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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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If you can't decide which subject to study, why not try some of our short taster courses?
- ITEC Level 2 Award in providing Facial Skincare (adults 21+)Course start date: Wed 4 Oct 2023 (and 2 other dates)
Location on this date: Kean Street Wellbeing CentreAre you looking to gain a qualification that will enable you to provide Facial Skincare treatments, either as an add-on to your current therapist practise, or as a stand-alone offering? Our Level 2 Award in Facial Skincare will give you a recognised qualification that will allow you to provide and develop bespoke Luxury Facial Skincare treatments to your client base, both within a salon setting and as a mobile therapist.
- Japanese woodcut printmakingCourse start date: Sun 8 Oct 2023 (and 5 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Carol Justin WilhideAn introduction to the beautiful and delicate printmaking world of Japanese Woodcut. Explore this water based, non-toxic process and build an appreciation for the handmade. You will learn how to design, carve and make a multi-coloured print. Beginners welcome.Full fee £309.00 Senior fee £247.00 Concession £201.00
- Sketchbooks: ideas, materials and techniquesCourse start date: Thu 12 Oct 2023 (and 3 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Joe RichardsonA fantastic introduction to creative processes using a variety of different media to develop an exciting sketchbook. A sketchbook is a great place to try things out, make mistakes and take risks - all in the nature of experimentation. Suitable for beginners as well as those with some previous drawing experience.
- Developing watercolour paintingCourse start date: Mon 16 Oct 2023 (and 5 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Anne-Marie FosterExplore the specific qualities of watercolour and the opportunities this adaptable medium offers to create dynamic painting compositions. Develop a fluency with brush work and layering of colour to develop compositional possibilities.
- Life drawing: an extended studyCourse start date: Wed 18 Oct 2023 (and 1 other date)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Luke JonesA comprehensive course to build skills, vision and flair in drawing the human form. Use traditional and experimental approaches and a range of media, including charcoal and pastel.Full fee £309.00 Senior fee £247.00 Concession £201.00
- Drawing from plants and flowersCourse start date: Wed 1 Nov 2023 (and 3 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Ro SylvesterMake wonderful drawings in colour and black and white from a range of flowers and plants. Taking the rich and varied history of drawing plants and flowers in different traditions for inspiration. Working with the expressive and colourful medium of both soft and oil pastels, you will respond to the colours and textures of plants and flowers. Suitable for all levels, this course involves making composition studies, leading up to a final, larger, more resolved piece.
- Draw, paint, printCourse start date: Wed 20 Sep 2023 (and 3 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Ruth BrisonOn 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. .
- City Lit textiles: surface, structure, stitchCourse start date: Tue 9 Jan 2024 (and 1 other date)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Louise BaldwinInvestigate textile structures and surfaces through this project based course. Develop an experimental portfolio of 2D and 3D stitched samples, sketchbook research and aim towards a finished piece.
- Sculpture workshopCourse start date: Wed 27 Sep 2023 (and 2 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Annie AttridgeRealise your personal project in 3D. Come with an idea and you will be supported through your making to a final piece. Learn how to structure your idea from inspiration to reality. Ideal for students with previous experience or students who may need extra workshop time and guidance to complete a project.Full fee £399.00 Senior fee £319.00 Concession £259.00
- 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.
- Textiles and surface pattern: drawing and digital printCourse start date: Wed 28 Feb 2024 (and 1 other date)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Suk Han LeeExplore drawing and printing in the studio, before digitising and manipulating your designs using Photoshop. Suitable for students with a creative background. Photoshop experience would be beneficial but not essential.Full fee £229.00 Senior fee £183.00 Concession £149.00
- Writing fantasy storiesCourse start date: Wed 27 Sep 2023 (and 1 other date)
Location on this date: OnlineTutors: Victoria M. AdamsBuild fantastical worlds, fill them with compelling characters and learn how to structure innovative plotlines in this perfect introduction for those with a passion for fantasy.
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
- City Lit textiles: mixed mediaCourse start date: Tue 19 Sep 2023 (and 1 other date)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Louise BaldwinInvestigate mixed-media textiles through this project-based course which introduces a variety of materials, techniques and design processes. You will develop a creative portfolio of textile samples using sketchbook research and finally work towards a finished piece.
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