Weekend Courses

Looking for Saturday and Sunday classes to make the most of your weekend? Explore our huge range of courses, from one-off sessions to year-long programmes – finding the time should prove easier than deciding what to do. Use the filter on the left hand side to search by category, price and more to ensure you find a weekend course which is right for you.

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  1. Piano taster

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 7 Sep 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    A fun introduction to the piano: learn the names of the notes and where they are, and how to play some simple tunes. Find out whether piano is for you!
    Full fee: £19.00
    Senior fee: £19.00
    Concession: £19.00

  2. History taster

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 7 Sep 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This taster session will introduce you to history and politics courses here at City Lit. Enjoy learning a bit about history and its relation to current political events.
    Full fee: £9.00
    Senior fee: £9.00
    Concession: £9.00

  3. A taste of anthropology

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 14 Sep 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    What is anthropology all about? Find out on this introductory course. Look at the aspects different societies have in common and focus on some particular cultures and customs.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £47.00
    Concession: £30.00

  4. Film taster

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 14 Sep 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn how to evaluate and discuss films while enjoying a real-time working example of a City Lit film class. This taster offers you the chance to explore the value and impact of film study.
    Full fee: £19.00
    Senior fee: £19.00
    Concession: £19.00

  5. Literature taster

    Literature taster

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 14 Sep 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Do you want to find out how to go about understanding a poem or how to do a close reading of a work of fiction? Come and join us to discover what makes a literature class at City Lit so special.
    Full fee: £19.00
    Senior fee: £19.00
    Concession: £10.00

  6. A taste of philosophy

    A taste of philosophy

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 14 Sep 2019 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Have you ever wondered what philosophy is? What do philosophers talk about? Can they tell you the meaning of life or is it just jargon and navel gazing? Come along and find out.
    Full fee: £19.00
    Senior fee: £15.00
    Concession: £10.00

  7. Try it out: jewellery making weekend

    Try it out: jewellery making weekend

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 14 Sep 2019 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Make a pendant and silver ring in a weekend. During this action packed course, you will gain the fundamental skills needed to make simple jewellery in metal.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £149.00
    Concession: £149.00

  8. Glazing your work

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 15 Sep 2019 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    For students who have attended our ceramics courses, this is an opportunity to return and glaze your fired work. Basic glazing techniques will be taught, with advice on which glazes to use.
    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £49.00
    Concession: £49.00

  9. Jazz harmony and ear training 1

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 21 Sep 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    With guided listening to music forms, and singing, you will study time, form, root movement and harmonic progression, chord types, intervals, scales and modes. Learn transcribed solos and participate in playing sessions. For players with a working knowledge of basic harmony and instrumental proficiency beyond grade 5. Please contact music@citylit.ac.uk to arrange to be assessed for this course.
    Full fee: £379.00
    Senior fee: £379.00
    Concession: £231.00

  10. Blues piano

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 21 Sep 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn and practise the 12 bar form, basslines and boogie patterns. Explore how to improvise on a blues sequence. For competent pianists who read music well and have good coordination between hands.
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £189.00
    Concession: £115.00

  11. Compare professional editing packages

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 21 Sep 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Making the right decision about editing software can affect your film practice, your purse and your career prospects. If you are unsure about which editing software to use, this course will offer the insights and comparisons to help you make that important choice.
    Full fee: £79.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £79.00

  12. Start film making for smartphones and tablets

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 21 Sep 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    The film making potential of smart phones and tablets have developed greatly over the last few years. Enjoy learning techniques for using them effectively to create short professional looking films for publishing online or for film festival submissions.
    Full fee: £159.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £97.00

  13. Start clay sculpture

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 21 Sep 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Whether you want to ‘try it out’ for fun or if it’s something you wish to explore further, this is a great way to learn the first steps in design and basic clay modelling techniques. You'll create an abstract or realistic sculpture. For beginners.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £121.00

  14. Complete drawing course for beginners

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 21 Sep 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Part one of the complete drawing course is the first stage of our Saturday drawing school, offering a structured approach to observational drawing. You'll explore proportion, line, tone, form and space using a range of techniques, approaches and materials. This can act as a stand-alone course, but you can continue to part 2 if you wish.
    Full fee: £299.00
    Senior fee: £299.00
    Concession: £182.00

  15. Complete painting course for beginners

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 21 Sep 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Part one of the complete painting course is the first stage of our Saturday painting school, offering a structured approach to painting from observation. You will learn about organising a palette, mixing colours, and applying paint to create a range of marks and textures. This course can be seen as a complete course in itself, or you can continue to part 2 if you wish.
    Full fee: £299.00
    Senior fee: £299.00
    Concession: £182.00

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