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. Decoding dress: clothing and culture at the V&A

    New
    Course Date: Tue 30 Jul 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore the V&A’s rich collection of garments, artworks and objects, and forge connections between them. Learn what such clothing felt like to wear, and how difficult it is to display, through discussion drawn from contemporary accounts, diaries and letters. #arthistory #onedaycourse #costume #fashion.
    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £30.00

  2. Glazing your work

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 15 Sep 2019 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    For students who have attended our ceramics summer courses, this is an opportunity to return and glaze your fired work. Basic glazing techniques will be taught, with advice on which glazes to use.
    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £49.00
    Concession: £49.00

  3. 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

  4. Calligraphy: flourished decorations

    Course Date: Thu 19 Sep 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This class is being offered to those who wish to study further the art of flourishing for use with pointed pen lettering. Lettering will not be taught in this class. We will spend time going over a variety of entry and exit strokes, flourishes, stand alone decorative elements, the principals of correct shape, size and design.
    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £49.00
    Concession: £49.00

  5. Try it out: calligraphy, modern copperplate

    Course Date: Mon 16 Sep 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Investigate the beautiful flowing calligraphy of traditional italic script while exploring pen usage, letterforms, spacing and words. Produce a short text inscription and discuss further learning. Suitable for beginners or those with some experience.
    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £49.00
    Concession: £49.00

  6. Repair your jewellery

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 2 May 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Got a favourite necklace that needs repairing, or a precious ring with loose stones? Why not learn to repair them yourself rather than handing them over to someone else? Pick up some of the skills needed for jewellery repair and maintenance on this popular course, mending damaged items and learning how to best clean and store jewellery to extend the life of your favourite pieces.
    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £49.00
    Concession: £49.00

  7. Colour management in photography workshop

    Evening
    Course Date: Wed 24 Jul 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: PS - Photography Studio
    Learn how to achieve consistent digital colour using icc profiles, viewing on a monitor, output to web and desktop printing. Adobe Photoshop and X-Rite software on Apple Macs.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £47.00
    Concession: £36.00

  8. Focus on: Giotto

    Focus on: Giotto

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 2 Feb 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Discover the life and work of Giotto, was one of the earliest artists to be written about within his lifetime, his genius held up as the ideal by Italian painting critics for the next five centuries.
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £55.00
    Concession: £42.00

  9. Focus on: iconography

    Focus on: iconography

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 22 Mar 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Ever wondered whether there’s a hidden meaning behind paintings? Discover why there are signs and symbols in paintings and how to find and interpret their meanings in medieval and Renaissance art.
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £55.00
    Concession: £42.00

  10. Art icons: Jacques-Louis David and Neoclassicism

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 28 Sep 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore the Neo-classical movement, focusing on David as its key example, considering issues such as social change and politics, biography, artistic and theoretic influences, notably that of Winckelmann.
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £55.00
    Concession: £42.00

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