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. Photographing the performance

    Course Date: Tue 22 May 2018
    Location on this date: PS - Photography Studio
    Curtain up: discover the secrets of photographing live action on stage, whether it's a West End blockbuster or the school play. Learn from the experts about equipment requirements, exposure, under-stage lighting and composition, get useful tips for working with performers, and try out your new skills photographing performers in action.

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

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    Full fee: £169.00
    Senior fee: £135.00
    Concession: £103.00

  2. Printed textiles: photo screen and special effects

    Course Date: Tue 22 May 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn how to create your own hand made artwork into a photographic silk screen. Develop tactile printed layers through exploring opaque and transparent colour and special finishes such as foiling, flocking and relief effects.
    Full fee: £249.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £152.00

  3. Abstract drawing

    Abstract drawing

    Course Date: Tue 22 May 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Exchange realistic depictions for exciting new visual experiences using mark making, line, form, colour, texture and much more. Enjoy a series of practical exercises that explore different approaches to abstraction, working in new ways and making it work for you.
    Full fee: £169.00
    Senior fee: £169.00
    Concession: £103.00

  4. Book arts: creative paper engineering

    Book arts: creative paper engineering

    Course Date: Thu 24 May 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Be creative with paper and develop the 2D page into 3D pop-ups. Learn folding techniques and simple book structures to create and explore your ideas. Suitable for beginners.
    Full fee: £279.00
    Senior fee: £223.00
    Concession: £170.00

  5. Painting club

    Course Date: Fri 25 May 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Come along to our new Friday evening painting club. Taking a relaxed approach, discover new painting techniques by responding to set briefs . Over the 6 weeks, there will be 3 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. The painting club is ideal for those wishing to make the most of Friday evenings doing something they enjoy with others.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £179.00
    Concession: £179.00

  6. Social media for visual artists: promote and network

    Course Date: Sat 26 May 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Develop your social media skills in this engaging session. Learn how to grow your business network and promote yourself positively.
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £69.00
    Concession: £42.00

  7. Sculpture: inspired by Giacometti

    Course Date: Sun 27 May 2018
    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: £129.00
    Senior fee: £129.00
    Concession: £129.00

  8. Hand knitting: take your skills further

    Course Date: Sun 27 May 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Designed to introduce and facilitate a passion for hand knitting, colour and texture. Learn advanced textural stitches and explore colour, striping and unconventional materials. For improvers and advanced knitters.

    Tutor: Claire Montgomerie.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £143.00
    Concession: £109.00

  9. London's bridges: photography in context

    Course Date: Tue 29 May 2018
    Location on this date: PS - Photography Studio
    Ever wish you could capture the beauty of the bridges spanning the Thames? Get down to the river with your camera and explore the diverse architectural designs of bridges on the Thames and elsewhere in London, discovering their history, and learning the secrets to successful architectural photography.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £119.00
    Concession: £91.00

  10. Watercolour: intermediate and advanced

    Course Date: Tue 29 May 2018
    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: £199.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £121.00

  11. Life drawing in depth

    Course Date: Tue 29 May 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    A 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: £289.00
    Senior fee: £231.00
    Concession: £176.00

  12. Lorca in the 20s: poetry, music and drawing

    Course Date: Wed 30 May 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Look beyond the stereotypical image of Federico Garcia Lorca as the poet of Spanish bullfights and gypsies, and explore the range and complexity of his artistic activity as a modernist poet, artist and musician. #Ismenacollective #lorca #spanishart #eveninglecture.
    Full fee: £29.00
    Senior fee: £23.00
    Concession: £18.00

  13. Anatomical life and portrait drawing studio

    Course Date: Wed 30 May 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Discover the extraordinary construction of the human body. Through direct observation of the model you will examine the fundamental anatomical structures that underlie both portrait and life drawing. For those with some drawing experience.
    Full fee: £309.00
    Senior fee: £247.00
    Concession: £188.00

  14. Contemporary art sketchbook walk

    Contemporary art sketchbook walk

    Course Date: Wed 30 May 2018
    Location on this date: OS - Off Site
    Develop your creative and critical engagement in the settings of east London's cutting edge independent galleries and artists' spaces. You will build a sketchbook / journal recording your works, ideas and findings.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £119.00
    Concession: £91.00

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