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  1. 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
  2. Generative AI: a short introduction
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sun 4 Aug 2024 (and 7 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Kate Scott
    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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  3. Return to Spanish (elementary)
    Evening
    Course start date:  Tue 6 Aug 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
  4. 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
  5. Painting: oil techniques and mediums
    Course start date:  Thu 12 Sep 2024 (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
  6. Life painting: focus on light and shade
    Evening
    Course start date:  Tue 17 Sep 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    A great introduction to tonal painting working directly from the unclothed life model model. Using simple projects, you will explore different ways to represent the human form through light and shade in paint with encouraging helpful guidance from an experienced tutor.
    Full fee £239.00 Senior fee £191.00 Concession £155.00
  7. German beginners: module 1
    Evening
    Course start date:  Wed 10 Jul 2024 (and 6 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Tim Matschak
    Get ready for a summer in a German speaking country and start learning German. This is an intensive course 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 £149.00 Senior fee £149.00 Concession £97.00
  8. 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
  9. Introduction to beaded jewellery
    Evening
    Course start date:  Fri 18 Oct 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Beverley Sell
    Fancy trying your hand at beaded jewellery making? Learn how to work with beads, wire, thread and findings to create beautiful beaded necklaces, bracelets, earrings and tiara designs. Join our introductory course for all levels to discover where to find the best beads, how to knot with thread, manipulate and twist wire and learn how to finish your work using clasps.
    Full fee £249.00 Senior fee £199.00 Concession £162.00
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