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. Photoshop: stage 1

    Course Date: Thu 2 May 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn about the potential and possibilities available to you when using Photoshop, and develop some practical skill and knowledge.
    Full fee: £229.00
    Senior fee: £183.00
    Concession: £140.00

  2. Adobe Premiere Pro video editing: stage 1

    Course Date: Thu 2 May 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Want to edit video like a professional? Get to grips with industry software Adobe Premiere Pro, learning the basic principles and technical skills of editing movie footage. Discover the conventions of professional editing, explore how to construct a narrative, and try your hand at basic cutting techniques to produce seamless videos on your own computer.

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

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    Full fee: £309.00
    Senior fee: £309.00
    Concession: £188.00

  3. Life figurative sculpture in clay

    Course Date: Thu 2 May 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Create a figurative clay sculpture from observing a life model. Learn basic anatomy as well as gaining clay modelling techniques. Beginners are welcome on this intensive course.
    Full fee: £209.00
    Senior fee: £167.00
    Concession: £127.00

  4. Carving in wood or stone

    Carving in wood or stone

    Course Date: Thu 2 May 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Get inspired by stone and wood carving, learn carving techniques and create your own small carving in wood or stone. Suitable for anyone from beginners to experienced carvers, this course will explore the characteristics of stone and wood, lead you through the steps of design and carving, and encourage you to explore and develop your ideas and try more experimental techniques.
    Full fee: £329.00
    Senior fee: £329.00
    Concession: £201.00

  5. Graphic design workshop: improve your layout skills

    Course Date: Thu 2 May 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Good layout skills are the basis of effective graphic design. Enhance your graphic skills with an opportunity to explore and experiment with good layout design using the industry standard software, Adobe InDesign. You will work with text and images on structured layouts including magazines and brochure design.

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

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    Full fee: £89.00
    Senior fee: £71.00
    Concession: £54.00

  6. Photographing people

    Photographing people

    Course Date: Thu 2 May 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: PS - Photography Studio
    Discover the secrets of successful portraiture, from the studio-lit portrait to street and documentary photography, or those special moments for the family album. Gain confidence in photographing people through practical work indoors and out, teaching you invaluable skills in lighting, composition and poses, to produce a beautiful portrait portfolio.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £121.00

  7. Bookbinding: introduction to boxmaking

    Bookbinding: introduction to boxmaking

    Course Date: Thu 2 May 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn how to make clamshell and Japanese boxes. Get creative with decorative and plain papers, cloth, board and fastenings and complete two beautiful containers to house your precious books and objects.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £143.00
    Concession: £109.00

  8. Felt making: personal project

    Felt making: personal project

    Course Date: Fri 3 May 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Develop your skills and confidence in making felt as you combine a number of techniques, including simple weave, stitch and 3D forms, enabling you to explore your own creative ideas and personal projects.
    Full fee: £159.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £97.00

  9. Botanical illustration advanced: from traditional drawing to digital design

    Course Date: Fri 3 May 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Botanical illustration is popular in branding, advertising, textile design and book illustrations. On this advanced practical course you will develop traditional techniques in botanical illustration and then transforms these into vibrant and versatile digital designs using Adobe Illustrator. Invaluable for your professional portfolio.



    Please note: This course is suitable for those with some experience of drawing and image manipulation using a computer.
    Full fee: £519.00
    Senior fee: £415.00
    Concession: £317.00

  10. Try it out: Keum Boo

    Course Date: Fri 3 May 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore the ancient Korean art of ‘Keum Boo’, often called ‘gold overlay’. Learn how to add decorative gold accents to silver jewellery. Ideal for beginners and experienced jewellers alike.
    Full fee: £109.00
    Senior fee: £109.00
    Concession: £109.00

  11. Book club

    Book club

    Course Date: Fri 3 May 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    If you would like the space and time to work independently on personal projects, or practice techniques learnt in class, then book club is for you! All sessions are tutor supported and can be booked individually or in blocks as required. Ideal for students with experience in bookbinding. The workshop is bookable as a whole or as individual sessions to cater to your needs. You can sign up to do all 12 sessions at a reduced rate or if you would prefer to drop in when you can, you can book for individual sessions at £30 via the below link:



    https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/book-club-vd413-pv3d-tickets-49804309029.
    Full fee: £299.00
    Senior fee: £299.00
    Concession: £182.00

  12. London print archive visits: Tate Britain AM

    Course Date: Fri 3 May 2019
    Location on this date: OS - Off Site
    VS104 London print archive visits: Tate AM

    11.15-13.00.
    Full fee: £18.00
    Senior fee: £18.00
    Concession: £18.00

  13. Interior design for busy people

    Course Date: Fri 3 May 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Develop essential knowledge and techniques to give your interior design scheme crackle and pop. This introductory course will cover spatial awareness, planning, lighting, colour and furniture: providing you with the confidence to tackle your own home.
    Full fee: £239.00
    Senior fee: £239.00
    Concession: £239.00

  14. Painting 3: paint handling, scale and surface

    Course Date: Fri 3 May 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Following on from the course 'Painting 2', enhance your paint handling skills and understanding of the dynamics of a painted surface, through a series of set projects and short critical discussions. Examine the role of painting tools, marks and scale in building a painting.
    Full fee: £319.00
    Senior fee: £255.00
    Concession: £195.00

  15. Architecture photography

    Architecture photography

    Course Date: Fri 3 May 2019
    Location on this date: PS - Photography Studio
    Capture imposing buildings and eye-catching architecture in all their glory on this introduction to architectural photography. Learn about the history and development of this specialist genre then get out onto the streets of London to put your theory into practice, spotting architectural styles and experimenting with optics and lenses, composition, processing and editing.
    Full fee: £159.00
    Senior fee: £127.00
    Concession: £97.00

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