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All our courses here at City Lit are taught by expert tutors such as published authors, academics, practising artists, and experienced professionals. Our friendly, supportive, and inspiring tutors are here to boost your confidence and motivate you at every step. We always ensure that your journey with us is enjoyable, positive, and thought-provoking.

We offer online courses and in-person courses. Our interactive online courses are taught live and in small groups. Read our guide to online learning for more information. In-person courses are delivered at our modern college campus in London near Covent Garden

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  1. Intensive throwing week: beginners and refreshers
    Last Few Places
    Course start date:  Mon 29 Jul 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Matt Sherratt
    Learn how to throw mugs, bowls and lidded jars. Intermediate students can use this course to refresh their skills on the wheel. Tutor:.
    Full fee £499.00 Senior fee £399.00 Concession £324.00
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  2. Italian beginners: module 3
    Evening
    Course start date:  Mon 22 Jul 2024 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Continue learning to speak Italian on this communicative course, with the emphasis on the practical use of Italian and the development of your speaking and listening skills. Suitable if you have completed beginners: module 2 or equivalent. Based on Nuovo Espresso 1 (Alma Edizioni - Italian version). Suggested progression route: Italian 2 lower: module 1.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £189.00 Senior fee £189.00 Concession £123.00
  3. Modern Greek: a journey for beginners in summer
    Last Few Places
    Course start date:  Mon 29 Jul 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Maria Contos
    Learn to speak Greek and develop your listening and speaking skills on this intensive course. This course is face to face class taking place in central London. Suitable for complete beginners.
    Full fee £209.00 Senior fee £167.00 Concession £136.00
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  4. French beginners intensive: module 1
    Course start date:  Mon 29 Jul 2024 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Yolande Mallet De Chauny
    Learn to speak French on this intensive, self-contained class for complete beginners.
    Full fee £199.00 Senior fee £159.00 Concession £129.00
  5. Introduction to sculpture
    Course start date:  Mon 5 Aug 2024 (and 3 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Alexandra Harley, Andrew Revell, Ro Sylvester, Shelley Wilson
    The ultimate introduction to sculpture at City Lit. In each class of this five-day hands-on course you will be introduced to a different sculptural technique and material, by a tutor who is a specialist in that area. This will provide you with a showcase of our sculpture facilities and teaching talent at City Lit. This course is perfect for beginners who want to try out a range of sculptural processes, perhaps to find your area of interest for further study.
    Full fee £369.00 Senior fee £295.00 Concession £240.00
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  6. Drawing and mindfulness: morning meditation
    Course start date:  Mon 16 Sep 2024

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Helen Burgess
    Join us and set up your day in a tranquil, reflective way with our 5 day Drawing and mindfulness: morning meditation course. As daily life is full of uncertainty and with our attention getting pulled in many directions why not take some personal time to reset and focus combining meditation with some simple drawing exercises. You will be guiding your mind to settle and to look with care at the world around us and our inner experience. Whether you want to do something nourishing before you go to work or are setting up for a day of creative activity, the practices of drawing and mindfulness will bring a positive start to each morning, helping you begin the days with fresh eyes and mind. Suitable for all levels.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £79.00 Senior fee £79.00 Concession £79.00
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  7. Introduction to jewellery making
    Course start date:  Tue 17 Sep 2024 (and 5 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Noon Mitchelhill
    Learn and develop a range of essential jewellery making techniques and processes for creating metal jewellery. This course is designed for beginners who would like to gain fundamental skills like sawing, filing, sanding, drilling, texturing, forging and soldering. Explore these techniques in set projects and use them to design and make your own pieces.
    Full fee £399.00 Senior fee £319.00 Concession £259.00
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  8. Italian beginners: module 1
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 21 Sep 2024 (and 12 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Blended (learn both online and in-person)

    With its rich culture and history and its incredible landscapes and architecture, there are countless reasons to learn Italian. Whether you wish to learn Italian in order to make your visits to Italy more enjoyable, or because you'd like to speak with family and friends in their native language, this course will provide the groundwork for you to begin your journey towards fluency. Our emphasis is on speaking and listening skills so that you can begin communicating quickly in Italian. Once you've completed this course you can continue with 'Italian beginners: module 2.'







    This course will be a mix of in-person classes and online classes to cater for those who are unable to make it to college every week. The in-person classes will take place on 21September, 12 October, 02 November and 23 November. The others sessions will all be delivered online using Zoom.



    This course will be delivered online and in person. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £219.00 Senior fee £219.00 Concession £142.00
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  9. The City Lit 7-day intensive course for adults who stammer
    Course start date:  Mon 11 Nov 2024 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Jan Logan, Anita McKiernan, Jenny Yeatman
    Learn strategies to help you speak more easily, work on becoming less sensitive and worried about stammering (also known as stuttering), reduce avoidance strategies and work towards saying what you want to say when you want to say it. This intensive course will enable you to make maximum progress in minimum time and will give you a solid foundation to continue to make positive changes following the course. It runs for five days Monday to Friday 11-15 November, then two follow-up days on 9-10 December. We will also provide video-conferencing (Zoom) group support sessions on 25 November and 08 January 2025, both 6-8pm.
    Full fee £279.00 Senior fee £195.00 Concession £56.00
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  10. Write a short story in a week
    Evening
    Course start date:  Mon 9 Dec 2024

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Vicky Grut
    Turn your great idea into a short story on this fun practical course. Through a series of inspiring exercises, you'll be introduced to some key fiction writing techniques and encouraged to draft a short story from beginning to end. Suitable for beginners who are comfortable learning at a fast pace.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £119.00 Senior fee £119.00 Concession £60.00
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  11. Introduction to prop making for film, TV, theatre and display
    Evening
    Course start date:  Fri 17 Jan 2025 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Ro Sylvester
    Do you ever dream of conjuring up the props for Harry Potter, Doctor Who or West End musicals? Are you an animator who wants to make props for your animation film, or are you interested in a career in window display? You will explore techniques used by the professionals to produce effective props and sets. Get hands-on experience of sculpting, fabricating, casting, mould making and using paint effects. Learn about the demands of the industry from a specialist tutor, and have a go at translating your own ideas into 3D. https://www.citylit.ac.uk/blog/introduction-career-prop-making.
    Full fee £479.00 Senior fee £383.00 Concession £311.00
  12. Shoot a short film: beginners intensive
    Course start date:  Mon 7 Apr 2025

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Lyndon Ives
    Have you always wanted to make a film but didn’t know where to start? This fast paced course will guide you through



    all the film making processes including scripting, filming, recording sound, editing and exporting your own



    short film.
    Full fee £229.00 Senior fee £183.00 Concession £149.00
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