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. Capture One software workshop

    Course Date: Mon 19 Nov 2018 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: PS - Photography Studio
    Thinking about shooting and processing raw images? Want to try out the software used by many of the world's best photographers? Capture One Pro is a professional-grade image capture and raw file processing software; learn how to use the program, tethered with your digital SLR camera, for working in professional environments.
    Full fee: £79.00
    Senior fee: £63.00
    Concession: £48.00

  2. Bookbinding for beginners: simple leather binding

    Bookbinding for beginners: simple leather binding

    Course Date: Thu 22 Nov 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Discover how leather, combined with simple sewing and cutting techniques can create a wonderfully flexible and stylish binding. Create books with folded and crossed structure covers, and include tabs some decorative elements to personalise your work.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £143.00
    Concession: £109.00

  3. Improving your photography

    Course Date: Thu 22 Nov 2018 (and 7 other dates)
    Location on this date: PS - Photography Studio
    Already 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.

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

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    Full fee: £229.00
    Senior fee: £183.00
    Concession: £140.00

  4. Making mini-comics

    Course Date: Fri 23 Nov 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn how to use illustration, cartooning and collage to create innovative mini comics or fanzines. Find out how to self-publish your work and be part of the vibrant underground comic movement.
    Full fee: £169.00
    Senior fee: £169.00

  5. The Arts of the Book in the Islamic World

    Course Date: Sun 25 Nov 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Study book design and production in the Islamic world. The art of the book is one of the cornerstones of Islamic visual culture, with the role of the Qur’an driving the development of the arts in general. #islamicart #arthistory #weekendcourse #Kitabkhane #artsofthebook #ArabicCalligraphy #IslamicIllumination #MiniaturePainting.
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £55.00
    Concession: £42.00

  6. Masterclass photoetching

    Course Date: Mon 26 Nov 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £119.00
    Concession: £91.00

  7. Stop motion workshop

    Course Date: Mon 26 Nov 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Think you could create the next Morph or Wallace and Gromit? Get started in this fascinating workshop introducing you to the magic of stop-frame animation. Learn how to make the models, create storyboards, animate and edit your own short film.

    See what you could create - view a selection of films and animations made on our courses on our Vimeo site

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    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £121.00

  8. Build Pro: Adobe Creative Cloud intensive

    Course Date: Tue 27 Nov 2018 (and 9 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Build Pro courses are tailored for accelerated learning for busy people who need to learn key skills for the workplace. On this Adobe Creative Cloud course, covering Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign, you will learn key tools and techniques to develop, deliver and optimize vector graphics, photographic images and page layout and design.
    Full fee: £549.00
    Senior fee: £549.00
    Concession: £549.00

  9. Geometry and nature

    Course Date: Wed 28 Nov 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Geometry is everywhere in the world around us, from the simplest observations in nature to detailed measuring of intricate forms. Learn to draw patterns found in nature, slowly moving from simple to more complex designs.
    Full fee: £99.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £60.00

  10. Typologies: photography as a tool for inspiration

    Course Date: Wed 28 Nov 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    An introduction into using a camera as a tool. The course won’t necessarily go into much of the technical side of photography, but concentrate on how a camera can be extremely beneficial to the formation and development of ideas. By collecting typologies, students will connect the outside world with the development of their visual practise.

    Full fee: £79.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £48.00

  11. Life drawing: introduction to experimental approaches

    Course Date: Wed 28 Nov 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore a range of media and imaginative/dynamic approaches to drawing the figure. Develop your observational drawing, inspire your interest in the subject or access new and innovative ways of approaching your drawing.
    Full fee: £109.00
    Senior fee: £109.00
    Concession: £66.00

  12. Learn to use: charcoal

    Course Date: Wed 28 Nov 2018 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore the creative possibilities that this fragile medium affords. Learn and develop the components of drawing with charcoal’s subtle yet dynamic lines.

    This is a course for beginners. No experience is necessary.
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £69.00
    Concession: £42.00

  13. Start life drawing

    Course Date: Thu 29 Nov 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This short course is a great introduction to drawing directly from the nude figure. Using simple excercises, you will explore different ways to represent the human form in drawing, with encouraging, helpful guidance from an experienced tutor.
    Full fee: £109.00
    Senior fee: £109.00
    Concession: £66.00

  14. Lightroom for photographers refresher

    Course Date: Thu 29 Nov 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Refresh and develop your editing and image management skills using Adobe Lightroom. This course will also show you how to streamline your workflow, increase your productivity and how to further refine your existing Lightroom retouching skills.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £149.00
    Concession: £91.00

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