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. Bookbinding: bradel binding

    Bookbinding: bradel binding

    Course Date: Thu 21 Feb 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: £179.00
    Senior fee: £143.00
    Concession: £109.00

  2. Photographing interiors

    Course Date: Fri 22 Feb 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: PS - Photography Studio
    Ever marvelled at the beautiful images of interiors in glossy magazines? Learn the secrets of the photography of interiors from the old and grand to the contemporary. Explore the equipment and composition, and discover editing and processing techniques to produce your own professional-looking images.
    Full fee: £159.00
    Senior fee: £127.00
    Concession: £97.00

  3. Complete drawing course 2: intermediate follow on

    Course Date: Sat 23 Feb 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Complete Drawing Course part 2 is the second stage of our Saturday drawing school, offering a structured approach to observational drawing. Aimed at intermediate students, part 2 will build on previous drawing experience and explore the creative potential of drawing in more depth. There will be opportunities to develop an individual approach to drawing while exploring materials and drawing concepts. Available only to students currently enrolled on VH882.
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £69.00
    Concession: £69.00

  4. Modern calligraphy

    Course Date: Sat 23 Feb 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn how to write elegant, stylish letterforms using a flexible pointed nib with ink. Once you have learnt how to write a basic alphabet, we will begin breaking the rules of traditional calligraphy to find a style that is all your own.
    Full fee: £299.00
    Senior fee: £239.00
    Concession: £182.00

  5. Adobe Illustrator: stage 2

    Course Date: Sat 23 Feb 2019 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn more advanced features of Illustrator, and how to use it more intuitively, accurately and creatively. Practise and explore advanced professional techniques for design and for improving workflow. This course is an ideal follow on to Illustrator: stage 1.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £121.00

  6. Focus on: Peggy Guggenheim and Jackson Pollock

    Course Date: Sun 24 Feb 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This course explores the life and work of Jackson Pollock – whose career Peggy Guggenheim would launch with an exhibition in 1943, and whom she would later consider her greatest discovery. #arthistory #modernart #abstractexpressionism #jacksonpollock #weekendcourse.
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £55.00
    Concession: £42.00

  7. Introduction to wire sculpture

    Course Date: Sun 24 Feb 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn different techniques for working with wire such as bending, soldering and brazing, using them to create your own sculpture. All materials included.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £129.00
    Concession: £129.00

  8. Sewing on Sundays: improvers

    Sewing on Sundays: improvers

    Course Date: Sun 24 Feb 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Start making clothes with this unisex shirt pattern. Take measurements correctly, choose the right pattern size, lay out and cut pattern pieces, sew contour darts, invisible zip, sleeves and neck facings. You must be able to use a sewing machine!
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £121.00

  9. Retouching your photographs: advanced

    Course Date: Mon 25 Feb 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn advanced Image retouching using Photoshop.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £149.00
    Concession: £91.00

  10. Recharge your composition

    Course Date: Mon 25 Feb 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    The art of great photography lies in mastering the relationship between foreground and background. Learn to use the principles that Gestalt analysis affords to delve into your unconscious and create more potent images. This course will feature a mix of lectures, hands on picture taking and constructive criticism of your results.
    Full fee: £109.00
    Senior fee: £87.00
    Concession: £66.00

  11. Ceramics: surface printing on clay

    Ceramics: surface printing on clay

    Course Date: Mon 25 Feb 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Working with silkscreen, paper stencil, block and potato printing on unfired clay, biscuit and glazed surfaces, you will create pattern and narrative images with slips, oxides, glaze and on-glaze on simple mould forms and tiles.
    Full fee: £229.00
    Senior fee: £229.00
    Concession: £140.00

  12. Sewing for interior projects

    Sewing for interior projects

    Course Date: Tue 26 Feb 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Become familiar with the sewing machine, learning how to thread up and use the machine safely and competently. Practice machine stitching different seams, hems and inserting a zip. Basic materials included.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £149.00
    Concession: £91.00

  13. Inspired by plants and flowers: working with pastels

    Course Date: Tue 26 Feb 2019
    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: £239.00
    Senior fee: £191.00
    Concession: £146.00

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    Humans, animals and machines in modern and contemporary art

    Course Date: Wed 27 Feb 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore how a new image of human and animal intertwined with technology emerged in art from the avant-garde movements of the early twentieth century to the present.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £103.00
    Concession: £79.00

  15. Experimental embroidery for fashion and textiles

    Experimental embroidery for fashion and textiles

    Course Date: Wed 27 Feb 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    A creative and non-traditional approach to hand embroidery, exploring stitch techniques and materials in your own personalised way to leave an impression on an existing garment or textiles piece.
    Full fee: £229.00
    Senior fee: £229.00
    Concession: £140.00

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