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 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. Calligraphy and illumination

    Calligraphy and illumination

    Course Date: Tue 28 Apr 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Study lettering, illuminating, heraldry and gold leaf. You'll get advice on tools and materials, and basic materials are included. Left and right handers are welcome.
    Full fee: £349.00
    Senior fee: £279.00
    Concession: £213.00

  2. Art evolutions: Pop to post-internet art

    Course Date: Tue 28 Apr 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore art and culture in the late 20th century, focusing on the major developments and movements in art including Neo-Dada and Pop art, conceptual and performance, installation and Postmodernism, and their relationship to wider cultural contexts.
    Full fee: £249.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £152.00

  3. Drawing and painting from the imagination

    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 28 Apr 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: Online
    Explore the richness of drawing, painting and the creative imagination. Develop a toolkit of methods for stimulating and enriching your imaginative engagement, with a range of subject matter. This course provides complementary experience and a valuable addition to more formal drawing and painting courses.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘How will I be taught’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £179.00
    Concession: £109.00

  4. Contemporary portrait

    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 28 Apr 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Looking at contemporary portraits for inspiration, you will use a variety of exciting approaches including painting, collage and exploring the relationship between the artist and the sitter. Come with an open mind!
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £149.00
    Concession: £91.00

  5. Printed textiles: screen printing and surface effects

    Printed textiles: screen printing and surface effects

    Course Date: Tue 28 Apr 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Print your own hand made artwork onto fabric. Develop tactile printed and coloured overlays through

    using opaque and transparent colour and explore fun surface finishes such as foiling, flocking and relief effects.
    Full fee: £269.00
    Senior fee: £215.00
    Concession: £164.00

  6. Adobe Illustrator: stage 1

    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 28 Apr 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore basic graphic design techniques and processes using Adobe Illustrator. Learn about paths, gradients, pen tools, brush patterns, text effects and more.
    Full fee: £249.00
    Senior fee: £249.00
    Concession: £152.00

  7. London Photography: gardens in the city

    Course Date: Tue 28 Apr 2020
    Location on this date: PS - Photography Studio
    On this practical course discover some of London’s urban gardens and explore their photographic potential from close ups of plants to their context in an urban landscape.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £119.00
    Concession: £91.00

  8. Mosaics introductory

    Mosaics introductory

    Course Date: Wed 29 Apr 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    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 will be delivered online. See the ‘How will I be taught’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £419.00
    Senior fee: £335.00
    Concession: £256.00

  9. Painting 1

    Painting 1

    Course Date: Wed 29 Apr 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    An introduction to painting, focusing on differing approaches to observational and imaginative work. Learn how to organise a palette, mix colours and create different textures. Basic materials included.
    Full fee: £349.00
    Senior fee: £279.00
    Concession: £213.00

  10. Digital animation for beginners

    Evening
    Course Date: Wed 29 Apr 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    For anyone who's ever wanted to try their hand at digital animation, this 10-week beginner's course introduces you to all the basic skills, combining traditional methods of drawn and cut-out animation with computer techniques to help you produce your own short animations using Animate CC (formerly known as Flash).
    Full fee: £399.00
    Senior fee: £399.00
    Concession: £243.00

  11. Drawing and painting from life: extended study

    Drawing and painting from life: extended study

    Evening
    Course Date: Wed 29 Apr 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Develop two ambitious and expressive life paintings from two sustained, contrasting, poses. Starting with drawing in line and tone, and continuing research through subtle colour exercises, you will have the chance to develop fully resolved images of the human form  in charcoal, oils or acrylic.
    Full fee: £379.00
    Senior fee: £379.00
    Concession: £231.00

  12. Jewellery: design lab

    Jewellery: design lab

    Evening
    Course Date: Wed 29 Apr 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Fancy working on your own jewellery projects in a professional workshop with an expert tutor? Join our interactive Jewellery Design Lab to perfect your skills, try different techniques, and discover new design approaches. Develop your own projects with expert guidance, and step outside your comfort zone to produce top-quality pieces.
    Full fee: £339.00
    Senior fee: £339.00
    Concession: £207.00

  13. Experience: sculpture

    Evening
    Course Date: Wed 29 Apr 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Experience making artworks in 3D. This fun and practical course is ideal if you have always wanted to try sculpture, offering you a taste of basic sculpture techniques and principles. For complete beginners.
    Full fee: £79.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £48.00

  14. Drawing: focus on space and depth

    Evening
    Course Date: Wed 29 Apr 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore the potential of light and shade in art to create dramatic effects in drawing. Make a still life come alive through the play of contrast and cast shadows.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £149.00
    Concession: £91.00

  15. Clothes making III

    Evening
    Course Date: Wed 29 Apr 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Refine your sewing skills and knowledge on this advanced sewing class. Develop experience cutting and working neatly from a men & women ‘’Vest/ Gilet’’ outdoor vest pattern. Practice and understand working with stretch knit & fleece fabrics. Suitable only for advance sewing experience.
    Full fee: £349.00
    Senior fee: £349.00
    Concession: £349.00

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