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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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- Ceramics: surface printing on clayCourse start date: Mon 19 Feb 2024
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Lauren IlsleyWorking with silkscreen, paper stencil, block and potato printing on unfired clay, biscuits and glazed surfaces, you will create pattern and narrative images with slips, oxides, glaze and on-glaze on simple mould forms and tiles.Full fee £299.00 Senior fee £239.00 Concession £194.00
- Introduction to illustrationCourse start date: Mon 19 Feb 2024 (and 1 other date)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Adam GraffOur 'Introduction' courses provide a perfect way-in to a creative field.
Illustration is a form of visual communication which often exists alongside text. Illustrations can help to explain or clarify (or sometimes contradict) the words on a page. Most of all, you could say, they bring the message 'alive', by making it more immediate and exciting. For this reason, illustrations are found across books, magazines, newspapers, websites and social media channels.
Learn how to create powerful illustrations on our exciting range of Illustration courses.Full fee £259.00 Senior fee £207.00 Concession £168.00
- ESOL - communication skills for life and work (entry 3 reading and writing)Course start date: Mon 19 Feb 2024 (and 1 other date)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetAre you quite confident in your everyday English? Can you go shopping, talk about simple subjects and write a letter or email? But do you make quite a lot of mistakes? Is it difficult to speak, read or write about more complicated topics? This pre-intermediate course will help you practise your speaking, listening, reading and writing so that you can understand people better, talk about most daily topics, read a simple news story and write a long email or letter. There will be reading and writing exams.
You need to do a pre-course assessment. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org / 020 8078 0489 for a face-to-face assessment or click the Start Assessment button on this page. Log on with your email address (not name)..
This course is FREE if a) you are on a Low Wage or b) you are either on Jobseekers' Allowance (JSA) or Employment & Support Allowance(ESA) or c) you want to get a job or progress into a better job and you receive other state benefits (including Universal Credit). For more information click hereFull fee £279.00 Senior fee £223.00 Concession £140.00
- Developing graphic designCourse start date: Wed 21 Feb 2024
Location on this date: Keeley StreetOur 'Developing' courses help you take your next step in a chosen 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.Full fee £259.00
- Visible stitches, spectacular spines: experiments in exposed sewing
- Coloured resin jewellery: a masterclass with Kathie MurphyCourse start date: Thu 7 Mar 2024
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Kathie MurphyWant to introduce more colour and light into your jewellery? Discover the simple but effective tricks of working in coloured resin. Whether you are an accomplished jeweller or a complete beginner, join an expert to learn how to make resin moulds and get to grips with a range of creative techniques in this beautiful medium.
Please note: you will be required to bring along some materials, listed below in section 6.Full fee £299.00 Senior fee £239.00 Concession £194.00
- Drawing for beginners: intensiveCourse start date: Mon 25 Mar 2024 (and 1 other date)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Andrea VoiseyLearn and develop basic drawing skills over three intensive days. We will cover key aspects of drawing such as line, tone, composition and mark making. Ideal if you have little or no drawing experience.Full fee £259.00 Senior fee £207.00 Concession £168.00
- Introduction to still-life in pastelsFull fee £259.00 Senior fee £207.00 Concession £168.00
- Bookbinding: gold tooling on paperCourse start date: Tue 16 Apr 2024
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Tracey RowledgeLearn how to develop a language with gold tooling on paper using hand finishing tools, BS Glaire and loose gold leaf. For all levels, from beginners to those with experience in gold tooling using hand finishing tools and gold leaf.
- Printmaking into bookbindingCourse start date: Fri 19 Apr 2024
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Claire HyndsExplore the three dimensional possibilities of print. This course will encourage you to develop your initial ideas through experiments with printmaking techniques and bookbinding structures to create an artist’s book. Some printmaking and/or bookbinding experience may be beneficial but not essential.Full fee £279.00
- Existentialism and the artsCourse start date: Mon 22 Apr 2024
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: John GoffExistentialist themes of anxiety, anguish, dread, freedom, melancholy, loneliness, death and absurdity pervade the arts from the era of Romanticism onwards. What is the cultural significance and consequence of giving expression to such concerns?
NB: no classes on 6th and 27th May.
- Bookbinding: simple leather bindingCourse start date: Thu 25 Apr 2024
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Ina BaumeisterDiscover how leather, combined with simple sewing and cutting techniques can create a wonderfully flexible and stylish bindings. Create books with folded and crossed structure covers, and include some decorative elements to personalise your work.Full fee £269.00 Senior fee £215.00 Concession £175.00
- Bookbinding: decorative techniques for leatherCourse start date: Fri 26 Apr 2024
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Ina BaumeisterA four day introduction into traditional and contemporary leather decorating techniques. Are you working with leather in the context of bookbinding, fashion, textiles, fine art or jewellery? This course will broaden your expertise.Full fee £269.00
- Seventeenth century Europe: the age of monarchyCourse start date: Fri 3 May 2024
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Vanessa KingPost-Reformation Europe saw endemic warfare and plague. It was also an age of absolutism where royal courts reached their apogee as centres of patronage and splendour.
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- Contemporary quilts: triangles and geometricsCourse start date: Fri 24 May 2024
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Beverley SellLearn how to design and make a contemporary quilt from start to finish. You will use a range of construction and embellishment techniques. The emphasis for design is on Triangles and bold Geometric shapes mixed with cotton fabrics to create a personalised quilt. Suitable for beginners.
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