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  1. Jazz: play the music of Wayne Shorter
    Last Few Places, Evening
    Course start date:  Thu 1 Aug 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Sara Dhillon
    In this practical course for all instrumentalists, we will delve into the wonderful music of the great composer and improviser, Wayne Shorter. Explore some of his vast back catalogue that includes compositions written when he was working as part of Art Blakey and Jazz Messengers (he eventually became their primary composer), the Miles Davis Quintet, and Weather Report. Learn how to negotiate the interesting harmonic twists and turns of his music while learning some of his wonderful and distinctive melodies. N.B. bass and drum places taken.
    Full fee £69.00 Senior fee £69.00 Concession £69.00
  2. Return to French (elementary)
    Evening
    Course start date:  Mon 12 Aug 2024 (and 4 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 £99.00 Concession £64.00
  3. 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
  4. Painting for beginners
    Last Few Places, Evening
    Course start date:  Mon 9 Sep 2024 (and 4 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Amanda Bracken
    Experience the joy of painting. Through simple exercises you will explore colour, painting techniques and the expressive qualities of painting using acrylic paints. The perfect way to start painting.
    Full fee £139.00 Senior fee £139.00 Concession £139.00
  5. Picture framing and mounting for beginners
    Course start date:  Tue 10 Sep 2024 (and 8 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 £329.00 Senior fee £263.00 Concession £214.00
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. Full fee £149.00 Senior fee £149.00 Concession £149.00
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  9. Affinity photo: introduction
    Evening
    Course start date:  Wed 18 Sep 2024 (and 1 other date)

    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 £209.00 Senior fee £167.00 Concession £136.00
  10. Numeracy and ESOL - the language of maths - Level 1/2
    Course start date:  Thu 19 Sep 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Do you want to learn important numeracy skills that focuses on learning and becoming confident in applying everyday mathematical language in a range of different settings and common contexts? This course will allow students to build confidence and develop the application of more advanced skills in the areas of Number, Measure, Shape and Space, Handling Data and Talking Maths. You will also learn how to identify, read, write, and apply two or more steps to mathematical processes such as calculating with whole numbers and common decimals, percentages and fractions and using measurement. This course will also help you develop key mathematical problem-solving and reasoning skills which are important skills needed in our daily lives.



    Free course: This is a Multiply course. Multiply is a new government programme to help adults improve their numeracy skills. This course is free for Londoners aged 19 or over. For more information Click here

    Full fee £0.00
  11. The holistic voice
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 21 Sep 2024 (and 3 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Kate Montague
    Your voice should be an extension of your character. This Saturday workshop offers accessible and empowering mind-body techniques to deepen your awareness and connection to your voice so that the message you give out is true to your intention.
    Full fee £89.00 Senior fee £89.00 Concession £62.00
  12. German beginners: module 1
    Course start date:  Mon 23 Sep 2024 (and 5 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Tim Matschak
    Learn German in the heart of London.This course aims to enable students to begin to communicate with some fluency in a range of everyday situations.The emphasis is on the practical use of German and the development of your speaking and listening skills. Based on chapters 1-4 of Willkommen (Hodder Arnold).







    We offer one hour online or in person tasters in German on Monday 9th or Tuesday 10th September. Please check the details by using the following course codes in Search on the top of this page: LGT1, LGT2, LGT6 or LGT7.
    Full fee £229.00 Senior fee £183.00 Concession £149.00
  13. German for opera lovers (intermediate and advanced)
    Course start date:  Tue 24 Sep 2024 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Katja Parmar
    This is a German language course for lovers of German operas.
    Full fee £49.00 Senior fee £39.00 Concession £32.00
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