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  1. Feminism for the 21st century: many genders and even more trouble
    Course start date:  Fri 23 Feb 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Katie Goss
    In the twenty-first century, feminist theories of othering and oppression, identity and relation, sex and sexuality come into new life. From trans-medicine and Artificial Reproductive Technologies to climate crisis and internet activism, feminism remains at the forefront of struggles for a more just and inhabitable world. This course will explore how feminist thought is undergoing interesting transformations to meet these and other challenges of our times.
    Full fee £119.00 Senior fee £95.00 Concession £77.00
  2. Voiceovers: advanced
    Last Few Places, Evening
    Course start date:  Fri 23 Feb 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  David Thorpe
    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
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  3. Botanical illustration workshop
    Course start date:  Thu 25 Jan 2024 (and 3 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Alison Barratt, Lucia Vinti
    Take a deep dive into a specific process, media or tool, with our Visual Communication workshops.







    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
  4. Oil painting: focus on light and shade
    Course start date:  Tue 27 Feb 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Lindsay Pickett
    This oil painting course takes inspiration from the moody and luminous imagery of classic Film Noir such as ‘The Third Man’. Students will explore composition, tonal transition and contrast to enhance their pleasure in oil painting and create strong and powerful paintings.
    Full fee £209.00 Senior fee £167.00 Concession £136.00
  5. Reflexology: taster workshop
    Course start date:  Wed 28 Feb 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Kean Street Wellbeing Centre

    Tutors:  Janet Whitehead
    Experience the relaxing benefits of hand and foot reflexology and learn how to relieve stress using basic reflexology techniques.
    Full fee £49.00 Senior fee £49.00 Concession £49.00
  6. Procreate for illustration workshop
    Last Few Places, Evening
    Course start date:  Thu 29 Feb 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

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







    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 theory or context, although this varies by course.
    Full fee £209.00 Senior fee £167.00 Concession £136.00
  7. Painting: oil techniques and mediums
    Last Few Places
    Course start date:  Fri 1 Mar 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Luke Jones
    Oil paint is a luscious medium with a long historical tradition. It is 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.
    Full fee £189.00 Senior fee £151.00 Concession £123.00
  8. 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 fully-fledged podcast which you will produce in this course.
    Full fee £129.00 Senior fee £103.00 Concession £84.00
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  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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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  12. 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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