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. Life drawing after work

    Life drawing after work

    Evening
    Course Date: Thu 16 Jan 2020 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    A fun, relaxed and shorter life drawing class better suited for people coming straight from work. You will be able to work from a variety of models, in a range of materials and with a variety of poses.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £129.00
    Concession: £79.00

  2. Carving in wood or stone

    Carving in wood or stone

    Evening
    Course Date: Thu 16 Jan 2020 (and 2 other dates)
    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: £349.00
    Senior fee: £349.00
    Concession: £213.00

  3. Photoshop: stage 1

    Course Date: Thu 16 Jan 2020 (and 1 other date)
    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: £239.00
    Senior fee: £191.00

  4. Painting portraits: all levels

    Painting portraits: all levels

    Course Date: Thu 16 Jan 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This course is for students wanting to explore portrait painting from observation. Looking at proportion, tone and mixing colour, students will have the opportunity to use both acrylic and oil paint, with the choice of 2 portrait models in most sessions. You will be taught painting techniques relevant to portrait painting.
    Full fee: £349.00
    Senior fee: £279.00
    Concession: £213.00

  5. Try it out: painting

    Try it out: painting

    Course Date: Thu 16 Jan 2020 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Experience the joy of painting. Through simple exercises you'll explore colour, painting techniques and the expressive qualities of painting. The perfect way to start painting.
    Full fee: £79.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £79.00

  6. Nina Vidovic

    Creative collages in Photoshop

    Course Date: Thu 16 Jan 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Create exciting collages in Photoshop and learn how to use a range of tools, layers and filters to select and combine images.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £103.00
    Concession: £79.00

  7. InDesign: stage 1

    Evening
    Course Date: Thu 16 Jan 2020 (and 2 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 advertisments and lay out a multi-column page.
    Full fee: £249.00
    Senior fee: £249.00
    Concession: £152.00

  8. Introduction to jewellery making and stone setting

    Course Date: Thu 16 Jan 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    You will be introduced to the basic metal jewellery making techniques through a series of exercises and projects.You will practise these techniques by producing a range of sample pieces in copper as well as some finished pieces. You will learn how and where to buy precious metals and stones. During the second half of the course you will practise and develop these skills further and learn how to make a setting for a cabochon stone.
    Full fee: £469.00
    Senior fee: £375.00
    Concession: £286.00

  9. Documentary photography course

    Documentary photography course

    Evening
    Course Date: Thu 16 Jan 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: PS - Photography Studio
    Intrigued by documentary photography and the stories it can tell? Get immersed in this fascinating visual tradition, exploring its theory and history, the messages it can convey and the impact it can have. Learn about the technical choices involved, debate issues of truth and objectivity, then develop documentary skills yourself, working on short and longer-term projects leading to an exciting and varied portfolio.
    Full fee: £249.00
    Senior fee: £249.00
    Concession: £152.00

  10. Introduction to Shibori dyeing

    Introduction to Shibori dyeing

    Evening
    Course Date: Thu 16 Jan 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Shibori is an exciting way of using traditional resist techniques to create unique patterns and shapes whilst dyeing fabric. We will explore folding, tieing, and stitching materials, before immersing them in synthetic and natural dyes.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £103.00
    Concession: £79.00

  11. Drawing perspective: the basics

    Drawing perspective: the basics

    Course Date: Thu 16 Jan 2020 (and 3 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore the practical and creative use of perspective through a series of lively exercises. For beginners, this course will enable you to gain an understanding in the basic principles of creating a perspective drawing to both visualise objects and spaces.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £143.00
    Concession: £109.00

  12. Illustration workshop: illustrated packaging

    Illustration workshop: illustrated packaging

    Course Date: Thu 16 Jan 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn how to develop and create exciting illustrated packaging designs using adobe illustrator cc. Invaluable for your graphic design portfolio.
    Full fee: £99.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £60.00

  13. Graphic design and illustration: stage 1

    Graphic design and illustration: stage 1

    Evening
    Course Date: Thu 16 Jan 2020
    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.

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    Full fee: £379.00
    Senior fee: £379.00
    Concession: £231.00

  14. Ceramics diploma workshop

    Evening
    Course Date: Thu 16 Jan 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    For ceramics diploma students only.
    Full fee: £649.00
    Senior fee: £649.00
    Concession: £396.00

  15. Learning through drawing: Tate Modern

    Evening
    Course Date: Fri 17 Jan 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: OS - Off Site
    Exploring the pleasure and challenge of sketchbooks, learn and improve your drawing skills through expert guidance in different methods: working from a fascinating range of paintings and artworks in Tate modern.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £129.00
    Concession: £79.00

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