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. Start a sketchbook

    Start a sketchbook

    Course Date: Wed 3 Jul 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Do you want to learn how to draw in a sketchbook? In three evenings you’ll draw and sketch a variety of subjects, including some work outside the studio at a surprise location near to Build.
    Full fee: £109.00
    Senior fee: £109.00
    Concession: £66.00

  2. 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

  3. Summer lates: Wellcome Collection

    Course Date: Thu 4 Jul 2019 (and 1 other date)
    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

  4. 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 and casting with resin and Jesmonite.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £179.00
    Concession: £109.00

  5. Textiles: frame loom weaving

    Textiles: frame loom weaving

    Course Date: Thu 4 Jul 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn the basics of handweaving on a frame loom. Explore traditional rug making techniques to create raised surface decoration and handweaving in plain weave pattern. Create a series of samples, and design and create your own contemporary weave combining techniques.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £121.00

  6. Develop a children's picture book

    Course Date: Fri 5 Jul 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Need some help developing your children’s picture book? An opportunity to develop your ideas towards a format for presenting to publishers. All levels welcome.

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

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    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £199.00

  7. Film editing: theory, demonstration and discussion

    Course Date: Fri 5 Jul 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Discover how editing can totally change the meaning and story of a film. This class offers some insights into the working principles, structuring ideas and aesthetics involved in the practice and craft of editing. We'll take a look at what it takes to make a good story and how to achieve drama in boring subjects.
    Full fee: £139.00
    Senior fee: £139.00
    Concession: £85.00

  8. Introduction to abstract painting

    Course Date: Sat 6 Jul 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn how to develop original abstract ideas from simple starting points and build confidence using a variety of painting approaches in acrylics. Explore the power of line, colour and texture in a lively weekend of structured project work.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £129.00
    Concession: £129.00

  9. Art and literature

    Course Date: Sat 6 Jul 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Themes from Shakespeare, Dante, Ovid’s Metamorphoses and fairytales have inspired some of the greatest artworks and artists from Titian, Rodin, Millais and Picasso to contemporary artists like Paula Rego. Includes gallery visit. #arthistory #shortcourse #art #literature.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £103.00
    Concession: £79.00

  10. Build film forum

    Course Date: Sun 7 Jul 2019
    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: £139.00
    Senior fee: £139.00
    Concession: £139.00

  11. Painting the city

    Course Date: Sun 7 Jul 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Develop your sketches, drawings and photographs into landscape paintings with reference to the work of contemporary landscape artists.

    Explore the properties of oil, acrylic and watercolour in an expressive way to suggest the mood and texture of landscape, both urban and rural.
    Full fee: £229.00
    Senior fee: £229.00
    Concession: £229.00

  12. Introduction to ceramic sculpture

    Course Date: Sun 7 Jul 2019
    Location on this date: OS - Off Site
    Be inspired by the artwork and techniques of Ceramic Artists from 1900 up to today. This 4 day introductory course offer the chance to learn hand-building techniques for ceramic sculpture, off-site visit to V & A to see ceramics in their collection , Working from your sketches and visual notes, you will develop and create your own ceramic sculpture.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £121.00

  13. Try it out: nuno felting

    Try it out: nuno felting

    Course Date: Sun 7 Jul 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore this stunning Japanese process of bonding fine fabrics to fine merino wool fibres. Working with white silk and cotton fabrics and colour wool fibres, you will produce a series of lightweight and textured samples. All materials provided.
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £69.00
    Concession: £69.00

  14. Design and bind it: bookbinding techniques for graphic artists II

    Design and bind it: bookbinding techniques for graphic artists II

    Course Date: Sun 7 Jul 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn how to make dynamic book structures which explore the relationship between key graphic design elements and a range of folded and sewn book forms.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £119.00
    Concession: £91.00

  15. Designing textiles using Photoshop: stage 2

    Course Date: Mon 8 Jul 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn intermediate Photoshop and design techniques in order to develop your textile design skills, gain clearer creative direction and expand your portfolio. This intensive textile design course is an ideal progression for those who have completed ' Designing textiles using Photoshop: stage 1', as well as for established textile designers wishing to expand their knowledge or students who are interested in surface pattern design.
    Full fee: £159.00
    Senior fee: £127.00
    Concession: £97.00

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