Drawing, Painting & Printmaking Courses in London

Whether you’re free evenings, daytimes or weekends, here at Build we have a variety of drawing and painting classes with plenty of dates and times for you to choose from. We offer a bright, modern environment for you to create your art in, as well as expert and supportive teaching. From beginners drawing and painting, to more advanced practice, take a look at our large range of courses for you to choose from.

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  1. Print workshop: photoetching

    New Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 5 Oct 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Come and learn photo etching processes, and how to further 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: £229.00

  2. Portraiture studio: all levels

    New Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 5 Oct 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    An opportunity to paint and draw from the live model under the guidance of an experienced tutor in portraiture. Helpful technical aspects will be explored and as the course progresses also ideas in portraiture, for example, how we convey atmosphere and tell a story in a portrait.
    Full fee: £349.00

  3. Drawing 3: developing skills and ideas

    New
    Course Date: Mon 7 Oct 2019 (and 3 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore a range of materials and approaches to develop your accuracy and creative potential in observational drawing. Building on your previous experience, learn to manipulate composition, surface and mark to create dynamic, expressive drawings.
    Full fee: £349.00

  4. Build year of the figure and portrait

    Course Date: Mon 7 Oct 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    The human form is an endlessly fascinating subject. Enjoy an intensive, three-term practical course exploring various aspects of drawing and painting the Figure and Portrait. You'll develop confidence in practical skills, informed and inspired by stimulating historical and contemporary artist contexts for this genre.



    This course requires an application prior to enrolment. Please click 'start assessement' to begin your application.
    Full fee: £1,799.00
    Senior fee: £1,439.00
    Concession: £1,097.00

  5. Print studio workshop: focus on colour

    New Evening
    Course Date: Tue 8 Oct 2019 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    A course for intermediate and experienced printmakers wanting to build on previous experience and experiment with process to consolidate and hone technical skills. The focus is on colour application, advanced intaglio processes, realising personal projects and the production of high quality prints.
    Full fee: £349.00

  6. Autumn landscape drawing

    New
    Course Date: Tue 8 Oct 2019
    Location on this date: OS - Off Site
    Starting in the Build studio, a short introduction to the rich potential of using colour in pastels will lead to working offsite; you’ll learn ways to explore and develop your pastel techniques, working from observation in two different London parks.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £103.00
    Concession: £79.00

  7. Start life painting

    New Evening
    Course Date: Tue 8 Oct 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This short course is a great introduction to painting directly from the nude figure. Using simple excercises, you will explore different ways to represent the human form in painting with encouraging, helpful guidance from an experienced tutor.
    Full fee: £149.00

  8. Start watercolour painting: the basics

    New Evening
    Course Date: Wed 9 Oct 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This is a brief introduction to watercolour painting techniques and materials. Explore how watercolour paints and mediums work, and get advice from our expert tutor on the use of the different brushes and paper preparation. For those with little or no watercolour painting experience.
    Full fee: £129.00

  9. EDAM

    Extended drawing for artists and makers

    Evening
    Course Date: Wed 9 Oct 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    A multi-disciplinary course that will help broaden your skills and experience. Record, imagine, visualise, transform, narrate and develop through a series of practical projects. This exciting course is designed to help you place drawing at the centre of your chosen artistic discipline.



    This course requires a pre-enrolment application. Please click 'Start Assessment' on the right hand side of this page to start your application.



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    Full fee: £999.00
    Senior fee: £999.00
    Concession: £609.00

  10. Contemporary art sketchbook walk

    Contemporary art sketchbook walk

    New
    Course Date: Thu 10 Oct 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: OS - Off Site
    Develop your creative and critical engagement in the settings of London's cutting-edge independent galleries and artists' spaces. You will build a sketch book / journal recording your work, ideas and findings.
    Full fee: £179.00

  11. Cyanotype in a day

    New Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 13 Oct 2019 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Cyanotype is a photographic printing process which can produce beautiful images from existing photographs or drawings in combination with physical objects. This is a beginners' course for all.
    Full fee: £79.00

  12. Inspired by the Masters at the National Gallery: Drawing the human form

    New Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 13 Oct 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Through close study of the great master paintings at the National Gallery, you will develop drawings that explore the language of the human form: its physicality, expressiveness and nobility.
    Full fee: £299.00
    Senior fee: £299.00
    Concession: £299.00

  13. Introduction to exploring nature in glorious colour

    New
    Course Date: Tue 15 Oct 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Be inspired by the glorious colours in nature on this introductory course. Working in a sketchbook, you will learn to observe and render the colours found in nature. By engaging in a a series of quick exercises and making multiple studies you will build up confidence in using colour and a sketchbook resource to help you progress in the genre.
    Full fee: £199.00

  14. Visual research skills for painters

    New Evening
    Course Date: Wed 16 Oct 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Full fee: £129.00

  15. Build year of the figure and portrait: advanced

    Course Date: Fri 18 Oct 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    The human form offers inexhaustible potential for communication and expression of ideas; an exciting advanced course for those with experience of working with the figure and/or portrait who would like the challenge of exploring new perspectives on the figurative tradition in drawing, painting and mixed media.



    This course requires an application prior to enrolment. Please click 'start assessment' to begin an application.
    Full fee: £1,699.00
    Senior fee: £1,359.00
    Concession: £1,036.00

  16. Drawing and painting on your iPad

    New
    Course Date: Fri 18 Oct 2019 (and 5 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn how to use this fantastic tool, as used by the artist David Hockney, to create, develop and explore visual ideas in the practice of drawing and painting. You will need to bring your own iPad and a copy of the Brushes application.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £119.00
    Concession: £91.00

  17. Contemporary Monotype: dark to light subtractive methods

    New Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 20 Oct 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Spend a day creating dramatic and sensitive contemporary images in this seductive and challenging ‘one of a kind’ method of printmaking used by artists for centuries.
    Full fee: £149.00

  18. Photoshop for printmaking

    New Evening
    Course Date: Mon 21 Oct 2019 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    The world of traditional printmaking is increasingly dominated by digital technology. Screenprinting, photo-etching, polymer gravure and relief, and photo litho all require imagery that has been generated using digital image manipulation software. This course has been developed to provide an introduction to the PhotoShop techniques required in order to prepare imagery for these printmaking processes.
    Full fee: £139.00

  19. Mindfulness and creativity workshop

    New Evening
    Course Date: Fri 25 Oct 2019 (and 3 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    An opportunity to explore the beauty and simplicity of the ancient practice of mindfulness and how it can help to stimulate and enhance creativity. Through a variety of guided exercises including drawing from observation and the imagination, explore the dynamics of creative process, in terms of accessing creativity and working through common obstacles.
    Full fee: £79.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £79.00

  20. Developing watercolour

    New Evening
    Course Date: Mon 28 Oct 2019 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore the principles of the versatile medium of watercolour, including transparent colour mixing, mark-making and layering of textures and lines. Learn how to use watercolour mediums and experiment with personal expression as you complete a number of paintings.
    Full fee: £229.00

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