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. City Lit beginners' jewellery

    City Lit beginners' jewellery

    Course Date: Mon 23 Sep 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Ever wanted to try making your own jewellery but not sure where to start? Delve into this intricate and rewarding craft with our year long structured beginner's course. Pick up the basics in everything from research and design to technical skills including soldering, annealing, etching and stone setting.
    Full fee: £1,499.00
    Senior fee: £1,199.00
    Concession: £914.00

  2. Introduction to printed textiles

    Introduction to printed textiles

    Course Date: Tue 24 Sep 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Create your own textiles on this practical introduction to textile print processes. Explore block, transfer and silkscreen printing. Suitable for all levels.
    Full fee: £269.00
    Senior fee: £215.00
    Concession: £164.00

  3. City Lit fine jewellery

    City Lit fine jewellery

    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 24 Sep 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Advance your jewellery design and making on this year-long evening course. From idea to product, finesse your technical skills, discover your design identity and approach professional practice and presentation, with the guidance of expert tutors.
    Full fee: £1,149.00
    Senior fee: £1,149.00
    Concession: £701.00

  4. Introduction to landscape drawing

    Course Date: Tue 24 Sep 2019
    Location on this date: OS - Off Site
    An ideal introduction to drawing outside; with guidance on materials and methods to enable you start drawing landscapes by yourself, or as a taster for further study.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £129.00
    Concession: £129.00

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

    Course Date: Tue 24 Sep 2019 (and 10 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

  6. Book conservation and repair workshop: intermediate and higher

    Book conservation and repair workshop: intermediate and higher

    Evening
    Course Date: Wed 25 Sep 2019 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Ideal if you have some bookbinding conservation experience and want to develop your skills further by working on your own projects with advice and guidance. Each term will include demonstrations that focus on a different aspect of book conservation.
    Full fee: £349.00
    Senior fee: £349.00
    Concession: £213.00

  7. Ceramics portfolio workshop

    Course Date: Wed 25 Sep 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Workshop in ceramics alongside students on VR711 City Lit ceramics portfolio.
    Full fee: £1,249.00
    Senior fee: £1,249.00
    Concession: £762.00

  8. Adobe Illustrator: stage 1 (for design and infographics)

    Evening
    Course Date: Wed 25 Sep 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore basic design and illustration techniques using Adobe Illustrator – the key high-end graphics software used to create logos and icons. Discover what you can achieve using paths, pens, colour, and type as you learn about infographics and designing with vectors.
    Full fee: £249.00
    Senior fee: £249.00
    Concession: £152.00

  9. Essence of movement: Dynamic drawing from dance sketchbook with English National Ballet

    Course Date: Wed 25 Sep 2019
    Location on this date: OS - Off Site
    A fantastic opportunity to develop fast sketching techniques, drawing English National Ballet's world-class dancers during their warm-up class and rehearsal at their brand new building on London City Island as they prepare to perform this season's productions.
    Full fee: £299.00
    Senior fee: £239.00
    Concession: £182.00

  10. Draw, paint, print

    Course Date: Thu 26 Sep 2019 (and 3 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    On this experimental course, you will draw, paint and print in often unfamiliar ways in order to catch the unexpected. Through experimentation and reflection, you will collate a personal collection of work. .
    Full fee: £349.00
    Senior fee: £279.00
    Concession: £213.00

  11. City Lit fine art course: year 1 evening

    Evening
    Course Date: Thu 26 Sep 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This course requires an informal interview prior to enrolment, please contact the visual arts department for more information.



    Build an individual fine art practice by exploring painting, drawing, sculpture, mixed media and contextual studies in a series of structured projects. You will be expected to keep up with current exhibitions in London. Group tutorials will help you adopt an independent and experimental approach to your work. The course can be taken for personal development or act as a bridge between adult short courses and entry to undergraduate and postgraduate courses. This course runs Thursday evenings 18:00–21:00 and every other Saturday 10:00–17:00. Details of Saturday dates will be given at interview.
    Full fee: £1,999.00
    Senior fee: £1,999.00
    Concession: £1,219.00

  12. Symbols and stories: saints in art

    Symbols and stories: saints in art

    Course Date: Thu 26 Sep 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Saints are represented in in masterpieces of Christian art from 1200 to the present – learn how to recognise them, decode their meanings and iconography and enhance your understanding of this aspect of art history. Includes gallery visits.
    Full fee: £169.00
    Senior fee: £135.00
    Concession: £103.00

  13. Book conservation for beginners I

    Evening
    Course Date: Thu 26 Sep 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Understand the structure, collating and pulling of a book. Practise paper cleaning and repair. Learn how to re-sew a text-block, mend damaged corners and re-hinge boards.
    Full fee: £399.00
    Senior fee: £399.00
    Concession: £243.00

  14. City Lit Pro: essential skills for photographers

    Evening
    Course Date: Thu 26 Sep 2019 (and 1 other date)
    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. On this essential skills in photography course you will learn about shutter speed, aperture, ISO, colour balance, photo composition, lighting, and shooting inside and outdoors.
    Full fee: £239.00
    Senior fee: £239.00
    Concession: £239.00

  15. City Lit fine art course: year 2 evening

    Evening
    Course Date: Thu 26 Sep 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This course requires an informal interview prior to enrolment, please contact the visual arts department for more information.



    You will pursue a more individual route, resulting in a body of work reflecting your own concerns. You will have one-to-one tutorials and will learn a range of skills from practising artists. Basic materials included. This course runs Thursday evenings 18:00–21:00 and every other Saturday 10:00–17:00. Details of Saturday dates will be given at interview.

    This course requires an application and informal interview prior to enrolment. The online application form will be launched on this course page in April 2018.
    Full fee: £1,999.00
    Senior fee: £1,999.00
    Concession: £1,219.00

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