, please follow this link to find out what we are doing to keep you safe: Staying COVID-19 secure at City Lit
    Full fee: £39.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £39.00

  12. Japanese woodcut printmaking

    Course Date: Tue 15 Sep 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    An introduction to Japanese Woodcut spread over three full days. The process is water based, non-toxic and handmade. You will learn how to design, carve and make a multi-coloured print. No prior experience necessary.

    This course takes place in the classroom, please follow this link to find out what we are doing to keep you safe: Staying COVID-19 secure at City Lit
    Full fee: £259.00
    Senior fee: £207.00
    Concession: £158.00

  13. Mosaics introductory: direct method

    Course Date: Wed 16 Sep 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Develop creative expression and confidence in this classic art form. Explore manufactured/recycled materials and surface qualities by applying them directly onto a base. Please bring ideas/sketchbooks. Basic materials provided. All levels welcome.

    This course takes place in the classroom, please follow this link to find out what we are doing to keep you safe: Staying COVID-19 secure at City Lit
    Full fee: £359.00
    Senior fee: £287.00
    Concession: £219.00

  14. Lindy Clark

    Contemporary painting studio

    Course Date: Wed 16 Sep 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Develop your own ideas in painting with reference to the work of contemporary artists and experimental processes on this higher level course. Ideal for students who have completed ‘Painting 1’, ‘Painting continued’ or equivalent painting courses.

    This course takes place in the classroom, please follow this link to find out what we are doing to keep you safe: Staying COVID-19 secure at City Lit
    Full fee: £809.00
    Senior fee: £647.00
    Concession: £493.00

  15. Jewellery: design lab

    Jewellery: design lab

    Evening
    Course Date: Wed 16 Sep 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Fancy working on your own jewellery projects in a professional workshop with an expert tutor? Join our interactive jewellery design lab to perfect your skills, try different techniques, and discover new design approaches. Develop your own projects with expert guidance, and step outside your comfort zone to produce top-quality pieces.

    This course takes place in the classroom, please follow this link to find out what we are doing to keep you safe: Staying COVID-19 secure at City Lit
    Full fee: £339.00
    Senior fee: £339.00
    Concession: £207.00

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