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All our courses here at City Lit are taught by expert tutors such as published authors, academics, practising artists, and experienced professionals. Our friendly, supportive, and inspiring tutors are here to boost your confidence and motivate you at every step. We always ensure that your journey with us is enjoyable, positive, and thought-provoking.
We offer online courses and in-person courses. Our interactive online courses are taught live and in small groups. Read our guide to online learning for more information. In-person courses are delivered at our modern college campus in London near Covent Garden.
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- Watercolour painting: mixed media techniquesCourse start date: Thu 28 Sep 2023 (and 6 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Diane MartinWatercolour has a rich tradition - this course will explore the more experimental ways of using this pleasurable medium and will present new possibilities for producing exciting new work with mixed media. Make inventive combinations of media to draw from your own found imagery, photographs and sketches.Full fee £189.00 Senior fee £151.00 Concession £123.00
- Introduction to BSLCourse start date: Tue 19 Sep 2023 (and 7 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Samuel GeorgesInterested in learning British Sign Language? Learn some basic vocabulary and grammar, and decide if you want to progress to the level 1 qualification.
- Short introduction to bookkeepingCourse start date: Fri 29 Sep 2023 (and 1 other date)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Fola MosesGain very basic knowledge of bookkeeping practices and procedures that underpin accurate record keeping.Full fee £199.00 Senior fee £159.00 Concession £129.00
- Self defence and personal safety for womenCourse start date: Sat 30 Sep 2023 (and 4 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Carla DraytonExplore physical and non-physical techniques for self defence, developing your assertiveness, body language and more. Women of any age or fitness level are welcome to come and enhance their confidence.
- 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.
- Adobe Photoshop: a detailed introductionCourse start date: Sun 1 Oct 2023 (and 2 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Andrea MarzanoThis course is a solid introduction to Adobe Photoshop and has been designed for students who want to learn the professional and most effective way to use Photoshop from the ground up.Full fee £199.00 Senior fee £199.00 Concession £129.00
- Agile methodologies: introductionCourse start date: Tue 3 Oct 2023 (and 1 other date)
Location on this date: Hybrid (choose either online or in-person)Tutors: Kate ScottA practical introduction to Agile project management methodologies.
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 £239.00 Senior fee £191.00 Concession £155.00
- Painting: oil techniques and mediumsCourse start date: Thu 14 Sep 2023 (and 3 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Lindsay PickettOil paint is a uniquely luscious medium, capable of heavy impasto effects and also the most delicate transparent colour films. Explore the different effects that can be created when different oil painting mediums are added to the oil paint. Learn to use a range of these mediums to create excitng and varied surfaces in your painting, expanding your use of texture and glazing.
This course is for all levels – both beginners and more experienced painters.Full fee £189.00 Senior fee £151.00 Concession £123.00
- Improve your speaking voiceCourse start date: Sat 7 Oct 2023 (and 5 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Lloyd WyldeImprove the quality of your voice and standard of speech through relaxation, stance, breath capacity/control, articulation, forward placing and expression. This course will be delivered in the college.
- Introduction to watercolour paintingCourse start date: Mon 11 Sep 2023 (and 8 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Chris HoughGain 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.
- Japanese woodcut printmakingCourse start date: Sun 8 Oct 2023 (and 5 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Carol Justin WilhideAn introduction to the beautiful and delicate printmaking world of Japanese Woodcut. Explore this water based, non-toxic process and build an appreciation for the handmade. You will learn how to design, carve and make a multi-coloured print. Beginners welcome.Full fee £309.00 Senior fee £247.00 Concession £201.00
- The Portuguese Empire; establishment, world-making, demise and legaciesCourse start date: Mon 9 Oct 2023
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Ingrid Aguiar SchlindweinA journey through the rise and fall of the Portuguese Empire. Uncover pioneering navigation, understand colonial societies in Brazil, Africa, and Asia through their economies, culture, independence struggles, and legacies.Full fee £69.00 Senior fee £55.00 Concession £45.00
- Public speaking for people who stammerCourse start date: Tue 10 Oct 2023 (and 1 other date)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Anita McKiernanSpeaking in front of a group can often feel daunting. This course will give you lots of opportunities to practise speaking in front of a supportive group. Discover your own unique power, confidence and speaking style and learn how to connect with your listeners. Develop strategies for managing your nerves before and during public speaking tasks. Get supportive and constructive feedback from the group and course tutor.
Specifically for people who stammer/stutter or clutter.Full fee £99.00 Senior fee £69.00 Concession £20.00
- Sketchbooks: ideas, materials and techniquesCourse start date: Thu 12 Oct 2023 (and 3 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Joe RichardsonA fantastic introduction to creative processes using a variety of different media to develop an exciting sketchbook. A sketchbook is a great place to try things out, make mistakes and take risks - all in the nature of experimentation. Suitable for beginners as well as those with some previous drawing experience.
- Developing watercolour paintingCourse start date: Mon 16 Oct 2023 (and 5 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Anne-Marie FosterExplore the specific qualities of watercolour and the opportunities this adaptable medium offers to create dynamic painting compositions. Develop a fluency with brush work and layering of colour to develop compositional possibilities.
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