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 basketry course: advanced

    Course Date: Fri 13 Sep 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    For learners experienced in a wide range of basketry techniques, this is a new course to build develop your skills. You will be introduced to some new techniques and emphasis will be placed on self directed study and developing a personal portfolio of work. This course is suitable for those experienced in a wide range of basketry techniques and who have completed the Build basketry course or have equivalent skills. These will be discussed at a pre-enrolment interview.
    Full fee: £999.00
    Senior fee: £799.00
    Concession: £609.00

  2. Glazing your work

    New 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

  3. Build ceramics

    Build ceramics

    Course Date: Mon 16 Sep 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn a wide variety of techniques including throwing, handbuilding, decoration and glazing. Ideal for beginners to pottery or for those with some experience.
    Full fee: £1,649.00
    Senior fee: £1,319.00
    Concession: £1,006.00

  4. Build ceramics workshop

    Course Date: Mon 16 Sep 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Workshop in ceramics alongside students on VR710 Build ceramics.
    Full fee: £1,299.00
    Senior fee: £1,299.00
    Concession: £792.00

  5. Weave a purse in leather

    New Evening
    Course Date: Mon 16 Sep 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore how to weave with leather and construct a simple pattern assembling a purse. Develop and make a product while understanding texture and colour. Gain knowledge using hardware to assemble using a twist clasp fastening. Suitable for beginners or designer-makers refreshing skills.
    Full fee: £129.00

  6. Beginners' bookbinding

    New
    Course Date: Mon 16 Sep 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Start your bookbinding journey with this accessible, 6 week introduction to techniques and structures. Learn how to make simple folded books progressing to a more complex stitched binding and explore the world of handmade books.
    Full fee: £299.00

  7. Watercolour for beginners

    New
    Course Date: Mon 16 Sep 2019 (and 3 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Full fee: £229.00

  8. Try it out: oil painting

    New Evening
    Course Date: Mon 16 Sep 2019 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Experience painting in oils. Through simple exercises, learn to mix and apply oil colours and explore oil painting techniques and materials. The perfect way to start oil painting.
    Full fee: £79.00

  9. Print studio workshop

    New
    Course Date: Mon 16 Sep 2019 (and 8 other dates)
    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: £549.00

  10. Mindfulness sketchbook walks

    New
    Course Date: Mon 16 Sep 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: OS - Off Site
    Full fee: £149.00

  11. Start graphic design: improve your layout skills

    New Evening
    Course Date: Mon 16 Sep 2019
    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: £99.00

  12. Clay sculpture: life and portrait

    New Evening
    Course Date: Mon 16 Sep 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Follow in the footsteps of Michelangelo and Rodin and learn how to capture the human figure, both physically and emotionally, on this fascinating practical sculpting course. You'll work from a life model to develop your own clay sculpture of the human form.
    Full fee: £379.00

  13. Experience: sculpture

    New
    Course Date: Mon 16 Sep 2019 (and 3 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Experience making artworks in 3D. This fun and practical course is ideal if you have always wanted to try sculpture, offering you a taste of basic sculpture techniques and principles. For complete beginners.
    Full fee: £99.00

  14. Start sculpture

    New
    Course Date: Mon 16 Sep 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This short course is a hands-on introduction to the basic principles and techniques of sculpture. You will make small-scale, experimental pieces using materials such as clay, plaster and mixed media. You will gain practical experience of using some basic sculpture tools and equipment. Ideal for complete beginners.
    Full fee: £199.00

  15. Try it out: drawing

    New
    Course Date: Mon 16 Sep 2019 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Experience the joy of drawing. Explore a selection of different drawing materials and try out innovative and experimental drawing exercises. The perfect way to start drawing.
    Full fee: £79.00

  16. Drawing the moving figure

    New
    Course Date: Mon 16 Sep 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn how to respond quickly to the moving figure via a range of exciting quick sketching techniques. You will explore expressive mark-making to produce dynamic intuitive drawings from life.
    Full fee: £119.00
    Senior fee: £95.00
    Concession: £73.00

  17. Exploring watercolour and mixed media

    Exploring watercolour and mixed media

    New
    Course Date: Mon 16 Sep 2019 (and 6 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore the sensitivity of water-based media such as inks, watercolour, water-soluble pen, pencil and crayon. Make inventive combinations of media to draw from your own found imagery, photographs and sketches.
    Full fee: £379.00

  18. Inspired by plants and flowers: working with pastels

    New Evening
    Course Date: Mon 16 Sep 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Working with the expressive and colourful medium of both soft and oil pastels, you will respond to the colours and textures of plants and flowers. Suitable for all levels, this course involves making composition studies, leading up to a final, larger, more resolved piece.
    Full fee: £199.00

  19. Try it out: jewellery making

    Try it out: jewellery making

    New Evening
    Course Date: Mon 16 Sep 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

  20. Digital video editing using Final Cut Pro X: stage 1

    New Evening
    Course Date: Mon 16 Sep 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Want to edit video like a professional? Get to grips with the industry software Final Cut Pro X, learning the basic principles and technical skills of editing movie footage. Discover the conventions of professional editing, explore how to construct a narrative, and try your hand at basic cutting techniques to produce seamless videos on your own computer.

    See what you could create – view a selection of film and animation work made on our courses on our Vimeo site

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    Full fee: £399.00

  21. Start drawing

    Start drawing

    New
    Course Date: Mon 16 Sep 2019 (and 5 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore traditional and less traditional methods of drawing simple objects. Using structured activities, we will introduce key concepts such as line, tone, composition and mark making. Ideal if you have little or no drawing experience; a great way to learn the basics or prepare for longer courses.
    Full fee: £119.00
    Senior fee: £95.00
    Concession: £73.00

  22. Drawing from plants and flowers

    New
    Course Date: Mon 16 Sep 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Full fee: £129.00

  23. Children's book illustration for beginners

    Children's book illustration for beginners

    New
    Course Date: Mon 16 Sep 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    An introduction to character design, layout and story development, giving you a solid understanding of the industry. Develop your own style while exploring a variety of media and learn to research and develop ideas in response to a given brief. Basic materials provided.

    See what you could create –
    view a selection of work made on our children’s book illustration courses

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    Full fee: £379.00

  24. Try it out: calligraphy, modern copperplate

    New
    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

  25. Bookbinding: limp vellum binding

    New
    Course Date: Tue 17 Sep 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This course will introduce you to the techniques for making a flexible and versatile limp vellum binding and equip you with the skills needed to produce a beautiful binding of your own. Some bookbinding experience required.
    Full fee: £199.00

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