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. Art evolutions: Pop to post-internet art

    Course Date: Tue 30 Apr 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore art and culture in the late 20th century, focusing on the major developments and movements in art including Neo-Dada and Pop art, conceptual and performance, installation and Postmodernism, and their relationship to wider cultural contexts. This can be studied on its own or as a continuation of 'Modern art: 1900-1950'.
    Full fee: £249.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £152.00

  2. Ways into abstract painting

    Ways into abstract painting

    Course Date: Tue 30 Apr 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Encounter different approaches to making abstract paintings while developing your skills in using a variety of painting materials. With reference to the work of abstract artists explore the visual language common to both representation and abstraction, e.g. colour, composition, tone and paint application.
    Full fee: £339.00
    Senior fee: £339.00
    Concession: £207.00

  3. City Lit intermediate to advanced bookbinding

    City Lit intermediate to advanced bookbinding

    Course Date: Tue 30 Apr 2019
    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: £439.00
    Senior fee: £351.00
    Concession: £268.00

  4. Start watercolour

    Course Date: Tue 30 Apr 2019
    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: £109.00
    Senior fee: £109.00
    Concession: £66.00

  5. Designing textiles using Photoshop: stage 1

    Course Date: Tue 30 Apr 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Create patterns and designs for printed textiles which may then be printed onto cloth. This course is ideal for beginners in Photshop who are textile artsits or designers, or for anyone interested in exploring pattern, colour and texture.
    Full fee: £329.00
    Senior fee: £263.00
    Concession: £201.00

  6. SketchUp Pro for beginners

    Course Date: Tue 30 Apr 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    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.
    Full fee: £309.00
    Senior fee: £247.00
    Concession: £188.00

  7. In depth: late Renaissance

    Course Date: Wed 1 May 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore the incredible progress of High and Late Renaissance art and ideas in Northern Italy and Western Europe. We look at key artists and their patrons; painting, sculpture and decorative arts. Includes gallery visits.
    Full fee: £329.00
    Senior fee: £263.00
    Concession: £201.00

  8. Children's book illustration: advanced practice

    Course Date: Wed 1 May 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    An intensive highly focused follow up course to develop design, drawing, imagination, characterisation and narrative skills. Ideal if you’re planning to prepare a portfolio for presentation to publishers or wishing to further develop your skills and imagination.

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

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    Full fee: £319.00
    Senior fee: £319.00
    Concession: £195.00

  9. Art of the Northern Renaissance

    Art of the Northern Renaissance

    Course Date: Wed 1 May 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Discover the exquisite art of the Northern Renaissance through the work of its most innovative artists, including Albrecht Dürer, Rogier van der Weyden, Jan van Eyck, Grünewald, Hieronymus Bosch and Pieter Bruegel the Elder. Tutor: Liz Eyres.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £103.00
    Concession: £79.00

  10. Book conservation and repair: vellum-bound books

    Book conservation and repair: vellum-bound books

    Course Date: Wed 1 May 2019
    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: £469.00
    Senior fee: £375.00
    Concession: £286.00

  11. Drawing and painting from life: extended study

    Drawing and painting from life: extended study

    Course Date: Wed 1 May 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Develop two ambitious and expressive life paintings from two sustained, contrasting, poses. Starting with drawing in line and tone, and continuing research through subtle colour exercises, you will have the chance to develop fully resolved images of the human form  in charcoal, oils or acrylic.
    Full fee: £359.00
    Senior fee: £359.00
    Concession: £219.00

  12. Contemporary art in London

    Contemporary art in London

    Course Date: Wed 1 May 2019
    Location on this date: OS - Off Site
    Examine and discuss art on show in London. Each week we’ll visit a commercial gallery or public institution and examine specific exhibitions or paintings, works on paper, photography and sculpture.
    Full fee: £249.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £152.00

  13. Exploring watercolour and mixed media

    Exploring watercolour and mixed media

    Course Date: Wed 1 May 2019
    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: £339.00
    Senior fee: £271.00
    Concession: £207.00

  14. Jewellery: design lab

    Jewellery: design lab

    Course Date: Wed 1 May 2019
    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 piecesyour own jewellery designs?
    Full fee: £339.00
    Senior fee: £339.00
    Concession: £207.00

  15. Book conservation and repair workshop: intermediate and advanced

    Book conservation and repair workshop: intermediate and advanced

    Course Date: Wed 1 May 2019
    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: £339.00
    Senior fee: £339.00
    Concession: £207.00

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