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. Boxes for prints

    Boxes for prints

    Course Date: Wed 10 Apr 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn how to make a clamshell box from board, bookcloth and paper. Leave with a completed box to house existing small scale prints and objects or for future work.
    Full fee: £109.00
    Senior fee: £109.00
    Concession: £109.00

  2. City Lit Pro: headshot photography

    Course Date: Wed 10 Apr 2019
    Location on this date: PS - Photography Studio
    City Lit Pro courses are tailored for accelerated learning for busy people who need to learn key skills for the workplace. On this headshot photography course you will learn professional techniques, how to light and take portraits creatively, and processing your images quickly using industry software - Capture One and Lightroom.

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

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    Full fee: £249.00
    Senior fee: £249.00
    Concession: £249.00

  3. Moving from drawing into painting

    Course Date: Thu 11 Apr 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Using drawing as a starting point, you will develop and explore and those drawings to develop a painting. This fluid process will be a combination of intuition, observation, the use of photographs, memory and imagination.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £121.00

  4. Explore your creativity

    Explore your creativity

    Course Date: Thu 11 Apr 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Tap into your artistic talents through a series of fun practical exercises that will help you start drawing, painting, looking at art, responding to the world around you and working with your imagination and ideas.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £119.00
    Concession: £91.00

  5. Exporting film: understanding formats and codecs

    Course Date: Thu 11 Apr 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Are you confused by the vast array of formats and codecs to choose from when exporting your final movie? Whether you’re uploading your film online or submitting it to a film festival, this short course will help you choose the right format and codec.
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £55.00
    Concession: £42.00

  6. Spring nights taster: 20 drawings in a night

    Course Date: Fri 12 Apr 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    A high energy evening of directed and self-directed drawing projects, with rapid shifts in materials, scale, subject and focus. Experiment with different materials - come ready to play, risk, invent and discuss! For beginners and those with some drawing experience.
    Full fee: £29.00
    Senior fee: £29.00
    Concession: £18.00

  7. Friday lates: treasure at the British Museum

    Course Date: Fri 12 Apr 2019
    Location on this date: OS - Off Site
    Take a Friday evening to discover treasure troves in the British Museum, such as the Mildenhall Treasure and the Cuerdale Hoard, and find out about the societies in which these discoveries were produced. #arthistory #summerschool #britishmuseum #fridaylates #treasure.
    Full fee: £19.00
    Senior fee: £15.00
    Concession: £12.00

  8. Spring nights taster: speed life drawing

    Course Date: Fri 12 Apr 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Discover new ways of drawing the human body in a fun, fast paced evening that combines practical exercises with theory and techniques.
    Full fee: £29.00
    Senior fee: £29.00
    Concession: £18.00

  9. Learn to use: acrylic painting mediums

    Course Date: Fri 12 Apr 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore the different effects that can be created when acrylic painting mediums are added to the paint. Learn to use a range of acrylic painting mediums to expand the possiblilities of acrylic painting, such as texture and glazes.
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £55.00
    Concession: £42.00

  10. Make a leather bracelet

    Make a leather bracelet

    Course Date: Sat 13 Apr 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Get to grips with leather work: learn how to join and decorate leather, creating your own simple bracelet or cuff. Whether you are a complete jewellery novice, or wanting to experiment with a new material, this fascinating one day course is the ideal introduction to working with this beautifully pliant material.
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £69.00
    Concession: £69.00

  11. Nature photography day out: London parks in spring

    Course Date: Sat 13 Apr 2019
    Location on this date: OS - Off Site
    This is an opportunity to enjoy the surroundings, flora and fauna of some of London’s finest parks whilst learning photography skills long the way. Suitable for both beginners and more advanced students.
    Full fee: £79.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £48.00

  12. Mindfulness and creativity weekend

    Course Date: Sat 13 Apr 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    An opportunity to explore the beauty and simplicity of the ancient practice of mindfulness and how it can help to stimulate and enhance creativity. Through a variety of guided exercises including drawing from observation and from the imagination, explore the dynamics of creative process, in terms of accessing creativity and working through common obstacles.
    Full fee: £109.00
    Senior fee: £109.00
    Concession: £109.00

  13. Animation workshop: sand animation

    Course Date: Sun 14 Apr 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Have fun exploring the techniques of famous animators. In this workshop you will be animating sand to produce surprising experimental animation sequences based on the work of Caroline Leaf.
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £69.00
    Concession: £69.00

  14. Printing your photos with Photoshop: intensive

    Course Date: Wed 17 Apr 2019
    Location on this date: PS - Photography Studio
    On this intensive practical workshop you'll learn about inkjet printing and archival paper types and how to use Photoshop to maximum advantage to produce high quality prints.
    Full fee: £79.00
    Senior fee: £63.00
    Concession: £48.00

  15. Photography for beginners

    Course Date: Tue 23 Apr 2019 (and 7 other dates)
    Location on this date: PS - Photography Studio
    Always wondered what half the buttons on your camera actually do? Discover how to use them properly and produce impressive photographs, even as a complete beginner. Gain useful technical knowledge and get expert creative guidance in easy-to-understand language. An ideal first step before enrolling on our intermediate courses.

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

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

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