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!

Build Art School - drop-in advice and portfolio reviews

Many of our digital and design students can now take advantage of our state-of-the-art , new for autumn 2018.

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

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  1. Sculpture: inspired by Giacometti

    Course Date: Sun 21 Oct 2018 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    A bronze by Swiss sculptor Giacometti recently sold at auction for £65,000,000. Create your own by researching materials, building an armature, sculpting directly in plaster and colour your sculpture to a realistic bronze finish. All abilities welcome.
    Full fee: £139.00
    Senior fee: £139.00
    Concession: £139.00

  2. Beginners painting intensive

    Course Date: Mon 22 Oct 2018 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn and develop essential painting skills over three consecutive days. Each day will focus on an aspect of painting, covering key concepts including colour, tone, composition and brushwork. Ideal if you have little or no painting experience.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £179.00
    Concession: £109.00

  3. Build Pro: event photography

    Course Date: Mon 22 Oct 2018
    Location on this date: PS - Photography Studio
    Transform your photography into a real income stream by learning the secrets of the fast-growing event photography trade. The art of capturing event guests at large functions posing as couples or groups, and persuading them to buy the prints on-site is a lucrative one. Discover the basics of what you'll need to know, from the photographic technique to the business skills involved.
    Full fee: £229.00
    Senior fee: £229.00
    Concession: £229.00

  4. Build animation course

    Course Date: Tue 23 Oct 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Passionate about animation? Fancy spending a year building skills in traditional and digital animation techniques, taught by professional animators in our fully-equipped studio? This exciting fast-track course is open to all, including beginners, giving you the opportunity to explore both commercial and experimental approaches to animation. A fantastic start to a new career, or simply a chance to pursue your passion with like-minded people.

    See what you could create – view a selection of film and animation work made on our Vimeo site

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    Full fee: £1,999.00
    Senior fee: £1,999.00
    Concession: £1,219.00

  5. Build Pro: Adobe Creative Cloud intensive

    Course Date: Wed 24 Oct 2018 (and 10 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 Creative Cloud course, covering Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign, you will learn key tools and techniques to develop, deliver and optimise vector graphics, photographic images and page layout and design.
    Full fee: £549.00
    Senior fee: £549.00
    Concession: £549.00

  6. Dark to Light: subtractive monotype

    Course Date: Thu 25 Oct 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Spend a day creating dramatic and sensitive images in this seductive and challenging ‘one of a kind’ method of printmaking used by artists for centuries.
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £69.00
    Concession: £42.00

  7. Get skills in: drawing interior space in perspective

    Course Date: Fri 26 Oct 2018
    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 depicting interiors in their work, whether that be from observation or imagined spaces. You will learn the skills needed to draw interior spaces in perpective.
    Full fee: £109.00
    Senior fee: £109.00
    Concession: £66.00

  8. Design evolutions: Arts and Crafts to Art Deco

    Course Date: Sat 27 Oct 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Study the design reform movements – Arts and Crafts, Aesthetic Movement, Art Nouveau and Art Deco – and analyse a wide range of products, including fashion and textiles, graphics, architecture and furniture. Includes a museum visit.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £119.00
    Concession: £91.00

  9. Key architects you should know

    Course Date: Sat 27 Oct 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Study significant contributors - including Wren, Pugin, Gaudi and Le Corbusier - to Western architectural styles, from Gothic to postmodern, considering function and materials as well as social, political and cultural contexts. This course includes building visits.
    Full fee: £159.00
    Senior fee: £127.00
    Concession: £97.00

  10. Basketry taster: windmill knot and Burkina Faso techniques

    Basketry taster: windmill knot and Burkina Faso techniques

    Course Date: Sat 27 Oct 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    A four session introduction to basketry, through two intriguing techniques from South East Asia and Africa using traditional English materials rush and willow. Suitable for beginner basketmakers and those wanting to explore different basketry techniques.
    Full fee: £209.00
    Senior fee: £167.00
    Concession: £127.00

  11. Digital animation for beginners

    Course Date: Sat 27 Oct 2018 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn how to use the Adobe Animate CC (formerly known as Flash) to create exciting drawn and cut out animations on this practical introductory course.
    Full fee: £399.00
    Senior fee: £399.00
    Concession: £243.00

  12. Introduction to dye techniques

    Introduction to dye techniques

    Course Date: Sun 28 Oct 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Dip into colour, and learn a range of dye techniques. Using indigo, synthetic and natural dyes to practise dyeing of man-made and natural fabrics. You will finish the course with a unique collection of dye samples.
    Full fee: £239.00
    Senior fee: £239.00
    Concession: £146.00

  13. Focus on: the Body in 20th century art

    Course Date: Sun 28 Oct 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore the representation of body and body-related practices by prominent modern and contemporary artists from the early twentieth century to the present. We study the works within their respective political and social contexts. #arthistory #weekendcourse #modernart #contemporaryart.
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £55.00
    Concession: £42.00

  14. Watercolour techniques

    Course Date: Mon 29 Oct 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore the principles of the versatile medium of watercolour, including transparent colour mixing, mark-making and layering of textures and lines. Learn how to use watercolour mediums and experiment with personal expression as you complete a number of paintings.
    Full fee: £209.00
    Senior fee: £209.00
    Concession: £127.00

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