Art & Design Courses

Here at City Lit, we have over 100 years of experience in adult education. You'll learn Art & Design from successful and practising artists and professionals. Our purpose-built London campus is well equipped with facilities and tools for learning and creating your art. You'll also get the chance to showcase your amazing work with exhibits in the City Lit gallery.

We offer practical courses in over 50 art subjects including drawing, painting, crafts, sculpture, digital design, and photography. Our courses cover 2D and 3D arts from beginners to advanced and certified courses, including the UAL Art Foundation Diploma.

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Weekday, evening  & weekend classes

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Prices from £50



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  1. Calligraphy: Spencerian scripts
    Course start date:  Mon 22 Jul 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Veiko Kespersaks
    Learn how to use a pointed pen for writing in copperplate hand. Spencerian script developed from the English Cursive and stands out for its delicately shaded lowercase and prominent capitals. With very intense shadows, obtained with a pointed pen, it is famous for its fine lines, hand-made quality and romantic overtones. Suitable for both beginners and improvers, left and right handers.
    Full fee £199.00 Senior fee £159.00 Concession £129.00
  2. City Lit Pro: Adobe Creative Cloud intensive stage 1
    Course start date:  Wed 24 Jul 2024 (and 5 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    City Lit Pro courses are tailored for accelerated learning for busy people who need to learn key skills for the workplace. On this Adobe Creative Cloud course, covering Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign, you will learn key tools and techniques to develop, deliver and optimise vector graphics, photographic images and page layout and design.
    Full fee £549.00 Senior fee £549.00 Concession £549.00
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  4. 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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  5. City Lit Pro: Adobe Illustrator intensive
    Course start date:  Tue 30 Jul 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Gita Hahn
    A comprehensive introduction to creating vector graphics using Illustrator. Learn how to use the pen tool, shapes, brushes, patterns, live trace and effects and gain experience in techniques and strategies useful to graphic designers and illustrators.
    Full fee £349.00 Senior fee £349.00 Concession £349.00
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  6. Watercolour painting studio: urban landscapes
    Last Few Places
    Course start date:  Tue 30 Jul 2024 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Hilary Rosen
    Build your confidence and skills in outdoor watercolour painting in a variety of central London locations. You will be introduced to watercolour mixing and mark making in relation to painting the urban landscape. This course can be seen as a refresher or for students who have had a minimum amount of watercolour experience.
    Full fee £299.00 Senior fee £239.00 Concession £194.00
  7. Create a short film in a weekend
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 3 Aug 2024 (and 3 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Lyndon Ives
    Learn how to script, storyboard, shoot, edit and export a short film in this fun and fast paced introduction to film making.
    Full fee £179.00 Senior fee £143.00 Concession £116.00
  8. Screenprinting in a day
    Last Few Places
    Course start date:  Mon 5 Aug 2024 (and 7 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Adam Hogarth
    In this fun, 1-day workshop you will be taught how to print and register a two colour screenprint using monoprint, colour blends and pre-made photographic screens. You will be taught some basic screen making process and insight into making digital artwork. This will set you up for longer and more advanced screenprinting classes.
    Full fee £99.00 Senior fee £99.00 Concession £99.00
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