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. Art icons: Kandinsky and Expressionism

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 16 Nov 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore Expressionism as it developed in different locations and within different movement. It will focus on Kandinsky as its key example, considering issues such as content ambitions, artistic influences and stylistic developments.
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £55.00
    Concession: £42.00

  2. Nature photography day out: London parks in Autumn

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 16 Nov 2019
    Location on this date: OS - Off Site
    This is an opportunity to enjoy the surroundings, flora and fauna of some of London’s finest parks whilst learning

    photography skills long the way. Suitable for beginners and more advanced.
    Full fee: £79.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £48.00

  3. Focus on: Caravaggio

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 17 Nov 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    With his ambivalent sexuality and dynamic use of chiaroscuro, Caravaggio was one of the giants of the Italian baroque. Learn how his art was underpinned by a striking realism. Includes a gallery visit.
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £55.00
    Concession: £42.00

  4. Friday Lates: Jean-Michel Basquiat and Kara Walker - representing history

    Evening
    Course Date: Fri 22 Nov 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore how two of contemporary art’s most important voices use art history, from Ancient Egypt to Jackson Pollock, to develop contemporary representations of Western art and cultural history.
    Full fee: £19.00
    Senior fee: £19.00
    Concession: £12.00

  5. Friday lates: designs of India at the V&A

    Evening
    Course Date: Fri 22 Nov 2019 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: OS - Off Site
    Explore the treasures of the V&A Nehru Gallery and its painting and the decorative arts from India between the 16th and 19th centuries.
    Full fee: £19.00
    Senior fee: £19.00
    Concession: £12.00

  6. Art icons: Duchamp and Dada

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 23 Nov 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore the Dada movement, focusing on Duchamp as its key example, considering such issues as social and political context, theoretical interests, material experimentation, and artistic influences.
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £55.00
    Concession: £42.00

  7. Focus on: the art of the poster - print, pop and propaganda

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 24 Nov 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore the colourful and eye-catching art of the poster, from the elegance of La Belle Époque Paris to the revolutionary drama of Avant-Garde Leningrad; from the protesters of Atelier Populaire to glamour of Pop Art.
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £55.00
    Concession: £42.00

  8. Friday lates: Carolee Schnemann - meat, messiness and taboo

    Evening
    Course Date: Fri 29 Nov 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Discover the work by a pioneer of body and performance art and an experimental filmmaker Carolee Schneemann (1939-2019), exploring the topics of body, sexuality and gender.
    Full fee: £19.00
    Senior fee: £19.00
    Concession: £12.00

  9. Art icons: Jackson Pollock and Abstract Expressionism

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 30 Nov 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore the Abstract Expressionist movement, focusing on Pollock as its key example, considering such issues as biography, social and political context, artistic influences, and stylistic progress.
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £55.00
    Concession: £42.00

  10. Try it out: Adobe After Effects

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 30 Nov 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    On this short practical course you will not only learn the basics in animating and combining text and image but you will gain an understanding of how Adobe After Effects CC can improve your film and video and animation projects. This course links directs to ‘Adobe After Effects: introduction to film and video effects’ , code VG507.
    Full fee: £39.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £24.00

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

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 1 Dec 2019
    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.
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £55.00
    Concession: £42.00

  12. Try it out: calligraphy, formal and modern

    Course Date: Mon 2 Dec 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Would you like to find out about the difference between formal calligraphy and modern calligraphy? Come along to this session and have a go at writing both styles. Beginners and improvers welcome.
    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £49.00
    Concession: £49.00

  13. Learn to use: acrylic painting mediums

    Course Date: Thu 5 Dec 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore the different effects that can be created when acrylic painting mediums are added to the paint. Learn to use a range of acrylic painting mediums to expand the possiblilities of acrylic painting, such as texture and glazes.
    Full fee: £79.00
    Senior fee: £63.00
    Concession: £48.00

  14. Friday lates: Anselm Kiefer and the ruins of Nazi Germany

    Evening
    Course Date: Fri 6 Dec 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Study the paintings of one of Germany’s most provocative, controversial – and wealthiest – post-war artists and find out how he tried to force the German people to confront the poisoned legacy of Nazism.
    Full fee: £19.00
    Senior fee: £19.00
    Concession: £12.00

  15. Creative arts for bookbinding I: decorative paper techniques<br /><br />

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 7 Dec 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Try out a range of decorative techniques for paper including paste papers, stamps and simple dyeing and marbling techniques for bookbinding use or as individual pieces. All levels welcome.
    Full fee: £79.00
    Senior fee: £63.00
    Concession: £48.00

  16. Art icons: Andy Warhol and Pop Art

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 7 Dec 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore the Pop Art movement, focusing on Warhol as its key example, considering such issues as biography, style and material experimentation, artistic influences, and social and political context.
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £55.00
    Concession: £42.00

  17. Focus on: the Body in 20th century art

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 8 Dec 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore the representation of body and body-related practices by prominent modern and contemporary artists from the early twentieth century to the present. We study the works within their respective political and social contexts.
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £55.00
    Concession: £42.00

  18. Try it out: filming with a DSLR camera

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 9 Dec 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Discover how to use the manual settings of your DSLR camera to shoot professional-level video on this introductory workshop.
    Full fee: £39.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £39.00

  19. Try it out: jewellery making

    Try it out: jewellery making

    Course Date: Tue 10 Dec 2019 (and 3 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Ideal for beginners who want to give jewellery making a go. Come and join this short taster course introducing you to basic jewellery processes and techniques to enable you to make a simple piece of jewellery.
    Full fee: £79.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £79.00

  20. Build Film forum

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 14 Dec 2019 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    An exciting, new, supportive and productive workshop environment where students can share work and get individual tutorial help, have peer support and engage in guided group discussions related to movie-making.
    Full fee: £79.00
    Senior fee: £63.00
    Concession: £48.00

  21. Learn to use: oil painting mediums

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 14 Dec 2019 (and 3 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore the different effects that can be created when oil painting mediums are added to the paint. Learn to use a range of oil painting mediums to expand the possiblilities of oil painting, such as texture and glazes.
    Full fee: £79.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £48.00

  22. Try it out: painting

    Try it out: painting

    Course Date: Thu 16 Jan 2020 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Experience the joy of painting. Through simple exercises you'll explore colour, painting techniques and the expressive qualities of painting. The perfect way to start painting.
    Full fee: £79.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £79.00

  23. Friday lates: art and the Blitz

    Evening
    Course Date: Fri 17 Jan 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Delve into the creative humanity of artists working during the Blitz; from Henry Moore and Lee Miller to the dozens of government-employed ‘war-artists’, we explore the insight of artistic expression in war.
    Full fee: £25.00
    Senior fee: £25.00
    Concession: £15.00

  24. Think like an artist: in 19th century Britain

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 18 Jan 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore the artistic world of 19th century Britain from the perspective of the artist. How did an artist train? What did it take to be successful? What new demands and challenges did leading artists face? Includes gallery visit.
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £55.00
    Concession: £42.00

  25. Try it out: life drawing

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 19 Jan 2020 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Try drawing the nude figure from observation; you’ll be guided by an experienced tutor through simple exercises to draw proportion, gain confidence and explore different drawing materials.
    Full fee: £79.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £79.00

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