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  1. German beginners: module 1
    Evening
    Course start date:  Mon 13 May 2024 (and 8 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Anna Rioland
    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). 1.5 hours per week over 7 weeks.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £169.00 Senior fee £169.00 Concession £110.00
  2. Chinese beginners: module 3
    Evening
    Course start date:  Mon 15 Apr 2024 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Zhonghan Lin
    Continue learning Chinese on this beginners course.Suitable for students who have completed at least 25 teaching hours (or two terms) of Mandarin.
    Full fee £199.00 Senior fee £199.00 Concession £129.00
  3. French beginners: module 3
    Evening
    Course start date:  Mon 15 Apr 2024 (and 6 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Yolande Mallet De Chauny
    Learn French on this lively interactive course for near beginners.The course will be taught in French, with an emphasis on developing your speaking and listening skills.
    Full fee £199.00 Senior fee £199.00 Concession £129.00
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  4. Baroque instrumental ensemble
    Course start date:  Mon 15 Jul 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Layil Barr
    Love early music and want to play it with more awareness of style? Explore how to achieve a more 'authentic' sound, covering interpretation of rhythm and ornaments, tone, embellishment and more.
    Full fee £149.00 Senior fee £149.00 Concession £104.00
  5. Sing Broadway
    Last Few Places
    Course start date:  Mon 15 Jul 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Richard Hartley Wilson
    Learn to perform ensemble numbers from popular Broadway and West End shows, from standard classics to modern musicals. Gain confidence in performing as a group, and enjoy singing solo within an ensemble.
    Full fee £149.00 Senior fee £149.00 Concession £104.00
    Rating:
    100% of 100
  6. Preparing digital images for printmaking
    Evening
    Course start date:  Fri 19 Jul 2024 (and 3 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Digital technologies play an increasing role in the world of more traditional printmaking. Screenprinting, photo-etching, polymer gravure and relief, and photo litho all require imagery that has been generated using digital image manipulation software. This workshop in preparing digital images for printmaking will provide an introduction to specialist tools and techniques required using Adobe Photoshop in order to prepare your imagery for these printmaking processes.
    Full fee £119.00 Senior fee £119.00 Concession £119.00
  7. Painting for beginners
    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
  8. 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
  9. Generative AI: safety and risks
    Course start date:  Mon 4 Nov 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Vina Theodorakopoulou
    In this course on Generative AI: Safety and Risks we will explore the critical safety considerations associated with generative AI adoption, emphasising risk management and ethical practices.
    Full fee £129.00 Senior fee £103.00 Concession £84.00
  10. Portrait drawing: expression in the face
    Course start date:  Thu 21 Nov 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    This short course will develop your existing knowledge and skills in drawing portraits to meet the challenge of creating expression. Bring your portrat drawing to life by exploring character, personality and emotion in the face of your subject.
    Full fee £149.00 Senior fee £149.00 Concession £149.00
  11. Life drawing: focus on movement
    Course start date:  Mon 30 Jun 2025

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    This exciting short course is an introduction to the figure in movement. You will learn how to make quick responses to the life model using a variety of 'ways of seeing' and different sketching techniques.
    Full fee £149.00 Senior fee £149.00 Concession £149.00
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