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 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. 20 projects in graphic design

    20 projects in graphic design

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 20 Apr 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    With an emphasis on an experimental approach to generating images and visualising ideas, this fast moving graphic design course will unlock your creativity through a combination of hands-on and basic computer techniques using Adobe Illustrator CC.
    Full fee: £139.00
    Senior fee: £139.00
    Concession: £85.00

  2. Landscape in art

    Course Date: Mon 20 Apr 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    Can a depiction of a landscape ever simply be JUST a landscape? Or is it a view onto a wider world, is there a context or, in the words of David Hockney, a “bigger picture?”.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘How will I be taught’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £99.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £60.00

  3. Exploring and explaining abstract painting

    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 21 Apr 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    A practical course that examines major themes in abstract painting, including colour, space, gesture and concept. Learn how to develop your own abstract images, explore different painting techniques, and begin to make connections with the key ideas that have shaped abstract painting.
    Full fee: £349.00
    Senior fee: £349.00
    Concession: £213.00

  4. Alice Danger

    Photography for beginners: stage 1

    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 21 Apr 2020 (and 7 other dates)
    Location on this date: PS - Photography Studio
    Always wondered what half the buttons on your camera actually do? Discover how to use them properly and produce impressive photographs, even as a complete beginner. Gain useful technical knowledge and get expert creative guidance in easy-to-understand language. An ideal first step before enrolling on our intermediate courses.
    Full fee: £329.00
    Senior fee: £329.00
    Concession: £329.00

  5. Introduction to Printmaking techniques

    Introduction to Printmaking techniques

    Course Date: Tue 21 Apr 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This fast-paced course reveals the main processes used to make fine art prints. You will learn both relief and intaglio methods. For beginners and those with limited experience who want to discover how printmaking techniques actually work. An ideal way to start printmaking.
    Full fee: £249.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £152.00

  6. Introduction to engraving

    Introduction to engraving

    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 21 Apr 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn traditional methods of hand engraving to create beautiful embellished surfaces. Intermediate/advanced.
    Full fee: £219.00
    Senior fee: £219.00
    Concession: £134.00

  7. Feminism in art: political use of the body

    Course Date: Tue 21 Apr 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Discover prominent modern and contemporary artists whose work can be broadly linked to the feminist project. We focus on the artistic use of body imagery within its respective political and social contexts.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £103.00
    Concession: £79.00

  8. City Lit bookbinding: intermediate and higher

    City Lit bookbinding: intermediate and higher

    Course Date: Tue 21 Apr 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    An opportunity for experienced students to work on individual projects such as fine binding, box-making, book conservation or alternative book structures. Complete all those unfinished pieces or create something new. Not suitable for beginners.
    Full fee: £449.00
    Senior fee: £359.00
    Concession: £274.00

  9. Looking at painters: colour

    Looking at painters: colour

    Course Date: Tue 21 Apr 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    A concise study of colour usage: using a range of different mediums we will explore the potential uses of colour in both painting and drawing. Looking at how artists have historically used colour to lead the viewer’s eye and create mood and atmosphere in their art work. Investigate colour perception and how colour interacts. Explore a range of observational and expressive painting projects, relate colour theory to practice and develop confidence using colour. An emphasis on colour mixing using acrylics.
    Full fee: £39.00
    Senior fee: £31.00
    Concession: £24.00

  10. Start watercolour painting

    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 21 Apr 2020
    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 still life observation.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £129.00
    Concession: £79.00

  11. Lorena Herrero

    Etching in colour

    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 21 Apr 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore a range of exciting techniques in this practical workshop to create beautiful colour etchings. A valuable follow-on course for those with previous etching experience who wish to develop and enhance their etchings with colour.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £179.00
    Concession: £109.00

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

    Course Date: Tue 21 Apr 2020 (and 5 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

  13. Designing textiles using Photoshop II

    Designing textiles using Photoshop II

    Course Date: Tue 21 Apr 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Continue to learn Photoshop and design techniques in order to develop your textile design work. Expand your portfolio developing a collection of designs. This creative textile design course is an ideal progression for those who have completed ' Designing textiles using Photoshop: stage 1', as well as for established textile designers wishing to expand their knowledge or students who are interested in print pattern design.
    Full fee: £299.00
    Senior fee: £239.00
    Concession: £182.00

  14. Drawing 1

    Drawing 1

    Evening
    Course Date: Wed 22 Apr 2020 (and 5 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore the creative possibilities of drawing, gain confidence and broaden your expectations and understanding. Learn and develop key drawing concepts: function of line, tone, texture, form, composition and mark making through a carefully structured approach.
    Full fee: £349.00
    Senior fee: £349.00
    Concession: £213.00

  15. Book conservation and repair: vellum-bound books

    Book conservation and repair: vellum-bound books

    Course Date: Wed 22 Apr 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn to assess books and repair vellum-covered books including limp, semi-limp and boarded style. Work on your own projects in paper, cloth or leather. Basic materials included. For those with some bookbinding experience.
    Full fee: £499.00
    Senior fee: £399.00
    Concession: £304.00

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