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. Mindfulness sketchbook walks

    Course Date: Mon 16 Sep 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Reflect on the process of seeing and truly being in the present moment by taking a curious walk with your sketchbook to explore the unexpected richness of the outdoor environment.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £119.00
    Concession: £91.00

  2. Drawing from plants and flowers

    Course Date: Mon 16 Sep 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Make wonderful drawings in colour and black and white from a range of flowers and plants. Taking the rich and varied history of drawing plants and flowers in different traditions for inspiration.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £103.00
    Concession: £79.00

  3. Start graphic design: improve your layout skills

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 16 Sep 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Improve your layout skills with a creative approach to using Adobe InDesign. The course encourages you to take risks, be playful and explore different ways of working. Suitable for those with an interest in print based design and who have some experience using InDesign.
    Full fee: £99.00
    Senior fee: £99.00
    Concession: £60.00

  4. Exploring watercolour and mixed media

    Exploring watercolour and mixed media

    Course Date: Mon 16 Sep 2019 (and 5 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore the sensitivity of water-based media such as inks, watercolour, water-soluble pen, pencil and crayon. Make inventive combinations of media to draw from your own found imagery, photographs and sketches.
    Full fee: £379.00
    Senior fee: £303.00
    Concession: £231.00

  5. Experimental screenprinting

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 16 Sep 2019 (and 1 other date)
    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.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £121.00

  6. Children's book illustration for beginners

    Children's book illustration for beginners

    Course Date: Mon 16 Sep 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    An introduction to character design, layout and story development, giving you a solid understanding of the industry. Develop your own style while exploring a variety of media and learn to research and develop ideas in response to a given brief. Basic materials provided.

    See what you could create –
    view a selection of work made on our children’s book illustration courses

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    Full fee: £379.00
    Senior fee: £303.00
    Concession: £231.00

  7. Inspired by plants and flowers: working with pastels

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 16 Sep 2019 (and 1 other date)
    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: £199.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £121.00

  8. Clay sculpture: life and portrait

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 16 Sep 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Follow in the footsteps of Michelangelo and Rodin and learn how to capture the human figure, both physically and emotionally, on this fascinating practical sculpting course. You'll work from a life model to develop your own clay sculpture of the human form.
    Full fee: £379.00
    Senior fee: £379.00
    Concession: £231.00

  9. Experience: sculpture

    Course Date: Mon 16 Sep 2019 (and 3 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Experience making artworks in 3D. This fun and practical course is ideal if you have always wanted to try sculpture, offering you a taste of basic sculpture techniques and principles. For complete beginners.
    Full fee: £99.00
    Senior fee: £99.00
    Concession: £99.00

  10. Start sculpture

    Course Date: Mon 16 Sep 2019 (and 1 other date)
    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: £159.00
    Concession: £121.00

  11. Try it out: calligraphy, modern copperplate

    Course Date: Mon 16 Sep 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Modern calligraphy can be learned by everyone and used in business and everyday life to reflect your personality and creativity. This workshop will guide you through the basics and show you how! Suitable for left or right handers.
    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £49.00
    Concession: £49.00

  12. Try it out: animation

    Course Date: Tue 17 Sep 2019
    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.). An ideal taster if you are interested in our 30 week City Lit animation course but would like to try it out before signing up.


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    Full fee: £39.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £39.00

  13. Foundation diploma in art and design: stage 1

    Course Date: Tue 17 Sep 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This exciting course is a chance to develop key creative skills and approaches to art and design in 2D, 3D, life drawing and critical studies. If you complete stage 1 successfully you'll be able to progress onto stage 2 of the formal Foundation Diploma in Art & Design. Please note that the course runs for two days (10.30 - 16.30) per week. Students are able to choose between studying on Tuesdays and Wednesdays OR Wednesdays and Fridays. In addition to the two days a week there will be six evening sessions (17:30 - 20:00) on Wednesday evenings.
    Full fee: £699.00
    Senior fee: £559.00

  14. Bookbinding: bradel binding

    Bookbinding: bradel binding

    Course Date: Tue 17 Sep 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    The bradel binding can be traced back to the eighteenth century and although it resembles a case binding, the techniques used to construct the book make it much more durable. This structure can be adapted for use with paper, cloth and leather. Not suitable for beginners.
    Full fee: £229.00
    Senior fee: £183.00
    Concession: £140.00

  15. Introduction to experimental mixed media sketchbook

    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 17 Sep 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    A fantastic introduction to creative processes using a variety of different media to develop an exciting sketchbook. A sketchbook is a great place to try things out, make mistakes and take risks - all in the nature of experimentation.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £129.00
    Concession: £79.00

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