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  1. Graphic design collage workshop
    Course start date:  Mon 29 Jul 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Pam Williams
    Take a deep dive into a specific process, media or tool, with our Visual Communication Workshops.



    In this workshop, learn the importance of ‘play’ and risk-taking in the design process – through the brilliant medium of collage, which perfectly lends itself to consequence-free visual exploration.







    Workshops throw the spotlight onto niche areas of the visual communication field, enabling you to hone higher-level skills and gain deeper insights.



    Workshops tend to have a practical focus, with little or no conceptual or contextual elements, although this varies by course.
    Full fee £209.00 Senior fee £167.00 Concession £136.00
  2. Drypoint and intaglio printmaking: summer school intensive
    Course start date:  Tue 30 Jul 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Anne-Marie Foster
    Drypoint is a way of creating grooves in a solid surface, it produces a rich unique type of drawn line, from which you will make prints using intaglio inking methods and the printing press, This summer workshop offers the opportunity to use specialist techniques and tools and gain insight into how these sit within the creative practice of artists using drypoint. For all levels, although some experience of drawing is preferable.
    Full fee £239.00 Senior fee £191.00 Concession £155.00
  3. Contemporary quilts: log cabin
    Course start date:  Wed 7 Aug 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Beverley Sell
    Learn how to design and make a contemporary quilt from start to finish. You will use a range of construction and embellishment techniques. The emphasis on this quitling course is the log cabin method, using fabrics to create a personalised quilt. Suitable for beginners.
    Full fee £239.00 Senior fee £191.00 Concession £155.00
  4. DSLR for video: shoot and edit in 3 days
    Course start date:  Wed 7 Aug 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  David Kline
    Think quality video production needs a whole film crew? Think again! Discover how you can easily shoot and edit professional-level video on your own digital SLR camera; get expert guidance on the whole process and find out why DSLRs have become the camera of choice for many broadcast professionals.
    Full fee £219.00 Senior fee £175.00 Concession £142.00
  5. Introduction to Python
    Evening
    Course start date:  Tue 10 Sep 2024 (and 7 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
  6. Life painting for beginners
    Course start date:  Mon 16 Sep 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    This short course is a great introduction to painting directly from the unclothed life model. Using simple projects, you will explore different ways to represent the human form in paint, with encouraging, helpful guidance from an experienced tutor. Suitable for absolute beginners.
    Full fee £239.00 Senior fee £191.00 Concession £155.00
  7. 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
  8. Introduction to printmaking techniques
    Course start date:  Tue 17 Sep 2024 (and 4 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Simon Burder
    This fast-paced course reveals some of the processes used to make fine art prints. You will try both relief and intaglio printmaking methods. This course is for beginners and those with limited experience who want to discover how printmaking techniques actually work. An ideal way to start printmaking.
    Full fee £229.00 Senior fee £183.00 Concession £149.00
  9. Social media for business: introduction
    Course start date:  Wed 18 Sep 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Julian Holden
    This practical course is aimed at people who would like to use social media marketing to promote their business. This class is ideal for those with some familiarity with social media. You will learn how social media can be used to communicate with your target audience.
    Full fee £209.00 Senior fee £167.00 Concession £136.00
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    85% of 100
  10. Illustrating animals workshop
    Course start date:  Wed 2 Oct 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Ciara Flood
    Animals are all around us – even in London! From Trafalgar Square’s flocks of pigeons, to rodents on the Underground, to the dog-filled squares and parks. Despite their ubiquity, animals are notoriously hard to draw – as, anatomically speaking, they’re so different to humans – as well as to each other! And, they don’t like to pose!







    Learn how to overcome these challenges in our ‘Illustrating Animals’ workshop.







    Our Workshops enable you to take a deep dive into a specific process, media or tool.



    They throw the spotlight onto niche areas of the visual communication field, enabling you to hone higher-level skills and gain deeper insights.







    Workshops tend to have a practical focus, with little or no theory or context, although this varies by course.
    Full fee £229.00 Senior fee £183.00 Concession £149.00
  11. Assertiveness
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 5 Oct 2024 (and 2 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
    Rating:
    95% of 100
  12. Introduction to business accounting
    Evening
    Course start date:  Thu 10 Oct 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Hybrid (choose either online or in-person)

    Every business needs to know if it is making a profit or loss and the worth of the business. This course addresses these issues.



    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:
    100% of 100
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