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  1. Representing nature in early modern Europe
    Course start date:  Fri 7 Jun 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Thomas Balfe
    Explore the links between the visual image and ideas of nature in early modernity (c.1500-1750). At this time, tools like the microscope were visualising nature in new ways, changes were afoot in how humans related to animals, and the environments of Asia and the Americas were becoming more familiar to Europeans. We will focus on how artists and skilled artisans engaged with these subjects.
    Full fee £119.00 Senior fee £95.00 Concession £77.00
  2. Mindfulness sketchbook walk
    Evening
    Course start date:  Thu 20 Jun 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Off Site

    Tutors:  Joe Richardson
    Join us for a sketchbook walk around Central London to observe, record and engage with the busyness of urban life. Using mindfulness techniques combined with drawing we will be examining our experience and opening up to the magic and surprises that the city has to offer.
    Full fee £39.00 Senior fee £39.00 Concession £39.00
  3. Jewellery making: all levels
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 4 May 2024 (and 4 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Rebecca Ilett
    Ever wanted to turn your hand to making your own jewellery? Or done it before and would like to hone your skills with a professional tutor? From beginners to experienced jewellers, come and practise making metal jewellery to your own designs, whether you're picking up the basics of cutting, forming and texturing, or taking your designs to the next level with complex approaches such as chain-making.
    Full fee £389.00 Senior fee £311.00 Concession £253.00
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  4. Iyengar Yoga: mixed level
    Evening
    Course start date:  Fri 19 Apr 2024 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Irina Baillie
    Learn yoga postures focusing on alignment to achieve maximum benefit from your practice. Improve your posture, strength and flexibility, and practise relaxation techniques to help you release tension. This course is suitable for those who are new to Iyengar yoga and to those who want to learn more.
    Full fee £179.00 Senior fee £143.00 Concession £125.00
  5. Drawing: a contemporary approach
    Course start date:  Fri 28 Jun 2024 (and 5 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Tony Hull
    Take your drawing into exciting new directions – build on your existing skills and discover new ways of working. For intermediate students with some drawing experience who would like to explore experimental drawing techniques and develop their own ideas in drawing. A chance to extend your own drawing projects guided by our expert tutor and practising artist, with reference to the work of artists using drawing in the wider art world today.
    Full fee £209.00 Senior fee £167.00 Concession £136.00
  6. Somatic Mindfulness Meditation
    Course start date:  Fri 19 Apr 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Bram Williams
    Make your meditation more embodied. Explore this powerful approach to meditation practices anchored deep in the body and experience inner calmness and greater peace of mind.
    Full fee £149.00 Senior fee £119.00 Concession £104.00
  7. Use your voice assertively
    Evening
    Course start date:  Tue 9 Jul 2024 (and 3 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Lloyd Wylde
    Do you want to sound more confident, grounded, self-assured and assertive? Improve your vocal skills through a series of exercises that will support you to become more vocally confident, expressive and dynamic without appearing arrogant.
    Full fee £169.00 Senior fee £169.00 Concession £110.00
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  8. Japanese Film Night: Zatoichi by Takeshi Kitano
    Evening
    Course start date:  Fri 19 Jul 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Chikako Nakagawa
    Explore alternative cinema that captures the spirit and culture of Japan while expanding your knowledge of Japanese life, history and art.



    Zatoichi is directed by Takeshi Kitano, who drew on his background as a comedian, entertainer and established filmmaker to win the Venice Film Festival Silver Lion award for best direction in 2003.







    The film is set in the Edo period and is based on a popular fictional character (named ‘Zatoichi’) from Japanese film and television.The character is distinctive for being a blind person who makes his living as a masseur and gambler while secretly fighting the forces of evil as a highly skilled blade master.



    The Edo period was characterised by local feuds between rival gangs, often captured in the popular dramatic genre of ‘Jidaigeki’ that typically showcases samurai, farmers and merchants engaged in outlandish sword fights. Zatoichi follows some of the same violent



    conventions from ‘Jidaigeki’ drama, but with the inclusion of more comic and stylized elements. At the heart of the film is the classic story of a wandering hero who, trying to help the innocent overcome injustice, gets caught up in a bloody tussle for revenge. Kitano’s genius turns this narrative into an empowering film that ultimately offers a very Japanese celebration of humanity.
    Full fee £9.00 Senior fee £9.00 Concession £9.00
  9. Watercolour painting studio: urban landscapes
    Course start date:  Tue 30 Jul 2024 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Hilary Rosen
    Build your confidence and skills in outdoor watercolour painting in a variety of central London locations. You will be introduced to watercolour mixing and mark making in relation to painting the urban landscape. This course can be seen as a refresher or for students who have had a minimum amount of watercolour experience.
    Full fee £299.00 Senior fee £239.00 Concession £194.00
  10. Painting: oil techniques and mediums
    Course start date:  Thu 12 Sep 2024 (and 4 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Oil paint is a medium with a long historical tradition, 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 This course is for all levels – both beginners and more experienced painters.
    Full fee £199.00 Senior fee £159.00 Concession £129.00
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