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. Illuminations of the Spirit by Laura

    Photography workshop: camera movement and exposures

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 9 Feb 2020
    Location on this date: PS - Photography Studio
    Learn how to create stunning images using intentional camera movement and multiple exposure both in camera and in Software (Adobe Photoshop).
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £149.00
    Concession: £91.00

  2. Try it out: garden design

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 10 Feb 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Get a taste of how you can improve your outside spaces. You will complete a short exercise and experience our design studio. This course links directs to ‘Roof terrace and balcony design and planting’, code VF345.
    Full fee: £39.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £39.00

  3. Experimental film making

    Experimental film making

    Course Date: Wed 12 Feb 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    On this fast track practical experimental film making course you will be encouraged to push boundaries exploring experimental digital film making. Explore ideas, develop skills and create your own personal project using professional equipment and software. Invaluable for film makers and artists who wish to enhance their moving image practice.explore visual and conceptual ideas,.
    Full fee: £249.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £152.00

  4. Introduction to prop making for film,TV, theatre and display: part 1

    New Evening
    Course Date: Wed 12 Feb 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Do you ever dream of conjuring up the props for the next Harry Potter, Doctor Who or West End musical? Are you interested in a career in window display? We will explore techniques used by the professionals to produce affective props and sets. Get hands-on experience of sculpting, casting, mould making and using paint effects. Learn about the demands of the industry from a specialist tutor, and have a go at translating your own ideas into 3D.This course can be a stand-alone introduction to the techniques of prop making, or you can progress onto part 2 in the summer term.
    Full fee: £309.00
    Senior fee: £309.00
    Concession: £188.00

  5. Laser cut a piece of jewellery for Valentines

    Evening
    Course Date: Wed 12 Feb 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This is a short introductory course to laser cutting and its potential for various practical outcomes. We will use Adobe Illustrator on iMacs to create or customise a simple template, which you will then send to cut on our Speedy 300 laser cutter and leave with a brooch or necklace inspired by Valentine’s Day to take away. All materials included. Suitable for absolute beginners.
    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £49.00
    Concession: £49.00

  6. Designing textiles using Photoshop II

    Designing textiles using Photoshop II

    Course Date: Thu 13 Feb 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn intermediate Photoshop and design techniques in order to develop your textile design work. Expand your portfolio developing a collection of designs. This creative textile design course is an ideal progression for those who have completed ' Designing textiles using Photoshop: stage 1' as well for established textile artists wishing to expand their knowledge or anyone interested in print pattern design.
    Full fee: £279.00
    Senior fee: £223.00
    Concession: £170.00

  7. Painting from plants and flowers

    Evening
    Course Date: Fri 14 Feb 2020 (and 1 other date)
    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: £149.00
    Senior fee: £149.00
    Concession: £91.00

  8. Start bookbinding

    Start bookbinding

    Course Date: Fri 14 Feb 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Discover the art of handmade books! Three days of progressive projects will guide you through core techniques and prepare you to experiment, design and craft your own unique books.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £121.00

  9. Drawing club

    Evening
    Course Date: Fri 14 Feb 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Come along to our Friday evening drop-in drawing club. Discover new drawing techniques and develop your skills further by responding to a diverse range of briefs and projects that will take your work into exciting new directions. Guided by our expert tutor and practising artist, each session will deal with a different approach. You can book individual sessions or the whole course for a reduced rate.

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    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £179.00
    Concession: £179.00

  10. Drawing: focus on light and shade

    Drawing: focus on light and shade

    Course Date: Fri 14 Feb 2020 (and 3 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore the potential of light and shade in observational drawing to create dramatic tonal effects. Discover a selection of drawing materials through guided exercises to create a series of tonal studies. This is a course for beginners with little or no experience.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £119.00
    Concession: £91.00

  11. Pottery: a taster course in throwing

    Pottery: a taster course in throwing

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 16 Feb 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Ideal for beginners who want to experience the basic techniques of throwing on the potters wheel. Learn how to produce mugs, bowls and simple forms as well as apply slips and glazes over this four day course.
    Full fee: £399.00
    Senior fee: £399.00
    Concession: £399.00

  12. Garden design for beginners

    Garden design for beginners

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 16 Feb 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore the exciting opportunities and challenges involved in designing an urban garden. Develop your creative skills and learn to maximise the potential of even the smallest spaces through practical workshops, using planting and design techniques.
    Full fee: £279.00
    Senior fee: £279.00
    Concession: £170.00

  13. SketchUp Pro for beginners

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 16 Feb 2020 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn to visualise and model interior spaces and 3D forms with this easy-to-use and intuitive program. It is a perfect addition to our interior and/or garden design courses. The software is very affordable and available for home use on a PC or Mac.
    Full fee: £329.00
    Senior fee: £329.00
    Concession: £329.00

  14. Mixed media drawing and collage

    Mixed media drawing and collage

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 16 Feb 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore mixed-media techniques and composition using drawing, painting and collage. Looking at artists' work and developing personal themes, you will experiment with materials, processes and image making. Some drawing experience would be an advantage.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £199.00

  15. Focus on: the animal in 20th century art

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 16 Feb 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore how artists have been representing animals from the avant-garde movements of the twentieth century to the present. We focus on the shift in depicting human-animal relations during this period.
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £55.00
    Concession: £42.00

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