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  1. Painting: oil techniques and mediums
    Course start date:  Thu 12 Sep 2024 (and 4 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Oil paint is a medium with a long historical tradition, 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 This course is for all levels – both beginners and more experienced painters.
    Full fee £199.00 Senior fee £159.00 Concession £129.00
  2. Manual lymphatic drainage: detox for face and neck
    Evening
    Course start date:  Wed 2 Oct 2024

    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
  3. Drawing: ink and wash techniques
    Evening
    Course start date:  Mon 11 Nov 2024 (and 5 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    The immediacy and versatility of ink and wash is perfect for those sketching on location, for designers and for students interested in watercolour techniques. Take the opportunity to explore the basic techniques of this exciting process.
    Full fee £199.00 Senior fee £159.00 Concession £129.00
  4. Painting: colour mixing for artists
    Evening
    Course start date:  Mon 13 Jan 2025 (and 3 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Amanda Bracken
    A concise study of colour usage. Investigate colour perception and how colour interacts. Explore a range of observational and expressive painting projects, relate colour theory to practice and develop confidence using colour.  An emphasis on colour mixing using acrylics and oil paint.
    Full fee £199.00 Senior fee £159.00 Concession £129.00
  5. Start planting design for your garden
    Course start date:  Fri 31 Jan 2025 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Alison Worster
    Explore the principles of planting design using form, line and texture to create dynamic planting schemes. In weekly workshops, improve the breadth of your plant knowledge whilst developing the skills and techniques of garden designers.
    Full fee £179.00 Senior fee £143.00 Concession £116.00
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