Art & Design Courses in London

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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  1. Build gift vouchers- the perfect gift

    Build gift vouchers- the perfect gift

    Looking for that perfect present? Treat someone to the gift of learning with a course at Build. Available from £10, our gift vouchers can be used to book a place on any of our courses, from London walks and food tasting to museum visits, poetry and much more. Simply purchase your voucher and the recipient can choose from thousands of courses, at a time which suits them.
    From: £10.00

  2. Textiles and surface pattern: drawing and design development

    Textiles and surface pattern: drawing and design development

    Course Date: Fri 24 May 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Investigate mark making, layering and juxtaposing ideas through experimental drawings. Explore the importance of imaginative research and how to record it in a sketchbook. Develop versatile design ideas for textiles: interiors, fashion, stationery or text.
    Full fee: £249.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £152.00

  3. Renaissance, Baroque and Palladian architecture in London

    Course Date: Sat 25 May 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    From the beginnings of Renaissance architecture in Britain, through the Baroque to Palladianism - study key architects including Jones, Wren, Hawksmoor, and Burlington, looking at religious and secular buildings. Includes site visits. #arthistory #architecture #london.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £103.00
    Concession: £79.00

  4. Introduction to the art of art history - part 2

    Course Date: Sat 25 May 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore a variety of art movements, from Neo-Classicism to Abstract Expressionism through an introductory study of the writing of art theorists and commentators who have made a significant contribution to Art History as a discipline.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £121.00

  5. Introduction to using the laser cutter for paper and fabric

    Introduction to using the laser cutter for paper and fabric

    Course Date: Tue 28 May 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    A short introductory course in laser cutting, ideal for beginners or anyone wishing to add innovation to his or her own creative projects. You will learn simple software techniques using Adobe Illustrator to convert your design ideas into a variety of laser cut samples and small personal projects.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £149.00
    Concession: £91.00

  6. Watercolour: intermediate and advanced

    Watercolour: intermediate and advanced

    Course Date: Tue 28 May 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    An opportunity to extend your watercolour personal project towards more abstract exploration of techniques, through discussion, guidance and encouragement from the tutor and group.
    Full fee: £219.00
    Senior fee: £219.00
    Concession: £134.00

  7. Photography for beginners with Adobe Lightroom

    Photography for beginners with Adobe Lightroom

    Course Date: Wed 29 May 2019
    Location on this date: PS - Photography Studio
    Always wondered what half the buttons on your camera actually do? Discover how to use them properly to produce impressive photographs, then learn to use Adobe Lightroom to edit, manipulate and manage your images.

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    Full fee: £289.00
    Senior fee: £289.00
    Concession: £176.00

  8. Learning to draw at the British Museum

    Course Date: Thu 30 May 2019
    Location on this date: OS - Off Site
    Work from a fascinating range of artefacts and objects in the British Museum while developing your drawing skills. Explore the challenges and pleasures of sketchbook drawing methods using a variety of drawing materials under expert guidance from the tutor.
    Full fee: £139.00
    Senior fee: £111.00
    Concession: £85.00

  9. Textiles: recycle fabrics using kantha stitch

    Textiles: recycle fabrics using kantha stitch

    Course Date: Sat 1 Jun 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Using techniques inspired by kantha quilting, recycle your old favourite fabrics. Blend old and new materials with simple running stitch to create several exploratory samples or a small resolved piece.
    Full fee: £209.00
    Senior fee: £167.00
    Concession: £127.00

  10. Introduction to prop making for film, TV, theatre and display: part 2

    Introduction to prop making for film, TV, theatre and display: part 2

    Course Date: Sat 1 Jun 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Are you interested in prop making for film, TV, theatre, window display, photographic industries or live events? Get to grips with everything you might encounter as a prop maker, from creatively interpreting a client's brief, to working to a budget and meeting deadlines. Learn to problem solve and apply a range of techniques to bring a 3D design concept to fruition, getting a real insight into the prop making industry and its challenges. This is part 2 of 'Introduction to prop making for film, TV, theatre and display' so is ideal if you have done part 1 or have some experience in prop making techniques. . https://bildutrapagaran.info/blog/introduction-career-prop-making.
    Full fee: £499.00
    Senior fee: £499.00
    Concession: £304.00

  11. Retouching your photographs for beginners

    Course Date: Sat 1 Jun 2019
    Location on this date: PS - Photography Studio
    Learn how to use Photoshop to enhance your photographs. Explore basic retouching techniques including enhancing colour, removing unwanted items, clearing skin imperfections and reshaping objects and people.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £149.00
    Concession: £91.00

  12. From observation to abstraction: a sketchbook journey

    Course Date: Sat 1 Jun 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Using your sketchbook as a safe experimental place you will start by developing a series of observational drawings from which to explore abstraction using the creative cycle. You will have the opportunity to explore the context and concepts behind 20th century abstract art in the western world and demystify abstraction and apply in your own creative practice.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £121.00

  13. Laser-cutting and woodcut for relief printmaking

    Course Date: Sun 2 Jun 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Create a digital file which is used to laser-cut /engrave intricate hand drawn designs, photographic imagery or text into plywood blocks. You will print these using traditional and experimental methods by hand and using a press, to create a small edition of prints. This course combines digital and traditional processes, allowing you to experiment with printing techniques and develop multicolour prints.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £179.00
    Concession: £109.00

  14. Sculpture: inspired by Giacometti

    Course Date: Sun 2 Jun 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    A bronze by Swiss sculptor Giacometti recently sold at auction for £65,000,000. Create your own by researching materials, building an armature, sculpting directly in plaster and colour your sculpture to a realistic bronze finish. All abilities welcome.
    Full fee: £139.00
    Senior fee: £139.00
    Concession: £139.00

  15. Embroidery and embellishment for fashion and textiles

    Embroidery and embellishment for fashion and textiles

    Course Date: Sun 2 Jun 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    An introduction to the world of embroidery and embellishment. Explore a concept of your choice through experimentation with embroidery and embellishment techniques using hand and machine methods.
    Full fee: £239.00
    Senior fee: £239.00
    Concession: £146.00

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