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. Build gift vouchers- the perfect gift

    Build gift vouchers- the perfect gift

    Looking for that perfect present? Treat someone to the gift of learning with a course at Build. Available from £10, our gift vouchers can be used to book a place on any of our courses, from London walks and food tasting to museum visits, poetry and much more. Simply purchase your voucher and the recipient can choose from thousands of courses, at a time which suits them.
    From: £10.00

  2. Get skills in: drawing in proportion

    Course Date: Tue 26 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 anyone engaged in figurative and representational drawing or painting. You will learn how to 'look' objectively and how to measure relative scales and object/form relationships.
    Full fee: £109.00
    Senior fee: £109.00
    Concession: £66.00

  3. Introduction to packaging design

    Introduction to packaging design

    Course Date: Wed 27 Mar 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Creative packaging is often as important as the item inside. Learn how to make a range of boxes in paper and card. Cut, fold and glue prototypes, create your own artwork and customise templates to produce unique packaging. For graphic designers, DIY artists and lovers of paper crafts.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £103.00
    Concession: £79.00

  4. Introduction to experimental life drawing with mixed media

    Introduction to experimental life drawing with mixed media

    Course Date: Wed 27 Mar 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Experience a diverse range of guided exercises and approaches to drawing the figure, employing a variety of media. A practical drawing course to aid observational drawing, inspire your interest in figure drawing or access new and innovative ways of approaching the art of drawing itself.
    Full fee: £159.00
    Senior fee: £127.00
    Concession: £97.00

  5. Image: Tanya Kumar

    Anatomical portrait drawing

    Course Date: Fri 29 Mar 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Enhance your portraits by uncovering what lies beneath the surface. Through demonstration and direct observation of the model you will examine proportion, rotation and the key anatomical structures of the head and neck that denote likeness.
    Full fee: £229.00
    Senior fee: £183.00
    Concession: £140.00

  6. Wooden boarded binding

    Wooden boarded binding

    Course Date: Fri 29 Mar 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    The earliest books were sewn on to wooden boards. On this short course you will learn about early book structures and create a Coptic binding using some historical techniques and materials.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £143.00
    Concession: £109.00

  7. Experience: watercolour painting

    Course Date: Fri 29 Mar 2019 (and 3 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Experience the radiant qualities of watercolour painting. Through simple exercises, we'll explore watercolour techniques and mediums. The perfect way to start using watercolour.
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £69.00
    Concession: £42.00

  8. Etching and photo etching

    Course Date: Sat 30 Mar 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Get involved in learning basic etching processes; learn how to develop your ideas and images using traditional etching and simple photo etching techniques. These processes are great for producing detailed imagery and ripe for experimenting with colour inking.
    Full fee: £209.00
    Senior fee: £209.00
    Concession: £127.00

  9. Inspired by nature: working with pastels

    Course Date: Sat 30 Mar 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Working with the expressive and colourful medium of both soft and oil pastels, you will respond to the colours and textures of plants and flowers. Suitable for all levels, this course involves making composition studies, leading up to a final, larger, more resolved piece.
    Full fee: £209.00
    Senior fee: £209.00
    Concession: £127.00

  10. Paint a portrait in oils

    Course Date: Sat 30 Mar 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn to draw and paint portraits using traditional methods of observation, composition and mark making. Working from a variety of professional portrait models you will start with pencil and charcoal and progress on to oil painting.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £121.00

  11. Wedding photography

    Course Date: Sun 31 Mar 2019
    Location on this date: PS - Photography Studio
    Thinking about going into wedding photography? Get to grips with everything you need to know, from liaising with the bride and groom to finding the best equipment, capturing the essential shots, and skills in post-production. Learn to control situations and anticipate the right moment to take the shot, and become an expert at natural images as well as those key reportage shots and formal posed groups.
    Full fee: £349.00
    Senior fee: £349.00
    Concession: £349.00

  12. Printmaking: monoprinting, stencils and collage

    Course Date: Sun 31 Mar 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    The ‘low-tech’ nature of monoprinting makes it one of the most accessible methods of printmaking but also one of the most creative. Combined with collage, stencils and lasercut vignettes this will be an exciting and enjoyable course to develop and inform your current art practice or, as a starting point for complete beginners.
    Full fee: £169.00
    Senior fee: £169.00
    Concession: £169.00

  13. Focus on: the art of the poster - print, pop and propaganda

    Course Date: Sun 31 Mar 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore the colourful and eye-catching art of the poster, from the elegance of La Belle Époque Paris to the revolutionary drama of Avant-Garde Leningrad; from the protesters of Atelier Populaire to glamour of Pop Art. #arthistory #weekendcourse #posterart #posterdesign.
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £55.00
    Concession: £42.00

  14. Art and creative thinking workshop with Rod Judkins

    Course Date: Sun 31 Mar 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Art is fundamentally about communicating ideas. If the idea is strong, the work of art is memorable.

    This exciting, one day workshop, led by Rod Judkins (artist, tutor and author of ‘The art of Creative thinking’ and ‘Ideas are your only currency’) will explore methods to create ideas and concepts and combine them with the process of making.
    Full fee: £99.00
    Senior fee: £99.00
    Concession: £99.00

  15. Abstract painting, focus on colour and large-scale techniques

    Course Date: Mon 1 Apr 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Inspired by the Abstract Expressionists? Explore a range of large-scale painting techniques, including staining, squeegees, rollers and stencils. Learn how to investigate ideas in tone and colour, and develop the art of controlled experimentation! Some basic experience required.
    Full fee: £289.00
    Senior fee: £231.00
    Concession: £176.00

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