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  1. Art and society in the early modern Netherlands
    Course start date:  Thu 6 Jun 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Thomas Balfe
    This course focuses on Flemish and Dutch (Netherlandish) art of the late sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. The course will examine well-known artists such as Peter Paul Rubens, Anthony van Dyck, Rembrandt and Vermeer, as well as the role of artworks and visual images in the formation of religious, class, gender and national identities, in early science, and in cultures of collecting.
    Full fee £149.00 Senior fee £119.00 Concession £97.00
  2. 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
  3. Picture framing and mounting for beginners
    Last Few Places, Weekend
    Course start date:  Sun 12 May 2024 (and 10 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Esther Heyhoe
    Learn picture framing and mounting skills for the home or workplace. Using professional framing tools and equipment you'll be taught all the skills you need to work in a busy studio or alternatively how to set up your own small scale practice from home.
    Full fee £309.00 Senior fee £247.00 Concession £201.00
  4. Alexander Technique: introduction
    Last Few Places
    Course start date:  Thu 13 Jun 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Kamal Thapen
    Discover how to return your body to its natural state of balance and poise in this beginner's guide to the Alexander Technique. Learn how to relieve stress by becoming mindful of muscular and mental tension.
    Full fee £109.00 Senior fee £109.00 Concession £109.00
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  5. Communicate with confidence through voice and body language
    Last Few Places, Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 15 Jun 2024 (and 7 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Jonny Black
    Discover how to enhance your vocal and physical impact and presence in many situations and become aware of habits that may hold you back from achieving your full potential. Skills include establishing rapport, assertive posture and gesture, vocal energy, projecting an effective personal style, sensitive listening and communicating with care and conviction. This course will be delivered in the college.
    Full fee £139.00 Senior fee £139.00 Concession £90.00
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  6. Introduction to graphic design
    Evening
    Course start date:  Thu 30 May 2024 (and 6 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Andrew McCarten
    Our 'Introduction' courses provide a perfect way-in to a creative field.



    Graphic Design is everywhere; in our books, magazines, and newspapers. Emblazoning packaging at the corner shop to the mall. On our screens- phones, TVs, computers and tablets. To say it’s important would be an understatement.







    Don’t just consume. Learn how to use image and type to communicate your messages, emotions and ideas. Beyond this, learn about the movements and styles which have shaped the field of Graphic Design over the years, and how to find your place there.
    Full fee £259.00 Senior fee £207.00 Concession £168.00
  7. Tai Chi Chuan: Beginners
    Last Few Places
    Course start date:  Tue 16 Apr 2024 (and 5 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Carla Drayton
    This course will look at Tai Chi movements and principles as taught in the form and their application to daily life.
    Full fee £149.00 Senior fee £119.00 Concession £104.00
  8. Get Fit for Summer 2024
    Course start date:  Tue 25 Jun 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Caroline Ings-Chambers
    This total body conditioning course aims to boost your stamina, shape your body and energise your fitness levels, whilst working to music.
    Full fee £99.00 Senior fee £79.00 Concession £69.00
  9. Advanced visual communications: social impact by visual design
    Course start date:  Tue 25 Jun 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  George Stickney
    Can visual design create enough impact to change society? What effect do posters and campaigns have in changing people’s minds on various subjects? This course is for those with some experience in making graphic images who want to explore campaigning in graphic design and media.
    Full fee £309.00 Senior fee £247.00 Concession £216.00
  10. The City in Literature: freedom and flappers in the bohemian city
    Last Few Places
    Course start date:  Tue 25 Jun 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Alexander Fairbairn-Dixon
    Join us to explore three works of life writing set in Paris and Berlin between the wars, where café culture, the adventure of the streets, bohemian life, and nocturnal temptations offer opportunities for artistic, personal, and sexual freedom. Set in post-WW1 Paris and pre-WW2 Berlin, writers, artists, and adventurers find themselves entangled within the moving fabric of unpredictable social and political changes. Writers include Ernest Hemingway, Jean Rhys and Christopher Isherwood.
    Full fee £149.00 Senior fee £119.00 Concession £97.00
  11. Tai Chi Chuan: mixed levels
    Course start date:  Thu 18 Apr 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Carla Drayton
    Continue to refine and develop the gentle, graceful movements of T'ai Chi in classes designed to help you develop clear, powerful and effective practice. Build on your experience with more advanced sequences.
    Full fee £149.00 Senior fee £119.00 Concession £104.00
  12. 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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