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 now: contemporary theories for artists

    Course Date: Thu 6 Jun 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore and debate the latest theories of art to help build the creative and critical context of your own art or design work. This course is ideal for art students, or working practitioners wanting to update their critical knowledge.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £149.00
    Concession: £91.00

  2. Interior design: perspective drawing

    Interior design: perspective drawing

    Course Date: Fri 7 Jun 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    You will learn to transfer scale drawings into perspective views, how to read simple interior design plan and elevation drawings. This course is beginner’s level, perfect for interior and theatre design, sculpture and model making.
    Full fee: £169.00
    Senior fee: £135.00
    Concession: £103.00

  3. Calligraphy for beginners and improvers

    Calligraphy for beginners and improvers

    Course Date: Fri 7 Jun 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn and develop calligraphy skills on this beginners and improvers course. You will practice with a range of pens and papers, and create a finished example using a favourite quotation. Advice will be given on tools and materials. Suitable for left or right-handers.
    Full fee: £209.00
    Senior fee: £209.00
    Concession: £127.00

  4. Hands-on art history: Dutch painting from Rubens to Rembrandt

    Course Date: Fri 7 Jun 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Rubens pioneered a vibrant, light-filled method of oil painting which influenced many artists who followed him such as Van Dyck, Rembrandt and the English painter Gainsborough. This course will examine the technique of Rubens and his followers layer by layer, from initial underpainting to the final fleshing out of figures. Students will acquire new methods of oil painting to achieve Old Master effects in their own work.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £143.00
    Concession: £109.00

  5. Screenprinting for artists and designers

    Course Date: Fri 7 Jun 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    You don’t have to be a graphic designer to learn how to screen print and use this to produce your own project such as a zine, book, stickers or an edition of prints etc. For all levels.
    Full fee: £239.00
    Senior fee: £191.00
    Concession: £146.00

  6. London print archive visits: British Museum AM

    Course Date: Fri 7 Jun 2019
    Location on this date: OS - Off Site
    VS105 London print archive visits: British Museum AM

    7/06/19

    10.15-13.00

    cost 25.00

    max 10 students



    The archive visits are an opportunity to get in touch, nearly, with original prints and drawings - by artists ranging from Duerer, Rembrandt, Goya and also up to contemporary.



    The focus will be on etching in all its varieties,but we will also be looking at other print techniques and drawings with the conversations going beyond their technical aspects.
    Full fee: £25.00
    Senior fee: £25.00
    Concession: £25.00

  7. London print archive visits: British Museum PM

    Course Date: Fri 7 Jun 2019
    Location on this date: OS - Off Site
    VS105 London print archive visits: British Museum PM

    7/06/19

    13.45-16.00

    cost 25.00

    max 10 students



    The archive visits are an opportunity to get in touch, nearly, with original prints and drawings - by artists ranging from Duerer, Rembrandt, Goya and also up to contemporary.



    The focus will be on etching in all its varieties,but we will also be looking at other print techniques and drawings with the conversations going beyond their technical aspects.
    Full fee: £25.00
    Senior fee: £25.00
    Concession: £25.00

  8. Laser cut a personalised necklace

    Course Date: Fri 7 Jun 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Spend some time playing with Adobe Illustrator in our bespoke digital and design lab. Learn some basic steps to customise an existing template using drawing and image trace tools. Send your file to be cut on our laser cutter and leave with your own personalised necklace. All materials included. Suitable for absolute beginners.
    Full fee: £29.00
    Senior fee: £29.00
    Concession: £29.00

  9. Design with Photoshop and Illustrator

    Course Date: Sat 8 Jun 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn and experiment with a range of techniques that integrate vector and raster images and graphics used for illustration, packaging, info graphics and promotional materials.
    Full fee: £409.00
    Senior fee: £409.00
    Concession: £249.00

  10. Skin deep: the body as a painted landscape

    Skin deep: the body as a painted landscape

    Course Date: Sun 9 Jun 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore the human body as an expressive form with a focus on the subtle and shifting colours within the skin. Use blending and layering techniques in both oil and acrylic paint.
    Full fee: £229.00
    Senior fee: £229.00
    Concession: £229.00

  11. Garden design for beginners

    Garden design for beginners

    Course Date: Sun 9 Jun 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore the exciting opportunities and challenges involved in designing an urban garden. Develop your creative skills and learn to maximise the potential of even the smallest spaces through practical workshops, using planting and design techniques.
    Full fee: £249.00
    Senior fee: £249.00
    Concession: £249.00

  12. Vectorworks for beginners

    Course Date: Sun 9 Jun 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn how to draw 2D and 3D design ideas using a computer. Vectorworks is very user-friendly, industry standard software that is ideal for architectural planning, interior design projects, 3D modeling and landscaping.
    Full fee: £309.00
    Senior fee: £309.00
    Concession: £309.00

  13. City Lit Pro: Adobe Creative Cloud intensive

    Course Date: Mon 10 Jun 2019 (and 3 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    City Lit Pro courses are tailored for accelerated learning for busy people who need to learn key skills for the workplace. On this Adobe Creative Cloud course, covering Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign, you will learn key tools and techniques to develop, deliver and optimize vector graphics, photographic images and page layout and design.
    Full fee: £549.00
    Senior fee: £549.00
    Concession: £549.00

  14. Improving your photography

    Course Date: Mon 10 Jun 2019 (and 3 other dates)
    Location on this date: PS - Photography Studio
    Already know the basics of photography but want to take things further? Refresh your knowledge, learn more advanced skills and develop your creative ideas, with an established professional photographer on hand for technical guidance and creative inspiration.

    See what you could create – view a selection of work made on our photography courses

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    Full fee: £229.00
    Senior fee: £183.00
    Concession: £140.00

  15. Printmaking studio: all levels

    Course Date: Tue 11 Jun 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore and develop personal work in intaglio and relief printmaking. Techniques covered include drypoint, etching, linocut, collagraphy and photo etching. All levels of experience welcome. Beginners will follow a step-by-step introduction to a range of processes; those with experience can develop personal projects with expert guidance.
    Full fee: £329.00
    Senior fee: £263.00
    Concession: £201.00

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