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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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- Writing for magazinesCourse start date: Mon 18 Sep 2023 (and 6 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Susan GrossmanGet inspired to write on this practical course for freelance journalists and bloggers. Learn to carry out research, interview people, pitch and publish stories, and build your presence on social media.
- Japanese woodcut printmakingCourse start date: Sun 8 Oct 2023 (and 5 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Carol Justin WilhideAn introduction to the beautiful and delicate printmaking world of Japanese Woodcut. Explore this water based, non-toxic process and build an appreciation for the handmade. You will learn how to design, carve and make a multi-coloured print. Beginners welcome.Full fee £309.00 Senior fee £247.00 Concession £201.00
- Sketchbooks: ideas, materials and techniquesCourse start date: Thu 12 Oct 2023 (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.
- Developing watercolour paintingCourse start date: Mon 16 Oct 2023 (and 5 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Anne-Marie FosterExplore the specific qualities of watercolour and the opportunities this adaptable medium offers to create dynamic painting compositions. Develop a fluency with brush work and layering of colour to develop compositional possibilities.
- Communicate with confidence through voice and body languageCourse start date: Sat 23 Sep 2023 (and 6 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Jonny BlackDiscover how to enhance your vocal impact and physical presence in many situations and become aware of habits that may hold you back from achieving your full potential. Skills on this intensive Saturday course include communicating with confidence, establishing rapport, learning assertive posture and gesture, vocal energy and projecting an effective personal style.
- Life drawing: an extended studyCourse start date: Wed 18 Oct 2023 (and 1 other date)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Luke JonesA comprehensive course to build skills, vision and flair in drawing the human form. Use traditional and experimental approaches and a range of media, including charcoal and pastel.Full fee £309.00 Senior fee £247.00 Concession £201.00
- Picture book writingCourse start date: Sun 29 Oct 2023 (and 7 other dates)
Location on this date: OnlineTutors: Andrew WealeWould you like to write a picture book text for young children? This course is designed for children's writers and for illustrators wishing to write their own stories, develop their ideas and technique.
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
- Presenting on the spotCourse start date: Mon 30 Oct 2023 (and 2 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Stephanie LunnLearn key vocal techniques and public speaking strategies that will support you when you need to give a memorable impromptu presentation or speech with gravitas and confidence. This course will be delivered in the college.
- 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.
- Modern calligraphyCourse start date: Sat 4 Nov 2023 (and 3 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Veiko KespersaksLearn how to write elegant and stylish letterforms using a flexible pointed nib with ink. Once you’ve learnt how to write a basic alphabet we’ll begin breaking the rules of traditional calligraphy to find a style that is all your own. The course is suitable for beginners as well as improvers.
- Draw, paint, printCourse start date: Wed 20 Sep 2023 (and 3 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Ruth BrisonOn this experimental course, you will draw, paint and print in often unfamiliar ways in order to catch the unexpected. Through experimentation and reflection, you will collate a personal collection of work. .
- Introduction to Latin American art
- Yoga for Deaf people: mixed levelsCourse start date: Wed 20 Sep 2023 (and 2 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Sarah ScottDiscover enhanced energy - as you find space in your body to breathe and move a little more freely and with more awareness. This course will help to deepen your yoga, your inner strength and stamina for this wild world. We will draw on breathing practices (pranayama) and mudras to steady and calm the mind.
- Perspective drawing for artists and designersCourse start date: Fri 16 Feb 2024 (and 1 other date)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Amanda BrackenExplore the practical and creative use of perspective through a series of lively exercises. This course will enable you to gain an understanding in the basic principles of creating a perspective drawing to both visualise objects and spaces.
- Textiles and surface pattern: drawing and digital printCourse start date: Wed 28 Feb 2024 (and 1 other date)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Suk Han LeeExplore drawing and printing in the studio, before digitising and manipulating your designs using Photoshop. Suitable for students with a creative background. Photoshop experience would be beneficial but not essential.Full fee £229.00 Senior fee £183.00 Concession £149.00
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