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. Textiles: laser etching for surface design

    Textiles: laser etching for surface design

    Course Date: Wed 2 Oct 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore drawing and digital craft processes using laser etching and cutting techniques to produce surface effects and patterns on materials. Experiment with heat, colour and mark making processes on paper and fabrics learning new possibilities developing a range of samples for fashion or interiors. Suitable for learners new to laser cutting and etching, and new to illustrator for textile design.
    Full fee: £379.00
    Senior fee: £303.00
    Concession: £231.00

  2. Digital 2D character animation using Animate stage 1

    Course Date: Wed 2 Oct 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This beginners course introduces Adobe Animate (formerly known as Flash) - an accessible and powerful digital animation program. The course explores traditional methods of drawn and cut-out animation using digital tools with a focus on animating characters.
    Full fee: £159.00
    Senior fee: £127.00
    Concession: £97.00

  3. Islamic Art in the medieval world

    Course Date: Wed 2 Oct 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    A course examining the formation and development of Islamic Art and Design; looking at the role of ideology and patronage, and the key influences that went into its development and evolution.
    Full fee: £249.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £152.00

  4. London's smaller art collections

    Course Date: Wed 2 Oct 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

  5. Contemporary art concepts

    Evening
    Course Date: Wed 2 Oct 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Ever wondered what's going on in the mind of contemporary artists? This course explores the ideas and historical background behind some of today’s most intriguing works, from Conceptualism and Video to Body Art and Installation.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £129.00
    Concession: £79.00

  6. Introduction to sculpture

    Introduction to sculpture

    Evening
    Course Date: Wed 2 Oct 2019 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Starting out in sculpture? Join us and get to grips with the techniques of carving, casting and construction. Find out more about the history of sculpture and take inspiration from other artists. Learn to develop your ideas from design to reality, and try your hand at several small-scale projects to practise your new-found skills.
    Full fee: £349.00
    Senior fee: £349.00
    Concession: £213.00

  7. In depth: German art and the Weimar Republic 1918-1933

    Course Date: Wed 2 Oct 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Focusing on the vibrant culture of the Weimar Republic, this course considers the variety of German artistic movements which emerged between the two world wars.
    Full fee: £169.00
    Senior fee: £135.00
    Concession: £103.00

  8. InDesign: stage 1

    Course Date: Wed 2 Oct 2019 (and 4 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Adobe InDesign is the key desktop publishing software used to create posters, flyers, brochures, magazines and books. On this stage 1 course you'll learn how to plan and design a publication, construct simple advertisements and lay out a multi-column page.
    Full fee: £249.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £152.00

  9. City Lit Pro: Adobe Photoshop intensive stage 1

    Course Date: Wed 2 Oct 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    City Lit Pro courses are tailored for accelerated learning for busy people who need to learn key skills for the workplace. On this Adobe Photoshop course you will learn key tools and perfect your techniques to create, manipulate or enhance images and photographs for use in print and web.
    Full fee: £399.00
    Senior fee: £399.00
    Concession: £399.00

  10. Calligraphy: italic

    Evening
    Course Date: Thu 3 Oct 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn the basics of calligraphy while studying italic hand. Learn how to form lowercase and capital letters and experiment with layouts to produce a finished piece. The course will also help to develop your creativity and will give you a lot of ideas for future personal projects.The course is suitable for beginners, but improvers with a special interest in italic are welcome.
    Full fee: £309.00
    Senior fee: £309.00
    Concession: £188.00

  11. Mixed media and drawing projects

    Course Date: Thu 3 Oct 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This course will introduce you to a wide range of exciting and stimulating creative projects, exploring mixed media, collage, drawing and printing, and engaging with different techniques, materials and concepts to develop a broad portfolio of personal creative work.
    Full fee: £1,149.00
    Senior fee: £919.00
    Concession: £701.00

  12. Graphic design and illustration: stage 1

    Evening
    Course Date: Thu 3 Oct 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Are you interested in graphic design, illustration or both? Want to explore this further? For those with little or no experience and an enthusiasm for visual communication and graphic image. Please note: This is not a computer based course but there will be limited access to computer equipment for tasks such as scanning and printing.

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

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    Full fee: £339.00
    Senior fee: £339.00
    Concession: £207.00

  13. Axonometric drawing

    Evening
    Course Date: Thu 3 Oct 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    You will learn axonometric drawing to architectural scale; reading simple plan and elevation drawings and visualising interior spaces. This course is beginner’s level, perfect for interior, garden and theatre design, sculpture and model making.
    Full fee: £139.00
    Senior fee: £139.00
    Concession: £85.00

  14. Niki de Saint Phalle,"Nanas"in the Leibnizufer, Hanover, Germany - part of Hanover's sculpture walk - Wikimedia Commons

    Women in modern and contemporary art

    Evening
    Course Date: Thu 3 Oct 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Discover the work of prominent modern and contemporary women artists from the early twentieth century to the present. The course is organised thematically covering the political and social transformations reflected in the artworks.
    Full fee: £249.00
    Senior fee: £249.00
    Concession: £152.00

  15. Advanced After Effects for Animators

    Course Date: Thu 3 Oct 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Revise and develop your processes, techniques and skills in After Effects to produce more professional animation projects. Learn to manage your workflow professionally and create engaging characters and objects moving and interacting in 2D and 3D environments.
    Full fee: £379.00
    Senior fee: £379.00
    Concession: £231.00

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