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  1. Affinity photo: introduction
    Evening
    Course start date:  Thu 18 Jul 2024 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Michael Harding
    Affinity Photo is a British engineered and fully featured cross-platform editing alternative to Adobe Photoshop. For photographers at all levels. We’ll show you how to use it effectively to process and edit your images to the highest standard.
    Full fee £199.00 Senior fee £159.00 Concession £129.00
  2. Generative AI: a short introduction
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sun 4 Aug 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, Gemini, and Firefly.
    Full fee £99.00 Senior fee £79.00 Concession £64.00
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  3. Return to French (elementary)
    Evening
    Course start date:  Mon 8 Jul 2024 (and 5 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Yolande Mallet De Chauny
    Come and join this lively interactive course to refresh your elementary French. After attending this course you will be able join a level 2 course in September.



    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 £79.00 Concession £64.00
  4. Introduction to watercolour painting
    Course start date:  Mon 9 Sep 2024 (and 10 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Anne-Marie Foster
    Gain a grounding in the rich possibilities available when working with watercolour paint. Through a series of practical studies, you will investigate the potential of this versatile medium.
    Full fee £279.00 Senior fee £223.00 Concession £181.00
  5. Getting ready for essential digital skills for work (Level 1)
    Course start date:  Wed 11 Sep 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Do you have some digital skills but lack confidence to use them? Would you like to gain the most essential digital skills needed for today's workplace? If so, and you need to develop the foundational digital skills for today's job market, this is the course for you. The course will give you the confidence to use different digital devices and tools to collaborate and communicate efficiently with work colleagues, to create and edit documents and presentations, and make simple spreadsheets. You will learn about different types of digital communication as well as how to use online resources for finding and using information and completing transactions. You will learn the transferable digital skills you need to progress, participate and express yourself in the workplace and gain a qualification. 53% of UK employees do not have the digital skills needed for work. You don't need to be one of them.



    Please note: you MUST pass the first part of the course, attend every class and do the necessary homework. If you do not, you will not be able to continue the course.



    You need to do a pre-course assessment. Contact universal.skills@citylit.ac.uk / 020 8078 0489 for a face-to-face assessment or click the Start Assessment button on this page. Log on with your email address (not name.



    This course is FREE if you are employed and on a low wage or you are claiming benefits. For more information Click here

    Full fee £0.00
  6. Drawing for beginners
    Evening
    Course start date:  Thu 12 Sep 2024 (and 13 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Andrea Voisey
    Explore traditional and less traditional methods of drawing simple objects. Using structured activities, you will be introduced to key concepts such as line, tone, composition and mark making. Ideal if you have little or no drawing experience; a great way to learn the basics or prepare for longer courses.
    Full fee £139.00 Senior fee £139.00 Concession £139.00
  7. Full fee £149.00 Senior fee £149.00 Concession £149.00
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  8. French 2: jump into year 2 upper
    Course start date:  Mon 16 Sep 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Yolande Mallet De Chauny
    This intensive course is suitable if you have studied French for about two years in the past but are not sure whether you are ready to join our third year course, 'French 2 upper' course. You will revise the main points of the second year in this one-week revision course and feel ready for 'French 2 upper: module 1' starting soon.
    Full fee £219.00 Senior fee £219.00 Concession £219.00
  9. Introduction to printmaking techniques
    Course start date:  Tue 17 Sep 2024 (and 4 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Simon Burder
    This fast-paced course reveals some of the processes used to make fine art prints. You will try both relief and intaglio printmaking methods. This course is for beginners and those with limited experience who want to discover how printmaking techniques actually work. An ideal way to start printmaking.
    Full fee £229.00 Senior fee £183.00 Concession £149.00
  10. Social media for business: introduction
    Course start date:  Wed 18 Sep 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Julian Holden
    This practical course is aimed at people who would like to use social media marketing to promote their business. This class is ideal for those with some familiarity with social media. You will learn how social media can be used to communicate with your target audience.
    Full fee £209.00 Senior fee £167.00 Concession £136.00
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  11. Manual lymphatic drainage: detox for face and neck
    Evening
    Course start date:  Wed 18 Sep 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Kean Street Wellbeing Centre

    Tutors:  Janet Whitehead
    Would you like to learn how to give a detox facial massage? Based on the lymphatic system, this technique is designed to eliminate toxins and improve the skin's appearance by boosting the immune system.
    Full fee £179.00 Senior fee £179.00 Concession £179.00
  12. Cult TV: the Avengers and the swinging 60s
    Course start date:  Wed 18 Sep 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Paul Sutton
    An ‘offbeat, tongue-in-cheek, British, “pop spy” fantasy TV series’, The Avengers has variously been described as ‘one of British TV’s greatest successes’, the ‘highest pinnacle of spy/secret agent television’, ‘constantly kinky’, and ‘part of “swinging London”, along with the King’s Road, Carnaby Street, Twiggy, George Best, Mary Quant and other such icons’. Join us for a course that celebrates this quirky, cult TV serial as we revisit iconic episodes and explore what made The Avengers such an enduring slice of British popular culture.
    Full fee £119.00 Senior fee £95.00 Concession £77.00
  13. Life drawing: focus on hands and feet
    Evening
    Course start date:  Wed 18 Sep 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    This short course is aimed at those with some previous life drawing experience who would like to meet the unique challenge of drawing hands and feet. Explore how to make sense of their complex structure and form and to draw these parts of the anatomy convincingly. You'll never leave hands and feet out of your life drawings again!
    Full fee £149.00 Senior fee £149.00 Concession £149.00
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