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  1. Cutting it fine: collage in modern & contemporary art
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sun 3 Mar 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Chantal Condron
    Immerse yourself in an exploration of the history of collage going as far back as ancient China to international contemporary art today. This engaging study day will enhance your knowledge of the roots of this fascinating media, and illustrate how collage techniques have been pivotal to major modern and contemporary art movements, from Cubism, Dada and Surrealism to photomontage and digital art.
    Full fee £59.00 Senior fee £47.00 Concession £38.00
  2. Build a website in a day with WordPress
    Course start date:  Wed 6 Mar 2024 (and 3 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Julian Holden
    WordPress is the world's most popular content management system, and it's free! On this intensive, one-day course you'll learn how to use it to build your own website.
    Full fee £99.00 Senior fee £79.00 Concession £64.00
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  3. Chinese history taster: the Ming (1368-1644) and Qing (1636-1912) Dynasties
    Course start date:  Thu 7 Mar 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Qiuyang Chen
    Join Dr. Qiuyang Chen for this short session in which we will discover the impact of the China of our past on our understanding China of the present.
    Full fee £10.00 Senior fee £8.00 Concession £7.00
  4. Return to German (intermediate)
    Evening
    Course start date:  Thu 7 Mar 2024 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Heiner Schenke
    This course is suitable if you have done GCSE, O Level or A level German some time ago and would like to return to studying German or are studying 2 upper or 3 lower courses at City Lit and would like to revise your intermediate German.
    Full fee £69.00 Senior fee £69.00 Concession £45.00
  5. Sketching at the museum: William Morris Gallery
    Course start date:  Fri 8 Mar 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Off Site

    Tutors:  Ute Kreyman
    Explore the pleasure and challenge of sketchbooks; practice and improve your drawing skills and 'ways of seeing' and understanding by working from a fascinating range of objects and artifacts in The William Morris Museum.



    Meet in main entrance Lloyd Park House, 531 Forest Rd, Walthamstow E17 4PP.
    Full fee £69.00 Senior fee £69.00 Concession £69.00
  6. Artist Talk & Poetry Reading: "This Delightful Woman"
    Evening
    Course start date:  Fri 8 Mar 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Join artist Susannah Goulding this International Women's Day for a talk about her City Lit Gallery solo exhibition 'This Delightful Woman'. Learn about the powerful role Susannah's art practice plays in exploring her experience of living with cancer, and gain insight into her creative explorations of identity, the body, gender and illness. The talk will be followed by a reading of poems from the artist's book, alongside spoken word performances from members of the City Lit Writing community.
    Full fee £0.00 Senior fee £0.00 Concession £0.00
  7. Artist Talk: The State of Her
    Course start date:  Fri 8 Mar 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Heidi Wigmore
    Heidi Wigmore is a visual artist. In this talk she will present an overview of her studio-based drawing and painting practice which extends to public art projects including installation, banners and billboards.



    International Women's Day offers the perfect context: she has been developing a hybrid visual language of the female figure over many years, most recently in a 25 metre long canvas that functions as a wry commentary on contemporary constructs of womanhood. The impulse of the work is to challenge, resist and critique stereotypical representations of the female form by depicting woman as the protagonist; bringing her centre-stage, to hold her own space...



    ‘To move freely with energy in the world is an extraordinary ideal. Women should have this room for possibility.’ Nancy Spero.
    Full fee £0.00 Senior fee £0.00 Concession £0.00
  8. Four outstanding women philosophers of the 20th century
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 9 Mar 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Edgar Ter-Danielyan
    This course is an introduction to four outstanding women philosophers of the 20th century and some of their most important works: Mary Midgley (1919-2018), Elizabeth Anscombe (1919-2001), Philippa Foot (1920-2010), and Iris Murdoch (1919-1999).
    Full fee £59.00 Senior fee £47.00 Concession £38.00
  9. Feldenkrais: freeing your neck and shoulders
    Last Few Places, Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 9 Mar 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Charlotte Seirberg
    Learn how to ease tension in the neck and shoulders by re-educating the neuromuscular system through gentle structured sequences of movement.



    This course is being taught as online and in-person. This is the in-person course, taught in the main City Lit



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    Full fee £89.00 Senior fee £89.00 Concession £89.00
  10. Generative AI: a short introduction
    Course start date:  Wed 21 Feb 2024 (and 7 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Kate Scott
    This is a short introduction to Generative AI for non-technical beginners who want to find out what all the fuss is about over ChatGPT, DALL-E and Stable Diffusion.
    Full fee £99.00 Senior fee £79.00 Concession £64.00
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  11. Drawing and mindfulness: imagination
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sun 10 Mar 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Clare Barton-Harvey
    Explore the relationship of drawing, imagination and mindfulness and discover a range of methods for stimulating and enriching your imaginative engagement in drawing. This short course offers a valuable introduction to mindful drawing, or a way for you to further integrate mindfulness into your drawing practice.
    Full fee £99.00 Senior fee £99.00 Concession £99.00
  12. Learning to use your iPhone
    Course start date:  Mon 11 Mar 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Is your iPhone confusing you? Are you unsure how to make the most of its many features? This short course will help you understand your phone, troubleshoot problems and use some of its most popular features and apps. By the end of the course you will be confident you can use or find out how to use the key features of your phone.



    This course is FREE if you are employed and on a low wage or you are claiming benefits. For more information Click here
    Full fee £29.00 Senior fee £23.00 Concession £15.00
    Rating:
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