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  1. Drawing: colour pastel techniques
    Last Few Places, Evening
    Course start date:  Mon 22 Apr 2024 (and 6 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Ro Sylvester
    Explore the versatility and rich colours of this beautiful drawing and painting medium. Through practical exercises, discover its potential to create a variety of surface effects and its suitability for sketching and outdoor colour work.
    Full fee £189.00 Senior fee £151.00 Concession £123.00
  2. Drawing: ink and wash techniques
    Course start date:  Thu 9 May 2024 (and 6 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Jack Duplock
    The immediacy and versatility of ink and wash is perfect for those sketching on location, for designers and for students interested in watercolour techniques. Take the opportunity to explore the basic techniques of this exciting process.
    Full fee £189.00 Senior fee £151.00 Concession £123.00
  3. Illustrator for textile design II
    Evening
    Course start date:  Mon 20 May 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Expand your knowledge of Adobe Illustrator, creating intricate and decorative elements for textile design. Use a range of drawing and brush tools, refining your skills, developing colour, contrast, and pattern. Ideal for anyone interested in vector based repeat patterns.
    Full fee £169.00 Senior fee £135.00 Concession £110.00
  4. Watercolour painting: experimental approaches
    Evening
    Course start date:  Mon 10 Jun 2024 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Diane Martin
    Always wanted to experiment with watercolour painting? Now's your chance to learn how to make more imaginative use of washes and mark-making; enjoy the colour and fluidity of this beautiful medium and discover if you'd like to take it to the next level.
    Full fee £189.00 Senior fee £151.00 Concession £123.00
  5. Using Apple Mac OS: a detailed introduction
    Evening
    Course start date:  Mon 24 Jun 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 £199.00 Senior fee £159.00 Concession £129.00
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  6. Painting: oil techniques and mediums
    Course start date:  Mon 22 Apr 2024 (and 5 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Luke Jones
    Oil paint is a luscious medium with a long historical tradition. It is 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.
    Full fee £189.00 Senior fee £151.00 Concession £123.00
  7. Monoprinting: contemporary monotype techniques
    Evening
    Course start date:  Mon 15 Apr 2024 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Rosey Prince
    The monoprint describes a ‘one off’ print, rather than a multiple, similar to a painting however the marks, and



    textures achieved from printing layers of ink can produce rich visual effects as they layer and blend. Starting off with the basic monoprinting techniques you will develop these to produce an exciting series of prints to take home.
    Full fee £209.00 Senior fee £167.00 Concession £136.00
  8. Painting: colour mixing for artists
    Course start date:  Mon 24 Mar 2025 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Amanda Bracken
    A concise study of colour usage. Investigate colour perception and how colour interacts. Explore a range of observational and expressive painting projects, relate colour theory to practice and develop confidence using colour.  An emphasis on colour mixing using acrylics and oil paint.
    Full fee £199.00 Senior fee £159.00 Concession £129.00
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