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. Movements in art: Cubism and Futurism

    Course Date: Wed 24 Jul 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Cubism and Futurism are pivotal movements in the history of modern art – encapsulating all the promise and peril of the 20th century’s devastating birth, and even helping rewrite perceptions of space and time. #arthistory #summerschool #cubism #fururism #picasso #braque.
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £55.00
    Concession: £42.00

  2. Photographing along the River Thames

    Course Date: Wed 24 Jul 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: PS - Photography Studio
    Explore and discover London through daytime photography walks around locations rich in photographic potential. The walks include the River Thames, from the Aldwych area eastwards to the City and from Covent Garden through Lincoln’s Inn Fields to St Paul’s Cathedral. Bring your own camera and comfortable walking shoes.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £103.00
    Concession: £79.00

  3. Colour management in photography workshop

    Evening
    Course Date: Wed 24 Jul 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: PS - Photography Studio
    Learn how to achieve consistent digital colour using icc profiles, viewing on a monitor, output to web and desktop printing. Adobe Photoshop and X-Rite software on Apple Macs.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £47.00
    Concession: £36.00

  4. Movements in art: Suprematism and Constructivism

    Course Date: Thu 25 Jul 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Striving for an urgent, revolutionary and total transformation of art and life, artists and designers of the Constructivist and Suprematist avant-gardes aimed to build a whole new world, from its aesthetic foundations upwards. #arthistory #summerschool #Constructivism #Suprematism #Malevich.
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £55.00
    Concession: £42.00

  5. Textiles: monoprinting and hand stitch

    Course Date: Thu 25 Jul 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Experiment with a range of mono printing techniques; painted, wiped and drawn, onto fabric. You will use these techniques with appliqué, manipulation and hand stitch to layer and build exciting dimensional surfaces, exploring pattern and texture.
    Full fee: £229.00
    Senior fee: £183.00
    Concession: £140.00

  6. Drawing techniques of the old masters

    Course Date: Thu 25 Jul 2019 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Look back at the drawing techniques and materials used by the Old Masters of the Renaissance period. Working to set exercises, practise and develop drawing skills and explore drawing materials used by some of the artists of the time.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £129.00
    Concession: £79.00

  7. City Lit Pro: Adobe Photoshop intensive stage 2

    Course Date: Thu 25 Jul 2019 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Take your Photoshop skills to the next level in this carefully prepared 3 days Photoshop course. Learn expert techniques to create realistic compositions, mind blowing illustrations and manipulate images like a pro.
    Full fee: £399.00
    Senior fee: £399.00
    Concession: £399.00

  8. Experimental printmaking

    Evening
    Course Date: Thu 25 Jul 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Enjoy this fun workshop exploring different printmaking techniques and printing methods to create your own exciting imagery.
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £69.00
    Concession: £42.00

  9. Friday lates: Islamic art at the V&A

    Evening
    Course Date: Fri 26 Jul 2019
    Location on this date: OS - Off Site
    Spend a summer’s evening finding out about art outside Europe, in particular the V&A’s fascinating and extensive collection of Islamic art objects.
    Full fee: £19.00
    Senior fee: £15.00
    Concession: £12.00

  10. Panorama and 360° photography

    Evening
    Course Date: Fri 26 Jul 2019
    Location on this date: PS - Photography Studio
    Ever marvelled at a seamless panoramic image or online virtual tour? Learn how to do it yourself on this practical introduction to photographing professional-level 360° by 180° panoramic images. Get to grips with the whole process of shooting and image stitching, from single to multi-row panoramas and print and web-viewable virtual tours.Software used: Adobe Photoshop, Lightroom and PTGui.
    Full fee: £99.00
    Senior fee: £99.00
    Concession: £60.00

  11. Movements in art: Surrealism

    Course Date: Fri 26 Jul 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore the art and artists of Surrealism from their origins in the political and psychological upheaval of Post-World War I Paris to their widespread influence on 20th century art and culture. #arthistory #onedaycourse #Surrealism.
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £55.00
    Concession: £42.00

  12. Experimental screenprinting

    Course Date: Fri 26 Jul 2019 (and 2 other dates)
    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: £139.00
    Senior fee: £139.00
    Concession: £85.00

  13. Inspired by Georgio Morandi: painting stillness and light

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 27 Jul 2019 (and 3 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore colour and light in paint, with expert tutor guidance and reference to the inspirational still-life paintings of Italian artist Giorgio Morandi. Suitable for students with some painting experience; covers use of oils and/or acrylics.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £129.00
    Concession: £129.00

  14. Movements in art: Pop and Minimalism

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 27 Jul 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    From Andy Warhol to Sol Lewitt explore Pop Art and Minimalism to understand how these rival movements revolutionised the way we see and experience art. #arthistory #onedaycourse #pop #popart #minimalism.
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £55.00
    Concession: £42.00

  15. Calligraphy: gothic script

    Calligraphy: gothic script

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 27 Jul 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This weekend course will introduce you to the basic calligraphy skills that will enable you to develop beautiful writing. You will be able to try out the historic Gothic script either as a beginner, or as an improver looking to increase your portfolio of writing styles. All tools and materials included.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £129.00
    Concession: £79.00

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