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  1. Painting studio: three-day summer painting project
    Course start date:  Tue 16 Jul 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Lucinda Oestreicher
    Explore a personal painting project over three full days in a well equipped studio, taking inspiration from contemporary artists with tutor advice and support. Please note that this course uses water-based oil paints as well as acrylic paints.
    Full fee £209.00 Senior fee £167.00 Concession £136.00
  2. Aesop's fables: an introduction
    Last Few Places
    Course start date:  Tue 16 Jul 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Maria Contos
    Aesop’s fables have been used through history to clarify important issues within society. Investigate their perseverance through history and why they continue to be relevant today.
    Full fee £49.00 Senior fee £39.00 Concession £32.00
  3. Instagram for business: introduction
    Course start date:  Tue 16 Jul 2024 (and 4 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Amber Raney-Kincade
    Learn how to use Instagram, the visual social media site, to market your business and communicate with your customers.
    Full fee £99.00 Senior fee £79.00 Concession £64.00
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  4. 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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  5. Great works: Rhapsody in Blue
    Last Few Places
    Course start date:  Thu 18 Jul 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Pauline Greene
    100 years ago a 26-year-old New York songwriter realised that his name appeared on a concert poster advertising An Experiment in Modern Music, featuring a piece composed by him. He had five weeks to complete it, and the result was Rhapsody in Blue.
    Full fee £29.00 Senior fee £29.00 Concession £29.00
  6. Colour mixing studio: two-day painting project
    Last Few Places
    Course start date:  Thu 18 Jul 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Stuart Jones
    This is a brief introduction to acrylic painting techniques and the use of mediums and materials. Explore a practical approach to painting, including layering, impasto, glazing and application of paint mediums. Ideal for those new to painting in acrylics.
    Full fee £189.00 Senior fee £151.00 Concession £123.00
  7. Great artists: Leonard Bernstein
    Course start date:  Thu 18 Jul 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Pauline Greene
    Leonard Bernstein (1918-1990) was a brilliant conductor, composer, and educator, and a sometimes controversial public figure. We explore his music in the context of the arts in America, looking especially at his effortless assimilation of popular and classical styles.
    Full fee £29.00 Senior fee £29.00 Concession £29.00
  8. German 2: revive your German
    Last Few Places
    Course start date:  Fri 19 Jul 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Friederike Schroeder
    Learn German in the heart of London. Did you study German some time ago? This is the ideal course if you have studied German for at least 1 year (3 hours/ week ) or 2 years (1.5 hours /week) recently or want to pick up studying German again.This course is also suitable as a revison course.
    Full fee £59.00 Senior fee £59.00 Concession £59.00
  9. German 3: revive your German
    Course start date:  Fri 19 Jul 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Barbara Pöllet
    Learn German in the heart of London. Revise and consolidate your speaking and listening skills, as well as your grammar. Suitable if you have studied German for at least 3 years. Based on the tutor's own materials.
    Full fee £59.00 Senior fee £59.00 Concession £59.00
  10. City Lit Pro: Adobe After Effects fast track
    Last Few Places
    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
  11. Jazz vocal improvisation
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 20 Jul 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Clare Foster
    Learn some approaches to improvisation over jazz tunes, what to listen for and what to study. You should already be accustomed to singing in the jazz idiom. This day aims to increase your confidence and 'know how', and to enable you to enjoy improvising.
    Full fee £59.00 Senior fee £59.00 Concession £59.00
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  12. Feldenkrais: happy healthy feet
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 20 Jul 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Charlotte Seirberg
    Learn how to integrate the function of your feet more effectively into daily activities, performance or work. Find more support, strength, and springiness in your feet, and notice improvements in your posture, breathing and balance.



    This course is delivered in-person at City Lit.



    Please ensure you have read the Health Declaration below and email the department on Health@citylit.ac.uk if you have any questions or concerns.
    Full fee £89.00 Senior fee £89.00 Concession £89.00
  13. Introduction to SQL and Microsoft SQL Server
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sun 21 Jul 2024 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Arda Balkir
    An in depth knowledge of an SQL Relational Database Management System (RDBMS) and of Structured Query Language (SQL) are not just vital skills required by Database Developers and Administrators but are also indispensable tools needed by the modern Software Developer, Data Analyst and Data Scientist. On this course you will learn to create, manage and query relational databases using SQL.
    Full fee £239.00 Senior fee £191.00 Concession £155.00
    Rating:
    96% of 100
  14. Recorder ensemble: study day
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sun 21 Jul 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Caoimhe de Paor
    Learn to play ensemble music for recorders, with repertoire ranging from early to present day. Suitable for recorder players who have been learning for at least a year and can read music.
    Full fee £59.00 Senior fee £59.00 Concession £38.00
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