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December discovery – festive treats

Experience the best of online learning at City Lit with our range of taster courses for only £10 each.

We understand that finding time to take up a new hobby or learn a new skill can be a challenge. Our taster courses are the perfect way to try something new and find out if a course is right for you. So whether you fancy exploring art history, Korean culture or singing, we have the course for you.

If you've loved our courses this year then why not share the experience with your family and friends. With our online courses you can even learn together wherever you both are in the country!


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  1. Drawing and mindfulness: morning meditation single session

    Course Date: Mon 30 Nov 2020 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: Online
    An opportunity to explore the beauty and simplicity of the ancient practice of mindfulness in the context of drawing. Explore how the two disciplines complement each other, leading to greater clarity of perception, aliveness and appreciation. A practical drawing course, from observation.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £10.00
    Senior fee: £10.00
    Concession: £10.00

  2. Upcycled textile jewellery: twist

    Upcycled textile jewellery: twist

    Course Date: Mon 7 Dec 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    Learn how to hand twist your own colourful bracelets from fabric remnants, ribbons, shoelaces, or that old tee-shirt! Be inspired by this workshop led by textile artist Tanvi Kant who will show you how to repurpose textiles at home into something special to gift to yourself or a loved one. You will experience how acquiring new skills creatively helps you focus to maintain general well-being.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £10.00
    Senior fee: £10.00
    Concession: £10.00

  3. Boost your creativity: exercises to power your creative confidence

    Course Date: Mon 7 Dec 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    Explore your inner creativity and boost confidence in working with a range of different media and techniques with this short practical taster to get you into the creative swing.You will be shown quick, creative processes using Monoprint, Collage, Pastels and Phone Photography that will result in some innovative mixed media images. Suitable for total beginners, those looking to boost confidence in working with different media and people who are re-visiting their creative side. Show others just how creative you can be.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £10.00
    Senior fee: £10.00
    Concession: £10.00

  4. Singing online (beginners): taster

    New Evening
    Course Date: Tue 8 Dec 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: Online
    Would you like to like to join a singing class but are not sure what is involved and how a singing class can work on zoom? This fun and interactive taster for complete beginners will give you a chance to find out before committing to a longer course.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £10.00
    Senior fee: £10.00
    Concession: £10.00

  5. Nordic series: Danish

    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 8 Dec 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    Crime, icy atmosphere, shill… Nordic series smell of winter! Come to experience this feeling in this short session, learning basic Danish through well-known crime fiction characters.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £10.00
    Senior fee: £10.00
    Concession: £10.00

  6. Anatomy and physiology: taster workshop

    Course Date: Tue 8 Dec 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    Our body performs amazing feats every day. Learn how the body systems work with each other to allow us to do the things we take for granted like walking or yawning!

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £10.00
    Senior fee: £10.00
    Concession: £10.00

  7. Discover comic strip art

    Course Date: Tue 8 Dec 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    Discover comic strip art with this short workshop introuding you to a series of fun exercises with a professional cartoonist. Learn how to create cartoon characters, draw simple but effective backgrounds, and create your own one-page comic strip story. Suitable for complete beginners and all those who are interested in taking those first steps towards becoming a comic strip artist.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £10.00
    Senior fee: £10.00
    Concession: £10.00

  8. Feldenkrais: taster workshop - online

    Course Date: Tue 8 Dec 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    Learn how to ease tension in your body and re-educate your nervous system through gentle Feldenkrais movement sequences.



    This is a live online course delivered via Zoom. You will need:

    - Internet connection. The classes work best with Chrome.

    - A computer with microphone and camera is best (e.g. a PC/laptop/iMac/MacBook), or a tablet/iPad/smart

    phone/iPhone if you don't have a computer.

    - Earphones/headphones/speakers.

    We will contact you with joining instructions before your course starts.



    If you prefer face to face version of this course, please enrol on FCL72C course.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £10.00
    Senior fee: £10.00
    Concession: £10.00

  9. Accents: taster

    Evening
    Course Date: Wed 9 Dec 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    Expand your skillset as an actor or as someone with an interest in speech and phonetics by exploring one British regional accent in this fun taster class, which will be delivered online.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £10.00
    Senior fee: £10.00
    Concession: £10.00

  10. A Taste of Italian

    Course Date: Wed 9 Dec 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: Online
    Get a flavour of a new language and begin to understand how it works. Learn some useful phrases and some pronunciation guidelines. A fascinating introduction for complete beginners.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £10.00
    Senior fee: £10.00
    Concession: £10.00

  11. A Turkish journey

    Course Date: Wed 9 Dec 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    Facinating country and language! Come to discover different aspects of the culture and the language in this fun and interactive session.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £10.00
    Senior fee: £10.00
    Concession: £10.00

  12. A lesson in carols

    Course Date: Wed 9 Dec 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    Transport yourself into a joyous frame of mind and festive spirit as you sing through some of the most beautiful settings of well-known carols. Explore harmonic textures, musical interpretations, get technical tips for tricky corners and enjoy these wonderful pieces in a magical online atmosphere! This course is paired with Nine lessons and caorls: a brief history.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £10.00
    Senior fee: £10.00
    Concession: £10.00

  13. Mario Lautier Vella – Look Both Ways

    New Evening
    Course Date: Wed 9 Dec 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    To shine a spotlight on our exceptional tutor team in Visual Arts at City Lit, we are introducing a series of free talks lead by the tutors themselves where they discuss their unique art practice including what inspires and motivates them and how they make their work.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £0.00
    Senior fee: £0.00
    Concession: £0.00

  14. Discover drawing: ideas, lines and marks

    Course Date: Wed 9 Dec 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    Discover everything drawing has to offer in this short taster, introducing you to beginners’ tips on how to start, where the start and various approaches. From materials and mark-making to working with light and shade, enjoy a variety of drawing techniques that will stimulate your inner creative self and boost your confidence, well-being and enthusiasm for drawing.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £10.00
    Senior fee: £10.00
    Concession: £10.00

  15. Learn to read music: taster

    Evening
    Course Date: Thu 10 Dec 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    Begin to read music, for instrumental playing and singing. Learn to name and recognise notes. An introduction for absolute beginners.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £10.00
    Senior fee: £10.00
    Concession: £10.00

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