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. 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

  2. Introduction to stone setting: raised grain setting

    Course Date: Sat 2 Mar 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Grain setting, sometimes referred to as bead setting, is a technique where small faceted stones are held in place by small prongs called beads. These are raised from the metal in the band using an engraving tool. This specialist technique builds on the basic stone setting methods, introducing the use of a new set of tools and skills and is perfect for those wishing to take their stone-setting to a higher level.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £149.00
    Concession: £91.00

  3. Hand stitched textiles: Indian influence

    Course Date: Sat 2 Mar 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Inspired by the richly embroidered textiles of India (Punjab and Rajasthan), examine traditional methods such as mirror work, embroidery and appliqué. Experiment and play with these techniques to create contemporary samples.
    Full fee: £209.00
    Senior fee: £167.00
    Concession: £127.00

  4. Traditional model animation for beginners

    Course Date: Sat 2 Mar 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Traditional model animation is more popular than ever now. On this practical course you will learn how to create engaging 3D models and animate them using professional techniques and applications. Have fun producing effective short animated sequences that could prove invaluable for your animation showreel.
    Full fee: £249.00
    Senior fee: £249.00
    Concession: £152.00

  5. Photography as a tool for inspiration

    Course Date: Sat 2 Mar 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    An introduc¿¿on into using photography as a mechanism to collect and develop visual ideas.

    The course won’t necessarily go into the technical side of photography, but concentrate on how a

    camera can be extremely beneficial to the forma¿¿on and development of a visual prac¿¿ce.

    Using whichever camera they choose, be it a DSLR or a phone camera, students will learn how to

    connect the outside world with the development of their own visual prac¿¿ce.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £129.00
    Concession: £79.00

  6. Bead weaving for beginners

    Bead weaving for beginners

    Course Date: Sun 3 Mar 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn the basics of off-loom bead weaving and open up to a milliard of possibilities. These techniques can be applied to jewellery and accessory design, as well as object embellishment for fashion and textiles.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £129.00
    Concession: £79.00

  7. Focus on: the art of Siena

    Course Date: Sun 3 Mar 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    The golden panels of the Sienese masters are immediately identifiable but why was their work so different? Today we explore the art of Siena, its world, its symbolism and how it was made.
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £55.00
    Concession: £42.00

  8. Develop your drawing and painting

    Course Date: Sun 3 Mar 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore a range of approaches to develop your creative potential in observational drawing and painting. Discover the relationship between drawing and painting and further develop your skills in composition, colour, and mark making.
    Full fee: £269.00
    Senior fee: £269.00
    Concession: £269.00

  9. Introduction to screenprinting

    Course Date: Sun 3 Mar 2019 (and 4 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    You don’t have to be a graphic designer to learn how to screen print and use this to produce your own project such as a zine, book, stickers or an edition of prints etc. For all levels.
    Full fee: £119.00
    Senior fee: £119.00
    Concession: £119.00

  10. Painting 2: oils

    Painting 2: oils

    Course Date: Sun 3 Mar 2019
    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: £329.00
    Concession: £329.00

  11. Photoshop for printmaking

    Course Date: Sun 3 Mar 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    The world of traditional printmaking is increasingly dominated by digital technology. Screenprinting, photo-etching, polymer gravure and relief, and photo-plate lithography all require imagery that has been generated using digital image manipulation software. This course has been developed to provide an introduction to the Photoshop techniques required in order to prepare imagery for these printmaking processes.
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £69.00
    Concession: £42.00

  12. Sculpture studio: open workshop

    Course Date: Mon 4 Mar 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Realise your personal project in 3D. Come with an idea and you will be supported through your making to a final piece. Learn how to structure your idea from inspiration to reality. Ideal for students with previous experience.
    Full fee: £329.00
    Senior fee: £263.00
    Concession: £201.00

  13. Make a photo album as a gift

    Course Date: Mon 4 Mar 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    The course outline is coming soon.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £129.00
    Concession: £79.00

  14. Contemporary approaches to the figure

    Course Date: Mon 4 Mar 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    On this course we will push the boundaries of current life drawing practice in exciting and experimental ways. Working from the live model, we will work through a series of exercises exploring unusual drawing approaches with reference to both contemporary and historic artists.
    Full fee: £229.00
    Senior fee: £229.00
    Concession: £140.00

  15. Colour correction in Premiere Pro CC: masterclass

    Course Date: Mon 4 Mar 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    In this short practical Masterclass you will identify colour correction needs in your project and revise and develop your skills in colour correction and colour grading. Invaluable for all film makers.
    Full fee: £79.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £79.00

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