City Lit

City Lit

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If you are looking for a great choice of inspiring courses; a bright, modern environment in which to learn, located in central London; the opportunity to have fun and meet like-minded people, we look forward to seeing you at City Lit! We also offer support and assistance if and when you need it - from advice on which course is for you, to study support and financial assistance.Each year 24,000 students join our evening, daytime and weekend courses. Here's what a few of them have to say:" Tutors are encouraging, expert & enthusiastic."Student, acting for radio "I really enjoyed my time here. I have made friends that will last a life time." Student, creative writing "London's pre-eminent adult learning institute."The Guardian "A bastion of lifelong learning."The Evening StandardIf you are new to City LIt, we hope the fact that 90% of our students say they would recommend us, and 50-60% come back for another course each year, will also help persuade you to give us a try.

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Folk music of the British Isles course in London
5.0 1 opinion
City Lit
  • Course
  • London
  • Different dates available

...Learn to perform various styles of instrumental folk music from Scotland, Ireland, Wales and England. You will develop techniques for playing folk music... Learn about: Folk Music... More


£ 99
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Drawing perspective: the basics course in London
City Lit
  • Course
  • London
  • Different dates available

...and one-to-one tutoring. All basic materials are provided. If you would like to buy art materials for your personal use outside of the course... More


£ 159
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Journal inspiration: creative approaches to writing about your life course in London
City Lit
  • Course
  • London
  • Different dates available

...to create a keepsake containing your most precious moments, to improve your creative writing or simply want future generations of your family to know about your life experiences... Learn about: Creative Writing... More


£ 119
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Online marketing: a short introduction in London
City Lit
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  • London
  • Different dates available

...How advertising on the internet works Social media marketing. Each student will have their own computer. Presentations will be made using computers... More


£ 99
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Emergency first aid at work: QA Level 3 award (RQF) course in London
City Lit
  • Course
  • London
  • Different dates available

...OHP, and hand outs. Assesment Record completed throughout the... Learn about: First Aid, Training First Aid... More


£ 99
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Jazz singing: advanced course in London
City Lit
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  • London
  • Different dates available

...Gabriel Keen. - demonstrate sound vocal technique - source, adapt and learn appropriate repertoire for yourself - sing solo to your class and develop confidence... More


£ 199
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Jewellery making: all levels course in London
City Lit
  • Course
  • London
  • Different dates available

...polishing, annealing and soldering - Use a new skill - Make a piece of jewellery to your own design Advanced - Set your goals in discussion with the tutor... Learn about: Basic Skills... More


£ 339
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Adobe Premiere Pro video editing: stage 1 course in London
City Lit
  • Course
  • London
  • Different dates available

...Sound manipulation - Use of transitions and effects. Each week there will be a demonstration of a particular aspect of Premiere. This is then followed by an exercise... Learn about: Video Editing, Adobe Premiere... More


£ 269
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Business skills for creative businesses course in London
City Lit
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  • London
  • Different dates available

...Build a website in a day with WordPress. General information and advice on courses at City Lit is available from the Student Centre and Library on Monday... More


£ 349
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Experience: watercolour painting course in London
City Lit
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  • London
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...This is a chance to start exploring watercolour: have fun trying colour washes with expert guidance on some basic techniques, and the materials you... More


£ 69
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Reviews on City Lit (2)

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Folk music of the British Isles

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Trevor Johnson
5.0 19/09/2020
About the course: Wonderfully informative. Great for those who love to find out about the history of where songs and tunes originated.
Would you recommend this course?: Yes
Did this opinion help you? Yes (0)

Surface pattern: design and decoration

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Sha Mit
2.5 01/08/2017
What I would highlight: The teacher was very helpful. I got some useful links to stamp makers, printers that will print my work. The best thing that I learnt was how to create a pattern by drawing on an A4 paper, cutting it into 4 pieces and then sticking it back together and drawing another motif in the centre. This was the most interesting thing I got from the course. To be completely honest, I didn't like the Photoshop much because it felt like I was cheating. I prefer to just draw by hand and display whatever I have drawn as the finished article. Photoshop transforms things so much, it feels like it's not really my work anymore.... though it does produce beautiful things. I was told I can use the facilities for an academic year, so I hope I can still use Photoshop in the library until August 2018?? The course let me know what was possible with Photoshop. There was a mix of abilities and some interesting people on the course.
What could be improved: A lot of class time was wasted scanning in drawings. I think it would be better if the course outline instructed people with scanners to scan in their work before class, so as not to waste time. If the course was not on consecutive days, I would have been able to do this. A lot of time was also lost in tidying up on days when paint was used. It took almost half an hour just to scrub things clean. I didn't receive a course outline after signing up for the course. The other students also said the same and those who had taken City Lit courses before said they usually receive a course outline online before the course begins. It would be great if this could be forwarded to me. I would recommend adding in extra information to the course outline. I am slow at drawing and perfecting designs, so I would have preferred to have drawn things before the class so that they were ready to work on before I got there. I felt like I was behind and rushing and didn't get to print out as many things as I would have liked because I was slower than the others with drawing. My USB stopped working on one of the days and so I couldn't work on anything without the teacher helping me and using her USB. My USB works, just not with Photoshop, but I didn't have Photoshop beforehand to know this. It would be good to tell students to check that their USB will work when saving from Photoshop. The only reason I wouldn't recommend this course is because it's very intensive. It would be better run on weekends across several weekends. I finish work at 5:30pm and literally had to run to get to classes at 6pm and it was exhausting doing this for a whole week. It was a bit too much for me. I don't think I will take any full week evening courses again. I felt light-headed and faint during classes because I didn't have time to eat before the class and so was going 9 hours each day without eating. This is no fault of the course, but just means I wouldn't recommend this course for people who attend fulltime work. I also don't have any arty friends, so don't have anyone to recommend it to!
Would you recommend this course?: No
Did this opinion help you? Yes (0)
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