Drawing, Painting & Printmaking Courses in London

Whether you’re free evenings, daytimes or weekends, here at Build we have a variety of drawing and painting classes with plenty of dates and times for you to choose from. We offer a bright, modern environment for you to create your art in, as well as expert and supportive teaching. From beginners drawing and painting, to more advanced practice, take a look at our large range of courses for you to choose from.

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  1. Photoshop for printmaking

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 21 Oct 2019 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    The world of traditional printmaking is increasingly dominated by digital technology. Screenprinting, photo-etching, polymer gravure and relief, and photo litho all require imagery that has been generated using digital image manipulation software. This course has been developed to provide an introduction to the PhotoShop techniques required in order to prepare imagery for these printmaking processes.
    Full fee: £139.00
    Senior fee: £139.00
    Concession: £85.00

  2. Mindfulness and creativity workshop

    Evening
    Course Date: Fri 25 Oct 2019 (and 3 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    An opportunity to explore the beauty and simplicity of the ancient practice of mindfulness and how it can help to stimulate and enhance creativity. Through a variety of guided exercises including drawing from observation and the imagination, explore the dynamics of creative process, in terms of accessing creativity and working through common obstacles.
    Full fee: £79.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £79.00

  3. Screenprinting workshop

    Course Date: Fri 25 Oct 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Are you interested in how screen printing can be used to create work for the graphic arts? Learn how to screen print and use this to produce your own project such as a zine, book, stickers or an edition of prints etc. For all levels.
    Full fee: £399.00
    Senior fee: £319.00
    Concession: £243.00

  4. Learning to draw at the V&A Museum

    Course Date: Fri 25 Oct 2019 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: OS - Off Site
    Exploring the pleasure and challenge of sketchbooks, learn and improve your drawing skills through expert guidance in different methods: working from a fascinating range of artefacts and objects in the Victoria and Albert Museum.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £143.00
    Concession: £109.00

  5. Developing watercolour

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 28 Oct 2019 (and 2 other dates)
    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: £229.00
    Senior fee: £229.00
    Concession: £140.00

  6. Drawing: focus on light and shade

    Course Date: Mon 28 Oct 2019 (and 5 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore the potential of light and shade in observational drawing to create dramatic tonal effects. Discover a selection of drawing materials through guided exercises to create a series of tonal studies. This is a course for beginners with little or no experience.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £119.00
    Concession: £91.00

  7. Drawing for sculpture and ceramics

    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 29 Oct 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn a variety of specialised drawing techniques to develop your ideas for three dimensional artwork in Sculpture and Ceramics. Study the drawing of sculptors and discover their processes of creative development. In the drawing studio explore the relationship between the 2D and 3D space using drawing to convey form: volume and space.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £149.00
    Concession: £91.00

  8. Watercolour sketchbook: developing personal work

    Evening
    Course Date: Wed 30 Oct 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    An ideal course for those with some watercolour skills and techniques who'd like to explore their own ideas within a sketchbook - a great place to experiment and develop theme and narrative.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £179.00
    Concession: £109.00

  9. Contemporary painting studio

    Course Date: Wed 30 Oct 2019 (and 4 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Develop your own ideas in painting with reference to the work of contemporary artists and experimental processes on this higher level course. Ideal for students who have completed ‘Painting 1’, ‘Painting 2’ or equivalent painting courses.
    Full fee: £449.00
    Senior fee: £359.00
    Concession: £274.00

  10. Creative collages in Photoshop

    Course Date: Thu 31 Oct 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Create exciting collages in Photoshop and learn how to use a range of tools, layers and filters to select and combine images.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £121.00

  11. Life painting: all levels

    Course Date: Thu 31 Oct 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Develop a formal approach to painting the figure through structured projects relating scale, proportion and colour to the human anatomy, posture and pose. Explore why the human form has proved a unique motif for artists.
    Full fee: £349.00
    Senior fee: £279.00
    Concession: £213.00

  12. Introduction to experimental printmaking plates using plaster

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 3 Nov 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Spend an exciting two days working with relief and photo processes to develop 3 x A7/A6 intaglio plates which you will use to create printed 3D plaster surfaces.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £149.00
    Concession: £91.00

  13. Drawing into watercolour

    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 5 Nov 2019 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Starting with drawing, a series of exercises and experimental studies will introduce you to watercolour painting, working both from observation and intuitively, on a journey through colour and mark-making.
    Full fee: £249.00
    Senior fee: £249.00
    Concession: £152.00

  14. Get skills in: mixing paint for skin tones

    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 5 Nov 2019 (and 3 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This course will teach you the skills you need to paint naturalistic skin tones when working from life which will make your figure and portrait paintings more convincing.
    Full fee: £119.00
    Senior fee: £119.00
    Concession: £73.00

  15. Life drawing after work: improvers

    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 5 Nov 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This is a fun creative life drawing class aimed at all those wishing to explore some of many different approaches to drawing the figure, it is a combination of looking at some of the basic principles of drawing as well as looking at what it is one wants from drawing.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £149.00
    Concession: £91.00

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