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  1. Podcasting: introduction
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 24 Feb 2024 (and 4 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Vina Theodorakopoulou
    Do you want to create your own podcast? This is your chance to develop your ideas into a podcast which you will produce in this course.
    Full fee £129.00 Senior fee £103.00 Concession £84.00
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  2. City Lit Pro: Adobe After Effects fast track
    Course start date:  Fri 8 Mar 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  John Horabin
    City Lit Pro courses are tailored for accelerated learning for busy people who need to learn key skills for the workplace. On this Adobe After Effects course, you will learn the essential tools and skills for using After Effects to transform your video projects. These include planning the project, organising and preparing the material, masking skills, key framing skills and working with layers.
    Full fee £429.00 Senior fee £343.00 Concession £279.00
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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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  7. Preparing digital images for printmaking
    Evening
    Course start date:  Mon 11 Mar 2024 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Claire Hynds
    Digital technologies play an increasing role in the world of more traditional printmaking. Screenprinting, photo-etching, polymer gravure and relief, and photo litho all require imagery that has been generated using digital image manipulation software. This workshop in preparing digital images for printmaking will provide an introduction to specialist tools and techniques required using Adobe Photoshop in order to prepare your imagery for these printmaking processes.
    Full fee £119.00 Senior fee £119.00 Concession £119.00
  8. Anthropology of art and craft networks - Dr. Robin Wilson
    Evening
    Course start date:  Fri 15 Mar 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Join us as Dr. Robin Wilson talks about the Oxford Anagama collaborative research project. With a focus on contemporary praxis in traditional craft forms, and on perceptions of the environment mediated through material artefacts it examines the contemporary development of traditional ceramics practice creating contemporary commodities, based around the building and firing of single-chambered woodfired Japanese kilns located within the University of Oxford's research woodlands at Wytham.
    Full fee £0.00 Senior fee £0.00 Concession £0.00
  9. Sketching at the museum: Tate Modern
    Course start date:  Fri 15 Mar 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Off Site

    Tutors:  Diane Martin
    Exploring the pleasure and challenge of sketchbooks; learn and improve your drawing skills and 'ways of seeing' and understanding, working from an exciting range of artworks in Tate modern.
    Full fee £69.00 Senior fee £69.00 Concession £69.00
  10. ITEC Level 5 Certificate in Sports Massage Therapy
    Course start date:  Fri 15 Mar 2024

    Location on this date:  Kean Street Wellbeing Centre

    Been practising at level 4 sports massage and wanting to update your skillset? Looking to expand your knowledge to confidently manage the more complex musculoskeletal injuries? If yes, the ITEC Level 5 Certificate in Sports Massage will equip you with these skills and more.
    Full fee £799.00 Senior fee £799.00 Concession £799.00
  11. Introduction to psychodynamic counselling
    Course start date:  Fri 15 Mar 2024

    Location on this date:  Kean Street Wellbeing Centre

    Tutors:  Adrian Scott
    This course will take you from Freud through to the present day, demonstrating a more relational experience for the client. Examine the unconscious, the presenting past and issues in early development.
    Full fee £89.00 Senior fee £89.00 Concession £58.00
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  12. Instagram for business: introduction
    Course start date:  Wed 20 Mar 2024 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Amber Raney-Kincade
    Learn how to use Instagram, the visual social media site, to market your business and communicate with your customers.
    Full fee £99.00 Senior fee £79.00 Concession £64.00
    Rating:
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  13. Colour therapy: taster workshop
    Evening
    Course start date:  Fri 22 Mar 2024

    Location on this date:  Kean Street Wellbeing Centre

    Tutors:  Janet Whitehead
    Curious about colour and its uses in healing? Explore colour as living phenomenon and begin to expand your awareness and practice of this unique form of energy healing.
    Full fee £49.00 Senior fee £49.00 Concession £49.00
    Rating:
    87% of 100
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