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. Claymation workshop

    Course Date: Mon 1 Apr 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Clay animation is a unique form of stop animation that uses figures made out of clay. Learn how to create and animate an engaging claymation character and animate it to create a surreal and expressive short animated film.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £103.00
    Concession: £79.00

  2. Learn to use: ink and wash

    Course Date: Tue 2 Apr 2019 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    The immediacy and versatility of ink and wash is perfect for those sketching on location, for designers and for students interested in watercolour techniques. Take the opportunity to explore the basic techniques of this exciting process.
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £69.00
    Concession: £42.00

  3. Oil painting: focus on light

    Oil painting: focus on light

    Course Date: Tue 2 Apr 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Be inspired by the magical interaction between light and shadows, through the medium of oil paint.
    Full fee: £239.00
    Senior fee: £191.00
    Concession: £146.00

  4. Spring nights taster: oil painting techniques

    Course Date: Wed 3 Apr 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This course will explore essential oil painting techniques and materials and provide the basic skills and confidence to continue working with this rich and expressive medium.
    Full fee: £29.00
    Senior fee: £29.00
    Concession: £18.00

  5. InDesign taster

    Course Date: Wed 3 Apr 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    In this fun practical session you will learn how you can use InDesign for your publishing or marketing needs and have enjoy creating a publicity document with text and Image.
    Full fee: £19.00
    Senior fee: £15.00
    Concession: £12.00

  6. Improving your composition and colour

    Course Date: Wed 3 Apr 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: PS - Photography Studio
    Want to learn the secrets of composing beautiful photographs? Join this inspiring workshop to explore composition and colour controls, making the most of shapes, lines, colours, framing, the rule of thirds and simple camera controls for professional-looking results.
    Full fee: £109.00
    Senior fee: £87.00
    Concession: £66.00

  7. Photographing London at night: Tower Bridge and the City

    Course Date: Wed 3 Apr 2019
    Location on this date: PS - Photography Studio
    An introductory course to night photography in the City. Starting from Lloyds of London, we will photograph the buildings in this area including the Cheese Grater and the Gherkin, followed by Tower Bridge. The following week we discuss the images and continue with location night photography.

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

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    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £69.00
    Concession: £42.00

  8. Colour management in photography workshop

    Course Date: Wed 3 Apr 2019
    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

  9. Learn to use: oil pastels

    Learn to use: oil pastels

    Course Date: Wed 3 Apr 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore the versatility and rich colours of this beautiful drawing and painting medium. Through practical exercises, discover its potential to create oil-like surface effects and its suitability for sketching and outdoor colour work.
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £69.00
    Concession: £69.00

  10. Drawing and colouring in Adobe Illustrator: intermediate

    Course Date: Wed 3 Apr 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Revise and develop further your drawing and colouring skills in Adobe Illustrator CC to produce professional looking illustrations with inking, colouring, shadows and gradients.
    Full fee: £119.00
    Senior fee: £119.00
    Concession: £73.00

  11. Precious metal clay: setting stones

    Precious metal clay: setting stones

    Course Date: Thu 4 Apr 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Ever fancied experimenting with metal clay and exploring how to set stones in your jewellery? Whether you are a complete novice or an experienced jeweller, this fascinating course will guide you through setting stones using handmade settings. You will develop your own ideas and designs, and practise a range of techniques to create your own striking metal clay work.
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £69.00
    Concession: £69.00

  12. Experience: painting

    Experience: painting

    Course Date: Thu 4 Apr 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Experience the joy of painting. Through simple exercises you'll explore colour, painting techniques and the expressive qualities of painting. The perfect way to start painting.
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £69.00
    Concession: £69.00

  13. Experience: life drawing

    Experience: life drawing

    Course Date: Thu 4 Apr 2019 (and 1 other date)
    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: £42.00

  14. Practical workshops for artists: gesso panels and egg tempera

    Course Date: Sat 6 Apr 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    For clarity and brightness of colour, egg tempera is the perfect medium. Learn the recipe and technique of this ancient painting medium and learn to make your own traditional gesso panels.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £129.00
    Concession: £129.00

  15. Create a children's picture book

    Course Date: Sat 6 Apr 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Ever thought about writing and/or illustrating your own children’s picture book? Not sure where to start? Here’s the opportunity to get hands-on professional input, whilst exploring your ideas. All levels welcome.

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

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    Full fee: £119.00
    Senior fee: £119.00
    Concession: £119.00

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