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  1. Ways into creative writing: intensive
    Evening
    Course start date:  Tue 23 Jul 2024 (and 10 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Sarah Leipciger
    Not sure whether creative writing is for you? Give it a try on one of these fun and supportive short courses covering the basics of fiction and poetry. Increase your confidence and produce work through guided exercises and discussion.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £139.00 Senior fee £139.00 Concession £70.00
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  2. Japanese Film Night: Zatoichi by Takeshi Kitano
    Last Few Places, Evening
    Course start date:  Fri 26 Jul 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Chikako Nakagawa
    Explore alternative cinema that captures the spirit and culture of Japan while expanding your knowledge of Japanese life, history and art.



    Zatoichi is directed by Takeshi Kitano, who drew on his background as a comedian, entertainer and established filmmaker to win the Venice Film Festival Silver Lion award for best direction in 2003.







    The film is set in the Edo period and is based on a popular fictional character (named ‘Zatoichi’) from Japanese film andhttps://www.citylit.ac.uk/media/catalog/category/Japanese_banner.jpgbloody tussle for revenge. Kitano’s genius turns this narrative into an empowering film that ultimately offers a very Japanese celebration of humanity.
    Full fee £9.00 Senior fee £9.00 Concession £9.00
  3. Spanish beginners: module 1
    Evening
    Course start date:  Mon 29 Jul 2024 (and 15 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Adriana Itriago Gavidia
    Learn to speak Spanish on this lively, communicative course for complete beginners. Taught in Spanish with the emphasis on developing your listening and speaking skills.







    Based on Units 1-3 of Nos Vemos Hoy 1; publisher: Campus Difusión (please see the relevant section for the ISBN).



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £199.00 Senior fee £199.00 Concession £129.00
    Rating:
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  4. Podcasting: introduction
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 3 Aug 2024 (and 6 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Vina Theodorakopoulou
    Do you want to create your own podcast? This is your chance to develop your ideas into a podcast which you will produce in this course.
    Full fee £129.00 Senior fee £103.00 Concession £84.00
    Rating:
    91% of 100
  5. Generative AI: a short introduction
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sun 4 Aug 2024 (and 7 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Kate Scott
    This is a short introduction to Generative AI for non-technical beginners who want to find out what all the fuss is about over ChatGPT, Gemini, and Firefly.
    Full fee £99.00 Senior fee £79.00 Concession £64.00
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  6. Portraits 1
    Evening
    Course start date:  Mon 9 Sep 2024 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Brian Sayers
    This course aims to introduce you to this fascinating genre in both drawing and painting portraits through practical experience of the basic skills and concepts involved, including structure and proportion of the head and features, tone, colour, pose and expression. Working from direct observation of the live model.
    Full fee £449.00 Senior fee £359.00 Concession £292.00
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  7. 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
  8. Introduction to Python
    Evening
    Course start date:  Tue 10 Sep 2024 (and 7 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Hybrid (choose either online or in-person)

    Tutors:  Muhammad Khan
    Want to learn more about how computers work and what computer programmers do? Get started using Python, the most popular and easy-to-use programming language in the world.



    This course will be delivered online or in person. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £249.00 Senior fee £199.00 Concession £162.00
    Rating:
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  9. Full fee £10.00 Senior fee £10.00 Concession £10.00
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  10. 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
  11. 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
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