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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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If you can't decide which subject to study, why not try some of our short taster courses?
- Portrait painting: two session poseCourse start date: Sat 8 Jun 2024 (and 2 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Amanda BrackenDevelop a portrait from life: a structured course to build skills towards making a convincing portrait where the model keeps the same pose over 2 sessions to enable a sustained piece of work.Full fee £199.00 Senior fee £159.00 Concession £129.00
- Printmaking weekend: handmade printsCourse start date: Sat 3 Feb 2024
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Rosey PrinceLearn some exciting, low tech printmaking techniques to equip you with skills so you can easily make prints at home without the use of specialist equipment.Full fee £159.00
- Create a short film in a weekendCourse start date: Sat 17 Feb 2024
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: David KlineLearn how to script, storyboard, shoot, edit and export a short film in this fun and fast paced introduction to film making.Full fee £179.00 Senior fee £143.00 Concession £116.00
- TV presenting for beginners (intensive)Course start date: Sat 2 Mar 2024
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Gary GrantHave you ever thought you could cut it as a TV presenter, but been unsure where to start? Discover your TV presenting potential. Learn how to present to camera, read autocue, memorise a piece to camera, interview and talk to time. All this in one weekend!
- Introduction to precious metal clayCourse start date: Sat 9 Mar 2024
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Elizabeth PearsonWant to discover one of the most versatile and effective materials in jewellery making? Come and get to grips with metal clay, which handles like clay but turns into pure copper when fired. Whether you are a complete novice or an experienced jeweller, learn the basic techniques of working with this magic material as well as more innovative uses, to create original items of jewellery.
- Try it out: jewellery making weekendCourse start date: Sat 13 Apr 2024
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Aurelie DellasantaAimed at beginners or those wanting a refresher. Join this action packed weekend to make a pendant and silver ring. Implementing fundamental jewellery making techniques, you will gain the basic skills you need to make simple jewellery in metal.Full fee £159.00 Senior fee £159.00 Concession £159.00
- Character voices (intensive)Course start date: Sat 20 Apr 2024
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: David ThorpeCharacter voices aren’t just for cartoons. Learn the tools and techniques you need to create new and unique character voices or to accurately imitate a historical or contemporary voice for animation, stage and screen. This course will be delivered in the media studio.Full fee £169.00 Senior fee £169.00 Concession £118.00
- Printmaking weekend: Collagraph techniquesCourse start date: Sat 1 Jun 2024
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Rosey PrinceMake and print a collagraph exploiting texture and colour using readily available and simple materials with a low environmental impact. The handmade matrix is deceptively simple to construct, the printed results often richer and more detailed than expected when run through the press. All welcome.Full fee £189.00
- Abstract painting weekendCourse start date: Sat 22 Jun 2024
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Amanda KnightLearn how to develop original abstract ideas from simple starting points and build confidence using a variety of painting approaches in acrylics. Explore the power of line, colour and texture in a lively weekend of structured project work.
- Try it out: calligraphyCourse start date: Sat 6 Jul 2024
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Sharon ShawFancy having a go at this beautiful art form? This short weekend course will introduce you to the fundamental principles of lettering and calligraphy. Focussing on broad edged script, you will use different pens and nibs, and leave having completed your own sample.
- Printmaking weekend: photographic lithography techniquesCourse start date: Sat 6 Jul 2024
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: David HolahPhoto-plate lithography uses light sensitive aluminium plates as a printing matrix for photographic, text or hand drawn images. This versatile process allows you to collage and overprint these elements to create original works in small editions.
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