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. Contemporary art in London summer exhibitions

    Course Date: Wed 17 Jul 2019
    Location on this date: OS - Off Site
    Explore and discuss some of London's newest and most exciting summer art exhibitions, at cutting edge venues across the capital. #arthistory #contemporaryart.
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £55.00
    Concession: £42.00

  3. Constructed textiles with basketry and felt

    Constructed textiles with basketry and felt

    Evening
    Course Date: Wed 17 Jul 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Random weave basketry techniques worked together with felting processes can be used to investigate and explore relationships between internal and extrenal space, structure and surface. For complete beginners, and students with experience of basketry and/or felting.
    Full fee: £169.00
    Senior fee: £169.00
    Concession: £169.00

  4. London artists and their locals: the capital’s historic pubs

    Course Date: Wed 17 Jul 2019
    Location on this date: OS - Off Site
    Forget galleries or museums, surely the capital’s greatest institution is the traditional London pub! Explore quirky histories and wonderful architecture via some of London’s finest pubs, and the artists who drank there. #arthistory #walkingtour #pub #pubart #pubdesign #londonartists.
    Full fee: £29.00
    Senior fee: £23.00
    Concession: £18.00

  5. Art walks: printmaking in 18th century London

    Course Date: Wed 17 Jul 2019
    Location on this date: OS - Off Site
    Explore the bustling intellectual, political and artistic culture of 18th century London by walking in the steps of its most celebrated printmakers: William Hogarth, Thomas Rowlandson and Isaac Cruikshank. #londonwalks #hogarth #london #arthistory #walk #printmaking #printmakers.
    Full fee: £29.00
    Senior fee: £23.00
    Concession: £18.00

  6. Life drawing: all levels

    Life drawing: all levels

    Course Date: Thu 18 Jul 2019 (and 4 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Draw from the nude model with structured teaching. Explore a range of materials and approaches to this fascinating genre, learning about proportion, tone, line, scale and mark-making with reference to other artists. For beginners as well as intermediate learners.
    Full fee: £229.00
    Senior fee: £229.00
    Concession: £140.00

  7. Painting: focus on light and shade

    Course Date: Thu 18 Jul 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore the potential of light and shade in art to create dramatic effects in painting. Make a still life come alive through the play of colour contrast and cast shadows.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £103.00
    Concession: £79.00

  8. Gum arabic transfer

    Course Date: Thu 18 Jul 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Full fee: £139.00
    Senior fee: £139.00
    Concession: £85.00

  9. Photography for beginners

    Course Date: Thu 18 Jul 2019 (and 19 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: £279.00
    Senior fee: £279.00
    Concession: £279.00

  10. Explore watercolour techniques and materials

    Evening
    Course Date: Thu 18 Jul 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Always wanted to try watercolour painting? Now’s your chance to learn how to begin washes and mark-making; enjoy exploring colour, and discover if you'd like to take it to the next level.
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £69.00
    Concession: £42.00

  11. Friday lates: Tate Modern

    Evening
    Course Date: Fri 19 Jul 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: OS - Off Site
    Join us for a ‘summer late’ session at the Tate Modern and explore a number of important works from the permanent collection. Discover, discuss and enjoy the evening ambience at the newly extended Tate Modern. #arthistory #fridaylates #tatemodern.
    Full fee: £19.00
    Senior fee: £15.00
    Concession: £12.00

  12. Think like an artist: in 18th century Britain

    Course Date: Fri 19 Jul 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore the artistic world of 18th century Britain from the perspective of the artist. How did an artist train? What did it take to be successful? What demands and challenges did leading artists face? Includes gallery visit. #onedaycourse #arthistory #gainsborough #hogarth #reynolds.
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £55.00
    Concession: £42.00

  13. How to compose a picture

    Course Date: Fri 19 Jul 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn the basics of composing a picture and discover why some compositions are more interesting than others. Explore compositional elements to help strengthen a picture and try out techniques such as ‘rule of thirds’ and the 'golden section’. Ideal for improving and learning new skills.
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £55.00
    Concession: £42.00

  14. Summer nights taster: speed life drawing

    Evening
    Course Date: Fri 19 Jul 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Discover new ways of drawing the human body in a fun, fast paced evening that combines practical exercises with theory and techniques.
    Full fee: £29.00
    Senior fee: £29.00
    Concession: £29.00

  15. Mokulito

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 20 Jul 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Mokulito or wood lithography uses plywood as a printing matrix to draw with inks, sharpies and lithographic crayons and create images that will print as small editions.
    Full fee: £119.00
    Senior fee: £119.00
    Concession: £119.00

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