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. Focus on: Giotto

    Focus on: Giotto

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 2 Feb 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Discover the life and work of Giotto, was one of the earliest artists to be written about within his lifetime, his genius held up as the ideal by Italian painting critics for the next five centuries.
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £55.00
    Concession: £42.00

  2. Printmaking workshop: contemporary monotype

    New Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 2 Feb 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Contemporary Monotype is a fast, effective and gestural way to make prints as used by artists in their practice both as a source for inspirational mark making, and as a way to make finished fine prints in a short space of time.
    Full fee: £79.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £79.00

  3. Sunday painting studio: personal projects

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 2 Feb 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Develop your own ideas in painting with reference to the work of contemporary artists and experimental processes on this intermediate level course. Ideal for students who have completed ‘Painting 1’, ‘Painting 2’ or equivalent painting courses.
    Full fee: £329.00
    Senior fee: £329.00
    Concession: £329.00

  4. Life drawing: all levels

    Life drawing: all levels

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 2 Feb 2020 (and 3 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Draw from the nude model with structured teaching. Explore a range of materials and approaches to this fascinating genre, learning about proportion, tone, line, scale and mark-making with reference to other artists. For beginners as well as intermediate learners.
    Full fee: £249.00
    Senior fee: £249.00
    Concession: £249.00

  5. Calligraphy handwriting: developing your style

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 2 Feb 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn how to create your own unique style of calligraphic handwriting and be inspired by the work of historical and contemporary calligraphers.
    Full fee: £349.00
    Senior fee: £349.00
    Concession: £349.00

  6. Large-scale drawing and painting

    Large-scale drawing and painting

    Course Date: Mon 3 Feb 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Enjoy a lively, more active way of art-making and make work on a grander scale. Complete a number of projects that explore how big can be beautiful, challenging and surprising.
    Full fee: £349.00
    Senior fee: £279.00
    Concession: £213.00

  7. Get skills in: brush techniques for painting

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 3 Feb 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    The fundamentals of painting are as important for the beginner as they are for the more experienced artist. This course will be an in depth focus on brushwork, how to improve your mark making and develop fluency in the mediums of acrylic, watercolour and oil paint.
    Full fee: £119.00
    Senior fee: £119.00
    Concession: £119.00

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    City Lit Pro: headshot photography

    Course Date: Tue 4 Feb 2020 (and 1 other date)
    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.
    Full fee: £249.00
    Senior fee: £249.00
    Concession: £249.00

  9. Laser cutting for fashion and accessories

    Course Date: Wed 5 Feb 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore digital manufacturing using laser cutting techniques producing surface decoration for accessory and fashion garments. Test and sample using fashion templates before cutting onto fabrics developing for a collection. Suitable for learners new to laser cutting, yet some experience on Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, is required. Understanding fashion construction is advantageous.
    Full fee: £249.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £152.00

  10. Introduction to life drawing

    Introduction to life drawing

    Evening
    Course Date: Wed 5 Feb 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    An introduction to the basic skills required for life drawing: how to see and interpret the proportions, anatomy, line, tone and volume of the human form. You will explore a range of strategies to draw from direct observation of the life model including short and long poses.
    Full fee: £229.00
    Senior fee: £229.00
    Concession: £140.00

  11. Mindfulness photography course

    Course Date: Thu 6 Feb 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Mindful Photography takes two disciplines and combines them to create a unique and inspiring

    course to help promote wellbeing, develop ways of seeing, improve your photography skills and

    increase your self-confidence.
    Full fee: £159.00
    Senior fee: £127.00
    Concession: £97.00

  12. Book conservation for beginners II

    Evening
    Course Date: Thu 6 Feb 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn how to repair cloth case volumes and ’perfect’ bindings. Identify and repair different book structures such as hollow and tight backed books and how to pare and tone leather for book repair.
    Full fee: £339.00
    Senior fee: £339.00
    Concession: £207.00

  13. Children's book illustration: intensive

    Course Date: Thu 6 Feb 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    An intensive course to develop your imagination as well as your illustration and narrative skills. This course is suitable for all levels and is ideal if you wish to develop your own personal children's book project. Invaluable for developing your illustration portfolio or possible competition entries.
    Full fee: £679.00
    Senior fee: £679.00
    Concession: £414.00

  14. Textiles: natural dye and colour

    Textiles: natural dye and colour

    Evening
    Course Date: Thu 6 Feb 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Expand knowledge of sustainable processes and colour principles with this intermediate natural dye course. Develop colour mixing and define your palette for your practice or project. Increase awareness and skills extending ideas while creating for fashion art or interior applications.
    Full fee: £209.00
    Senior fee: £209.00
    Concession: £127.00

  15. Introduction to laser cutting for paper and fabric

    Introduction to laser cutting for paper and fabric

    Course Date: Fri 7 Feb 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    A short introductory course in laser cutting, ideal for beginners or anyone wishing to add innovation to his or her own creative projects. You will learn simple software techniques using Adobe Illustrator to convert your design ideas into a variety of laser cut samples and small personal projects.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £179.00
    Concession: £109.00

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