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. Design with Photoshop and Illustrator

    Course Date: Sat 19 Jan 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn and experiment with a range of techniques that integrate vector and raster images and graphics used for illustration, packaging, info graphics and promotional materials.
    Full fee: £409.00
    Senior fee: £409.00
    Concession: £249.00

  2. Experience: printmaking

    Course Date: Sat 19 Jan 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Experience the excitement of printmaking. This course will give you a taste of basic relief printing and monoprinting techniques that will get you hooked on the many possibilities of this rewarding medium.
    Full fee: £79.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £48.00

  3. Build photography course

    Build photography course

    Course Date: Sat 19 Jan 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: PS - Photography Studio
    Want to delve deeper into photography? This comprehensive foundation course covers everything you could want to know, led by field experts in our dedicated photography studio. Get to know your camera, learn traditional and digital techniques, explore the background to different genres, try out industry software, and gain key skills to get you started in the workplace or to apply for a university-level course in photography.

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

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    Full fee: £1,909.00
    Senior fee: £1,909.00
    Concession: £1,164.00

  4. Mosaics introductory

    Mosaics introductory

    Course Date: Sat 19 Jan 2019 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Develop your creative skills in this classic art form, adhering your materials to a temporary surface before applying the completed section to a flat base or casting it into concrete. Please bring ideas, basic materials provided. All levels welcome.
    Full fee: £349.00
    Senior fee: £279.00
    Concession: £213.00

  5. Introduction to printing with natural dyes

    Introduction to printing with natural dyes

    Course Date: Sun 20 Jan 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Discover contemporary techniques of printing onto fabric with natural dyes. Through demonstrations, personal exploration, and individual tuition you will learn how to use mordents and natural dye colours, and transform your textile designs into prints.
    Full fee: £209.00
    Senior fee: £209.00
    Concession: £127.00

  6. Children's book writing and illustration workshop

    Course Date: Sun 20 Jan 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    We'll examine both the writing and illustration skills you need to produce a picture book. As well as learning how to develop story ideas, characters and text, you'll learn about character sketches, sample illustrations and the relationship between illustration and text.

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

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

  7. Leather fashion accessories

    Leather fashion accessories

    Course Date: Sun 20 Jan 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    An introduction to a range of construction and decoration techniques for hand-stitched leather accessories. Explore the decorative qualities of vegetable-tanned leather and learn how to make belts, cuffs and a purse or small bag in firm leather. Tutor: Katherine Pogson.
    Full fee: £299.00
    Senior fee: £299.00
    Concession: £182.00

  8. Designing for magazines and books with InDesign

    Course Date: Sun 20 Jan 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    An introduction to the principles of designing, laying out and planning books and magazines using InDesign. This intermediate course is suitable for those with some InDesign experience.
    Full fee: £249.00
    Senior fee: £249.00
    Concession: £249.00

  9. Focus on: Degas

    Course Date: Sun 20 Jan 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore Degas’s extraordinary legacy as ‘one of the founders of Impressionism’. His dynamic paintings and sketches of everyday life and activities, and his bold colour experiments will be examined throughout this informative one-day course. #degas #impressionism #arthistory #weekendcourse.
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £55.00
    Concession: £42.00

  10. Beginners' jewellery II

    Beginners' jewellery II

    Course Date: Sun 20 Jan 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Make a bezel setting for a cabochon stone and a tube setting for a round faceted stone. This course is suitable for those who have done an introductory course as well as for complete beginners or those who would like to have a refresher of all the basic metal jewellery working skills.
    Full fee: £249.00
    Senior fee: £249.00
    Concession: £152.00

  11. Montage and constructed images: a practical course

    Course Date: Sun 20 Jan 2019
    Location on this date: PS - Photography Studio
    Ever wanted to play around with the photos you take? Learn the secrets of constructing images through both physical and digital wizardry; discover the fascinating history of this art and pick up skills ranging from constructing images out of found items, to combining negatives and scans in Photoshop to produce your own manipulated masterpieces.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £129.00
    Concession: £129.00

  12. Photoshop on Sunday for beginners

    Course Date: Sun 20 Jan 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This course is a solid introduction to Adobe Photoshop and has been designed for students who want to learn the professional and most effective way to use Photoshop from the ground up.
    Full fee: £409.00
    Senior fee: £409.00
    Concession: £409.00

  13. Four-day taster course in ceramics

    Course Date: Sun 20 Jan 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Ideal if you are a beginner and would like to experience and explore the major ways of making pottery – throwing and hand building. Pots will be decorated, glazed and fired during the course.
    Full fee: £349.00
    Senior fee: £349.00
    Concession: £349.00

  14. Experience: life drawing

    Experience: life drawing

    Course Date: Sun 20 Jan 2019 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Try drawing the nude figure from observation; you’ll be guided by an experienced tutor through simple exercises to draw proportion, gain confidence and explore different drawing materials.
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £69.00
    Concession: £69.00

  15. Experience: drawing

    Experience: drawing

    Course Date: Sun 20 Jan 2019
    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: £69.00
    Senior fee: £69.00
    Concession: £69.00

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