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. DIY publishing: pamphlets and chapbooks

    DIY publishing: pamphlets and chapbooks

    Course Date: Mon 18 Mar 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Create a hands-on experience for your reader with a DIY book. Develop self-publishing techniques using your own content within a traditional book form that is simple to learn, quick to produce and easy to edition.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £121.00

  2. Make a leather bag

    Make a leather bag

    Course Date: Tue 19 Mar 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Start the new season with a custom made bag! Learn to adapt a pattern, cut out, attach buckles and other fittings, and construct your own bag in firm hide.
    Full fee: £239.00
    Senior fee: £239.00
    Concession: £146.00

  3. Friday Lates: Art and the Blitz

    Course Date: Fri 22 Mar 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Delve into the creative humanity of artists working during the Blitz; from Henry Moore and Lee Miller to the dozens of government-employed ‘war-artists’, we explore the insight of artistic expression in war. Tutor: Sarah Jaffray. #arthistory #fridaylates #warandart.

    Full fee: £19.00
    Senior fee: £15.00
    Concession: £12.00

  4. Creative photography projects

    Creative photography projects

    Course Date: Fri 22 Mar 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: PS - Photography Studio
    Always playing around with creative photographic ideas? Fancy some expert guidance on developing your ideas into a proper project? Come and experiment with ideas and techniques, whether you're photographing people, landscape, still-life or other genres. Develop a project from start to finish, learning both the theory and practicalities of planning, editing, printing and presentation.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £121.00

  5. Mindful photography

    Course Date: Fri 22 Mar 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: PS - Photography Studio
    Mindful Photography takes two disciplines and combines them to create a unique and inspiring

    course to help promote wellbeing, develop ways of seeing, improve your photography skills and

    increase your self-confidence.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £103.00
    Concession: £79.00

  6. Sculptural jewellery

    Sculptural jewellery

    Course Date: Sat 23 Mar 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Want to bring a contemporary three dimensional look to your jewellery? Discover the sculptural approach to metal jewellery making, including prototyping and modelling with paper, wire and clay, before realising your 3D designs using wax carving, wire work or sheet metalwork.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £121.00

  7. Crochet for improvers

    Crochet for improvers

    Course Date: Sat 23 Mar 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Ideal if you know how to crochet but want to progress from the basic stitches. Learn advanced techniques such as shaping, working in the round, cluster stitches and reading patterns.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £121.00

  8. Working across Photoshop and Lightroom

    Course Date: Sat 23 Mar 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Do you want to learn how to more fully exploit Adobe’s Creative Cloud? Find out how and when to use Photoshop and Lightroom as a powerful software team to move your images to the next level. Learn how to move your Lightroom images directly into Photoshop for further refinement and effortlessly move them back to Lightroom.

    Full fee: £169.00
    Senior fee: £169.00
    Concession: £103.00

  9. Interactive InDesign

    Course Date: Sat 23 Mar 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This course is an ideal extension for those with previous print-based InDesign experience who wish to explore and learn Adobe InDesign’s interactive digital publishing features for export to different digital media formats.
    Full fee: £239.00
    Senior fee: £239.00
    Concession: £146.00

  10. Experience: oil painting

    Experience: oil painting

    Course Date: Sat 23 Mar 2019 (and 1 other date)
    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: £69.00
    Senior fee: £69.00
    Concession: £42.00

  11. Focus on: Michelangelo

    Course Date: Sun 24 Mar 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Artist, architect, and poet, the Florentine sculptor Michelangelo changed the face of Rome in the early 16th century becoming art’s first ‘superstar’. We look at his patrons, his sources and some of his major works. #arthistory #weekendcourse #renaissance #michelangelo.
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £55.00
    Concession: £42.00

  12. Beginners' painting projects

    Course Date: Sun 24 Mar 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Over 4 Sundays, this course enables you to complete a painting project. Working to a given theme you will learn the process from start to finish of making a painting. Starting with making preparatory studies, you will work up to

    producing a finished painting.
    Full fee: £249.00
    Senior fee: £249.00
    Concession: £249.00

  13. Rodin: research> inspire> create

    Course Date: Sun 24 Mar 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Inspired by the work and techniques of Auguste Rodin this 4 day introductory course offers the chance to learn sculpture techniques, off-site visit to V & A to explore Rodin’s influences. Working from your sketches and visual notes, you will develop your own sculpture in clay.

    Full fee: £229.00
    Senior fee: £229.00
    Concession: £229.00

  14. Masterclass etching

    Course Date: Mon 25 Mar 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    An opportunity for development and exchange: work on, or start a personal project, meet and have conversations with other experienced printmakers incl. the tutor about technical and conceptual issues, particularly in all aspects of Etching. The freedom to experiment will be enjoyable.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £119.00
    Concession: £91.00

  15. Get skills in: stretching and priming, grounds and glazes

    Course Date: Mon 25 Mar 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    The 'Get Skills in' courses are aimed at those wishing to acquire or refresh skills in specific, vital art practices. This one is a must for painters wishing to stretch and prime their own canvases and paper. Learn about the properties of different types of painting supports, and the best materials for preparing surfaces and glazes for painting.
    Full fee: £109.00
    Senior fee: £109.00
    Concession: £66.00

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