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- Ways into creative writingCourse start date: Mon 18 Sep 2023 (and 15 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Paul LaffanWant to have a go at creative writing in a supportive environment? Join one of these introductory courses. Guided exercises will give you the tools to explore language creatively and find your own writing voice.
- Excel: analysing data (stage 1)Course start date: Sat 23 Sep 2023 (and 1 other date)
Location on this date: OnlineTutors: Nick BrownDevelop essential skills to tackle complex data sets & create conclusions and recommendations for non-data minded stakeholders in your organisation. Focus on pivot tables, formatting and perfecting your commentary skills. Some familiarity with using Excel is required.
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
- Design with Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesignCourse start date: Sun 24 Sep 2023 (and 2 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Gita HahnA fun and challenging introduction to these three programs, regularly used together for everything from infographics to packaging and magazine work. Learn how to integrate vector graphics, photographic images and page layout and design.
- VTCT level 3 Award in crystal therapyCourse start date: Sun 24 Sep 2023 (and 1 other date)
Location on this date: Kean Street Wellbeing CentreTutors: Oge OkohCrystals are much more than just pretty stones; they have been used for their healing properties and as protective amulets and talismans in many different cultures around the world for centuries. Learn how to practice crystal therapy to a professional level on this exciting course.
- Drawing for beginnersCourse start date: Tue 12 Sep 2023 (and 8 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Andrea VoiseyExplore traditional and less traditional methods of drawing simple objects. Using structured activities, we will introduce 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 £119.00 Senior fee £119.00 Concession £119.00
- Acting: beginnersCourse start date: Mon 18 Sep 2023 (and 11 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetExplore the fundamentals of acting on this practical course, designed for people with little or no experience of acting. Increase your confidence and discover your potential in a safe and creative environment.
- Sewing on Sundays IIICourse start date: Sun 24 Sep 2023 (and 1 other date)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Rachel SelormeyBring your own sewing project and be guided by an industry professional. Skills you can develop include, altering
patterns, couture sewing techniques, or guidance with completing a complicated garment from a pattern.Full fee £269.00 Senior fee £215.00 Concession £175.00
- Blogging: build your own blog using WordPressCourse start date: Tue 26 Sep 2023 (and 2 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Andrea MarzanoLearn to create your own blog with this beginners course and raise your online profile.Full fee £99.00 Senior fee £79.00 Concession £64.00
- Drawing and mindfulnessCourse start date: Tue 26 Sep 2023 (and 2 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Clare Barton-HarveyExplore how mindfulness can enrich drawing and lead to new ways of relating to it. A practical drawing course from observation, and the imagination. This course offers a great introduction to mindful drawing or a way for you to further integrate mindfulness into your drawing.
- Ways into poetry: intensiveCourse start date: Thu 28 Sep 2023 (and 5 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Sarah WardleRelatively new to writing poetry? This shorter version of our introductory Ways into poetry course offers an opportunity to experiment with language and a variety of poetic devices alongside fellow emerging poets. Discover the key elements of a poem in a friendly and interactive class.Full fee £139.00 Senior fee £139.00 Concession £70.00
- Drawing 1Course start date: Mon 11 Sep 2023 (and 8 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Tony HullExplore the creative possibilities of drawing, gain confidence and broaden your expectations and understanding. Learn and develop key drawing concepts: function of line, tone, texture, form, composition and mark making through a carefully structured approach. Suitable for beginners.
- Wildlife photography: London locationCourse start date: Sat 30 Sep 2023 (and 2 other dates)
Location on this date: Off SiteTutors: Rachel WeghWidllife in the city is an exciting opportunity to work off-site and enjoy various surroundings focusing on flora and fauna. Travel to some of some of London’s finest open spaces whilst learning the photography skills required in focusing on details, landscape and capturing natures beauty. Ideal for beginners, those who want to broaden their photography skills and those wishing to continue building their photography portfolio.
- Astronomy: a gentle introductionCourse start date: Sun 1 Oct 2023 (and 2 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Roger O'BrienA leisurely walk through back garden astronomy. Learn how to find your way around the constellations, whether to buy a telescope, how to find planets and look safely at the sun. Find out why astronomy is good for you.
- Introduction to PythonCourse start date: Wed 13 Sep 2023 (and 9 other dates)
Location on this date: Hybrid (choose either online or in-person)Tutors: Timothy MarleyWant 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.
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