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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. Developing watercolour painting
    Last Few Places
    Course start date:  Tue 16 Jan 2024 (and 3 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Rebecca Allen
    Explore the specific qualities of watercolour and the opportunities this adaptable medium offers to create dynamic painting compositions. Develop a fluency with brush work and layering of colour to develop compositional possibilities.
    Full fee £209.00 Senior fee £167.00 Concession £136.00
  2. Introduction to Python
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sun 28 Jan 2024 (and 5 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Timothy Marley
    Want to learn more about how computers work and what computer programmers do? Get started using Python, the most popular and easy-to-use programming language in the world.
    Full fee £239.00 Senior fee £191.00 Concession £155.00
    Rating:
    97% of 100
  3. Podcasting: introduction
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 24 Feb 2024 (and 4 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Vina Theodorakopoulou
    Do you want to create your own podcast? This is your chance to develop your ideas into a fully-fledged podcast which you will produce in this course.
    Full fee £129.00 Senior fee £103.00 Concession £84.00
    Rating:
    91% of 100
  4. Japanese beginners: holiday Kit
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 24 Feb 2024 (and 3 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Kiyomi Unten
    Make the most of your visit to Japan with this short, intensive course. This Holiday Kit will provide you with all the language you need to communicate in the most common holiday situations and to have a friendly chat with the locals!
    Full fee £69.00 Senior fee £69.00 Concession £45.00
  5. Generative AI: a short introduction
    Course start date:  Wed 21 Feb 2024 (and 7 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Kate Scott
    This is a short introduction to Generative AI for non-technical beginners who want to find out what all the fuss is about over ChatGPT, DALL-E and Stable Diffusion.
    Full fee £99.00 Senior fee £79.00 Concession £64.00
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  6. Communicate with confidence through voice and body language
    Evening
    Course start date:  Wed 21 Feb 2024 (and 3 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Lloyd Wylde
    Discover how to enhance your vocal impact and physical presence in many situations and become aware of habits that may hold you back from achieving your full potential. Skills on this course include communicating with confidence, establishing rapport, learning assertive posture and gesture, vocal energy and projecting an effective personal style. This course will be delivered in the college.
    Full fee £139.00 Senior fee £139.00 Concession £90.00
    Rating:
    95% of 100
  7. Creative writing: getting started
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 17 Feb 2024 (and 6 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Give creative writing a try on this fun and supportive online short course. Ideal if you want to express yourself but need help in getting started. Guided exercises will encourage you to experiment and unlock your imagination.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £69.00 Senior fee £69.00 Concession £35.00
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  8. Autobiography into fiction: getting started
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 17 Feb 2024 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Nick Barlay
    Learn how to turn real-life experiences into gripping fiction in this fun short course for fiction writing beginners and experienced writers. Develop your writing skills and explore techniques for transforming personal stories into strong narratives.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £69.00 Senior fee £69.00 Concession £35.00
  9. Documentary filmmaking: focus on B-roll
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 20 Jan 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Lily Markiewicz
    B-roll makes up the lion share of every documentary. It adds dimension and interest to your story. Find out about how to find, shoot and use good B-roll, including sound.
    Full fee £219.00 Senior fee £175.00 Concession £142.00
  10. Drama therapy
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 24 Feb 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Dan Skili
    Investigate the role and function of Dramatherapy as a working model on this introductory course. Looking at a range of drama tools that can be used in therapeutic settings, you will develop some of the essential skills and use a range of methods to engage with others. Fun and insightful and packed with tools you can use, this is a great introduction to applying theatrical processes to therapy.
    Full fee £189.00 Senior fee £189.00 Concession £123.00
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  11. Adobe Photoshop: a detailed introduction
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sun 11 Feb 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Andrea Marzano
    This course is a solid introduction to Adobe Photoshop and has been designed for students who want to learn the professional and most effective way to use Photoshop from the ground up.
    Full fee £199.00 Senior fee £159.00 Concession £129.00
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  12. Full fee £229.00 Senior fee £183.00 Concession £149.00
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  13. Introduction to watercolour painting
    Evening
    Course start date:  Tue 23 Jan 2024 (and 4 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Rebecca Allen
    Gain a grounding in the rich possibilities available when working with watercolour paint. Through a series of practical studies, you will investigate the potential of this versatile medium.
    Full fee £209.00 Senior fee £167.00 Concession £136.00
  14. Jewellery open access drop-in (3 days)
    Course start date:  Thu 1 Feb 2024 (and 3 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Elizabeth Bone
    Work independently on your own jewellery projects in our well equipped jewellery workshop. This is an opportunity for self-directed and untutored bench-time, sharing the studio alongside programmed courses.



    Please note: The workshop spaces are only available to intermediate and advanced jewellers who are familiar with the City Lit workshop, tools, equipment and health and safety procedures.
    Full fee £119.00 Senior fee £119.00 Concession £119.00
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