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. Experience: printmaking

    Course Date: Sat 19 Jan 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Experience the excitement of printmaking. This course will give you a taste of basic relief printing and monoprinting techniques that will get you hooked on the many possibilities of this rewarding medium.
    Full fee: £79.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £48.00

  2. Puppet animation on Saturday

    Course Date: Sat 19 Jan 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn how to make your own traditional 3D puppet and the principals of how best to animate, film and edit your own stop-frame puppet animated sequence.
    Full fee: £229.00
    Senior fee: £183.00

  3. Adobe After Effects: beginning motion graphics

    Course Date: Sat 19 Jan 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Motion graphics are the crossroad between animation and graphic design. Learn how to use Adobe After Effects CC to present information creatively using animated text, graphics and video. Invaluable for designers and film makers.
    Full fee: £259.00
    Senior fee: £207.00
    Concession: £158.00

  4. Introduction to printing with natural dyes

    Introduction to printing with natural dyes

    Course Date: Sun 20 Jan 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Discover contemporary techniques of printing onto fabric with natural dyes. Through demonstrations, personal exploration, and individual tuition you will learn how to use mordents and natural dye colours, and transform your textile designs into prints.
    Full fee: £209.00
    Senior fee: £209.00
    Concession: £127.00

  5. Children's book writing and illustration workshop

    Course Date: Sun 20 Jan 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    We'll examine both the writing and illustration skills you need to produce a picture book. As well as learning how to develop story ideas, characters and text, you'll learn about character sketches, sample illustrations and the relationship between illustration and text.

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

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    Full fee: £339.00
    Senior fee: £339.00
    Concession: £339.00

  6. Leather fashion accessories

    Leather fashion accessories

    Course Date: Sun 20 Jan 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    An introduction to a range of construction and decoration techniques for hand-stitched leather accessories. Explore the decorative qualities of vegetable-tanned leather and learn how to make belts, cuffs and a purse or small bag in firm leather. Tutor: Katherine Pogson.
    Full fee: £299.00
    Senior fee: £299.00
    Concession: £182.00

  7. Beginners' jewellery II

    Beginners' jewellery II

    Course Date: Sun 20 Jan 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Make a bezel setting for a cabochon stone and a tube setting for a round faceted stone. This course is suitable for those who have done an introductory course as well as for complete beginners or those who would like to have a refresher of all the basic metal jewellery working skills.
    Full fee: £249.00
    Senior fee: £249.00
    Concession: £152.00

  8. Focus on: Degas

    Course Date: Sun 20 Jan 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore Degas’s extraordinary legacy as ‘one of the founders of Impressionism’. His dynamic paintings and sketches of everyday life and activities, and his bold colour experiments will be examined throughout this informative one-day course. #degas #impressionism #arthistory #weekendcourse.
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £55.00
    Concession: £42.00

  9. Drawing 2

    Drawing 2

    Course Date: Sun 20 Jan 2019 (and 5 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Develop your knowledge of basic drawing skills and concepts, work with a range of media and approaches, and explore various artists' drawings. Produce exciting and personal images, and build confidence in tackling more complex drawings.
    Full fee: £269.00
    Senior fee: £269.00
    Concession: £269.00

  10. Designing for magazines and books with InDesign

    Course Date: Sun 20 Jan 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    An introduction to the principles of designing, laying out and planning books and magazines using InDesign. This intermediate course is suitable for those with some InDesign experience.
    Full fee: £249.00
    Senior fee: £249.00
    Concession: £249.00

  11. Experience: life drawing

    Experience: life drawing

    Course Date: Sun 20 Jan 2019 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Try drawing the nude figure from observation; you’ll be guided by an experienced tutor through simple exercises to draw proportion, gain confidence and explore different drawing materials.
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £69.00
    Concession: £69.00

  12. Arts of the empire-builders: Timurids, Safavids and Mughals

    Course Date: Mon 21 Jan 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Patronage under the Timurids, Safavids and Mughals marked a definitive period in the development of the arts and culture of the Islamic world. This course looks at the visual ‘brands’ that characterised these important empires.
    Full fee: £249.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £152.00

  13. Gods and heroes in classical art

    Gods and heroes from Classical to Renaissance art

    Course Date: Mon 21 Jan 2019
    Location on this date: OS - Off Site
    Explore the fascinating gods and heroes of classical and post-classical art through relevant works in the British Museum and National Gallery. How popular were they in classical society? What roles did they play? This course is gallery based.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £121.00

  14. Children's book illustration: stage 2

    Course Date: Mon 21 Jan 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Develop your knowledge of the children's book illustration industry and your professional children's book illustration practice. Get creative and innovative in your character design, storyboarding and layout skills, develop your professional portfolio and get critical feedback in a supportive environment.

    Full fee: £349.00
    Senior fee: £279.00
    Concession: £213.00

  15. Clay sculpture: life and portrait

    Course Date: Mon 21 Jan 2019
    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: £359.00
    Senior fee: £359.00
    Concession: £219.00

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