Art & design

Build Art & Design offers the most diverse range of part-time, weekend and evening courses in London, taught by successful artists and practitioners. Rated ‘outstanding’ in our last government inspection our art classes include some of the most popular subjects in London; from photography, fashion and textiles, drawing and painting, print, graphic designinterior design and garden design courses, just to name a few. Whether you are a complete beginner or a practising artist, we are sure we have an art course for you!

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Connectivity on 020 7492 2700 Monday-Friday between 10am-5pm. 

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  1. Introduction to metal jewellery

    Introduction to metal jewellery

    Course Date: Fri 21 Sep 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Ever wanted to make your own jewellery? Try out jewellery-making, getting to grips with the basic processes and

    techniques for using metal to create simple yet beautiful earrings, rings, pendants and bracelets to your own designs.
    Full fee: £209.00
    Senior fee: £209.00
    Concession: £127.00

  2. Painting club

    Course Date: Fri 21 Sep 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Come along to our new painting club. Taking a relaxed approach, discover new painting techniques by responding to set briefs. Over the duration of the course, there will be different projects lasting for 2 sessions each. The projects are designed to take your work into exciting new directions. Guided by our expert tutor and practising artist, each project will deal with a different approach to painting.

    Book for individual sessions on our Eventbrite page: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/painting-club-vm930-tickets-49471770397.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £179.00
    Concession: £179.00

  3. Children's book illustration: intermediate and advanced

    Course Date: Fri 21 Sep 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Develop your own style and characters while exploring a variety of media, techniques, design and layout possibilities. Learn how to research and develop ideas in response to a relevant brief. Basic materials included.

    See what you could create –
    view a selection of work made on our children’s book illustration courses

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    Full fee: £339.00
    Senior fee: £339.00
    Concession: £207.00

  4. Children's book illustration taster

    Course Date: Fri 21 Sep 2018 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    A guided introduction into the world of children’s book illustration, and an opportunity to discover the breadth of skills you can develop to successfully compete in the industry. This course is ideal if you are interested in our 30 week Build children’s illustration coursebut need further guidance before you begin.

    See what you could create –
    view a selection of work made on our children’s book illustration courses

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    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £49.00
    Concession: £30.00

  5. Experience: watercolour painting

    Course Date: Fri 21 Sep 2018 (and 8 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Experience the radiant qualities of watercolour painting. Through simple exercises, we'll explore watercolour techniques and mediums. The perfect way to start using watercolour. Tutor: Diane Martin.
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £69.00
    Concession: £69.00

  6. Introduction to photo etching

    Course Date: Sat 22 Sep 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Come and learn basic etching processes, and how to develop your ideas and images using traditional etching and simple photo etching techniques. These processes are great for producing detailed imagery and are ripe for experimenting with colour inking.
    Full fee: £279.00
    Senior fee: £279.00
    Concession: £170.00

  7. Complete drawing course 1: beginners

    Course Date: Sat 22 Sep 2018
    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: £329.00
    Senior fee: £329.00
    Concession: £201.00

  8. Complete painting course 1: beginners

    Course Date: Sat 22 Sep 2018
    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: £339.00
    Senior fee: £339.00
    Concession: £207.00

  9. Mosaics introductory

    Mosaics introductory

    Course Date: Sat 22 Sep 2018 (and 3 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Develop your creative skills in this classic art form, adhering your materials to a temporary surface before applying the completed section to a flat base or casting it into concrete. Please bring ideas. Basic materials provided. All levels welcome.
    Full fee: £349.00
    Senior fee: £279.00
    Concession: £213.00

  10. Try it out: jewellery making weekend

    Try it out: jewellery making weekend

    Course Date: Sat 22 Sep 2018 (and 1 other date)
    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

  11. Photography for beginners

    Course Date: Sat 22 Sep 2018 (and 13 other dates)
    Location on this date: PS - Photography Studio
    Always wondered what half the buttons on your camera actually do? Discover how to use them properly and produce impressive photographs, even as a complete beginner. Gain useful technical knowledge and get expert creative guidance in easy-to-understand language. An ideal first step before enrolling on our intermediate courses.

    See what you could create – view a selection of work made on our photography courses

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    Full fee: £339.00
    Senior fee: £339.00
    Concession: £339.00

  12. Design with Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign

    Course Date: Sat 22 Sep 2018 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    A fun and challenging introduction to these three programs, regularly used together for everything from infographics to packaging and magazine work. Learn how to integrate vector graphics, photographic images and page layout and design.
    Full fee: £649.00
    Senior fee: £649.00
    Concession: £649.00

  13. Vectorworks for beginners

    Course Date: Sat 22 Sep 2018 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn how to draw 2D and 3D design ideas using a computer. Vectorworks is very user-friendly, industry standard software that is ideal for architectural planning, interior design projects, 3D modeling and landscaping.
    Full fee: £379.00
    Senior fee: £379.00
    Concession: £379.00

  14. Photographing people

    Photographing people

    Course Date: Sun 23 Sep 2018 (and 5 other dates)
    Location on this date: PS - Photography Studio
    Discover the secrets of successful portraiture, from the studio-lit portrait to street and documentary photography, or those special moments for the family album. Gain confidence in photographing people through practical work indoors and out, teaching you invaluable skills in lighting, composition and poses, to produce a beautiful portrait portfolio.
    Full fee: £229.00
    Senior fee: £229.00
    Concession: £229.00

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