Learn English and Explore Art in London with Our English Plus Art Programme
Our English Plus Art classes are for adult students who would like to improve English and are interested in art. The aim of our programme is to combine learning English with art interests, visiting art galleries and places in London interesting from the point of view of art, design or architecture. As well as general English classes you will learn art skills, how to look and talk about art, and history of art and design. Our classes are run by professional English teachers, art tutors and artists.
No previous art experience required, all abilities welcome Minimum level of English: pre-intermediate
Intensive English Plus Art Programme
– General English Classes: mornings Monday – Friday 9.30 – 12.30, 15 lessons per week – Art Programme: Monday to Friday afternoons, 1.30 p.m. – 4.30 p.m., 15 hours per week
Our Art Programme includes: – 1 – 2 days of conversations – art related (to increase your English language skills and art knowledge) – 1 day general English conversation – 1 – 2 days drawing classes – 1 day gallery visit / outdoors – Art Classes, Sundays 10.00 – 15.00, 5 hours (optional)
English Plus Art with a Gallery Visit
English Class combined with a visit to the National Gallery London: introductory English class focussing on the following key themes (i) Visual words and phrases used to describe images; (ii) Painting light: the impressionists and Van Gogh; (ii) Masterpieces from the Italian Renaissance at the National Gallery in London. This is followed by a class visit to the National Gallery’s permanent collection. At the Gallery, the students will practice using the language and insights gained earlier as well as expressing their own individual ideas and views about the paintings.
English Class in an Art Gallery
English Plus Drawing Class
English with practical Art: Drawing with light. In this workshop at the school’s premises, the students will have a one hour interactive English class focussing on: (i) key language terms used for practical art making; (ii) exploring a range of images where the dynamics of light plays a central part in the art work (iii) practical approaches for focussing on capturing light effects. This is followed by a two hour guided Drawing Class in which the students practice responding to ideas generated in the earlier English class. Materials are provided.
London English Plus Art Classes
English Plus Art – Talking about Art
English Class combined with a visit to the Tate Modern: introductory English class focussing on the following key themes (i) dreams and the unconscious; (ii) colour and abstraction; (iii) from power station to museum – the creation of Tate Modern’s unique home. This is followed by a class visit to the Tate Modern’s permanent collection. At the Gallery, the students will practice using the language and insights gained earlier as well as expressing their own individual ideas and views about the artworks.
English Plus Art Classes in London
English Plus Practical Art
English with practical Art: Drawing in the Park. In this workshop the students will visit a historic park (Gunnersbury Park), which previously belonged to a Member of Parliament as well as a member of the Royal Family. The park has a magnificent collection of old trees as well as atmospheric views across a small lake. A one hour interactive English class focussing on: (i) key language terms used to describe the landscape and natural features; (ii) exploring a range of art works which have celebrated the landscape in art (iii) practical approaches to drawing outside. This is followed by a three hour guided Drawing Class in which the students practice drawing outdoors. Materials are provided.
English Plus Art in London – Papermaking Workshop
English Plus Art on a Boat
English Class combined with a boat trip on the Thames. One hour interactive English class focussing on the following key themes (i) the history of the Thames in London (ii) London’s famous bridges; (iii) a small selection of famous art works inspired by the Thames – these include works by Canaletto, Turner, Whistler and Monet. This is followed by a boat trip along the Thames. The students will practice using the language and insights gained earlier as well as seeing famous sites on the Thames.
Western Style All those plants out there in your garden or along the hedgerows will take on a new meaning. What textures and patterns can they make? You will learn to make Western style paper by adding the processed plants fibres to create decorative papers.
Japanese Style Japanese handmade paper has become a popular medium. This course will cover the process of preparing kozo and abaca fibres that will be then be used to create both plain and decorative sheets. During the second session these papers will be used to make several different books using folding, cutting and sewing techniques.
“Everything is very good.” ~ Student, Elementary English course, 2013
To ask a question or start registration complete the form below
Can I book my course online?
Yes. To book your English course online, request a placement test and we will send it to you by e-mail. Registration form can be also sent by e-mail.
Will I get a certificate?
Yes, on your request. It is a good idea to collect certificates showing your progress in English and add them to your professional portfolio. There is an administration fee of £5 for the issue of a certificate.
Is there a registration fee?
No. Many English schools charge registration fees, but we don’t. You will only pay your course fees. However, if you book other services with us, additional fees may apply.
Do I need a course book?
If you attend our part-time English courses, you will need to buy a course book. With our intensive English courses student books are available to buy or borrow from the school.
What if I miss my class?
Don’t worry, if you miss one or two lessons, you will be able to follow your course. Ask your teacher what was done, check with a colleague their notes and your text book.