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. Handmade Christmas: Laser cut a bauble

    Handmade Christmas: Laser cut a bauble

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 1 Dec 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn basic steps to customise an existing template on Adobe Illustrator and create your own personalised baubles this Christmas. A fun introduction for beginners.
    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £49.00
    Concession: £49.00

  2. Adobe Photoshop for photographers: stage 2

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 1 Dec 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Fluent in Photoshop but want to advance your skills further? Explore some of Photoshop's more sophisticated techniques, essential for professional and aspiring photographers. Speed up your workflow, increase your ability to edit and enhance images and experiment with more complex techniques, for confident, impressive results.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £199.00

  3. Try it out: calligraphy, formal and modern

    Course Date: Mon 2 Dec 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Would you like to find out about the difference between formal calligraphy and modern calligraphy? Come along to this session and have a go at writing both styles. Beginners and improvers welcome.
    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £49.00
    Concession: £49.00

  4. Try it out: Stop motion

    Course Date: Mon 2 Dec 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Think you could create the next Morph or Wallace and Gromit? Get started in this fascinating workshop introducing you to the magic of stop-frame animation. Learn how to make the models, create storyboards, animate and edit your own short film.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £121.00

  5.  London Fog by Rob Jones

    Night photography course: the City

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 2 Dec 2019 (and 1 other date)
    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. The following week we discuss the images and then photograph Tower Bridge.
    Full fee: £79.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £48.00

  6. Gold tooling on a paper binding

    Gold tooling on a paper binding

    Course Date: Thu 5 Dec 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Develop your knowledge and experience of gold tooling on paper whilst learning how to gold tool on a paper-covered book, using hand finishing tools, BS Glaire and loose gold leaf. For those with experience in gold tooling using hand finishing tools and gold leaf.
    Full fee: £269.00
    Senior fee: £269.00
    Concession: £164.00

  7. Art icons: Andy Warhol and Pop Art

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 7 Dec 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore the Pop Art movement, focusing on Warhol as its key example, considering such issues as biography, style and material experimentation, artistic influences, and social and political context.
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £55.00
    Concession: £42.00

  8. Photography workshop: constructing photographic montages

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 7 Dec 2019
    Location on this date: PS - Photography Studio
    Ever wanted to play around with the photos you take? Learn the secrets of constructing images through both physical and digital wizardry; discover the fascinating history of this art and pick up skills ranging from constructing images out of found items, to combining negatives and scans in Photoshop to produce your own manipulated masterpieces.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £129.00
    Concession: £129.00

  9. Handmade Christmas: laser cut your own Christmas cards

    Handmade Christmas: laser cut your own Christmas cards

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 7 Dec 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn how to cut and etch papers with your own images, patterns or text. Learn some basic skills to personalise an existing template own using Adobe Illustrator. Send your file to be produced on our laser cutter and leave with your own cards. All materials included in a choice of colours. Suitable for absolute beginners.
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £69.00
    Concession: £69.00

  10. Design with Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 7 Dec 2019 (and 3 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    A fun and challenging introduction to these three programs, regularly used together for everything from infographics to packaging and magazine work. Learn how to integrate vector graphics, photographic images and page layout and design.

    Please note: This course runs 07/12/19 - 14/12/19, and then 11/01/20 -15/02/20 (there are 3 break weeks over Christmas ).
    Full fee: £649.00
    Senior fee: £649.00
    Concession: £396.00

  11. Focus on: the body in 20th century art

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 8 Dec 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore the representation of body and body-related practices by prominent modern and contemporary artists from the early twentieth century to the present. We study the works within their respective political and social contexts.
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £55.00
    Concession: £42.00

  12. Beginners drawing intensive

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 9 Dec 2019 (and 3 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn and develop basic drawing skills through this intensive course. Each day will focus on an aspect of drawing, covering key concepts such as line, tone, composition and mark making. Ideal if you have little or no drawing experience.
    Full fee: £169.00
    Senior fee: £169.00
    Concession: £103.00

  13. Developing watercolour intensive

    Course Date: Mon 9 Dec 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Condense your learning on this 3 day intensive course. Working from still life explore a variety of application techniques such as layering, masking-out and creating textures to gain a grounding in the rich possibilities of the watercolour medium.
    Full fee: £229.00
    Senior fee: £183.00
    Concession: £140.00

  14. Beginners painting intensive

    Beginners painting intensive

    Course Date: Mon 9 Dec 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn and develop essential painting skills over three consecutive days. Each day will focus on an aspect of painting, covering key concepts including colour, tone, composition and brushwork. Ideal if you have little or no painting experience.
    Full fee: £229.00
    Senior fee: £183.00
    Concession: £140.00

  15. Art history taster

    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 10 Dec 2019 (and 4 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Ever wondered what art history is but don’t want to commit to a whole course? Try this taster session!
    Full fee: £19.00
    Senior fee: £19.00
    Concession: £12.00

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