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. Draw, paint, print

    Course Date: Thu 2 May 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    On this experimental course, you will draw, paint and print in often unfamiliar ways in order to catch the unexpected. Through experimentation and reflection, you will put together a personal collection of work. .
    Full fee: £339.00
    Senior fee: £339.00
    Concession: £207.00

  2. Painting 3: paint handling, scale and surface

    Course Date: Fri 3 May 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Following on from the course 'Painting 2', enhance your paint handling skills and understanding of the dynamics of a painted surface, through a series of set projects and short critical discussions. Examine the role of painting tools, marks and scale in building a painting.
    Full fee: £319.00
    Senior fee: £255.00
    Concession: £195.00

  3. Colour course for painters

    Course Date: Fri 3 May 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    A concise study of colour usage. Investigate colour perception and how colour interacts. Explore a range of observational and expressive painting projects, relate colour theory to practice and develop confidence using colour.  An emphasis on colour mixing using acrylics and oil paint.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £149.00
    Concession: £91.00

  4. Watercolour: cityscapes for beginners

    Course Date: Fri 3 May 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This course is an introduction to working in watercolours on location in the city. Some sessions will take place in the studio where you will be guided through exercises in colour mixing and watercolour techniques particular to cityscapes. You will build up your confidence to be able put these skills into practice on location.
    Full fee: £329.00
    Senior fee: £263.00
    Concession: £201.00

  5. Watercolour: cityscapes themes and ideas

    Course Date: Fri 3 May 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    In this more advanced class for students with some experience in using watercolour, we will build on more advanced colour mixing, mark making and watercolour techniques particular to painting on location. In this course there will be more emphasis on developing a personal style and you will be encouraged to pursue an individual approach to cityscapes as the term develops.
    Full fee: £329.00
    Senior fee: £263.00
    Concession: £201.00

  6. Drawing and sketching in London's hidden gardens

    Drawing and sketching in London's hidden gardens

    Course Date: Fri 3 May 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Sketch directly from nature, discovering unique and little known public gardens in London.  The first session will be held in the studios at Build to receive tips for creating sketches to paint from later, plus a list of subsequent locations which are all within easy walking distance of a London Underground station.
    Full fee: £259.00
    Senior fee: £207.00
    Concession: £158.00

  7. Introduction to drawing portraits

    Course Date: Fri 3 May 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Making portraits continues to fascinate artists, trying to capture appearance and personality in a single image. This course offers a solid introduction to drawing and the human head and some aspects of the figure in a variety of media with the aim of getting a 'likeness'.
    Full fee: £279.00
    Senior fee: £223.00
    Concession: £170.00

  8. Contemporary portraiture studio: all levels

    Course Date: Sat 4 May 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Looking at contemporary portraits for inspiration, you will use a variety of exciting approaches including painting, collage and exploring the relationship between the artist and the sitter. Come with an open mind to enjoy experimentation and a range of ideas in creating compelling images of the human head and form.
    Full fee: £249.00
    Senior fee: £249.00
    Concession: £152.00

  9. Life painting: all levels

    Course Date: Sat 4 May 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Painting the nude figure has intrigued and challenged artists throughout the centuries. In this 5 week all day life painting class you will work with experienced life models and be taught following specially structured exercises to improve your skills in this fascinating and rewarding genre.
    Full fee: £289.00
    Senior fee: £289.00
    Concession: £289.00

  10. Introduction to collage and mixed media

    Course Date: Sat 4 May 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Start to explore and combine a variety of collage techniques using found images, drawing, painting and paper to create unexpectedly beautiful or powerful images in this short experimental course for beginners.
    Full fee: £229.00
    Senior fee: £229.00
    Concession: £229.00

  11. Printmaking Saturday studio: all levels

    Course Date: Sat 4 May 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore and develop personal work in intaglio and relief printmaking. Techniques covered include drypoint, etching, linocut, collagraphy and photo etching. All levels of experience welcome. Beginners will follow a step-by-step introduction to a range of processes; those with experience can develop personal projects with expert guidance.
    Full fee: £229.00
    Senior fee: £229.00
    Concession: £140.00

  12. Drawing the city

    Course Date: Sun 5 May 2019
    Location on this date: OS - Off Site
    Use London’s open spaces to inspire drawings and paintings in a variety of media. Referring to different artists, explore a range of approaches to interpreting our environment through drawing.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £179.00
    Concession: £179.00

  13. Drawing and painting traditional portraits: intermediate to advanced

    Course Date: Tue 7 May 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Develop your existing skills in drawing and painting portraits using traditional methods of observation, composition and mark making. Working from a variety of professional portrait models you will tackle more complex projects to capture likeness, character and to develop your own personal style. For intermediate and advanced students.
    Full fee: £329.00
    Senior fee: £263.00
    Concession: £201.00

  14. Landscape drawing

    Landscape drawing

    Course Date: Tue 7 May 2019
    Location on this date: OS - Off Site
    Starting in the Build drawing studio, you will be introduced to materials and techniques. The course will then meet at different locations to explore both monochrome and colour drawings, based on observation of landscape areas.
    Full fee: £259.00
    Senior fee: £207.00
    Concession: £158.00

  15. Printmaking studio: advanced

    Course Date: Wed 8 May 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    For experienced printmakers, this course provides an ideal opportunity to build on previous experience and to experiment and hone your technical skills. With instruction and guidance from the tutor, you will be able to realise personal projects using a range of relief and intaglio processes.
    Full fee: £349.00
    Senior fee: £279.00
    Concession: £213.00

  16. Contemporary collage projects: 3

    Course Date: Thu 9 May 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    “CONTEMPORARY COLLAGE PART 3” is the final course in a year long set of collage and mixed media projects designed to experiment with and examine the interplay between the two and three dimensions.

    It is possible to join the course at any three stages or complete all three stages over the year should you wish.

    We will be working with a wide range of materials, on and off the wall, extending our pictorial practice into the realm of collage, painting, drawing, assemblage, bricolage, decoupage, photomontage, small scale constructions, printing and text within the context of mixed media.
    Full fee: £319.00
    Senior fee: £255.00
    Concession: £195.00

  17. Watercolour: still-life and life painting

    Course Date: Thu 9 May 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn how to apply key watercolour techniques to observational painting. Starting with still-life and progressing to the figure as your subject matter.
    Full fee: £269.00
    Senior fee: £269.00
    Concession: £164.00

  18. Large-scale experimental sketchbook

    Course Date: Fri 10 May 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Create a sketchbook that explores ideas and an experimental use of a range of materials. Start with an offsite visit and develop the sketchbook using it as a visual journal of your thinking.
    Full fee: £329.00
    Senior fee: £329.00
    Concession: £201.00

  19. Start printmaking

    Course Date: Sun 12 May 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This fast-paced course reveals the main processes used to make fine art prints. You will learn both relief and intaglio methods. For beginners and those with limited experience who want to discover how printmaking techniques actually work. An ideal way to start printmaking.
    Full fee: £109.00
    Senior fee: £109.00
    Concession: £109.00

  20. Drawing: exploring mark and surface

    Course Date: Mon 13 May 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore the visual elements of drawing and mark-making though both quick and sustained studies. Learn to make and analyse drawn images, manipulate composition and structure to create dynamic, expressive, drawings.
    Full fee: £269.00
    Senior fee: £215.00
    Concession: £164.00

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