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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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- Introduction to painting still-lifeCourse start date: Tue 31 Oct 2023
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Kim ScoullerLearn the essentials of Still Life painting from paint handling and colour theory to composition.
Dedicate some time to developing your painting in a series of controlled steps. Learn to select and prepare surfaces and materials, build a composition around still life objects and make supplementary studies to guide your colour application. For absolute beginners.Full fee £259.00 Senior fee £207.00 Concession £168.00
- 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.Full fee £259.00 Senior fee £207.00 Concession £168.00
- Contemporary watercolour painting projectsCourse start date: Sat 4 Nov 2023 (and 2 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Chris HoughThrough a set of short projects inspired by contemporary practitioners and their contribution to the uniqueness of the medium, the course will help you expand your understanding of watercolour and enable you to make informed choices in making personal work. It will also feature some approaches to painting, beyond the immediate western tradition to provide broader technical and critical insights.Full fee £339.00 Senior fee £271.00 Concession £220.00
- 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
- Introduction to printmaking techniquesCourse start date: Tue 28 Nov 2023 (and 1 other date)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Simon BurderThis fast-paced course reveals some of the processes used to make fine art prints. You will try both relief and intaglio printmaking methods. This course is for beginners and those with limited experience who want to discover how printmaking techniques actually work. An ideal way to start printmaking.Full fee £279.00 Senior fee £223.00 Concession £181.00
- Voiceovers: beginnersCourse start date: Tue 26 Sep 2023 (and 3 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: John EastmanYou will begin to explore ‘on mic’ the skills and techniques required across a range of audio/voiceover situations.
- 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.
- Introduction to still-life in pastelsFull fee £259.00
- Stretching and priming a canvasCourse start date: Thu 18 Apr 2024 (and 1 other date)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Stuart JonesThis course is a must for painters wishing to stretch and prime their own canvases and paper. Learn about the properties of different types of painting supports, and the best materials for preparing surfaces and glazes for painting.Full fee £259.00 Senior fee £207.00 Concession £168.00
- Introduction to lithographyCourse start date: Tue 18 Jun 2024
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Simon BurderLearn how to produce work that mimicks a painterly style using lithography printmaking processes. Lithography printmaking work depends on the delicate balance between grease and water and can provide a broad range of outcomes. Learn how marks and brush strokes drawn and painted on the printing plate can be faithfully reproduced to create bold or subtle prints.Full fee £279.00 Senior fee £223.00 Concession £181.00
- The smashing Saxons: 600-1066Course start date: Tue 26 Sep 2023
Location on this date: OnlineTutors: Vanessa KingWhy did Offa build his dyke? Were the Vikings just ‘long-haired tourists who occasionally roughed up the natives’? Was Alfred really that great? These questions and more will be answered as we study the rise and fall of pre-Conquest England.
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
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