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Whether you want to try something new, revive your passion, or take your skills to the next level; we have a huge range of courses for you to explore. Discover Languages, Art & Design, Drama, Music & Dance, Technology & Business, Writing, British Sign Language and much more!
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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- Drawing and mindfulnessCourse start date: Tue 26 Sep 2023 (and 2 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Clare Barton-HarveyExplore how mindfulness can enrich drawing and lead to new ways of relating to it. A practical drawing course from observation, and the imagination. This course offers a great introduction to mindful drawing or a way for you to further integrate mindfulness into your drawing.
- Writing for televisionCourse start date: Tue 26 Sep 2023 (and 3 other dates)
Location on this date: OnlineTutors: Clive FordDo you want to write a drama script for television? What do you write and where do you start? Through exercises and examples this course will assist you in developing your own projects.
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
- Ways into creative writingCourse start date: Thu 21 Sep 2023 (and 15 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Henry MartinWant to have a go at creative writing in a supportive environment? Join one of these introductory courses. Guided exercises will give you the tools to explore language creatively and find your own writing voice.
- French beginners at a gentle pace: module 1Course start date: Thu 28 Sep 2023
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Yolande Mallet De ChaunyDo you want to start learning French but worried that you might not be able to keep up? Our French at a gentle pace courses are designed to cover the same material as our standard French courses, but at a slightly slower pace, and with more opportunities for revision built in.Full fee £219.00 Senior fee £175.00 Concession £0.00
- Ways into playwritingCourse start date: Thu 28 Sep 2023 (and 3 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Grant CorrExplore the fundamental techniques of writing for the stage in this online introductory course. Get to grips with dialogue, character, story and structure, and start work on your own play.
- Italian beginners at a gentle pace: module 1Course start date: Thu 28 Sep 2023 (and 1 other date)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Maria FontanaDo you want to start learning Italian but worry that you might not be able to keep up? Our Italian at a gentle pace courses are designed to cover the same material as our standard Italian courses, but at a slightly slower pace, and with more opportunities for revision built in.Full fee £219.00 Senior fee £175.00 Concession £142.00
- Sketchbooks: ideas, materials and techniquesCourse start date: Thu 29 Feb 2024 (and 3 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Joe RichardsonA fantastic introduction to creative processes using a variety of different media to develop an exciting sketchbook. A sketchbook is a great place to try things out, make mistakes and take risks - all in the nature of experimentation. Suitable for beginners as well as those with some previous drawing experience.
- Cut, stab and etch: printmaking with linocutsCourse start date: Fri 15 Sep 2023 (and 5 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Lisa CradduckCut, stab and etch your way to dynamic blocks and exciting prints. Practical instruction in both traditional and inventive linocut printmaking techniques, including the reduction method developed by Picasso, multiple block printing and Polish dot linocut.
- HTML5 & CSS: introduction (stage 1)Course start date: Wed 25 Oct 2023 (and 5 other dates)
Location on this date: Hybrid (choose either online or in-person)Tutors: George StickneyHTML is the foundation language of web sites and web based apps. It's easy to learn and can help you to begin a career in tech, update web sites and content management systems, have a better understanding of UX/UI, gain skills for SEO and digital marketing, collaborate more effectively with developers and much more!
This course will be delivered online or in person. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
- Jewellery making: all levelsCourse start date: Sat 23 Sep 2023 (and 6 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Rebecca IlettEver wanted to turn your hand to making your own jewellery? If you have done it before, would you like to hone your skills with a professional tutor? Whatever your level, come and practise making jewellery to your own designs, whether you are picking up the basics of cutting, forming and texturing, or taking your designs to the next level with more complex approaches like chain making.
- Introduction to watercolour paintingCourse start date: Thu 21 Sep 2023 (and 8 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Rebecca AllenGain 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.
- Counselling introduction: advancedCourse start date: Wed 1 Nov 2023 (and 2 other dates)
Location on this date: Kean Street Wellbeing CentreTutors: Christopher GreschExtend your use of counselling skills and personal development in this highly experiential course. You will need to have completed a 30-hour counselling introduction (with a minimum of 70% attendance) within the last three years. Prior to enrolling, contact the department on 020 4582 0403 for authorisation.
This course is exempt from our usual refund and transfer policy, therefore if you change your mind and would like a refund you must request this at least 3 weeks before the course is due to start. We charge an admin fee of 20% (minimum £10) per refund processed. We will not give you a refund for this course if we receive your request less than 3 weeks before the course starts or once the course has started.
- Adobe Illustrator: stage 1Course start date: Thu 2 Nov 2023 (and 2 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Gita HahnExplore basic design and illustration techniques using Adobe Illustrator – the key high-end graphics software used to create logos and icons. Discover what you can achieve using paths, pens, colour, and type as you learn about infographics and designing with vectors.Full fee £219.00 Senior fee £175.00 Concession £142.00
- Drawing and painting from the imaginationCourse start date: Thu 9 Nov 2023 (and 2 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Clare Barton-HarveyExplore the role of the imagination in painting and drawing. Develop a toolkit of methods for stimulating, sustaining and enriching your imaginative engagement through a series of guided practical painting and drawing exercises. The aim of the course is to investigate the role of the imagination in drawing and painting and to explore new ways of seeing and experiencing the world around us.
- Life drawing: experimental approachesCourse start date: Fri 17 Nov 2023 (and 3 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Clare Barton-HarveyExplore imaginative, dynamic approaches to drawing the figure with a variety of media: be inspired by new ways of seeing and access innovative ways of approaching your drawing.
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