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  1. Drawing: a contemporary approach
    Course start date:  Fri 28 Jun 2024 (and 5 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Tony Hull
    Take your drawing into exciting new directions – build on your existing skills and discover new ways of working. For intermediate students with some drawing experience who would like to explore experimental drawing techniques and develop their own ideas in drawing. A chance to extend your own drawing projects guided by our expert tutor and practising artist, with reference to the work of artists using drawing in the wider art world today.
    Full fee £209.00 Senior fee £167.00 Concession £136.00
  2. Music theory: grade 4
    Course start date:  Thu 25 Apr 2024 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Selena Kay
    Study more complex musical language including duplets, double-dotted rhythms, alto clef, double sharps/flats, the concept of enharmonic equivalence, and recognising and writing common triads. Learn the technical names for scale degrees, and standard ornaments and instruments. NB: scheduled break week: 30th May 2024.
    Full fee £229.00 Senior fee £229.00 Concession £149.00
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  3. Botanical illustration workshop
    Course start date:  Mon 16 Sep 2024 (and 5 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Alison Barratt
    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
  4. Classical ballet: improvers
    Course start date:  Mon 22 Apr 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Giovanna Lamboglia
    We will focus on developing ballet technique using barre, centre work and allegro exercises. Suitable for those who have completed at least one year of our beginner's ballet classes or equivalent and have a good grasp of the basic techniques and terminology.
    Full fee £169.00 Senior fee £135.00 Concession £110.00
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  5. Choral singing for pleasure
    Course start date:  Mon 22 Apr 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Richard Hartley Wilson
    Whether you’re a beginner or have some experience, this choral class will give you something to look forward to on a Monday. We sing many genres from musical theatre to pop plus more traditional pieces. This course is very popular, so booking early is essential. Break weeks: 6 & 27 May 2024.
    Full fee £249.00 Senior fee £199.00 Concession £162.00
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  6. Stanislavski: beginners
    Course start date:  Mon 22 Apr 2024 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Deirdre Strath Clyde
    Discover the system of realistic acting that most professional actors use today — the approach to training, characterisation and rehearsal technique developed by the legendary Konstantin Stanislavski.
    Full fee £219.00 Senior fee £175.00 Concession £142.00
  7. Mozart: the early operas
    Course start date:  Mon 16 Sep 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Edward Breen
    Explore Mozart’s operas from Bastien und Bastienne (1768) to Idomeneo, re di Creta (1780-81). Discover the stories and the music of these youthful works and learn about Mozart’s early biography. Break week: 28 Oct 2024.
    Full fee £249.00 Senior fee £199.00 Concession £174.00
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  8. German beginners intensive: module 1 + 2
    Evening
    Course start date:  Mon 23 Sep 2024 (and 4 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Francine van den Berg
    The course aims to enable students to communicate with some fluency in a range of everyday situations.



    This course is a bit faster than our regular courses. Homework is therefore mandatory.







    To get an idea of our beginners courses, you might be interested in one of our online or in person tasters on Monday 9th or Tuesday 10th September: LGT1, LGT2, LGT6 or LGT7. This is an intensive programme for beginners to German, with the emphasis on developing your speaking and listening skills. Suitable for complete beginners. Based on Willkommen Chapters 1-6 (Hodder Arnold).



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £249.00 Senior fee £249.00 Concession £162.00
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  9. Character voices for animation, stage and screen
    Course start date:  Mon 23 Sep 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Sarah English
    Character voices aren’t just for cartoons. Learn the tools and techniques you need to create new and unique character voices or to accurately imitate a historical or contemporary voice for animation, stage and screen. This course will be delivered in the media studio.
    Full fee £249.00 Senior fee £199.00 Concession £174.00
  10. Chinese 2 lower: module 1
    Evening
    Course start date:  Mon 23 Sep 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Ting Poon
    Learn Chinese Mandarin on this lively online course.



    Continue improving your Chinese with the emphasis on speaking and listening. Suitable if you have been studying Chinese (Mandarin) for a year or have an equivalent level.
    Full fee £219.00 Senior fee £219.00 Concession £142.00
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    100% of 100
  11. Arabic beginners: module 1
    Evening
    Course start date:  Mon 23 Sep 2024 (and 3 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Taïssir K Mahmoud
    Learn to speak, understand, read and write Modern Standard Arabic on this lively course, which also refers to other Arabic dialects. Suitable for complete beginners.



    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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  12. 50 films from the 50s: Hollywood's last stand
    Course start date:  Mon 23 Sep 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  John Wischmeyer
    The 1950s was the beginning of the end for the Hollywood studio era, a golden age in place since the 1920s. The fifties are more difficult to pin down than the 1930/40s due to explosive diversity in both subject matter and cinematic technology, the profound influence of WWII, the development of European neorealism and the first signs of the French New Wave. An emphasis on teen culture emerged, represented by the brief career of James Dean. Film stars became anti-heroes. The moguls who founded Hollywood began to disappear. The studio business model was doomed. Hollywood reacted both defensively and creatively, going for broke—and producing some of the finest and most enduring films in its history, films that transformed the culture, from Sunset Blvd. (1950) to Some Like It Hot (1959)—both by Billy Wilder. From The Asphalt Jungle (1950) to The Misfits (1961)— Marilyn Monroe’s first and final films, both directed by John Huston. From Here To Eternity (1953 Fred Zinnemann) to A Place in the Sun (1951 George Stevens, part of his American trilogy). Fifties’ films reflected a darkening America. (See related courses on Fifties Musicals, Melodrama and Film Noir).
    Full fee £289.00 Senior fee £231.00 Concession £188.00
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