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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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- Painting: colour mixingCourse start date: Mon 10 Jun 2024 (and 3 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Chris HoughA concise study of colour usage. Investigate colour perception and how colour interacts. Explore a range of observational and expressive painting projects, relate colour theory to practice and develop confidence using colour. An emphasis on colour mixing using acrylics and oil paint.
- Watercolour painting: mixed media techniquesCourse start date: Mon 15 Jan 2024 (and 3 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Ruth BrisonWatercolour has a rich tradition - this course will explore the more experimental ways of using this pleasurable medium and will present new possibilities for producing exciting new work with mixed media. Make inventive combinations of media to draw from your own found imagery, photographs and sketches.
- Drawing: colour pastel techniquesCourse start date: Mon 15 Jan 2024 (and 3 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Ro SylvesterExplore the versatility and rich colours of this beautiful drawing and painting medium. Through practical exercises, discover its potential to create a variety of surface effects and its suitability for sketching and outdoor colour work.
- Watercolour painting: experimental approachesCourse start date: Tue 16 Jan 2024 (and 1 other date)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Hilary RosenAlways wanted to experiment with watercolour painting? Now's your chance to learn how to make more imaginative use of washes and mark-making; enjoy the colour and fluidity of this beautiful medium and discover if you'd like to take it to the next level.
- Introduction to BSLCourse start date: Mon 17 Jun 2024 (and 5 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Antony RabinInterested in learning British Sign Language? Learn some basic vocabulary and grammar, and decide if you want to progress to the level 1 qualification.
- Video blogging with YouTube: introductionCourse start date: Mon 29 Jan 2024 (and 1 other date)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Yolanda De Los Bueis UnanuaLearn how to create a video blog (vlog) in your own YouTube channel. Use YouTube full capabilities as social network, video editor and publisher. Edit your videos with music using open source software Shotcut. Share and connect your channel with other channels and social networks.Full fee £159.00 Senior fee £127.00 Concession £103.00
- Adobe Photoshop: a detailed introductionCourse start date: Sun 4 Feb 2024 (and 2 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Andrea MarzanoThis course is a solid introduction to Adobe Photoshop and has been designed for students who want to learn the professional and most effective way to use Photoshop from the ground up.Full fee £199.00 Senior fee £159.00 Concession £129.00
- Painting: oil techniques and mediumsCourse start date: Fri 1 Mar 2024 (and 1 other date)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Luke JonesOil paint is a uniquely luscious medium, capable of heavy impasto effects and also the most delicate transparent colour films. Explore the different effects that can be created when different oil painting mediums are added to the oil paint. Learn to use a range of these mediums to create excitng and varied surfaces in your painting, expanding your use of texture and glazing.
This course is for all levels – both beginners and more experienced painters.
- Drypoint and intaglio printmaking techniquesCourse start date: Mon 18 Mar 2024
Location on this date: Keeley StreetDrypoint is a way of creating grooves in a solid surface, it produces a rich unique type of drawn line, from which you will make prints using intaglio inking methods, This workshop offers the opportunity to use specialist techniques and tools and gain insight into how these sit within the creative practice of artists using drypoint. For all levels, although some experience of drawing is preferable.Full fee £189.00
- Monoprinting: contemporary monotype techniquesCourse start date: Mon 4 Dec 2023 (and 1 other date)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Rosey PrinceThe monoprint describes a ‘one off’ print, rather than a multiple, similar to a painting however the marks, and
textures achieved from printing layers of ink can produce rich visual effects as they layer and blend. Starting off with the basic monoprinting techniques you will develop these to produce an exciting series of prints to take home.Full fee £199.00 Senior fee £159.00 Concession £129.00
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