Courses for Making Your Own Art

Create your own art that you can decorate your home with or give to someone as a present. We offer a range of new and exciting Art & Design courses that will help you create something that is truly unique.

Our short courses are taught in small groups by expert tutors who are successful artists and practitioners. Many beginners courses do not require prior knowledge or experience to join. All you need is your creativity. By the end the course you will have a piece of art to decorate your house with or gift to someone.

You can choose from live online courses or in-person classes that take place in London.

Browse our courses below and reserve your place today!

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  1. Introduction to using the sewing machine
    Course Date: Tue 13 Apr 2021

    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street

    Become familiar with the sewing machine, learning how to thread up and use the machine safely and competently. Practice machine stitching different seams, hems and inserting a zip. Basic materials included.

    This course takes place in the classroom, please follow this link to find out what we are doing to keep you safe: Staying COVID-19 secure at City Lit
    Full fee £79.00 Senior fee £79.00 Concession £79.00
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  2. Draw, paint, print
    Evening
    Course Date: Thu 15 Apr 2021

    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street

    On 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. .

    This course takes place in the classroom, please follow this link to find out what we are doing to keep you safe: Staying COVID-19 secure at City Lit
    Full fee £319.00 Senior fee £255.00 Concession £160.00
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  3. Design tips for a Mediterranean garden
    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 18 Apr 2021

    Location on this date: Online

    Inspired by the informal gardens of the Mediterranean, this style of planting is low maintenance and drought tolerant. Discover how to achieve this relaxed look for your garden on this short, informed course.

    This course is FREE if a) you live in London and your job is at risk of redundancy or b) you are either on Jobseekers' Allowance (JSA) or Employment & Support Allowance(ESA) or c) you receive other state benefits (including Universal Credit) and your monthly take home pay is less than £343. For more information click here

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £149.00 Senior fee £119.00 Concession £91.00
  4. Watercolour painting studio: urban landscapes
    Course Date: Mon 19 Apr 2021

    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street

    A contemporary watercolour course focussing on the urban environment through the effects of light, shade, space, distance and colour. This course will introduce the basic techniques required.

    This course takes place in the classroom, please follow this link to find out what we are doing to keep you safe: Staying COVID-19 secure at City Lit
    Full fee £359.00 Senior fee £287.00 Concession £219.00
  5. Garden design: small spaces
    Course Date: Tue 20 Apr 2021

    Location on this date: Online

    Make the most of your small garden and learn design and plant selection techniques tailored to your space. Discover how to understand your site and explore practical design solutions and tips on choosing the right materials and plants for your garden.

    This course is FREE if a) you live in London and your job is at risk of redundancy or b) you are either on Jobseekers' Allowance (JSA) or Employment & Support Allowance(ESA) or c) you receive other state benefits (including Universal Credit) and your monthly take home pay is less than £343. For more information click here

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £199.00 Senior fee £159.00 Concession £121.00
  6. Watercolour painting off-site: urban landscapes
    Course Date: Wed 21 Apr 2021

    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street

    You will be introduced to watercolour mixing and mark making in relation to painting the urban environment. There will be an introduction to watercolour artists who paint ‘en plein air’ and you will have the opportunity to build your confidence in outdoor painting in various interesting London locations. This course can be seen as a refresher or for students who have had a minimum amount of watercolour experience.

    This course takes place in the classroom, please follow this link to find out what we are doing to keep you safe: Staying COVID-19 secure at City Lit
    Full fee £359.00 Senior fee £287.00 Concession £219.00
  7. London Photography: gardens in the city
    Course Date: Fri 23 Apr 2021

    Location on this date: PS - Photography Studio

    On this practical course discover some of London’s urban gardens and explore their photographic potential from close ups of plants to their context in an urban landscape.

    This course takes place in the classroom, please follow this link to find out what we are doing to keep you safe: Staying COVID-19 secure at City Lit
    Full fee £119.00 Senior fee £95.00 Concession £60.00
  8. Balcony and roof garden design
    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 24 Apr 2021

    Location on this date: Online

    City Lit offer a range of Garden Design courses, including Design tips for a Mediterranean Garden, Start Planting Design for your Roof Terrace.

    This course is FREE if a) you live in London and your job is at risk of redundancy or b) you are either on Jobseekers' Allowance (JSA) or Employment & Support Allowance(ESA) or c) you receive other state benefits (including Universal Credit) and your monthly take home pay is less than £343. For more information click here

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £159.00 Senior fee £127.00 Concession £97.00
  9. Freehand machine embroidery
    Evening
    Course Date: Thu 29 Apr 2021

    Location on this date: Online

    Improve your freehand machine embroidery techniques focusing on working on lacy surfaces on water soluble fabrics and patchwork on this online course. Create lace patches and fillings for embellishment. Learn about continuous patterns and lace techniques.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £229.00 Senior fee £229.00 Concession £115.00
  10. Textiles: printing with natural dyes
    Course Date: Thu 29 Apr 2021

    Location on this date: Online

    Discover contemporary techniques for printing onto fabric with natural dyes. Through demonstrations, personal exploration, and individual tuition you will learn how to use mordents and natural dye colours, and transform your textile designs into prints.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £129.00 Senior fee £103.00 Concession £79.00
  11. Architecture photography
    Course Date: Fri 30 Apr 2021

    Location on this date: PS - Photography Studio

    Capture imposing buildings and eye-catching architecture in all their glory on this introduction to architectural photography. Learn about the history and development of this specialist genre then get out onto the streets of London to put your theory into practice, spotting architectural styles and experimenting with optics and lenses, composition, processing and editing. Image - Steve Rumbles.

    This course takes place in the classroom, please follow this link to find out what we are doing to keep you safe: Staying COVID-19 secure at City Lit
    Full fee £189.00 Senior fee £151.00 Concession £95.00
  12. Creative nature and landscape photography
    Course Date: Tue 4 May 2021

    Location on this date: PS - Photography Studio

    Explore nature, landscape and environmental photography in the classroom and in the field. You will learn to create images with impact, whilst developing your own visual style and a personal project.

    This course takes place in the classroom, please follow this link to find out what we are doing to keep you safe: Staying COVID-19 secure at City Lit
    Full fee £149.00 Senior fee £119.00 Concession £75.00
  13. Drawing and painting landscapes
    Course Date: Tue 4 May 2021 (and 3 other dates)

    Location on this date: OS - Off Site

    Have you always wanted to draw landscapes in a sketchbook?

    On this course, you’ll learn basic techniques for landscape studies, in two different locations near to the City Lit.
    Full fee £189.00 Senior fee £151.00 Concession £95.00
  14. Contemporary art photography
    Course Date: Thu 6 May 2021

    Location on this date: Online

    Become an expert in the fine art world of contemporary photography. Learn about the history, concepts and theories behind the art form, and the technology and techniques now influencing it. Develop practical skills to realise your own creative ideas, discuss your photography portfolio with others, and learn about platforms to showcase your work on the commercial fine art market.

    This course is FREE if a) you live in London and your job is at risk of redundancy or b) you are either on Jobseekers' Allowance (JSA) or Employment & Support Allowance(ESA) or c) you receive other state benefits (including Universal Credit) and your monthly take home pay is less than £343. For more information click here

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £229.00 Senior fee £183.00 Concession £115.00
  15. Laser-cutting for printmaking
    Evening
    Course Date: Fri 7 May 2021

    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street

    Laser-cut is a way to engrave intricate hand drawn designs, photographic imagery or text into plywood blocks, which you will then take into printmaking. This course combines digital and traditional print processes to offer a new take on the art of woodcut.

    This course takes place in the classroom, please follow this link to find out what we are doing to keep you safe: Staying COVID-19 secure at City Lit
    Full fee £159.00 Senior fee £127.00 Concession £80.00

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