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  1. Art & cultural history of the 20th century - George Orwell

    'Art & cultural history of the 20th century

    Course Date: Fri 12 May 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore the cultural history of Britain in the 20th century through art, literature and architecture, examining key ideas such as the decline of Empire, the growth of the heritage industry and London as an urban metropolis.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £103.00
    Concession: £57.00

  2. 100 drawings in a day

    Course Date: Sun 18 Jun 2017 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    A high energy programme of directed and self-directed drawing projects, with rapid shifts in materials, scale, subject and focus. Strictly no discards - come ready to play, risk, invent and discuss! For those with some drawing experience.
    Full fee: £79.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £79.00

  3. 19th century ballet narratives

    Course Date: Mon 24 Apr 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    How does ballet tell a story? Dance and mime communicate plot and character, but music underpins the narrative . We will explore many examples from numerous ballets. No technical musical or ballet knowledge is required. Tutor: Pauline Greene [external website]

    Break week: 24th October.
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £151.00
    Concession: £115.00

  4. 360° photography

    Course Date: Thu 19 Jan 2017
    Location on this date: PS - Photography Studio
    Ever marvelled at a seamless panoramic image or online virtual tour? Learn how to do it yourself on this practical introduction to photographing professional-level 360° by 180° panoramic images. Get to grips with the whole process of shooting and stitching, from single image to multi-row to full print- and web-viewable virtual tours using Adobe Photoshop, Lightroom and PTGui.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £103.00
    Concession: £79.00

  5. 3D special effects make-up for film and TV

    Course Date: Thu 27 Apr 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn how to create and apply 3D special effects make-up for film and TV. Use a range of direct application and sculpting techniques to create and apply your own special effects. Produce pieces for casualty including burns and wounds using silicones and other material.
    Full fee: £119.00
    Senior fee: £119.00
    Concession: £73.00

  6. A buyer's guide to pearls: natural, cultured and imitation

    Course Date: Sat 13 May 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Want some real pearls of wisdom? Join this fascinating one-day course for a valuable insight into pearls, their cultivation and trade, and use in jewellery. Learn how to recognise the many types on the market, judge the good from the bad, spot the imitations and buy your pearl jewellery with confidence.
    Full fee: £89.00
    Senior fee: £89.00
    Concession: £89.00

  7. A day in the life of the ancient Egyptians: part 1

    Course Date: Mon 6 Feb 2017
    Location on this date: FRA - Fashion Retail Academy
    A day in the life of Egyptian girl and boy twins: going to school; visiting the doctor; going shopping; household duties; playing with games and toys.
    Full fee: £79.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £40.00

  8. A grand day out: Ashmoleon Museum, Oxford. Photo: Remi Mathis

    A grand day out: Ashmoleon Museum, Oxford

    Course Date: Tue 14 Feb 2017
    Location on this date: OS - Off Site
    This course provides an introduction to the wide range of artworks within the collection at the Ashmoleon Museum in Oxford.
    Full fee: £79.00
    Senior fee: £63.00
    Concession: £48.00

  9. A grand day out: London's great houses - Ham House. Photo: Manfred Heyde

    A grand day out: London's great houses - Ham House

    Course Date: Tue 28 Mar 2017
    Location on this date: OS - Off Site
    Explore the riches of 17th century Stuart England through an extended visit to Ham House, one of London's most exquisite stately homes.
    Full fee: £79.00
    Senior fee: £63.00
    Concession: £48.00

  10. A grand day out: London's Great Houses - Osterley House. Photo: Jim Linwood

    A grand day out: London's Great Houses - Osterley House

    Course Date: Thu 1 Jun 2017
    Location on this date: OS - Off Site
    Explore the art and design of 18th century Georgian England through an extended visit to Osterley Park, one of London's most exquisite stately homes, and its gardens.
    Full fee: £79.00
    Senior fee: £63.00
    Concession: £48.00

  11. A grand day out: Winchester Cathedral

    Course Date: Sat 20 May 2017
    Location on this date: OS - Off Site
    Winchester Cathedral is one of the most magnificent churches in the country and one of the largest cathedrals in Europe. Discover the cathedral and its treasures during this one-day location-based course. Transport costs not included.
    Full fee: £79.00
    Senior fee: £63.00
    Concession: £48.00

  12. A history of American art

    Course Date: Sat 21 Jan 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Study American art, including paintings, illustrations and cartoons from late-nineteenth century Realists and Impressionists to sixties Pop Art and Minimalism, analysing movements and styles, social and political context, materials and art theory.
    Full fee: £249.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £152.00

  13. A history of British photography

    Course Date: Wed 3 May 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Discover some of the key movements, developments and figures in photography in Britain, from the beginnings to the present day.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £103.00
    Concession: £79.00

  14. A history of India from 1500. Photo: The family of Motilal Nehru, who is seated in the centre.

    A history of India from 1500

    Course Date: Tue 10 Jan 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    The structure of Indian society, its colonial heritage, and the fabric of India’s rich cultural history have shaped, and in turn have been shaped by, the politics and economic changes over the centuries - telling the rich story of how contemporary India came to be.
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £151.00
    Concession: £83.00

  15. A history of Native American slavery

    Course Date: Sat 11 Mar 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Though not unknown before colonisation, Native American slavery took a different course with the arrival of Europeans who each in their distinctive way enslaved North American Indians for many purposes. The course looks at colonial slave networks, economic and political motivations behind this trade to disclose a little known phenomenon of North American and Caribbean history.
    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £25.00

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