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  1. Full fee £229.00 Senior fee £183.00 Concession £149.00
  2. Life painting: focus on light and shade
    Evening
    Course start date:  Tue 17 Sep 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    A great introduction to tonal painting working directly from the unclothed life model model. Using simple projects, you will explore different ways to represent the human form through light and shade in paint with encouraging helpful guidance from an experienced tutor.
    Full fee £239.00 Senior fee £191.00 Concession £155.00
  3. Music theory: grades 1 and 2
    Course start date:  Wed 18 Sep 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Sarha Moore
    Learn the basic principles of musical language and notation: rhythmic values, time signatures, pitch on treble and bass clefs, simple major scales, intervals and key signatures, and the most common musical terms and signs. Break week 28th October 2024.
    Full fee £229.00 Senior fee £183.00
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  4. City Lit reading group 2
    Last Few Places
    Course start date:  Fri 20 Sep 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Patricia Sweeney
    Share thoughts and ideas about what you are reading, with books chosen by the group. Please come to the first session with suggestions (contemporary literary fiction in paperback) and having read 'The Wren, The Wren' by Anne Enright. Monthly meetings take place on 20 Sept, 18 Oct, 29 Nov; 17 Jan, 21 Feb, 21 March, 02 May, 30 May and 27 June.
    Full fee £229.00 Senior fee £183.00 Concession £149.00
  5. Drawing cartoons workshop
    Evening
    Course start date:  Fri 20 Sep 2024 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Stephen Marchant
    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 £229.00 Senior fee £183.00 Concession £149.00
  6. Full fee £219.00 Senior fee £219.00 Concession £142.00
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  7. French 2 upper: module 2
    Evening
    Course start date:  Tue 24 Sep 2024 (and 6 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Yolande Mallet De Chauny
    Improve your lower intermediate French on this lively interactive course. The emphasis will be on developing your speaking and listening skills and on learning more about the French speaking world. The course is suitable if you have recently completed a 'French 2 upper: module 1' course or equivalent.
    Full fee £219.00 Senior fee £219.00 Concession £142.00
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  8. Japanese beginners: module 1
    Evening
    Course start date:  Tue 24 Sep 2024 (and 10 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Chikako Nakagawa
    Learn to speak Japanese, with the emphasis on developing your listening and speaking skills, in the heart of London. Suitable for complete beginners.



    We offer one hour Japanese tasters: one online on 5/09/24 (LJT 2) and two in person on 11/09/24 or 18/09/24 (LJT1 or LJT4). Please check the details by using the following course codes in the above Search on this page.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £229.00 Senior fee £229.00 Concession £149.00
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  9. World music: an introduction
    Course start date:  Fri 27 Sep 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Sarha Moore
    Explore a range of musical traditions from around the world: Indian raga and Bollywood; Ghanaian and South African grooves; Ottoman makam and Klezmer; Samba and Salsa. Listen for characteristic features and learn about the cultural settings in which they are produced. NB Break week: 1 Nov. 2024.
    Full fee £249.00 Senior fee £199.00 Concession £174.00
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  10. City Lit reading group 1
    Last Few Places
    Course start date:  Fri 27 Sep 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Kate Wilkinson
    Share thoughts and ideas about what you are reading, with books chosen by the group. Please come to the first session on Friday 29 September with suggestions (contemporary fiction in paperback) and having read 'Piranesi' by Susanna Clarke. Meetings take place on 27/9, 01/11, 06/12; 24/01, 28/2, 28/03, 09/5, 06/06, 04/07/25.
    Full fee £229.00 Senior fee £183.00 Concession £149.00
  11. Ancient Greek 1: module 1
    Course start date:  Thu 3 Oct 2024 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Szerdi Nagy
    Learn the basic grammatical structures and vocabulary so that you can begin to read straightforward Ancient Greek prose. Suitable also if you have some basic or rusty knowledge of the language. Based on Greek to GCSE by J. Taylor (Bloomsbury 2016).
    Full fee £209.00 Senior fee £167.00 Concession £136.00
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