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. Exploring nature in glorious colour

    Course Date: Tue 11 Jun 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Celebrate the glorious colours found in nature by working from observation of natural forms. You will be encouraged to respond to the subject expressively using paint and other colour media to create a number of studies and one or more finished pieces.
    Full fee: £489.00
    Senior fee: £391.00
    Concession: £298.00

  2. Adobe Illustrator: stage 2

    Course Date: Tue 11 Jun 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn more advanced features of Illustrator, and how to use it more intuitively, accurately and creatively. Practise and explore advanced professional techniques for design and for improving workflow. This course is an ideal follow on from 'Illustrator: stage 1'.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £121.00

  3. 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

  4. InDesign: stage 1

    Course Date: Wed 12 Jun 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Adobe InDesign is the key desktop publishing software used to create posters, flyers, brochures, magazines and books. In this stage 1 course you will learn how to plan and design a publication, construct simple advertisments and layout a multi-column page.

    Keywords: InDesign, Desktop publishing, Desk top, DTP, creative suite, software, tutorial

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    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £151.00
    Concession: £115.00

  5. Life drawing in depth

    Life drawing in depth

    Course Date: Wed 12 Jun 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    A comprehensive course to build skills, vision and flair in drawing the human form. Use traditional and experimental approaches and a range of media, including charcoal and pastel.
    Full fee: £309.00
    Senior fee: £247.00
    Concession: £188.00

  6. Painting 2

    Course Date: Wed 12 Jun 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Covers themes similar to those in 'Painting course 1', but in more depth and with a stronger emphasis on experimentation. Suitable if you already have some experience in painting. Basic materials included.
    Full fee: £329.00
    Senior fee: £263.00
    Concession: £201.00

  7. Design and model making

    Course Date: Thu 13 Jun 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    An introduction to three dimensional model making, from a variety of simple materials to support design development. This course has applications for all 3D disciplines: interior design, architecture, model making, product design and photographic/art projects.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £143.00
    Concession: £109.00

  8. Photoshop: stage 2

    Course Date: Thu 13 Jun 2019
    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

  9. Photographing jewellery

    Course Date: Thu 13 Jun 2019
    Location on this date: PS - Photography Studio
    Need to photograph jewellery for your website or leaflets? Discover how to get the most effective images with even the most simple digital camera. Learn how to shoot macro, photograph against backgrounds, use light and contrast, and prepare images for web and print, bringing a real touch of professionalism to your promotional materials.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £103.00
    Concession: £79.00

  10. Drawing perspective: taking it further

    Course Date: Thu 13 Jun 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Building on a basic understanding of perspective, you'll further develop your ideas, drawing imagined or observed objects and spaces. There will also be the option to work on your own project with guidance from the tutor. Perspective, and other drawing systems, will help you visualise ideas and provide a reference for future use and study.
    Full fee: £159.00
    Senior fee: £127.00
    Concession: £97.00

  11. Printmaking workshop: complete a personal project

    Course Date: Thu 13 Jun 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This course allows you time for sustained, practice based research in the print studio. You will be able to realise a personal project with guidance from the tutor. The course enables experimentation, research and the consolidation of technical skills. You can work using both relief and intaglio process in all their forms also silkscreen and extend these ‘off the wall’ if appropriate to your project.
    Full fee: £329.00
    Senior fee: £263.00
    Concession: £201.00

  12. Affinity photo editing software introduction

    Course Date: Thu 13 Jun 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn about the potential and possibilities available to you when using Affinity Photo and develop some practical skill and knowledge.
    Full fee: £139.00
    Senior fee: £111.00
    Concession: £85.00

  13. Painting 3: reading a paint surface

    Painting 3: reading a paint surface

    Course Date: Thu 13 Jun 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Develop rich and varied paintings by identifying where the paint handling engages and excites, and discover unexpected and challenging ways to take your work forward.
    Full fee: £319.00
    Senior fee: £255.00
    Concession: £195.00

  14. Creative photography projects

    Creative photography projects

    Course Date: Fri 14 Jun 2019
    Location on this date: PS - Photography Studio
    Always playing around with creative photographic ideas? Fancy some expert guidance on developing your ideas into a proper project? Come and experiment with ideas and techniques, whether you're photographing people, landscape, still-life or other genres. Develop a project from start to finish, learning both the theory and practicalities of planning, editing, printing and presentation.
    Full fee: £239.00
    Senior fee: £191.00
    Concession: £146.00

  15. Introduction to fashion styling

    Introduction to fashion styling

    Course Date: Fri 14 Jun 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn the basics of fashion styling on this introductory course and gain an overview of what a fashion stylist job is. Using practical exercises and fashion industry knoweldge, you will learn the basics of fashion styling.
    Full fee: £89.00
    Senior fee: £89.00
    Concession: £54.00

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