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. Jewellery making: all levels

    Jewellery making: all levels

    Course Date: Tue 14 Jan 2020 (and 3 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Looking to progress your jewellery making skills with the guidance of an expert tutor? If you are an intermediate jewellery maker and woud like to improve your design and push your technical skills to a higher standard this course is for you.
    Full fee: £329.00
    Senior fee: £263.00
    Concession: £201.00

  2. Develop your drawing and painting

    Develop your drawing and painting

    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 14 Jan 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore a range of approaches to develop your creative potential in observational drawing and painting. Discover the relationship between drawing and painting and further develop your skills in composition, colour, and mark making.
    Full fee: £229.00
    Senior fee: £229.00
    Concession: £140.00

  3. City Lit textiles: surface, structure, stitch

    City Lit textiles: surface, structure, stitch

    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 14 Jan 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Investigate textile structures and surfaces through this project based course. Develop an experimental portfolio of 2 and 3D stitched samples, sketchbook research and aim towards a finished piece.
    Full fee: £399.00
    Senior fee: £399.00
    Concession: £243.00

  4. Calligraphy and illumination

    Calligraphy and illumination

    Course Date: Tue 14 Jan 2020 (and 5 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Study lettering, illuminating, heraldry and gold leaf. You will get advice on tools and materials, and basic materials are included. Left handers are welcome.
    Full fee: £349.00
    Senior fee: £279.00
    Concession: £213.00

  5. Carving in wood

    Carving in wood

    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 14 Jan 2020 (and 3 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Have you ever fancied having a go at sculpting in wood? Or perhaps you're experienced at it but would like expert guidance to develop your ideas? This comprehensive course encourages wood carvers of all levels to bring along their ideas and see how they can be developed. We'll teach you to make models of your designs, upscale and transpose these, and use professional carving tools to produce beautiful pieces in wood.
    Full fee: £349.00
    Senior fee: £349.00
    Concession: £213.00

  6. Get skills in: mixing paint for skin tones

    Get skills in: mixing paint for skin tones

    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 14 Jan 2020 (and 3 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This course will teach you the skills you need to paint naturalistic skin tones when working from life which will make your figure and portrait paintings more convincing.
    Full fee: £119.00
    Senior fee: £119.00
    Concession: £73.00

  7. Photography workshop: Adobe Lightroom

    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 14 Jan 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Looking for an alternative to Photoshop for managing and editing your photos? Adobe Lightroom is an easy-to-use cross-platform photo management and editing software with many advantages over other software. Learn how to use it effectively to catalogue, process and showcase your images: an invaluable asset for photographers at all levels.
    Full fee: £259.00
    Senior fee: £259.00
    Concession: £158.00

  8. Developing watercolour part 1

    Evening
    Course Date: Wed 15 Jan 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Develop your existing watercolour skills, by working on a personal project. Guidance on techniques through practical exercises will enable you to explore and create a series of studies related to your chosen theme or idea. You will work towards producing more developed watercolour pieces.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £121.00

  9. The influence of Japan on Western art in the 19th century

    Evening
    Course Date: Wed 15 Jan 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore how 19th century European artists from the Impressionists to Art Nouveau were freed from the conventions of their cultural and artistic restraints by the motifs and philosophy of Japanese art.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £129.00
    Concession: £79.00

  10. Oil painting: focus on light

    Oil painting: focus on light

    Course Date: Wed 15 Jan 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Be inspired by the magical interaction between light and shadows, through the medium of oil paint.
    Full fee: £299.00
    Senior fee: £239.00
    Concession: £182.00

  11. Laser cutting for 3D construction

    Evening
    Course Date: Wed 15 Jan 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn how to construct intricate shapes using 2D software and laser cutting techniques. Create sculptural forms combining digital and hand-making processes developing ideas. Suitable for learners new to laser cutting, yet some experience on Illustrator is advantageous.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £121.00

  12. Jewellery: design lab

    Jewellery: design lab

    Evening
    Course Date: Wed 15 Jan 2020 (and 2 other dates)
    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 develop 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 to your own jewellery designs.
    Full fee: £339.00
    Senior fee: £339.00
    Concession: £207.00

  13. Try it out: printmaking

    Try it out: printmaking

    Course Date: Wed 15 Jan 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Experience the excitement of printmaking. This course will give you a taste of basic relief printing and monoprinting techniques that will get you hooked on the many possibilities of this rewarding medium.
    Full fee: £79.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £48.00

  14. Adobe Premiere Pro video editing: stage 1

    Course Date: Wed 15 Jan 2020 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Want to edit video like a professional? Get to grips with industry software Adobe Premiere Pro, learning the basic principles and technical skills of editing movie footage. Discover the conventions of professional editing, explore how to construct a narrative, and try your hand at basic cutting techniques to produce seamless videos on your own computer.
    Full fee: £299.00
    Senior fee: £239.00
    Concession: £182.00

  15. Book conservation and repair workshop: intermediate and higher

    Book conservation and repair workshop: intermediate and higher

    Evening
    Course Date: Wed 15 Jan 2020 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Ideal if you have some bookbinding conservation experience and want to develop your skills further by working on your own projects with advice and guidance. Each term will include demonstrations that focus on a different aspect of book conservation.
    Full fee: £349.00
    Senior fee: £349.00
    Concession: £213.00

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