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. Documentary film making: a practical course

    Documentary film making: a practical course

    Course Date: Mon 25 Nov 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    If you want to learn how to make professional documentary films to attract commissions, for film festivals entries, or just to get your story out there, this course is for you.

    On this exciting practical course, taught by practicing professional film makers you will learn everything you need to know to research, shoot and edit your own project. You'll use industry-standard cameras and editing software including DaVinci Resolve (the popular free editing software with fully professional capabilities).
    Full fee: £1,599.00
    Senior fee: £1,279.00
    Concession: £975.00

  2. Print workshop: photoetching

    Print workshop: photoetching

    Course Date: Mon 25 Nov 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Come and learn photo etching processes, and how to further develop your ideas and images using traditional etching and simple photo etching techniques. These processes are great for producing detailed imagery and are ripe for experimenting with colour inking.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £143.00
    Concession: £109.00

  3. Bookbinding: limp vellum binding

    Bookbinding: limp vellum binding

    Course Date: Tue 26 Nov 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This course will introduce you to the techniques for making a flexible and versatile limp vellum binding and equip you with the skills needed to produce a beautiful binding of your own. Some bookbinding experience required.
    Full fee: £159.00
    Senior fee: £127.00
    Concession: £97.00

  4. City Lit Pro: Adobe Creative Cloud intensive stage 1

    Course Date: Tue 26 Nov 2019 (and 10 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 optimise vector graphics, photographic images and page layout and design.
    Full fee: £579.00
    Senior fee: £579.00
    Concession: £579.00

  5. Life drawing: experimental approaches

    Life drawing: experimental approaches

    Evening
    Course Date: Wed 27 Nov 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore a range of media and imaginative/dynamic approaches to drawing the figure. Develop your observational drawing, inspire your interest in the subject or access new and innovative ways of approaching your drawing.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £129.00
    Concession: £79.00

  6. Indian court fashion from the 16th to the 19th century

    Course Date: Wed 27 Nov 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    A close look at the beautiful clothes and ornaments worn in the imperial and regional courts of India, exploring how the styles developed, and how they were made.
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £55.00
    Concession: £42.00

  7. Drawing workshop: patterns in nature

    Evening
    Course Date: Wed 27 Nov 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Geometry is everywhere in the world around us, from the simplest observations in nature to detailed measuring of intricate forms. Learn to draw patterns found in nature, slowly moving from simple to more complex designs.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £129.00
    Concession: £79.00

  8. Learn to use: charcoal

    Learn to use: charcoal

    Evening
    Course Date: Wed 27 Nov 2019 (and 4 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore the creative possibilities that this fragile medium affords. Learn and develop the components of drawing with charcoal’s subtle yet dynamic lines. This is a course for beginners. No experience is necessary.
    Full fee: £79.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £48.00

  9. Start life drawing

    Start life drawing

    Evening
    Course Date: Thu 28 Nov 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This short course is a great introduction to drawing directly from the nude figure. Using simple excercises, you will explore different ways to represent the human form in drawing, with encouraging, helpful guidance from an experienced tutor.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £129.00
    Concession: £79.00

  10. City Lit interior design course

    City Lit interior design course

    Evening
    Course Date: Thu 28 Nov 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    An exciting chance to learn from professional practitioners of contemporary interior design and decoration, and to build an informed, creative and individual portfolio. The first term introduces key concepts and specialist skills including taster sessions in Computer Aided Design (CAD) using SketchUp Pro. The core part of the course will be traditional drawing techniques, use of colour, space and material, styles and sustainability. The second term emphasises project development, creative problem solving and presentation techniques. This intensive course is for beginners as well as those with some experience in the subject.
    Full fee: £1,549.00
    Senior fee: £1,549.00
    Concession: £945.00

  11. Friday lates: Carolee Schneemann - meat, messiness and taboo

    Evening
    Course Date: Fri 29 Nov 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Discover the work by a pioneer of body and performance art and an experimental filmmaker Carolee Schneemann (1939-2019), exploring the topics of body, sexuality and gender.
    Full fee: £19.00
    Senior fee: £19.00
    Concession: £12.00

  12. Try it out: Adobe After Effects

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 30 Nov 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    On this short practical course you will not only learn the basics in animating and combining text and image but you will gain an understanding of how Adobe After Effects CC can improve your film and video and animation projects. This course links directs to ‘Adobe After Effects: introduction to film and video effects’ , code VG507.
    Full fee: £39.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £24.00

  13. Art icons: Jackson Pollock and Abstract Expressionism

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 30 Nov 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore the Abstract Expressionist movement, focusing on Pollock as its key example, considering such issues as biography, social and political context, artistic influences, and stylistic progress.
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £55.00
    Concession: £42.00

  14. Experimental etching

    Experimental etching

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 1 Dec 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore the possibilities of experimental mark-making using etching techniques. Take a playful approach to printing your etching plate by layering colour and texture and discover the complex and beautiful images that can develop. For all levels.
    Full fee: £229.00
    Senior fee: £229.00
    Concession: £229.00

  15. Think like an artist: in 18th century Britain

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 1 Dec 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore the artistic world of 18th century Britain from the perspective of the artist. How did an artist train? What did it take to be successful? What demands and challenges did leading artists face? Includes gallery visit.
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £55.00
    Concession: £42.00

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