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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.
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]
There will be bank holiday breaks in this course, on 1 May and 29 May.
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.
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.
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.
Trace the development of keyboard instruments and their repertoire from Bach’s Goldberg Variations to the late works of Brahms. Explore the composers and makers who shaped the keyboard into one of the most versatile and popular instruments of all time, and learn about history, style, genre and function through guided listening and score reading. Tutor: Dr Maria Razumovskaya [external website]
Focusing on the General Prologue, we look at the early manuscripts of the Tales, considering Chaucer's use of langage and imagery, and explore themes that run through the Tales: corruption, religion, gender, and status in medieval society.
A unique opportunity to study cinematic representations of femininity, focusing on the horror genre. Psychoanalytic concepts (hysteria, jouissance, uncanny) will shed light on enigmatic titles including 'The Entity', 'Black Swan', 'Possession', 'Teeth' and 'The Piano Teacher'.
We will explore the historical setting of key paintings with a musical theme by artists ranging from Fra Angelico to Zoffany. The course includes a visit to the National Portrait Gallery and National Gallery.
NOTE: This course is designed to stand alone but also complements HH020 - Music in art: 1400 - 1900.
Give creative writing a try on this fun and supportive one-day course. Ideal if you want to express yourself but need help in getting started. Guided exercises will encourage you to experiment and unlock your imagination.
In Dickens’s novels London often takes on the force of a character. Augmented by visits (Dickens Museum and the Temple), we shall explore precisely how he expressed his endless fascination with the greatest nineteenth-century metropolis. NB. Course fees include the entrance fee to the Dickens' museum.