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!

Many of our courses are delivered online. For more information about our live online courses, please see our guide to online learning.

Many of our digital and design students can now take advantage of our state-of-the-art Digital and Design Lab.

Get in touch on 020 7492 2700 Monday-Friday between 10am-5pm. 

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  1. Jewellery making: all levels

    Jewellery making: all levels

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 19 Sep 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Ever wanted to turn your hand to making your own jewellery? If you have done it before, would you like to hone your skills with a professional tutor? Whatever your level, come and practise making jewellery to your own designs, whether you are picking up the basics of cutting, forming and texturing, or taking your designs to the next level with more complex approaches like chain making.

    This course takes place in the classroom, please follow this link to find out what we are doing to keep you safe: Staying COVID-19 secure at City Lit
    Full fee: £339.00
    Senior fee: £271.00
    Concession: £207.00

  2. Mosaics introductory

    Mosaics introductory

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 19 Sep 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Develop your creative skills in this classic art form, adhering your materials to a temporary surface before applying the completed section to a flat base or casting it into concrete. Please bring ideas. Basic materials provided. All levels welcome.

    This course takes place in the classroom, please follow this link to find out what we are doing to keep you safe: Staying COVID-19 secure at City Lit
    Full fee: £349.00
    Senior fee: £279.00
    Concession: £213.00

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

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 19 Sep 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Do you ever dream of conjuring up the props for Harry Potter, Doctor Who or West End musicals? Are you

    interested in a career in window display? On this course you will explore techniques used by professionals to

    produce effective props and sets. Get hands-on experience of sculpting, fabricating, mould making, casting and

    using paint effects. Learn about the demands of the industry from specialist tutors, 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. https://www.citylit.ac.uk/blog/introduction-career-prop-making.

    This course takes place in the classroom, please follow this link to find out what we are doing to keep you safe: Staying COVID-19 secure at City Lit
    Full fee: £549.00
    Senior fee: £439.00
    Concession: £335.00

  4. Life drawing in a day

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 19 Sep 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Discover new ways of drawing the human body in a fun, fast paced day that combines practical exercises with basic theory and techniques.

    This course takes place in the classroom, please follow this link to find out what we are doing to keep you safe: Staying COVID-19 secure at City Lit
    Full fee: £99.00
    Senior fee: £99.00
    Concession: £99.00

  5. Introduction to sculpture

    Introduction to sculpture

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 20 Sep 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    The ultimate introduction to sculpture at City Lit. In each class of this five-day hands-on course you will be introduced to a different sculptural technique and material, by a tutor who is a specialist in that area. This will provide you with a showcase of our sculpture facilities and teaching talent at City Lit. This course is perfect for beginners who want to try out a range of sculptural processes, perhaps to find your area of interest for further study.

    This course takes place in the classroom, please follow this link to find out what we are doing to keep you safe: Staying COVID-19 secure at City Lit
    Full fee: £289.00
    Senior fee: £231.00
    Concession: £176.00

  6. Focus on: Bosch

    Focus on: Bosch

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 20 Sep 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    Can knowledge of the society in which Hieronymus Bosch lived and worked help us understand his bizarre paintings? Was he suffering from mental illness or merely using visual metaphors we can no longer understand?

    This course will be delivered online. For more information please see our guide to online learning.
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £55.00
    Concession: £42.00

  7. Textiles and surface pattern: designing with collage

    Textiles and surface pattern: designing with collage

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 20 Sep 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    Experimental drawing exploration using paper collage. Develop creative ideas for textiles exploring texture, colour, proportion and composition through cutting, ripping, layering, intercutting and 2D construction.

    This course will be delivered online. For more information please see our guide to online learning.
    Full fee: £209.00
    Senior fee: £209.00
    Concession: £127.00

  8. Introduction to using the sewing machine

    Introduction to using the sewing machine

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 20 Sep 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Become familiar with the sewing machine, learning how to thread up and use the machine safely and competently. Practise machine stitching different seams, hems and inserting a zip. Basic materials included.

    This course takes place in the classroom, please follow this link to find out what we are doing to keep you safe: Staying COVID-19 secure at City Lit
    Full fee: £79.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £79.00

  9. Ceramics on Sunday

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 20 Sep 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Do you want to get your hands on clay and make finished ceramics work? Familiarise yourself with the properties and processes of clay by shaping your ideas and working with techniques such as coiling, pinching and slab building on this introductory course.

    This course takes place in the classroom, please follow this link to find out what we are doing to keep you safe: Staying COVID-19 secure at City Lit
    Full fee: £549.00
    Senior fee: £549.00
    Concession: £335.00

  10. Experimental etching

    Experimental etching

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 20 Sep 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore the possibilities of experimental mark-making using etching techniques. Take a playful approach to printing your etching plate by layering colour and texture and discover the complex and beautiful images that can develop. For all levels.

    This course takes place in the classroom, please follow this link to find out what we are doing to keep you safe: Staying COVID-19 secure at City Lit
    Full fee: £249.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £152.00

  11. Jewellery: raising repousee and fold-forming

    Jewellery: raising repousee and fold-forming

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 20 Sep 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn the traditional technique of repousse (pushed metal) and fold forming. You will learn the basics of this traditional hammering method and explore the use of single and multiple folds in sheet metal to help you create your own 3-dimensional forms. Emphasis will be on experimentation of the demonstrated techniques with copper, as the organic processes create a wide variety of unique results.

    This course takes place in the classroom, please follow this link to find out what we are doing to keep you safe: Staying COVID-19 secure at City Lit
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £121.00

  12. Portraits 1

    Portraits 1

    Course Date: Mon 21 Sep 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Ideal for beginners and improvers. Learn about drawing and painting portraits through practical experience of the basic skills and concepts involved, including structure and proportion of the head and features, tone, colour, pose and expression.

    This course takes place in the classroom, please follow this link to find out what we are doing to keep you safe: Staying COVID-19 secure at City Lit
    Full fee: £359.00
    Senior fee: £287.00
    Concession: £219.00

  13. Repair your jewellery tools

    Repair your jewellery tools

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 21 Sep 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Fed up with your jewellery making tools getting lost or damaged? Want to know how to sharpen them, and keep them in tip top condition? This short workshop will introduce you to proper care of your equipment, and where to source new additions.

    This course takes place in the classroom, please follow this link to find out what we are doing to keep you safe: Staying COVID-19 secure at City Lit
    Full fee: £39.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £39.00

  14. Ways into Islamic art

    Course Date: Mon 21 Sep 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: Online
    An introductory course providing an overview of the development of the visual language of Islamic cultures in Asia, Africa and Europe.

    This course will be delivered online. For more information please see our guide to online learning.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £103.00
    Concession: £79.00

  15. Caravaggio and his world

    Course Date: Mon 21 Sep 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    Explore the life and world of Caravaggio in the context of Counter-Reformation and baroque aesthetics; contemporaries and rivals like Giovanni Baglione, the Carracci, Orazio Gentileschi; and followers like Artemisia Gentileschi and the Dutch Caravaggisti.

    This course will be delivered online. For more information please see our guide to online learning.
    Full fee: £169.00
    Senior fee: £135.00
    Concession: £103.00

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