- Introduction to prop making for film, TV, theatre and displayCourse start date: Sat 17 Sep 2022
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Wendy ChandlerDo you ever dream of conjuring up the props for Harry Potter, Doctor Who or West End musicals? Are you interested in a career in window display? On this course you will explore techniques used by professionals to produce effective props and sets. Get hands-on experience of sculpting, fabricating, mould making, casting and using paint effects. Learn about the demands of the industry from specialist tutors, and have a go at translating your own ideas into 3D.Full fee £619.00 Senior fee £495.00 Concession £402.00
- Introduction to painting still-lifeCourse start date: Sat 17 Sep 2022 (and 1 other date)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Amanda BrackenLearn the essentials of Still-life painting from paint handling and colour theory to composition.
Dedicate some time to developing your painting in a series of controlled steps. Learn to select and prepare surfaces and materials, build a composition around a still-life and make supplementary studies to guide your colour application. For absolute beginners.Full fee £199.00 Senior fee £159.00 Concession £129.00
- Try it out: bookbindingCourse start date: Sat 17 Sep 2022
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Nesta DaviesDip your fingers into bookbinding. Learn a little about the history, materials and craft of bookbinding while making an attractive book to take home. A chance to discuss further study in bookbinding at City Lit.Full fee £79.00 Senior fee £79.00 Concession £79.00
- Developing personal printmaking projectsCourse start date: Thu 14 Jul 2022 (and 3 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Sue Baker KentonCourse project: Explore new ways to create layered contemporary prints with collage, screenprint and photo-litho. Advanced Project: Alternatively, students might choose to work towards the completion of a personal project using different processes.Full fee £389.00 Senior fee £311.00 Concession £253.00
- Textiles: experimental hand stitchCourse start date: Sat 1 Oct 2022
Location on this date: OnlineTutors: Amarjeet NandhraA contemporary approach to hand stitching and embroidery exploring a variety of traditional stitches and techniques. Create experimental and expressive samples using traditional and non-traditional materials.
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
- Saturday portraiture studioCourse start date: Sat 1 Oct 2022
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Luke JonesAn opportunity to paint and draw from the live model under the guidance of an experienced tutor in portraiture. Helpful technical aspects will be explored and as the course progresses also ideas in portraiture, for example, how we convey atmosphere and tell a story in a portrait.Full fee £309.00 Senior fee £247.00 Concession £201.00
- Developing art practiceCourse start date: Sat 8 Oct 2022
Location on this date: Keeley StreetThis advanced course for developing and practicing artists consists of work-based seminars facilitated by peers and artist-tutors, giving you the opportunity to develop and present your work for critical discourse. The course includes individual tutorials and mentoring, critical investigation via group crits, visits to galleries and artist-run organisations, collaborative work and discussion and debate. This course will be delivered onsite.Full fee £1,099.00 Senior fee £879.00 Concession £769.00
- Watercolour painting projectsCourse start date: Wed 12 Oct 2022 (and 2 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Paul DixonAn introduction to a range of watercolour techniques such as layering, masking out and creating textures, to gain basic skills and an insight into the possibilities of this exciting medium. You will be guided through a series of short creative projects including working from still life observation.Full fee £319.00 Senior fee £255.00 Concession £207.00
- 50 drawings in a dayCourse start date: Tue 25 Oct 2022 (and 3 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Joe RichardsonA 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.
- Modern calligraphyCourse start date: Sat 12 Nov 2022 (and 2 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Veiko KespersaksLearn how to write elegant stylish letterforms using a flexible pointed nib with ink. Once you’ve learnt how to write a basic alphabet we’ll begin breaking the rules of traditional calligraphy to find a style that is all your own. The course is suitable for beginners as well as improvers.
- Try it out: precious metal clay jewelleryCourse start date: Sat 12 Nov 2022
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Elizabeth PearsonWant to experience working with one of the most versatile and effective materials in jewellery making? Come and get to grips with precious metal clay, which handles like clay but turns into pure silver when fired.Full fee £79.00 Senior fee £79.00 Concession £79.00
- Introduction to diamondsCourse start date: Sat 3 Dec 2022
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Judith Crowe, Derek JhinnooJoin this fascinating one day course for a valuable insight into the diamond trade, different types of diamonds on the market, and how to assess them. Learn about how the beautiful stones are mined, cut, graded and priced, as well as exploring common simulants. No previous experience necessary.
- Appraising jewellery and gemstonesCourse start date: Sat 21 Jan 2023
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Judith Crowe, Derek JhinnooWish you knew more about the jewellery you were buying, or could value the heirlooms in your drawer? Join this fascinating two-day course to learn how to appraise gem set jewellery and stones. Explore precious metals, hallmarking, common gemstones found in jewellery and how to identify antique pieces, and bring your own jewellery for assessment by the tutor.
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