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  1. Drawing: a contemporary approach
    Course start date:  Mon 15 Jul 2024 (and 5 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Stuart Jones
    Take your drawing into exciting new directions – build on your existing skills and discover new ways of working. For intermediate students with some drawing experience who would like to explore experimental drawing techniques and develop their own ideas in drawing. A chance to extend your own drawing projects guided by our expert tutor and practising artist, with reference to the work of artists using drawing in the wider art world today.
    Full fee £209.00 Senior fee £167.00 Concession £136.00
  2. Generative AI: a short introduction
    Evening
    Course start date:  Fri 6 Dec 2024 (and 8 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Vina Theodorakopoulou
    This is a short introduction to Generative AI for non-technical beginners who want to find out what all the fuss is about over ChatGPT, Gemini, and Firefly.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £129.00 Senior fee £103.00 Concession £84.00
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  3. Japanese beginners: short introduction
    Course start date:  Fri 11 Oct 2024 (and 6 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Kiyomi Unten
    Get a short introduction to the Japanese language and discover aspects of Japanese language culture in these communicative classes. Suitable for complete beginners.
    Full fee £99.00 Senior fee £79.00 Concession £64.00
  4. City Lit Pro: Adobe After Effects fast track
    Course start date:  Fri 19 Jul 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  John Horabin
    City Lit Pro courses are tailored for accelerated learning for busy people who need to learn key skills for the workplace. On this Adobe After Effects course, you will learn the essential tools and skills for using After Effects to transform your video projects. These include planning the project, organising and preparing the material, masking skills, key framing skills and working with layers.
    Full fee £429.00 Senior fee £343.00 Concession £279.00
  5. The writings of Cicero: an introduction
    Last Few Places
    Course start date:  Fri 19 Jul 2024

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Sean Gabb
    An introduction to one of the most influential and prolific Roman writers, Cicero, his life and works.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £69.00 Senior fee £55.00 Concession £45.00
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  6. Return to Spanish (elementary)
    Evening
    Course start date:  Tue 23 Jul 2024 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Adriana Itriago Gavidia
    If you have learned Spanish in the past, but it has been a while, then come and join this lively course to refresh your elementary Spanish. You wil review, revise and practice in a course that is tailored to your needs. After attending this course you will be able join a level 2 lower course starting in September or a summer course.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £199.00 Senior fee £159.00 Concession £129.00
  7. Watercolour painting studio: urban landscapes
    Last Few Places
    Course start date:  Tue 30 Jul 2024 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Hilary Rosen
    Build your confidence and skills in outdoor watercolour painting in a variety of central London locations. You will be introduced to watercolour mixing and mark making in relation to painting the urban landscape. This course can be seen as a refresher or for students who have had a minimum amount of watercolour experience.
    Full fee £299.00 Senior fee £239.00 Concession £194.00
  8. Podcasting: introduction
    Course start date:  Fri 13 Sep 2024 (and 6 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Vina Theodorakopoulou
    Do you want to create your own podcast? This is your chance to develop your ideas into a podcast which you will produce in this course.
    Full fee £149.00 Senior fee £119.00 Concession £97.00
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  9. Painting for beginners
    Last Few Places, Evening
    Course start date:  Fri 21 Mar 2025 (and 4 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Amanda Bracken
    Experience the joy of painting. Through simple exercises you will explore colour, painting techniques and the expressive qualities of painting using acrylic paints. The perfect way to start painting.
    Full fee £139.00 Senior fee £139.00 Concession £139.00
  10. Introduction to watercolour painting
    Course start date:  Mon 9 Sep 2024 (and 10 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Anne-Marie Foster
    Gain a grounding in the rich possibilities available when working with watercolour paint. Through a series of practical studies, you will investigate the potential of this versatile medium.
    Full fee £279.00 Senior fee £223.00 Concession £181.00
  11. Introduction to Python
    Evening
    Course start date:  Fri 7 Feb 2025 (and 8 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Hybrid (choose either online or in-person)

    Tutors:  Muhammad Khan
    Want to learn more about how computers work and what computer programmers do? Get started using Python, the most popular and easy-to-use programming language in the world.



    This course will be delivered online or in person. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £249.00 Senior fee £199.00 Concession £162.00
    Rating:
    97% of 100
  12. Drawing: charcoal techniques
    Course start date:  Fri 28 Mar 2025 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Explore the creative possibilities that this fragile medium affords. Learn and develop the components of drawing with charcoal’s subtle yet dynamic lines. This is a course for beginners. No experience is necessary.
    Full fee £199.00 Senior fee £159.00 Concession £129.00
  13. Photography for beginners
    Course start date:  Fri 24 Jan 2025 (and 14 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Kean Street Photography Studio

    Tutors:  Ed Gregory
    Always wondered what half the buttons on your camera actually do? Discover how to use them properly and produce impressive photographs, even as a complete beginner. Gain useful technical knowledge and get expert creative guidance in easy-to-understand language. An ideal first step before enrolling on our intermediate courses.
    Full fee £369.00 Senior fee £295.00 Concession £240.00
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