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  1. Modern copperplate calligraphy for improvers
    Last Few Places
    Course start date:  Mon 23 Sep 2024 (and 4 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Veiko Kespersaks
    Learn how to write elegant letterforms using a pointed pen with ink. Once you have learnt how to write a basic copperplate alphabet, we will begin breaking the rules of traditional calligraphy to find a style that is all your own. The course is suitable for beginners as well as improvers, and both left-handers and right-handers.
    Full fee £449.00 Senior fee £359.00 Concession £292.00
  2. Introduction to graphic novels
    Course start date:  Tue 15 Oct 2024 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Our 'Introduction' courses provide a perfect way-in to a creative field.

    Comics – once considered lowbrow, or seen as exclusively for children, now occupy a higher cultural domain. Partly thanks to a re-brand, (as ‘Graphic Novels’), no weighty subject is off-limits. A graphic novel has even been nominated for The Booker Prize!

    Alongside official publishing channels, exists a lively ‘zine’ culture, where comic and graphic-novel artists can legitimately self-publish and sell their work through a network of independent shops and fairs.

    Learn how to create Comics and Graphic-novels with City Lit, and – once you have developed your practice – how to navigate this thriving sector.
    Full fee £369.00 Senior fee £295.00 Concession £240.00
  3. Introduction to illustration
    Course start date:  Mon 21 Oct 2024 (and 3 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Adam Graff
    Our 'Introduction' courses provide a perfect way-in to a creative field.

    Illustration is a form of visual communication which often exists alongside text. Illustrations can help to explain or clarify (or sometimes contradict) the words on a page. Most of all, you could say, they bring the message 'alive', by making it more immediate and exciting. For this reason, illustrations are found across books, magazines, newspapers, websites and social media channels.

    Learn how to create powerful illustrations on our exciting range of Illustration courses.
    Full fee £369.00 Senior fee £295.00 Concession £240.00
  4. Bookbinding improvers’ workshop
    Course start date:  Mon 12 May 2025 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Gavin Moorhead
    This one term course is designed to help students to develop their bookbinding skills. You will already have some experience of binding techniques and some knowledge of tools, materials and equipment in order to benefit from this workshop-style class. There will be the opportunity to work on your own projects, or to practice skills in which you feel less confident in order to enable you to progress to higher level courses. Not suitable for beginners.
    Full fee £399.00 Senior fee £319.00 Concession £259.00
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