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  1. Picture book writing
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sun 21 Jan 2024 (and 5 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Lou Kuenzler
    Would you like to write a picture book text for young children? This course is designed for children's writers and for illustrators wishing to write their own stories; a starter course to develop both your ideas and your technique.



    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
    Rating:
    98% of 100
  2. Write a short story in a weekend
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 23 Mar 2024 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Vicky Grut
    Turn your great idea into a short story on this fun practical course. You'll be introduced to some key fiction writing techniques and encouraged to draft a short story from beginning to end. Suitable for beginners who are comfortable learning at a fast pace. Includes a 2-hour break (12:30-14:30) each day.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £99.00 Senior fee £99.00 Concession £50.00
    Rating:
    96% of 100
  3. Character voice for animation, stage and screen (intensive)
    Last Few Places, Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 20 Apr 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  David Thorpe
    Character voices aren’t just for cartoons. Learn the tools and techniques you need to create new and unique character voices or to accurately imitate a historical or contemporary voice for animation, stage and screen. This course will be delivered in the media studio.
    Full fee £159.00 Senior fee £159.00 Concession £111.00
  4. Autobiography into fiction: getting started
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 17 Feb 2024 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Nick Barlay
    Learn how to turn real-life experiences into gripping fiction in this fun short course for fiction writing beginners and experienced writers. Develop your writing skills and explore techniques for transforming personal stories into strong narratives.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £69.00 Senior fee £69.00 Concession £35.00
  5. Printmaking weekend: Collagraph techniques
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 1 Jun 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Rosey Prince
    Make and print a collagraph exploiting texture and colour using readily available and simple materials with a low environmental impact. The handmade matrix is deceptively simple to construct, the printed results often richer and more detailed than expected when run through the press. All welcome.
    Full fee £189.00 Senior fee £151.00 Concession £123.00
  6. Mixed-media printmaking
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 17 Feb 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Rolina Elsje Blok
    This course introduces you to new ways of combining printmaking with creative thinking by using multiple printmaking techniques and processes, layering them to produce compositions that can be made into artworks to take away with you.
    Full fee £309.00 Senior fee £247.00 Concession £201.00
  7. Narration for podcast and documentary (intensive)
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 6 Jul 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  David Spencer
    A fun and intensive workshop all about the incredible world of narration. This enormous and lucrative area of the voiceover world includes podcasts, e-learning, documentaries, audio books, medical/technical narration, explainer videos and more. You’ll learn how to deliver great reads from the inside out. It’s not just about the sound of your voice!
    Full fee £139.00 Senior fee £139.00 Concession £97.00
  8. TV presenting for beginners (intensive)
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 2 Mar 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Gary Grant
    Have you ever thought you could cut it as a TV presenter, but been unsure where to start? Discover your TV presenting potential. Learn how to present to camera, read autocue, memorise a piece to camera, interview and talk to time. All this in one weekend!
    Full fee £169.00 Senior fee £169.00
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  9. Enhance your impact and presence
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 13 Jul 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Stephanie Lunn
    Discover how to enhance your vocal and physical impact and presence in many situations and become aware of habits that may hold you back, on this intensive weekend course.
    Full fee £139.00 Senior fee £139.00 Concession £97.00
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  10. Bookbinding weekend: endband extravaganza
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 13 Jul 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Kathy Abbott
    A weekend packed full of endbands for bookbinding enthusiasts. Learn a little about the history and different styles of endband and try out some for yourself. There will be demonstrations of a range of endbands including multi-coloured, Islamic and ‘Manhattan’ style. Suitable for those with bookbinding experience.
    Full fee £159.00 Senior fee £159.00 Concession £159.00
  11. Introduction to body casting
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 13 Jul 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Valerie Merlo
    An introduction to casting parts of the body from hands and limbs to faces and entire heads. We will also look at how to assemble moulds to eliminate bad registration lines and mould distortions in the finished plaster casts.
    Full fee £169.00 Senior fee £135.00 Concession £110.00
  12. Landscape painting: summer school intensive
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 27 Jul 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Luke Jones
    Have you always wanted to draw landscapes in a sketchbook?



    On this course, you’ll learn basic techniques for landscape studies, in two different locations near to the City Lit.
    Full fee £119.00 Senior fee £119.00 Concession £119.00
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