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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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- Oil painting: focus on light and shadeCourse start date: Tue 27 Feb 2024 (and 1 other date)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Lindsay PickettThis oil painting course takes inspiration from the moody and luminous imagery of classic Film Noir such as ‘The Third Man’. Students will explore composition, tonal transition and contrast to enhance their pleasure in oil painting and create strong and powerful paintings.
- London street photographyCourse start date: Fri 8 Mar 2024 (and 2 other dates)
Location on this date: Kean Street Photography StudioTutors: Michael HardingWish you could capture those spontaneous moments of urban life like a pro? Learn the tricks of the skilful trade of street photography and build your confidence in snapping candid, unobtrusive photographs on the street, shooting in some of the most dynamic and vibrant areas of London to tell powerful stories in single images.
- Developing photography skillsCourse start date: Tue 23 Jan 2024 (and 7 other dates)
Location on this date: Kean Street Photography StudioTutors: Michael HardingAlready know the basics of photography but want to take things further? Refresh your knowledge, learn more advanced skills and develop your creative ideas, with an established professional photographer on hand for technical guidance and creative inspiration.
- Introduction to jewellery makingCourse start date: Fri 9 Feb 2024 (and 3 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Mona HadinejadIntroduction to metal jewellery making techniques such as forging, texturing and soldering, cutting out shapes in sheet metal and twisting wire. You will explore how to create a ring to the correct finger size and how to add decoration like a stone or a kinetic element. You will create at least one wearable piece of jewellery on this course.
- Spanish beginners at a gentle pace: module 2Course start date: Fri 19 Apr 2024
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Amaia IbargüenWant to learn Spanish but worried that you might not be able to keep up? Spanish beginners at a gentle pace is designed to cover the same material as our standard Spanish beginners course, but at a slightly slower pace, and with more opportunities for revision built in.
- Introduction to screenprintingCourse start date: Fri 19 Apr 2024 (and 1 other date)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Rolina Elsje BlokThis course is a creative and practical introduction to the screen-printing process, aimed at beginners and the curious. You will learn step by step how to make your own series of silk screen prints using a variety of techniques.
- Cut, stab and etch: printmaking with linocutsCourse start date: Mon 26 Feb 2024 (and 2 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Lisa CradduckCut, stab and etch your way to dynamic blocks and exciting prints. Practical instruction in both traditional and inventive linocut printmaking techniques, including the reduction method developed by Picasso, multiple block printing and Polish dot linocut.
- Online marketing: a detailed introductionCourse start date: Thu 22 Feb 2024 (and 1 other date)
Location on this date: Hybrid (choose either online or in-person)Tutors: Julian HoldenA popular course that provides an in-depth look at the tools and techniques you can use to market your business on the internet. Examine Search Engine Optimisation (SEO), web advertising with Google AdWords and social media marketing among other topics, along with the management tools needed to measure success.
This course will be delivered online or in person. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
- Drawing and painting from the imaginationCourse start date: Wed 31 Jan 2024 (and 1 other date)
Location on this date: OnlineTutors: Clare Barton-HarveyExplore the role of the imagination in painting and drawing. Develop a toolkit of methods for stimulating, sustaining and enriching your imaginative engagement through a series of guided practical painting and drawing exercises. The aim of the course is to investigate the role of the imagination in drawing and painting and to explore new ways of seeing and experiencing the world around us.
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
- 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.
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