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. Creative illustration projects

    Course Date: Tue 13 Nov 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Develop illustrations inspired by popular culture images from films music advertising, photography and poster art. Ideal for beginners and those looking to further develop their style or explore a new style.
    Full fee: £119.00
    Senior fee: £119.00
    Concession: £73.00

  2. Build Pro: Adobe Creative Cloud intensive

    Course Date: Tue 13 Nov 2018 (and 9 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Build Pro courses are tailored for accelerated learning for busy people who need to learn key skills for the workplace. On this Adobe Creative Cloud course, covering Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign, you will learn key tools and techniques to develop, deliver and optimise vector graphics, photographic images and page layout and design.
    Full fee: £549.00
    Senior fee: £549.00
    Concession: £549.00

  3. Improving your photography

    Course Date: Tue 13 Nov 2018 (and 7 other dates)
    Location on this date: PS - Photography Studio
    Already know the basics of photography but want to take things further? Refresh your knowledge, learn more advanced skills and develop your creative ideas, with an established professional photographer on hand for technical guidance and creative inspiration.

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

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    Full fee: £249.00
    Senior fee: £249.00
    Concession: £152.00

  4. Fakes and forgeries

    Course Date: Wed 14 Nov 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Investigate the boundaries between fact, fakes and fictions in art, looking at different interpretations of authenticity, through classroom lessons and visits to the National Gallery and the British Museum. #arthistory #fakes #forgeries.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £103.00
    Concession: £79.00

  5. Experimental film making

    Course Date: Wed 14 Nov 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Push boundaries exploring experimental digital film making. Explore ideas, build skills and develop your own personal project using HD cameras and Final Cut Pro X editing software.
    Full fee: £279.00
    Senior fee: £223.00
    Concession: £170.00

  6. Photography for beginners

    Course Date: Wed 14 Nov 2018 (and 13 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

  7. Portrait photography

    Course Date: Thu 15 Nov 2018
    Location on this date: PS - Photography Studio
    Explore creative approaches to photographing people in this practical, four-day course. Learn about simple lighting techniques, composition and formal and informal portraiture, from the street to the studio.
    Full fee: £259.00
    Senior fee: £259.00
    Concession: £158.00

  8. Photoshop: stage 2

    Course Date: Thu 15 Nov 2018 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn a new specialist topic each week and develop it in detail. Increase your knowledge and experiment with the program's applications and special effects. Prior experience of Photoshop needed.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £121.00

  9. Graphic design workshop: improve your layout skills

    Course Date: Thu 15 Nov 2018 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Improve your layout skills with a creative approach to using Adobe InDesign. The course encourages you to take risks, be playful and explore different ways of working. Suitable for those with an interest in print based design and who have some experience using InDesign.
    Full fee: £159.00
    Senior fee: £127.00
    Concession: £97.00

  10. Design and model making

    Course Date: Thu 15 Nov 2018 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    An introduction to three dimensional model making using a variety of simple materials to support design development. This course has applications for all 3D disciplines: interior design, architecture, model making, product design and photographic/art projects.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £143.00
    Concession: £109.00

  11. Creative collages in Photoshop

    Course Date: Thu 15 Nov 2018 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Create exciting collages in Photoshop and learn how to use a range of tools, layers and filters to select and combine images.
    Full fee: £229.00
    Senior fee: £183.00
    Concession: £140.00

  12. Build interior design course

    Build interior design course

    Course Date: Thu 15 Nov 2018 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    An exciting chance to learn from professional practitioners of contemporary interior design and decoration, and to build an informed, creative and individual portfolio. The first term introduces key concepts and specialist skills including taster sessions in Computer Aided Design (CAD) using SketchUp Pro. The core part of the course will be traditional drawing techniques, use of colour, space and material, styles and sustainability. The second term emphasises project development, creative problem solving and presentation techniques. This intensive course is for beginners as well as those with some experience in the subject.

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

    You can pay for your course in instalments at our enrolment counter.

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    Full fee: £1,509.00
    Senior fee: £1,509.00
    Concession: £920.00

  13. Photographing people

    Photographing people

    Course Date: Thu 15 Nov 2018 (and 4 other dates)
    Location on this date: PS - Photography Studio
    Discover the secrets of successful portraiture, from the studio-lit portrait to street and documentary photography, or those special moments for the family album. Gain confidence in photographing people through practical work indoors and out, teaching you invaluable skills in lighting, composition and poses, to produce a beautiful portrait portfolio.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £121.00

  14. London print archive visits: Tate PM

    Course Date: Fri 16 Nov 2018 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: OS - Off Site
    VS110 London print archive visits: Tate PM

    16/11/18

    13.45- 15.30

    cost 18.00

    max 10 students



    Enrolment by authorisation only.

    Full fee: £18.00
    Senior fee: £18.00
    Concession: £18.00

  15. Collecting contemporary art

    Course Date: Fri 16 Nov 2018 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Everything you wanted to know about collecting contemporary art but were afraid to ask. Discover how and where to buy art in today’s marketplace and get to know your lithographs from your etchings, auctions from online, and commission from conservation.
    Full fee: £159.00
    Senior fee: £127.00
    Concession: £97.00

  16. Introduction to stone setting: flush and gypsy setting

    Introduction to stone setting: flush and gypsy setting

    Course Date: Sat 17 Nov 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Gypsy setting, often called flush setting is a technique to set a small round and brilliant cut faceted stone on a metal surface. On this course you will be introduced to the principles and applications of this versatile technique, including making your own bespoke setting tools.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £121.00

  17. Printmaking club

    Course Date: Sat 17 Nov 2018 (and 3 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This new tutor led course is designed to offer a more flexible ‘drop in’ way to learn using the facilities of the print-studio. The class size is capped to enable more space for individual projects than you would expect in a busy class.

    You will have access to the print studio and tutor guidance when needed.



    Book an individual session at our Eventbrite page:

    https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/printmaking-club-vs140-tickets-52303276508.

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

  18. Adobe After Effects taster

    Course Date: Sat 17 Nov 2018 (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

  19. Illustrator: stage 1

    Course Date: Sat 17 Nov 2018 (and 3 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore basic graphic design techniques and processes using Adobe Illustrator. Learn about paths, gradients, pen tools, brush patterns, text effects and more.
    Full fee: £249.00
    Senior fee: £249.00
    Concession: £152.00

  20. Modern calligraphy

    Course Date: Sat 17 Nov 2018 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn how to write elegant stylish letterforms using a flexible pointed nib with ink. Once you’ve learnt how to write a basic alphabet we’ll begin breaking the rules of traditional calligraphy to find a style that is all your own.
    Full fee: £249.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £152.00

  21. Experimental etching

    Course Date: Sun 18 Nov 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore the possibilities of experimental mark-making using etching techniques. Take a playful approach to printing your etching plate by layering colour and texture and discover the complex and beautiful images that can develop. For all levels.
    Full fee: £249.00
    Senior fee: £249.00
    Concession: £249.00

  22. Oil painting for beginners

    Course Date: Sun 18 Nov 2018 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    An introduction to the rich and historical process of oil painting. Learn how to start a painting, organise a palette, mix colours and create texture using a range of techniques and exercises inspired by artists.
    Full fee: £269.00
    Senior fee: £269.00
    Concession: £269.00

  23. Drawing 1

    Drawing 1

    Course Date: Sun 18 Nov 2018 (and 15 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore the creative possibilities of drawing, gain confidence and broaden your expectations and understanding. Learn and develop key drawing concepts: function of line, tone, texture, form, composition and mark making through a carefully structured approach.
    Full fee: £269.00
    Senior fee: £269.00
    Concession: £269.00

  24. Focus on: Art and Medicine

    Course Date: Sun 18 Nov 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    From the Classical World to the Contemporary what might the sick body in art tell us about cultural beliefs and what it means to be human?
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £55.00
    Concession: £42.00

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