Weekend courses

Do you enjoy feeling that you’ve made the most of your weekend? City Lit’s short weekend courses are increasingly popular and a great way to spend time exploring a new or favourite subject, from jewellery-making and screenwriting to singing and aromatherapy. And being based in Covent Garden means that you can follow your course with some shopping, dinner or a show. Your weekend starts here.

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3D animation for beginners: an introduction

Learn the basics of how to create, animate, light and render 3D objects using Cinema 4D Lite 3D animation software, that comes as part of Adobe After Effects CC. This is a beginners course for Cinema 4D Lite but you are expected to have some experience of animating basic transformations in After Effects.

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Date: 28 Sep 14 - 19 Oct 14
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3D design using Photoshop

An introduction to using Photoshop to create 3D objects. Invaluable for enhancing your Photoshop work or creating objects for use in graphic, film or animation projects.

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Date: 28 Jun 15 - 12 Jul 15
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A buyer's guide to pearls: natural, cultured and imitation

Discover the fascinating life of a pearl. Learn how to recognise the many types on the market, to judge the good from the bad, to spot the imitations and buy your pearl jewellery with confidence.

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Date: 17 May 15
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A catastrophic history of London

Explore some of the major disasters that have beset the city, and its resilient responses to such traumas: Londinium’s collapse, Saxon Lundenwic’s abandonment, the Dissolution of London’s monasteries and the Great Fire of 1666. *THERE MAY BE AN ENTRANCE FEE FOR A CHURCH VISIT*.

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Date: 19 Jul 14 - 9 Aug 14
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A day in the life of the ancient Egyptians

How did ordinary Egyptians spend their daily life? Explore what opportunities there were for people to socialise and if their life was very different from ours.

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Date: 14 Mar 15
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A fast-track introduction to Sibelius software

If you’re a musician or music teacher, come and spend a day learning how to prepare and print high quality scores and other notation with Sibelius software. A good knowledge of conventional notation is required.

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Date: Various dates
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A journey through Scandinavian languages and culture

Discover the origins of Scandinavian languages, explore their roots, grasp their cultures and recognise their differences through a variety of interactive activities and presentations.

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Date: 16 Aug 14
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A psychoanalytical approach to film

Can psychoanalysis increase our appreciation of film? This course will provide you with an introduction to viewing films while applying psychoanalytical theories.

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Date: 7 Mar 15
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A taste of anthropology

What is anthropology all about? Find out on this introductory course. Look at the aspects different societies have in common and focus on some particular cultures and customs.

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Date: Various dates
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A taste of archaeology

Interested in how people lived in the past? Explore some key themes of archaeology, examine some of the ways we can discover past cultures and acquire hands on practice with archaeological finds.

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Date: Various dates
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