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  1. Generative AI: a short introduction
    Evening
    Course start date:  Wed 17 Jul 2024 (and 8 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    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.
    Full fee £99.00 Senior fee £79.00 Concession £64.00
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  2. Ways into poetry: intensive
    Evening
    Course start date:  Tue 23 Jul 2024 (and 5 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Claire Collison
    Are you just starting to write poetry? This shorter version of our introductory Ways into poetry course offers an opportunity to experiment with language and a variety of poetic devices. Discover the key elements of a poem in a friendly and interactive class.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £139.00 Senior fee £139.00 Concession £70.00
  3. Introduction to Python
    Evening
    Course start date:  Tue 10 Sep 2024 (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
  4. Picture framing and mounting for beginners
    Course start date:  Tue 10 Sep 2024 (and 9 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Esther Heyhoe
    Learn picture framing and mounting skills for the home or workplace. Using professional framing tools and equipment you'll be taught all the skills you need to work in a busy studio or alternatively how to set up your own small scale practice from home.
    Full fee £329.00 Senior fee £263.00 Concession £214.00
  5. Photography for beginners
    Evening
    Course start date:  Tue 10 Sep 2024 (and 13 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
  6. Drawing for beginners
    Evening
    Course start date:  Thu 12 Sep 2024 (and 13 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Andrea Voisey
    Explore traditional and less traditional methods of drawing simple objects. Using structured activities, you will be introduced to key concepts such as line, tone, composition and mark making. Ideal if you have little or no drawing experience; a great way to learn the basics or prepare for longer courses.
    Full fee £139.00 Senior fee £139.00 Concession £139.00
  7. Introduction to programming
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sun 22 Sep 2024 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Roden Derveni
    This is a beginner's course designed for anyone who wants to dip their toes into the exciting world of programming and see what all the fuss is about. Perfect if you want to make your first step in learning any of the programming languages at City Lit.
    Full fee £129.00 Senior fee £103.00 Concession £84.00
    Rating:
    98% of 100
  8. Assertiveness
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 5 Oct 2024 (and 3 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Tracy Seed
    Would you like to be more assertive? Develop the skill of communicating effectively and on equal terms with others in these practical workshops designed to help you gain self-esteem and confidence.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £229.00 Senior fee £229.00 Concession £149.00
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    95% of 100
  9. Japanese woodcut printmaking
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sun 6 Oct 2024 (and 5 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Carol Justin Wilhide
    An introduction to the beautiful and delicate printmaking world of Japanese Woodcut. Explore this water based, non-toxic process and build an appreciation for the handmade. You will learn how to design, carve and make a multi-coloured print. Beginners welcome.
    Full fee £319.00 Senior fee £255.00 Concession £207.00
  10. Adobe Premier Pro and digital editing: stage 1
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sun 20 Oct 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Lily Markiewicz
    Learn the fundamentals of this industry standard package alongside the basic principles of editing moving image footage. Become familiar and work with the most important technical and conceptual conventions in video editing.
    Full fee £349.00 Senior fee £279.00 Concession £227.00
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  11. Introduction to artificial intelligence
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sun 20 Oct 2024 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Stephen Hawking and Elon Musk say it's humanity's biggest threat, but you use it every day. Learn what artificial intelligence is, what it will become, and how it works.
    Full fee £129.00 Senior fee £103.00 Concession £84.00
    Rating:
    87% of 100
  12. Writing and rewriting fairytales
    Evening
    Course start date:  Tue 22 Oct 2024 (and 3 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Victoria M. Adams
    Once upon a time there was a City Lit workshop all about writing fairytales. The quest: to inspire writers to pen stories of love, fear, forests, revenge, dragons, witches, kings, queens, frogs and magic.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £79.00 Senior fee £79.00 Concession £40.00
    Rating:
    98% of 100
  13. Experimental filmmaking: stage 1
    Course start date:  Wed 23 Oct 2024 (and 3 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Monika Kita
    Push boundaries exploring experimental digital film making. Explore ideas, develop skills and create your own personal project using professional equipment and software. Invaluable for film makers and artists who wish to enhance their moving image practice.
    Full fee £349.00 Senior fee £279.00 Concession £227.00
  14. Picture book writing
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sun 27 Oct 2024 (and 7 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Andrew Weale
    Would you like to write a picture book text for young children? This course is designed for children's writers and for illustrators wishing to write their own stories, develop their ideas and technique.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £149.00 Senior fee £149.00 Concession £75.00
    Rating:
    98% of 100
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