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  1. 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
  2. Painting: oil techniques and mediums
    Course start date:  Fri 7 Mar 2025 (and 4 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Oil paint is a medium with a long historical tradition, capable of heavy impasto effects and delicate transparent colour films. Working practically, in the studio, this course will expand your understanding of approaches to building a variety of surfaces in your paint working with mediums and expanding your use of texture and glazing This course is for all levels – both beginners and more experienced painters.
    Full fee £199.00 Senior fee £159.00 Concession £129.00
  3. Design a Mediterranean style garden
    Evening
    Course start date:  Wed 9 Oct 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Alison Worster
    Low maintenance doesn’t mean low style. Inspired by the informal gardens of the Mediterranean, this online course shows you a style of planting that’s both low maintenance and drought tolerant. Discover how to achieve this relaxed look for your garden on this short, informed course.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £179.00 Senior fee £143.00 Concession £116.00
  4. Introduction to music production
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 19 Oct 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Max La Villa
    Come and learn the basics of recording and editing so that you can turn your musical ideas into completed songs you can share!
    Full fee £179.00 Senior fee £179.00 Concession £179.00
  5. Pinhole photography
    Course start date:  Fri 1 Nov 2024 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Kean Street Photography Studio

    Tutors:  Scott Perry
    Discover exciting experimental ways of producing photographic images without a camera - build your own pinhole camera, create blue-tinted prints with sunlight, and make prints from objects like the artist Man Ray.
    Full fee £169.00 Senior fee £169.00 Concession £169.00
  6. Drawing: ink and wash techniques
    Course start date:  Fri 15 Nov 2024 (and 5 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    The immediacy and versatility of ink and wash is perfect for those sketching on location, for designers and for students interested in watercolour techniques. Take the opportunity to explore the basic techniques of this exciting process.
    Full fee £199.00 Senior fee £159.00 Concession £129.00
  7. Photography studio lighting
    Course start date:  Tue 3 Dec 2024 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Kean Street Photography Studio

    Tutors:  Michael Harding
    Learn about photographic studio practice and lighting. An introduction to using studio flash, 'hot' (tungsten) and ‘cold’ (fluorescent & LED) lights to enhance your portrait and still life photography.
    Full fee £199.00 Senior fee £159.00 Concession £129.00
  8. Start planting design for your garden
    Course start date:  Fri 31 Jan 2025 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Alison Worster
    Explore the principles of planting design using form, line and texture to create dynamic planting schemes. In weekly workshops, improve the breadth of your plant knowledge whilst developing the skills and techniques of garden designers.
    Full fee £179.00 Senior fee £143.00 Concession £116.00
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