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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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- Designing textiles using Photoshop ICourse start date: Mon 23 Oct 2023 (and 2 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Suk Han LeeThis digital textile design course covers the basic technical Photoshop knowledge required to create patterns and motifs with this popular software. The course is ideal for textile students or designers who would like to explore the possibilities of digital design.Full fee £279.00 Senior fee £223.00 Concession £181.00
- Illustration studioCourse start date: Thu 26 Oct 2023 (and 1 other date)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Ciara Flood, Adam GraffCity Lit Studios provide time each week for you to commit to working on a personal project or portfolio, alongside your peers. A tutor will be on-hand to provide insights and guidance, as and when you need it.
STUDIOS are for experienced learners with a burgeoning creative practice they wish to hone, in a supportive environment. For example, those who have completed a Beginners and Developing course in a relevant subject, or have equivalent industry experience.Full fee £299.00 Senior fee £239.00 Concession £194.00
- Beginning miniature bookbindingCourse start date: Thu 26 Oct 2023
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Royston HawardExplore the charm of tiny books in this introduction to miniature bookbinding. You will discover the history and appeal of this unique style and make three adorable miniature books to take home. Suitable for beginners.
- Drawing from plants and flowersCourse start date: Wed 1 Nov 2023 (and 3 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Ro SylvesterMake wonderful drawings in colour and black and white from a range of flowers and plants. Taking the rich and varied history of drawing plants and flowers in different traditions for inspiration. Working with the expressive and colourful medium of both soft and oil pastels, you will respond to the colours and textures of plants and flowers. Suitable for all levels, this course involves making composition studies, leading up to a final, larger, more resolved piece.
- Sketchbooks: creating visual journeysCourse start date: Thu 2 Nov 2023 (and 2 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Ruth BrisonCreate a 'visual journey' of discovery through an experimental sketchbook. Explore materials and techniques with confidence, including mark making, drawing and mixed media to produce a collection of work or personal ideas for further development. Suitable for all, including those with basic drawing experience.
- Introduction to graphic designCourse start date: Wed 20 Sep 2023 (and 4 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Pam WilliamsOur 'Introduction' courses provide a perfect way-in to a creative field.
Graphic Design is everywhere; in our books, magazines, and newspapers. Emblazoning packaging at the corner shop to the mall. On our screens- phones, TVs, computers and tablets. To say it’s important would be an understatement.
Don’t just consume. Learn how to use image and type to communicate your messages, emotions and ideas. Beyond this, learn about the movements and styles which have shaped the field of Graphic Design over the years, and how to find your place there.
- Picture framing and mounting for beginnersCourse start date: Tue 12 Sep 2023 (and 7 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Esther HeyhoeLearn picture framing and mounting skills for the home or workplace. Using professional framing tools and equipment you'll be taught all the skills you need to work in a busy studio or alternatively how to set up your own small scale practice from home.Full fee £309.00 Senior fee £247.00 Concession £201.00
- Drawing into paintingCourse start date: Thu 14 Sep 2023 (and 1 other date)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Eleanor BedlowGain an understanding of the creative journey from drawing or sketch to finished painting. Use paint techniques or mixed media, and find out how the two activities contrast yet potentially support each other. Basic materials included.
- Bookbinding: Japanese books and boxesCourse start date: Thu 23 Nov 2023
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Sue DoggettExplore the elegant sewing patterns found in Japanese binding. Learn how to make books, make a fold-out case, sew traditional and contemporary designs, and experiment with creating your own. This course is suitable for beginners.
- Acting: scenes to performanceCourse start date: Thu 21 Sep 2023 (and 2 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Laura BaggaleyPractise and develop your acting skills by rehearsing in depth scenes from contemporary plays or a whole short play. These will be performed in the college's John Lyons Theatre to an invited audience at the end of the course. This course is suitable for students who have completed a broad range of our acting courses at beginners and improvers level or who have gained suitable experience elsewhere.Full fee £319.00 Senior fee £255.00 Concession £207.00
- Life drawing for beginnersCourse start date: Thu 11 Jan 2024 (and 1 other date)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Luke JonesThis short course is a great introduction to drawing directly from the nude model. Using simple excercises, you will explore different ways to represent the human form in drawing, with encouraging, helpful guidance from an experienced tutor. Suitable for absolute beginners.Full fee £279.00 Senior fee £223.00 Concession £181.00
- Piano workshop 8Course start date: Tue 19 Sep 2023 (and 5 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Gisela MeyerIf you play piano at around grade 8 standard, join one of these workshops to develop your playing by studying a wide repertoire, learning to make your own stylistic and interpretive decision under your tutor's guidance. Break week: 24 Oct 2023.
- Piano: advanced workshopCourse start date: Wed 20 Sep 2023 (and 5 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Petros MoschosIf you are an advanced pianist, whether a performer or specialist teacher, continue to develop your skills, broaden your repertoire and increase your understanding of piano playing. Please contact the Music department to enquire about joining this class. Break week: 25 Oct 2023.
- Singing workshopCourse start date: Thu 21 Sep 2023 (and 2 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Siobhan BlakeA workshop class for singers with a solid foundation in vocal technique and musicianship: employ your vocal technique in a more flexible and artistic way and deepen your understanding of critical evaluation of singing. Repertoire to be discussed with the tutor.
- Introduction to children's book illustrationCourse start date: Thu 28 Sep 2023 (and 2 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Ciara FloodOur Introductory courses provide a perfect way-in to a creative field.
The Children’s Book industry is thriving, largely due to globally rising literacy levels, and a growing awareness of the importance of early childhood education. As a result, Children’s Book creators are in demand.
Our tutors will teach you the many and various skills you’ll need to illustrate books for children - from drawing and painting (analogue and digital), to sequencing and pacing visual narratives.
You'll learn about the children’s publishing sector; gaining a sense of the different genres and markets for children's books, and where your illustration style might fit.
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