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. Expressionist life painting

    Course Date: Mon 29 Apr 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore paint surfaces and textures as you paint directly from a life model. Having multiple weeks to rework compositions, discover strategies to express energy and retain interest in the experience of sustained observation.
    Full fee: £329.00
    Senior fee: £329.00
    Concession: £201.00

  2. Calligraphy: modern copperplate

    Calligraphy: modern copperplate

    Course Date: Mon 29 Apr 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This course is suitable for all who would like to learn new skill of beautiful writing or to improve their calligraphy. The course will also help to develop your creativity and will give you a lot of ideas for future personal projects. The course is for both beginners and advanced students. Suitable for left and right-handers.
    Full fee: £299.00
    Senior fee: £239.00
    Concession: £182.00

  3. Fashion: advanced sewing skills

    Course Date: Mon 29 Apr 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Practice working with silk, fine or any luxury fabric to sew a summer dress or party wear from a pattern. Learn how to cut, sew and work neatly. Suitable for those with some sewing experience.
    Full fee: £239.00
    Senior fee: £239.00
    Concession: £146.00

  4. Interior design for beginners

    Interior design for beginners

    Course Date: Mon 29 Apr 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn the delights of interior design that will give your design scheme that ‘wow’ factor. This introductory course provides a step-by-step guide to essential skills, user requirements and the creation of design ideas.
    Full fee: £379.00
    Senior fee: £379.00
    Concession: £379.00

  5. Evening photography walks in London

    Evening photography walks in London

    Course Date: Mon 29 Apr 2019
    Location on this date: PS - Photography Studio
    See familiar London sights differently and develop your skills in night and low-light-level photography by exploring the city with your camera on a series of fascinating evening photo walks. Join an expert photographer on routes around five different areas - The City, Theatreland, River Thames and Green Park, and Statues and Squares in the West End - using each walk to focus on a different photographic technique, with professional-looking results.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £103.00
    Concession: £79.00

  6. Bookbinding: learn to bind artists' books

    Bookbinding: learn to bind artists' books

    Course Date: Mon 29 Apr 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore the world of artists’ books and create your own one-off or small edition. Combine text, image and bookbinding to bring your interests to life; this course will help you develop your ideas through the structure of the book.
    Full fee: £299.00
    Senior fee: £239.00
    Concession: £182.00

  7. Explore colour media in drawing

    Course Date: Tue 30 Apr 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore different colour media such as pencils, pen and ink and pastels, discovering their unique qualities and the possibilities each has to offer. Learn how basic colour theory can help control colour while working from observation.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £121.00

  8. Asian art: cultural synergies in the Indian subcontinent

    Course Date: Tue 30 Apr 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Discover the fascinating world of Indian and Islamic art and the cross-cultural links not only between neighbouring countries but also with the art of Europe. Includes a museum visit.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £103.00
    Concession: £79.00

  9. Printmaking: experimental portrait

    Course Date: Tue 30 Apr 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Develop and explore the compelling subject portraiture, using printmaking to fuel exciting new approaches. By the end of this short course you’ll have completed a series of vibrant images that breathe fresh life into the subject.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £119.00
    Concession: £91.00

  10. British art and modernism

    British art: 1900 - 1950

    Course Date: Tue 30 Apr 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore the art of British modern artists and their relationship to the art of continental Europe between 1900-50. Who led developments and why did it take so long for them to gain recognition? Includes a gallery visit.
    Full fee: £249.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £152.00

  11. Start carving

    Course Date: Tue 30 Apr 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Did you ever want to learn the basics of ancient carving technique? This course explores the first steps by carving into plaster, clay and soap to create small/medium scale simple sculptural forms.
    Full fee: £109.00
    Senior fee: £109.00
    Concession: £66.00

  12. London's hidden art and architecture

    Course Date: Tue 30 Apr 2019
    Location on this date: OS - Off Site
    Uncover a whole new side of London, from Roman times to the present day through a series of walks and visits to art galleries and historic sites.
    Full fee: £249.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £152.00

  13. Art, society and politics

    Course Date: Tue 30 Apr 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Critical thinking course for creative practitioners exploring culture, society and politics drawing on a range of cultural theories and work by significant artists and designers to enhance and inspire creative thinking and practical work.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £149.00
    Concession: £91.00

  14. Art evolutions: Pop to post-internet art

    Course Date: Tue 30 Apr 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore art and culture in the late 20th century, focusing on the major developments and movements in art including Neo-Dada and Pop art, conceptual and performance, installation and Postmodernism, and their relationship to wider cultural contexts. This can be studied on its own or as a continuation of 'Modern art: 1900-1950'.
    Full fee: £249.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £152.00

  15. Build textiles: colour, print, pattern

    Course Date: Tue 30 Apr 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore various ways of colouring and printing onto fabric through this project based course. Introducing techniques and design process develop a portfolio of textile samples, a sketchbook of research and aim towards finished work.
    Full fee: £389.00
    Senior fee: £389.00
    Concession: £237.00

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