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. City Lit interior design course

    City Lit interior design course

    Course Date: Wed 27 Feb 2019 (and 2 other dates)
    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 focus on traditional drawing techniques, use of colour, space and material, styles and sustainability. The second part emphasises project development, creative problem solving and presentation techniques. This intensive course is suitable both for beginners and those with some experience in the subject.

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

    You can pay for your course in instalments at our enrolment counter.

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    Full fee: £1,499.00
    Senior fee: £1,499.00
    Concession: £914.00

  2. Hands-on art history: Italian Renaissance painting techniques

    Course Date: Thu 28 Feb 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    While Florentine painters drew inspiration from classical Roman artefacts, the Venetians broke free from classical models and invented new forms of painting which anticipated Modernism. Take inspiration from masterpieces of the Italian Renaissance and walk in the Old Master’s footsteps by experimenting with the painting techniques of the period.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £143.00
    Concession: £109.00

  3. Contemporary art concepts

    Course Date: Thu 28 Feb 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Ever wondered what's going on in the mind of contemporary artists? This course explores the ideas and historical background behind some of today’s most intriguing works, from Conceptualism and Video to Body Art and Installation. Includes a gallery visit.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £103.00
    Concession: £79.00

  4. Photoshop: stage 2

    Course Date: Thu 28 Feb 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn a new specialist topic each week and develop it in detail. Increase your knowledge and experiment with the program's applications and special effects. Prior basic experience of Photoshop needed.
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £151.00
    Concession: £115.00

  5. Contemporary drawing sketchbook

    Course Date: Thu 28 Feb 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore the sequential and adaptive nature of sketchbook drawing as a site for generating personal material, inviting connections, and extracting patterns of meaning. Includes gallery research, set-project as stimulus, and practical exploration of contemporary drawing techniques.
    Full fee: £169.00
    Senior fee: £135.00
    Concession: £103.00

  6. Life drawing after work 2: intermediate to advanced

    Course Date: Thu 28 Feb 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    A fun, relaxed and shorter life drawing class better suited for people coming straight from work. You will be able to work from a variety of models, in a range of materials and with different poses.
    Full fee: £109.00
    Senior fee: £109.00
    Concession: £66.00

  7. Textiles: basics for beginners

    Textiles: basics for beginners

    Course Date: Thu 28 Feb 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Get started with the basics of textiles by painting, printing and stitching fabric. Combine simple practical techniques with design work in colour, texture, pattern and composition.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £129.00
    Concession: £79.00

  8. InDesign: stage 2

    Course Date: Thu 28 Feb 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Develop intermediate desktop publishing skills using InDesign on Apple Macs. Construct and lay out a multi column, multi page document. Work with text to create, apply and import styles, set up and apply master pages and learn good working practices.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £121.00

  9. Painting from plants and flowers

    Course Date: Fri 1 Mar 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore a variety of techniques from Japanese flower painting, contemporary and abstract flower painting, to floral painting in textile design. Discover the history of painting flowers in art and design.
    Full fee: £169.00
    Senior fee: £169.00
    Concession: £103.00

  10. Calligraphy for beginners and improvers

    Calligraphy for beginners and improvers

    Course Date: Fri 1 Mar 2019 (and 1 other date)
    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

  11. Adobe After Effects: introduction to film and video effects

    Course Date: Fri 1 Mar 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Want to give your videos a professional edge? Learn how to use Adobe After Effects to apply a range of animated effects to enhance your video projects. Get to grips with the tools of the software, learn to organise your workflow and come up with great creative ideas, and develop your own project with an expert filmmaker on hand to guide you.

    See what you could create – view a selection of film and animation work made on our courses on our Vimeo site

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    Full fee: £259.00
    Senior fee: £259.00
    Concession: £158.00

  12. Friday Lates: Female Surrealists in London

    Course Date: Fri 1 Mar 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    From the occult to the abstract, explore the art London-based, female surrealists and their unique contributions to one of the most influential art movements of the 20th century. Tutor: Sarah Jaffray. #arthistory #fridaylates #eveningevent #surrealism.
    Full fee: £19.00
    Senior fee: £15.00
    Concession: £12.00

  13. Art and science

    Course Date: Fri 1 Mar 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    From Leonardo to Sigmund Freud we will uncover creative and aesthetic similarities in the disciplines of Art and Science, and see how their collaborations show us the links between innovation and imagination.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £103.00
    Concession: £79.00

  14. London's smaller art collections

    Course Date: Fri 1 Mar 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: OS - Off Site
    Discover some of London’s fascinating smaller art collections and hidden art treasures on this gallery-based course.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £121.00

  15. Drawing and painting on your iPad

    Course Date: Fri 1 Mar 2019 (and 3 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn how to use this fantastic tool, as used by the artist David Hockney, to create, develop and explore visual ideas in the practice of drawing and painting. You will need to bring your own iPad and a copy of the Brushes application.
    Full fee: £139.00
    Senior fee: £111.00
    Concession: £85.00

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