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. Try it out: resin jewellery

    Course Date: Thu 17 Jan 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Come and pick up some skills in using resin; using pigments and embedding coloured elements.

    Whether you are a beginner or an experienced jeweller, this short course is an insight into casting plastics.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £149.00
    Concession: £149.00

  2. Medieval art and architecture

    Course Date: Thu 17 Jan 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    An introduction to the art and architecture of medieval Europe. Study the art of the era and the architecture of the prominent Gothic cathedrals and medieval buildings of the continent and England.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £103.00
    Concession: £79.00

  3. Introduction to the V&A. Photo: Aqwis

    Introduction to the V&A

    Course Date: Thu 17 Jan 2019
    Location on this date: OS - Off Site
    Explore the galleries of the Victoria and Albert Museum. Sessions focus on paintings, fashion, sculpture, photography, ceramics and books. #arthistory #V&A #decarts #decorativearts.
    Full fee: £249.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £152.00

  4. Photoshop: stage 1

    Course Date: Thu 17 Jan 2019 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn about the potential and possibilities available to you when using Photoshop, and develop some practical skill and knowledge.
    Full fee: £229.00
    Senior fee: £183.00
    Concession: £140.00

  5. Anatomical life and portrait drawing studio

    Course Date: Thu 17 Jan 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Discover the extraordinary construction of the human body. Through direct observation of the model you will examine the fundamental anatomical structures that underlie both portrait and life drawing. For those with some drawing experience.
    Full fee: £359.00
    Senior fee: £359.00
    Concession: £219.00

  6. Painting portraits: all levels

    Course Date: Thu 17 Jan 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This course is for students wanting to explore portrait painting from observation. Looking at proportion, tone and mixing colour, students will have the opportunity to use both acrylic and oil paint, with the choice of 2 portrait models in most sessions. You will be taught painting techniques relevant to portrait painting.
    Full fee: £329.00
    Senior fee: £263.00
    Concession: £201.00

  7. Illustrated packaging: an introduction

    Course Date: Thu 17 Jan 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn how to develop and create exciting illustrated packaging designs using adobe illustrator cc. Invaluable for your graphic design portfolio.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £103.00
    Concession: £79.00

  8. Drawing perspective: the basics

    Drawing perspective: the basics

    Course Date: Thu 17 Jan 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore the practical and creative use of perspective through a series of lively exercises. For beginners, this course will enable you to gain an understanding in the basic principles of creating a perspective drawing to both visualise objects and spaces.
    Full fee: £159.00
    Senior fee: £127.00
    Concession: £97.00

  9. Experience: painting

    Experience: painting

    Course Date: Thu 17 Jan 2019 (and 3 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Experience the joy of painting. Through simple exercises you'll explore colour, painting techniques and the expressive qualities of painting. The perfect way to start painting.
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £69.00
    Concession: £69.00

  10. Life drawing after work 1: beginners

    Course Date: Thu 17 Jan 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    A fun, relaxed and shorter life drawing class better suited for people coming straight from work. You will be able to work from a variety of models, in a range of materials and with a variety of poses.
    Full fee: £109.00
    Senior fee: £109.00
    Concession: £66.00

  11. Designing textiles using Photoshop: stage 2

    Course Date: Thu 17 Jan 2019 (and 1 other date)
    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'.
    Full fee: £299.00
    Senior fee: £239.00
    Concession: £182.00

  12. Graphic design and illustration

    Course Date: Thu 17 Jan 2019 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Are you interested in graphic design, illustration or both? Want to explore this further? For those with little or no experience and an enthusiasm for visual communication and graphic image.

    . Please note: This is not a computer based course but there will be limited access to computer equipment for tasks such as scanning and printing.

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

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    Full fee: £359.00
    Senior fee: £359.00
    Concession: £359.00

  13. Experimental relief printing: wood and lino

    Course Date: Thu 17 Jan 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Produce wood and lino cuts and explore a range of relief printing methods. Use layering, stencils and multi-block techniques to fully explore the many exciting possibilities of relief printing.
    Full fee: £279.00
    Senior fee: £279.00
    Concession: £170.00

  14. Build contemporary jewellery

    Build contemporary jewellery

    Course Date: Thu 17 Jan 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Delve into the world of contemporary jewellery and develop your skills in jewellery making. Through drawing, design and critical thinking, experiement with jewellery making in its broadest sense. Get to grips with a series of practical projects on this exciting, multi-disciplinary course. Suitable for intermediate learners.



    See what you could create – view a selection of work made by last years' learners.

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    Full fee: £1,199.00
    Senior fee: £959.00
    Concession: £731.00

  15. Drawing portraits: all levels

    Course Date: Thu 17 Jan 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Develop your knowledge and skills in drawing portraits. Build your confidence with a range of drawing media and simple techniques. This course may provide a helpful introduction to a course in portrait painting.
    Full fee: £329.00
    Senior fee: £263.00
    Concession: £201.00

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