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. Build gift vouchers- the perfect gift

    Build gift vouchers- the perfect gift

    Looking for that perfect present? Treat someone to the gift of learning with a course at Build. Available from £10, our gift vouchers can be used to book a place on any of our courses, from London walks and food tasting to museum visits, poetry and much more. Simply purchase your voucher and the recipient can choose from thousands of courses, at a time which suits them.
    From: £10.00

  2. Introduction to life drawing

    Introduction to life drawing

    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 25 Jun 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Develop your confidence and practical skills in drawing the figure from observation. Study a variety of formal and expressive drawing approaches to increase your skills in rendering the proportions and structure of the human figure.
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £189.00
    Concession: £115.00

  3. Photography for beginners

    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 25 Jun 2019 (and 20 other dates)
    Location on this date: PS - Photography Studio
    Always wondered what half the buttons on your camera actually do? Discover how to use them properly and produce impressive photographs, even as a complete beginner. Gain useful technical knowledge and get expert creative guidance in easy-to-understand language. An ideal first step before enrolling on our intermediate courses.

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

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    Full fee: £339.00
    Senior fee: £339.00
    Concession: £207.00

  4. image Bob Starling

    Fine art digital printing using Photoshop

    Course Date: Wed 26 Jun 2019 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: PS - Photography Studio
    Want to give your portfolio or exhibition prints the professional edge? This hands-on course will guide you in printing top-quality inkjet and giclee prints as used by the top fine art photographers. Get to grips with Photoshop and top-of-the-range Epson photo printers, experiment with different paper types and inks, and learn the tricks of colour management and printer software.
    Full fee: £169.00
    Senior fee: £135.00
    Concession: £103.00

  5. Animation workshop: animating still life

    Course Date: Wed 26 Jun 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Have fun exploring the techniques of famous animators. In this workshop you will be exploring the techniques of Paul Bush and Jan Švankmajer to produce exciting animations using found objects.
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £55.00
    Concession: £42.00

  6. Adobe Premiere Pro video editing: stage 2

    Evening
    Course Date: Thu 27 Jun 2019 (and 3 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    In this continuation of editing with Premiere we look at more advanced editing tools like trimming and motion properties and turn our attention to some of the core principles that govern narrative structure.
    Full fee: £309.00
    Senior fee: £247.00
    Concession: £188.00

  7. Photoshop for beginners: fast track

    Course Date: Fri 28 Jun 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn about the potential and possibilities available to you when using Photoshop, and develop some practical skill and knowledge.
    Full fee: £229.00
    Senior fee: £183.00
    Concession: £140.00

  8. Anatomical life drawing

    Course Date: Fri 28 Jun 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Discover the extraordinary construction of the human body. Working with a life model to demonstrate the structures and the movements of muscles and bones. Anatomy is often key to understanding and depicting the body. For those with some drawing experience.
    Full fee: £229.00
    Senior fee: £183.00
    Concession: £140.00

  9. Learning to draw at the V&A Museum

    Course Date: Fri 28 Jun 2019 (and 3 other dates)
    Location on this date: OS - Off Site
    Exploring the pleasure and challenge of sketchbooks, learn and improve your drawing skills through expert guidance in different methods: working from a fascinating range of artefacts and objects in the Victoria and Albert Museum.
    Full fee: £139.00
    Senior fee: £111.00
    Concession: £85.00

  10. Print club

    New Evening
    Course Date: Fri 28 Jun 2019 (and 7 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    These are popular tutor-led printmaking studio sessions that can be booked individually as required. You have the option to join in the taught themes or you can work on your own personal projects. Ideal for students with some experience of printmaking.

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    Full fee: £99.00
    Senior fee: £99.00
    Concession: £99.00

  11. Interior design on Saturday

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 29 Jun 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This course is aimed at anyone with an interest in Interior Design, those looking to design a personal space, embark on a career as an interior design professional, or those intending to build a portfolio for application to full time study. No prior experience or qualifications are needed.
    Full fee: £249.00
    Senior fee: £249.00
    Concession: £152.00

  12. Introduction to stone setting: casting with stones

    Introduction to stone setting: casting with stones

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 29 Jun 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Ever wondered how stones are cast into metal or found your wax carved settings have changed in the lost-wax casting process? This course will introduce you to the principles of wax-carved settings for lost-wax casting and how stones can be cast directly into metal using cuttlefish and delft-clay sand casting.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £199.00

  13. Contemporary collage and mixed media

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 29 Jun 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Using a wide range of mixed media, examine the relevance of collage today, its routes through history and its creative potential. Practical workshops include: found object and paper collage, assemblage, image transformation, metamorphosis and text.
    Full fee: £329.00
    Senior fee: £329.00
    Concession: £201.00

  14. Textiles: waxed surfaces

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 30 Jun 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Investigate the different ways wax can be used on paper and fabric; create surface decoration using a range of resist techniques or alter the structure of a surface and experiment with translucency, structure and stitch.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £159.00

  15. Focus on: Picasso

    Focus on: Picasso

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 30 Jun 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Study Picasso’s key works, such as Les Demoiselles d’Avignon and Guernica, within the context of biography, social and political events, stylistic developments, artistic influences and movements including Primitivism and Cubism. #weekendcourse #arthistory #picasso.
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £55.00
    Concession: £42.00

  16. Textiles: playing with paper

    Textiles: playing with paper

    Course Date: Tue 2 Jul 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Work with paper, origami, folding, pleating, creasing, crushing, slicing, piercing, colouring to create dynamic surfaces. Great for collage, book arts, textiles and sketchbook activity.
    Full fee: £99.00
    Senior fee: £99.00
    Concession: £99.00

  17. Introduction to free video editing software

    Course Date: Tue 2 Jul 2019 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    If you want an introduction to editing video using professional software but don’t want to pay for the software, this is the course for you. This course introduces you to editing using Da Vinci Resolve, a free video editing platform comparable to Final Cut Pro and Premiere Pro.
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £55.00
    Concession: £42.00

  18. Pioneering women at the National Portrait Gallery  

    Course Date: Wed 3 Jul 2019
    Location on this date: OS - Off Site
    Meet some of history's most inspiring women, not only well-known pioneers but also women over the past five hundred years whose stories have been forgotten. Discover and celebrate their achievements. #arthistory #npg.
    Full fee: £39.00
    Senior fee: £31.00
    Concession: £24.00

  19. Casting and mouldmaking project: resin and jesmonite

    Casting and mouldmaking project: resin and jesmonite

    Course Date: Thu 4 Jul 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn how to make silicone moulds for casting multiples, in different materials and repeat units. This week-long course is great for those who would like to gain experience with the process of mould making for resin jewellery or small objects and casting with resin and Jesmonite.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £179.00

  20. Summer lates: Wellcome Collection

    Evening
    Course Date: Thu 4 Jul 2019 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: OS - Off Site
    From ancient Roman sculpture to a portrait by Vincent van Gogh explore the connections of art, medicine and what it means to be human in the galleries of Wellcome Collection. #arthistory #summerschool #wellcomecollection #thursdaylates.
    Full fee: £19.00
    Senior fee: £15.00
    Concession: £12.00

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