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  1. Italian beginners: module 1
    Evening
    Course start date:  Thu 18 Apr 2024 (and 13 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Fabio Pezzarini
    With its rich culture and history and its incredible landscapes and architecture, there are countless reasons to learn Italian. Depending on your needs, this course can either be a short introduction to Italian to give you the basics to greet others and talk a bit about yourself, or it can be the jumping-off point for a longer course of study if you wish to continue learning Italian. Our emphasis is on speaking and listening skills so that you can begin communicating quickly in Italian.
    Full fee £199.00 Senior fee £199.00 Concession £129.00
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  2. Bookbinding: artists' book projects
    Last Few Places
    Course start date:  Tue 21 May 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Sue Doggett
    Develop your creative and practical book arts skills on this intermediate course. Expand on your ideas about the relationship between the structure and the concept of the book and engage in in-depth research and development of your intended project proposal with one-to-one tutorial support and lively critical group discussion. Not suitable for beginners.
    Full fee £509.00 Senior fee £407.00 Concession £331.00
  3. Experimental animation for fine art practice
    Evening
    Course start date:  Tue 21 May 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Stephanie Griffiths
    Discover the exciting innovative work of internationally renowned artists and enjoy exploring the potential of experimental animation to develop your fine art practice. On this practical course you will create your own short experimental animated film using a range of stop motion and digital techniques.
    Full fee £349.00 Senior fee £279.00 Concession £227.00
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  4. Contemporary watercolour painting projects
    Evening
    Course start date:  Tue 21 May 2024 (and 5 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Anne-Marie Foster
    Through a set of short projects inspired by contemporary practitioners and their contribution to the uniqueness of the medium, the course will help you expand your understanding of watercolour and enable you to make informed choices in making personal work. It will also focus on exploring some watercolour approaches that can add variation and visual interest to your painting according to subject matter.
    Full fee £299.00 Senior fee £239.00 Concession £194.00
  5. Chinese advanced practice
    Course start date:  Wed 22 May 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Zhonghan Lin
    This course is designed for advanced students to have conversations in Chinese based on current news stories in a small group environment.
    Full fee £149.00 Senior fee £149.00 Concession £149.00
  6. Reading Shakespeare: a director's perspective - Twelfth Night and Two Gentlemen of Verona
    Course start date:  Wed 22 May 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Laura Baggaley
    Take a fresh look at Shakespeare, exploring selected plays in the company of an experienced theatre director. With performance in mind, we will examine the language of The Two Gentlemen of Verona and Twelfth Night,



    and discuss how Shakespeare’s use of verse evolves over the course of his career.
    Full fee £149.00 Senior fee £119.00 Concession £97.00
  7. Introduction to children's book illustration
    Course start date:  Thu 23 May 2024 (and 3 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Dee Shulman
    Our Introductory courses provide a perfect way-in to a creative field.







    The Children’s Book industry is thriving, largely due to globally rising literacy levels, and a growing awareness of the importance of early childhood education. As a result, Children’s Book creators are in demand.



    Our tutors will teach you the many and various skills you’ll need to illustrate books for children - from drawing and painting (analogue and digital), to sequencing and pacing visual narratives.



    You'll learn about the children’s publishing sector; gaining a sense of the different genres and markets for children's books, and where your illustration style might fit.
    Full fee £259.00 Senior fee £207.00 Concession £168.00
  8. Character design workshop
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 25 May 2024 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Ciara Flood
    Take a deep dive into a specific process, media or tool, with our Visual Communication Workshops.



    In this workshop, learn how to create compelling characters for illustration projects, and beyond.







    Workshops throw the spotlight onto niche areas of the visual communication field, enabling you to hone higher-level skills and gain deeper insights.



    Workshops tend to have a practical focus, with little or no conceptual or contextual elements, although this varies by course.
    Full fee £209.00 Senior fee £167.00 Concession £136.00
  9. Return to Spanish (lower intermediate)
    Course start date:  Tue 28 May 2024 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Elisabet Rodriguez
    Come and join this lively interactive course to refresh your lower intermediate Spanish. After attending this course you will be able join a level 2 upper course in September.
    Full fee £99.00 Senior fee £79.00 Concession £64.00
  10. Textiles: silkscreen printing
    Course start date:  Tue 28 May 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Rosie James
    Explore silkscreen printing on fabric using paper stencils. Develop tactile printed, coloured overlays through using opaque and transparent colour and surface finishes such as foiling, flocking and relief effects specially for textiles.
    Full fee £369.00 Senior fee £295.00 Concession £240.00
  11. Ways into creative writing: intensive
    Evening
    Course start date:  Wed 15 May 2024 (and 10 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Lucy Popescu
    Not sure whether creative writing is for you? Give it a try on one of these fun and supportive short courses covering the basics of fiction and poetry. Increase your confidence and produce work through guided exercises and discussion.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £139.00 Senior fee £139.00 Concession £70.00
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  12. Voiceovers: advanced
    Evening
    Course start date:  Tue 28 May 2024 (and 3 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  John Eastman
    Expanding on the skills mastered in the Improvers course, you will gain deeper experience in microphone and voiceover techniques, working towards a higher professional standard. This more challenging course will provide you with a focused range of audio/voiceover materials.
    Full fee £139.00 Senior fee £139.00 Concession £97.00
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    80% of 100
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