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  1. Baroque instrumental ensemble
    Course start date:  Mon 15 Jul 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Layil Barr
    Love early music and want to play it with more awareness of style? Explore how to achieve a more 'authentic' sound, covering interpretation of rhythm and ornaments, tone, embellishment and more.
    Full fee £149.00 Senior fee £149.00 Concession £104.00
  2. Woodblock printmaking: large-scale techniques
    Last Few Places
    Course start date:  Mon 15 Jul 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  David Holah
    Large scale printmaking enables expressive mark making. Use woodcut and linocut carving techniques to produce big, bold and multi-coloured, multi-layered prints for you to take home.
    Full fee £239.00 Senior fee £191.00 Concession £155.00
  3. Drawing: a contemporary approach
    Course start date:  Mon 15 Jul 2024 (and 5 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Stuart Jones
    Take your drawing into exciting new directions – build on your existing skills and discover new ways of working. For intermediate students with some drawing experience who would like to explore experimental drawing techniques and develop their own ideas in drawing. A chance to extend your own drawing projects guided by our expert tutor and practising artist, with reference to the work of artists using drawing in the wider art world today.
    Full fee £209.00 Senior fee £167.00 Concession £136.00
  4. Affinity photo: introduction
    Evening
    Course start date:  Thu 18 Jul 2024 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Michael Harding
    Affinity Photo is a British engineered and fully featured cross-platform editing alternative to Adobe Photoshop. For photographers at all levels. We’ll show you how to use it effectively to process and edit your images to the highest standard.
    Full fee £199.00 Senior fee £159.00 Concession £129.00
  5. Latin piano
    Evening
    Course start date:  Mon 29 Jul 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Sara Dhillon
    For intermediate pianists (grade 4 ABRSM or above), these two sessions will introduce you to the dynamic role of the piano in Afro-Cuban music. We will focus on rhythm and improvisation, playing classic Cuban styles including son, mambo, and cha cha cha.
    Full fee £59.00 Senior fee £59.00 Concession £41.00
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  6. Return to French (elementary)
    Evening
    Course start date:  Mon 8 Jul 2024 (and 5 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Yolande Mallet De Chauny
    Come and join this lively interactive course to refresh your elementary French. After attending this course you will be able join a level 2 course in September.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £99.00 Senior fee £79.00 Concession £64.00
  7. Painting for beginners
    Last Few Places, Evening
    Course start date:  Mon 9 Sep 2024 (and 4 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Amanda Bracken
    Experience the joy of painting. Through simple exercises you will explore colour, painting techniques and the expressive qualities of painting using acrylic paints. The perfect way to start painting.
    Full fee £139.00 Senior fee £139.00 Concession £139.00
  8. Introduction to watercolour painting
    Course start date:  Mon 9 Sep 2024 (and 10 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Anne-Marie Foster
    Gain a grounding in the rich possibilities available when working with watercolour paint. Through a series of practical studies, you will investigate the potential of this versatile medium.
    Full fee £279.00 Senior fee £223.00 Concession £181.00
  9. 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
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  10. Photography for beginners
    Evening
    Course start date:  Tue 10 Sep 2024 (and 14 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. Full fee £149.00 Senior fee £149.00 Concession £149.00
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  14. Using Apple Mac OS: a detailed introduction
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 14 Sep 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Michael Harding
    Discover how an Apple Mac computer works, the common functions and their applications. For Apple Mac users with little or no previous experience.
    Full fee £219.00 Senior fee £175.00 Concession £142.00
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