Art & design

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!

New courses for 2018/19 coming Friday 8th June

Build Art School - drop-in advice and portfolio reviews

Build Art School - summer shows 2018

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

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  1. Textile workshop: personal project, support and feedback

    Course Date: Sun 3 Jun 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Use the creative environment and equipment of our textile studio to drive your own textile projects forward. Individual tutorials, discussions and technical demonstrations provide constructive feedback and support throughout. Print, transfer dye, stitch and mixed media.
    Full fee: £229.00
    Senior fee: £183.00
    Concession: £140.00

  2. Build Pro: Adobe Creative Cloud intensive II

    Course Date: Wed 20 Jun 2018 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Build Pro courses provide accelerated learning for busy people who need specific skills for the workplace. This course covers Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign at an intermediate level. You'll learn advanced techniques and efficient workflows to create and manipulate photographs, graphics and page layouts.
    Full fee: £549.00
    Senior fee: £549.00
    Concession: £549.00

  3. Timelapse photography

    Course Date: Thu 21 Jun 2018 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: PS - Photography Studio
    Put some movement into your photographs - quite literally - with the magic of time-lapse and stop motion film-making. This exciting practical course introduces you to all the skills you'll need to shoot, edit and output your own simple time-lapse or stop motion movie using stills photography.
    Full fee: £99.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £60.00

  4. Russian art weekend

    Course Date: Sat 23 Jun 2018 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore the fascinating world of Russian art from icon painting to Moscow’s contemporary art scene. Discover the influence of the west, the role of revolution, and the impact of current politics on artists. #arthistory #weekendcourse #russianart.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £103.00
    Concession: £79.00

  5. Photography for beginners

    Course Date: Sun 24 Jun 2018 (and 17 other dates)
    Location on this date: PS - Photography Studio
    Always wondered what half the buttons on your camera actually do? Discover how to use them properly and produce impressive photographs, even as a complete beginner. Gain useful technical knowledge and get expert creative guidance in easy-to-understand language. An ideal first step before enrolling on our intermediate courses. Tutors: Conrad Blakemore (VY687), Matthew Ward (VY654), Michael Harding (VY762), Armelle Skatulski (VY761), Sara Leigh Lewis (VY927).

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

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    Full fee: £329.00
    Senior fee: £329.00
    Concession: £329.00

  6. Build Pro: Adobe After Effects intensive

    Course Date: Mon 25 Jun 2018 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Build Pro courses are tailored for accelerated learning for busy people who need to learn key skills for the workplace. On this Adobe After Effects course, you will learn the essential tools and skills for using After Effects to transform your video projects. These include planning the project, organising and preparing the material, masking skills, key framing skills and working with layers.
    Full fee: £349.00
    Senior fee: £349.00
    Concession: £349.00

  7. Capture One software workshop

    Course Date: Tue 26 Jun 2018 (and 3 other dates)
    Location on this date: PS - Photography Studio
    Thinking about shooting and processing raw images? Want to try out the software used by many of the world's best photographers? Capture One Pro is a professional-grade image capture and raw file processing software; learn how to use the program, tethered with your digital SLR camera, for working in professional environments.
    Full fee: £79.00
    Senior fee: £63.00
    Concession: £48.00

  8. Pottery: throwing practice

    Pottery: throwing practice

    Course Date: Sat 30 Jun 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Open to experienced throwers and those who need more practice time. You will improve your technical abilities through guided tuition and repetition, as well as developing skills and confidence in construction and decoration techniques.
    Full fee: £249.00
    Senior fee: £249.00

  9. Duchamp & Dada: from the readymade to contemporary art

    Course Date: Sat 30 Jun 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Study Dada and Duchamp’s key works within their social, political and artistic context and consider their impact on Post-Modern practices such as Concept and Installation Art. #arthistory #duchamp # dada.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £103.00
    Concession: £79.00

  10. Contemporary drawing sketchbook

    Course Date: Sat 30 Jun 2018 (and 3 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore the sequential and adaptive nature of sketchbook drawing as a site for generating personal material, inviting connections, and extracting patterns of meaning. Includes gallery research, set-project as stimulus, and practical exploration of contemporary drawing techniques.
    Full fee: £219.00
    Senior fee: £219.00
    Concession: £134.00

  11. Printmaking: inspired by the city

    Course Date: Sun 1 Jul 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Taking inspiration from the urban environment, you will use your own sketches, photographs, resources or ideas to develop a range of prints using simple and direct printmaking techniques On this short course, you will experiment with monoprinting and drypoint techniques.
    Full fee: £109.00
    Senior fee: £109.00
    Concession: £66.00

  12. Professional practice: presenting and exhibiting your work

    Course Date: Sun 1 Jul 2018 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Look into the finer details of exhibiting your work such as dealing with galleries and contracts, to proper packaging and handling, from do-it-yourself projects to independently curated exhibitions. Practical topics like hanging, lighting, layout will also be discussed. .
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £69.00
    Concession: £42.00

  13. Art and creative thinking workshop with Rod Judkins

    Course Date: Sat 7 Jul 2018 (and 6 other dates)
    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: £79.00
    Concession: £60.00

  14. Professional practice: get your art work out there

    Course Date: Sun 8 Jul 2018 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This short workshop looks at how to go about getting your work to an audience. We will look at applying for residencies, networking, building your CV, finding exhibition spaces and marketing your work. This course will give you tips, know-how and confidence. Look into the best places to start researching and scrutinise your administrative skills to ensure you get your work out there.
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £69.00
    Concession: £42.00

  15. Video editing: Adobe Premiere Pro intensive

    Course Date: Mon 9 Jul 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This fast-paced, practical course provides an invaluable introduction to this exciting, industry-standard software. Learn the fundamentals of digital editing and its conventions, as well as technical features specific to Premiere Pro CC, and how to construct an effective narrative.
    Full fee: £249.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £152.00

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