English Plus Art

English Plus Art Classes for Adults

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.
Art gallery interior. Practice English and learn about art with our English Plus Art Courses in London.

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.
Hand painting with a brush and watercolour. Study English with Art Classes in London.

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 language students in art gallery talking in English about art and learn English language through Art

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.
Mould and deckle with paper pulp during workshop on English Plus Art Programme at Link School of English in Lodnon

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.

Papermaking Sundays

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.

Materials included
Tea and cake included

Find out more about paper making classes in London.

Papermaking process during classes of English with Art in London

English Plus Art for Adults – Papermaking Class

English Plus Art in London – Programme in Summer 2016

Our English plus Art Programme includes:

– General English classes: mornings Monday – Friday 9.30 – 12.30 (15 lessons per week)
– Art Programme: afternoons Monday – Friday 1.30 – 4.30 and Sundays (optional), please see the details below:

Week 1 – Art Afternoons

  • Monday, 11th July: gallery visit (free)
  • Tuesday, 12th July: drawing class
  • Wednesday, 13th July: drawing class in the park/indoors (depending on the weather)
  • Thursday, 14th July: conversation based on Art and British culture
  • Friday, 15th July: general English conversation
  • Sunday, 17th July: Japanese papermaking, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (optional)

  • Week 2 – Art Afternoons

  • Monday, 18th July: gallery visit (free)
  • Tuesday, 19th July: drawing class
  • Wednesday, 20th July: drawing class in the park/indoors (depending on the weather)
  • Thursday, 21st July: conversation based on Art and British culture
  • Friday, 22nd July: general English conversation
  • Sunday, 24th July: Japanese papermaking, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (optional)

  • Week 3 – Art Afternoons

  • Monday, 25th July: gallery visit (free)
  • Tuesday, 26th July: drawing class
  • Wednesday, 27th July: drawing class in the park/indoors (depending on the weather)
  • Thursday, 28th July: conversation based on Art and British culture
  • Friday, 29th July: general English conversation
  • Sunday, 31st July: Japanese papermaking, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (optional)

  • Week 4 – Art Afternoons

  • Monday, 1st August: general English conversation
  • Tuesday, 2nd August: drawing class
  • Wednesday, 3rd August: gallery visit
  • Thursday, 4th August: drawing class in the park/indoors (depending on the weather)
  • Friday, 5th August: conversation based on Art and British culture
  • Sunday, 7th August: Plant papermaking, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

  • Week 5 – Art Afternoons

  • Monday, 15th August: general English conversation
  • Tuesday, 16th August: drawing class
  • Wednesday, 17th August: gallery visit
  • Thursday, 18th August: drawing class in the park/indoors (depending on the weather)
  • Friday, 19th August: conversation based on Art and British culture
  • Sunday, 21st August: Plant papermaking, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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    Course fees:

    Price with Sundays, 35 hours per week:
    1 week = £291
    2 weeks = £552 (5% off)
    3 weeks = £785 (10% off)

    Price without Sundays, 30 hours per week:
    1 week = £221
    2 weeks = £419 (5% off)
    3 weeks = £596 (10% off)

    Sunday only: £70

    If you aren’t sure about your English level, please ask for our free test before you book.

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    Intensive English Plus Art Programme


    30 hours per week Mon – Fr





    35 hours per week (with Sundays)




    Drawing Classes Only


    Art Classes




    Paper Making Classes Only


    Art Classes