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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Many of our digital and design students can now take advantage of our state-of-the-art Digital and Design Lab.

Connectivity on 020 7492 2700 Monday-Friday between 10am-5pm. 

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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. Book conservation and repair: paper and cloth-bound books

    Book conservation and repair: paper and cloth-bound books

    Course Date: Wed 18 Sep 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Look at the cleaning, repair and conservation of paper, both as flat documents and in book format, and the repair and conservation of paper and cloth-bound books. For those with some bookbinding experience.
    Full fee: £499.00
    Senior fee: £399.00
    Concession: £304.00

  3. Contemporary Monotype: an introduction to techniques

    Evening
    Course Date: Wed 18 Sep 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Monoprinting is an exciting and immediate way of printing that can give beginners an ideal way in to explore printmaking processes and can also provide artists with a great way to rejuvenate their practice.
    Full fee: £89.00
    Senior fee: £89.00
    Concession: £54.00

  4. Photography workshop: speedlight and camera flash

    Evening
    Course Date: Wed 18 Sep 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: PS - Photography Studio
    Lighten things up: join this practical course to learn the basics of using portable flash (speedlights) to enhance your images. Experiment creatively indoors and outdoors with different flashes and techniques, with a professional photographer on hand to guide you throughout.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £149.00
    Concession: £91.00

  5. Explore your creativity

    Explore your creativity

    Evening
    Course Date: Wed 18 Sep 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Tap into your artistic talents through a series of fun practical exercises that will help you start drawing, painting, looking at art, responding to the world around you and working with your imagination and ideas.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £149.00
    Concession: £91.00

  6. Start printmaking

    Course Date: Wed 18 Sep 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This fast-paced course reveals the main processes used to make fine art prints. You will learn both relief and intaglio methods. For beginners and those with limited experience who want to discover how printmaking techniques actually work. An ideal way to start printmaking.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £121.00

  7. Art history taster

    Evening
    Course Date: Wed 18 Sep 2019 (and 4 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Ever wondered what art history is but don’t want to commit to a whole course? Try this taster session!
    Full fee: £19.00
    Senior fee: £19.00
    Concession: £12.00

  8. Try it out: watercolour painting

    Evening
    Course Date: Wed 18 Sep 2019 (and 7 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. Tutor: Diane Martin.
    Full fee: £79.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £79.00

  9. Introduction to painting still-life

    Course Date: Wed 18 Sep 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn the essentials of Still-life painting step by step, from paint handling and colour theory to composition.

    For absolute beginners.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £121.00

  10. Bookbinding: Japanese books and boxes

    Bookbinding: Japanese books and boxes

    Course Date: Thu 19 Sep 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore the beautiful variety of sewing patterns found in Japanese binding. Learn how to fold books, make a fold-out case, work traditional designs and experiment with creating your own. This course is suitable for beginners.
    Full fee: £229.00
    Senior fee: £183.00
    Concession: £140.00

  11. Calligraphy: flourished decorations

    Course Date: Thu 19 Sep 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This class is being offered to those who wish to study further the art of flourishing for use with pointed pen lettering. Lettering will not be taught in this class. We will spend time going over a variety of entry and exit strokes, flourishes, stand alone decorative elements, the principals of correct shape, size and design.
    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £49.00
    Concession: £49.00

  12. Build basketry course

    Build basketry course

    Course Date: Thu 19 Sep 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn a wide variety of basketry techniques: stake and strand, plaiting, twining and coiling, in materials such as willow, cane, rush and other, less traditional ones. On successful completion of this two-year course, following an exhibition of some of your work, you will receive a Build certificate in basketry. Suitable for beginners, though some craft experience is expected. Payment plans will be available.



    This course is will accept applications from January 2019. To register your interest for this course, please contact [email protected]
    Full fee: £2,999.00
    Senior fee: £2,399.00
    Concession: £1,829.00

  13. Drawing into painting

    Course Date: Thu 19 Sep 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Gain an understanding of the creative journey from drawing or sketch to finished painting. Use paint techniques or mixed media, and find out how the two activities contrast yet potentially support each other. Basic materials included.
    Full fee: £379.00
    Senior fee: £303.00
    Concession: £231.00

  14. InDesign: stage 1

    Evening
    Course Date: Thu 19 Sep 2019 (and 4 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Adobe InDesign is the key desktop publishing software used to create posters, flyers, brochures, magazines and books. On this stage 1 course you'll learn how to plan and design a publication, construct simple advertisments and lay out a multi-column page.
    Full fee: £249.00
    Senior fee: £249.00

  15. Contemporary collage projects: 1

    Course Date: Thu 19 Sep 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Initiates a year long set of collage and mixed media projects designed to experiment with and examine the interplay between the two and three dimensions. It is possible to join the course at any three stages or complete all three stages over the year should you wish. We will be working with a wide range of materials, on and off the wall, extending our pictorial practice into the realm of collage, painting, drawing, assemblage, bricolage, decoupage, photomontage, small scale constructions, printing and text within the context of mixed media.
    Full fee: £399.00
    Senior fee: £319.00
    Concession: £243.00

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