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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. Drawing for beginners: intensive
    Course start date:  Mon 25 Mar 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Andrea Voisey
    Learn and develop basic drawing skills over three intensive days. We will cover key aspects of drawing such as line, tone, composition and mark making. Ideal if you have little or no drawing experience.
    Full fee £259.00 Senior fee £207.00 Concession £168.00
  2. Ballet Easter intensive: Swan Lake
    Last Few Places
    Course start date:  Mon 8 Apr 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Dilek Taptik
    Strengthen your passion for and enjoyment of dance though the repertoire of Swan Lake.



    Danced to Tchaikovsky's beautiful musical score, Swan Lake has been staged by all major ballet companies. Following a short barre warm-up we will explore some of the characters and dance sequences from Act 1 and 2. The learned material can be showcased on day 3 of this course.



    Please note this course is for improvers, you should have attended regular ballet classes for at least 2 years and have good knowledge of classical ballet vocabulary.
    Full fee £79.00 Senior fee £63.00
  3. Learn to print digital textiles
    Course start date:  Mon 8 Apr 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Suk Han Lee
    A short course for beginners. Learn how to use simple collage to develop a digital textile design for a printed scarf. Scan your design before using Photoshop to refine and sharpen your image. Print your image using the sublimation printer and transfer onto your chosen fabric. All materials provided.
    Full fee £229.00 Senior fee £183.00 Concession £149.00
  4. Chinese beginners: short introduction
    Evening
    Course start date:  Mon 13 May 2024 (and 4 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Fei Wang
    If you are planning to visit a Chinese-speaking area and would like to grasp a few daily survival Chinese sentences, or if you have Chinese family or friends and would like to understand a bit more about their language and background, perhaps you are just interested in Chinese culture and would like to have a taste of the Chinese language, this course is for you.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £99.00 Senior fee £99.00 Concession £99.00
  5. City Lit Pro: Adobe Photoshop intensive
    Course start date:  Mon 17 Jun 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Christine Robertson
    City Lit Pro courses are tailored for accelerated learning for busy people who need to learn key skills for the workplace. On this practical course you will develop your skills in Adobe Photoshop, with a focus on learning to input, create, manipulate and enhance images and photographs for use in print and on the Web.
    Full fee £349.00 Senior fee £349.00 Concession £349.00
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  6. Laser cutting for improvers
    Course start date:  Mon 8 Jul 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    This course follows on from Learn to laser cut where you will learn more advanced techniques in Illustrator to further your skill set in this craft and complete a personal project with support from the tutor and the digital lab. This course is ideal for creatives who have tried Laser cutting before, and would like to include this digital craft into their creative practice.
    Full fee £189.00 Senior fee £151.00 Concession £123.00
  7. Painting studio: three-day summer painting project
    Course start date:  Mon 15 Jul 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Lucinda Oestreicher
    Explore a personal painting project over three full days in a well equipped studio, taking inspiration from contemporary artists with tutor advice and support. Please note that this course uses water-based oil paints as well as acrylic paints.
    Full fee £209.00 Senior fee £167.00 Concession £136.00
  8. Stories from the Bible
    Evening
    Course start date:  Mon 22 Jul 2024

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Rachel Montagu
    Are you thinking of learning Biblical Hebrew? Would you like to find out more about some of the Bible's famous stories? Come and join us.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £89.00 Senior fee £89.00 Concession £58.00
  9. Musicianship: Kodály workshop
    Course start date:  Mon 29 Jul 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Selena Kay
    An introductory course for all musicians to improve their aural skills, sight-singing and general musicianship using this renowned teaching method with an experienced and qualified tutor.
    Full fee £99.00
  10. Graphic design collage workshop
    Course start date:  Mon 29 Jul 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Pam Williams
    Take a deep dive into a specific process, media or tool, with our Visual Communication Workshops.



    In this workshop, learn the importance of ‘play’ and risk-taking in the design process – through the brilliant medium of collage, which perfectly lends itself to consequence-free visual exploration.







    Workshops throw the spotlight onto niche areas of the visual communication field, enabling you to hone higher-level skills and gain deeper insights.



    Workshops tend to have a practical focus, with little or no conceptual or contextual elements, although this varies by course.
    Full fee £209.00 Senior fee £167.00 Concession £136.00
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