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All our courses here at City Lit are taught by expert tutors such as published authors, academics, practising artists, and experienced professionals. Our friendly, supportive, and inspiring tutors are here to boost your confidence and motivate you at every step. We always ensure that your journey with us is enjoyable, positive, and thought-provoking.
We offer online courses and in-person courses. Our interactive online courses are taught live and in small groups. Read our guide to online learning for more information. In-person courses are delivered at our modern college campus in London near Covent Garden.
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- Japanese woodcut printmakingCourse start date: Sun 8 Oct 2023 (and 5 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Carol Justin WilhideAn introduction to the beautiful and delicate printmaking world of Japanese Woodcut. Explore this water based, non-toxic process and build an appreciation for the handmade. You will learn how to design, carve and make a multi-coloured print. Beginners welcome.Full fee £309.00 Senior fee £247.00 Concession £201.00
- Poetry of the 30s: T.S. Eliot to Dylan ThomasCourse start date: Sun 8 Oct 2023
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Phoebe BraithwaiteWedged between the two wars, the poets of the 1930s were drawn to forces larger than themselves. For poets such as W.H. Auden and Louis MacNeice, war, revolution and the allure of communism dwarfed mere personal anxieties. Others – such as William Empson, Kathleen Raine and Dylan Thomas – found a seam of spiritualism in other, more mystical, even Romantic antecedents. Our course traces these discrepant paths through the decade.
- Introduction to geologyCourse start date: Sun 15 Oct 2023
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Charles ClarkeGeology, the study of solid Earth, rocks and the processes by which they change, is a vast subject covering billions of years of history and offering insights into areas such as past climates and the history of life. Discover more about the underlying principles of this important science such as plate tectonics, how rocks are made and the evolution of life.
- Art and creative thinking with Rod JudkinsCourse start date: Sun 15 Oct 2023 (and 5 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Rod JudkinsArt is fundamentally about communicating ideas. If the idea is strong, the work of art is memorable.
This exciting, one day workshop, led by Rod Judkins (artist, tutor and author of ‘The art of Creative thinking’ and ‘Ideas are your only currency’) will explore methods to create ideas and concepts and combine them with the process of making. You will receive a signed copy of Art and Creative Thinking when you attend this course.Full fee £99.00 Senior fee £99.00 Concession £99.00
- Retirement for beginners: volunteering – a world of opportunityCourse start date: Sat 21 Oct 2023 (and 2 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Jenny BardwellIf you are not sure how to find your ideal volunteering role, but want to pass on some of your hard-won skills, experience and knowledge, this course will give you some ideas and contacts for further exploration.Full fee £49.00 Senior fee £49.00 Concession £49.00
- Developing screenprinting techniquesCourse start date: Sun 22 Oct 2023
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: David HolahEnjoy being guided through inspirational and experimental screenprinting methods. You'll try a variety of mixed media techniques that will energise and enliven your artwork - a great way to expand your image making practice and your portfolio.Full fee £309.00 Senior fee £247.00 Concession £201.00
- Chi Kung for balance and relaxationCourse start date: Sun 22 Oct 2023 (and 2 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Heike ClarkeWould you like to add some stillness to your existing chi kung practice?
At this workshop we will follow the support cycle of the five elements earth, metal, water, wood and fire. We will slow down and connect to stillness, become more grounded, centred and relaxed, get a better energy flow and become more aware of ourselves, others and our surroundings. We will also do some standing and sitting meditation.Full fee £49.00 Senior fee £49.00 Concession £49.00
- Sculpture: inspired by GiacomettiCourse start date: Sun 22 Oct 2023 (and 2 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Valerie MerloA bronze by Swiss sculptor Giacometti recently sold at auction for £65,000,000. Create your own by researching materials, building an armature, sculpting directly in plaster and colour your sculpture to a realistic bronze finish. All abilities welcome.
- Picture book writingCourse start date: Sun 29 Oct 2023 (and 7 other dates)
Location on this date: OnlineTutors: Andrew WealeWould you like to write a picture book text for young children? This course is designed for children's writers and for illustrators wishing to write their own stories, develop their ideas and technique.
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
- Ascension MeditationCourse start date: Sun 29 Oct 2023
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Sally PageAscension is a system which allows you to rise beyond the limiting structure of your mind. Here you discover the magic and power of life beyond those limits. It reconnects you with your natural state of love and harmony so that you can discover inner peace, freedom, and a living experience of oneness.Full fee £99.00 Senior fee £99.00 Concession £99.00
- Drawing and mindfulness: the art of seeingCourse start date: Sun 29 Oct 2023 (and 2 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Clare Barton-HarveyExplore the enriching relationship of drawing and mindfulness and how this can support new ways of seeing to stimulate new directions in your drawing. Suitable for those with experience in mindfulness and/or drawing who wish to re-fresh their practice or stimulate new approaches, as well as enthusiastic beginners.Full fee £99.00 Senior fee £99.00 Concession £99.00
- David Lynch: lost highway to HollywoodCourse start date: Sun 29 Oct 2023
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: John WischmeyerThere is still a time and place for film noir in David Lynch’s dark films. No filmmaker is more unique. He gets his own adjective, ‘Lynchian’: films of an eerie, surrealist, dreamlike quality. He looks every inch the auteur, working and painting in a studio just above Mulholland Drive, a recluse whose boyhood was in 1950s America, who came of age with James Dean in Rebel Without a Cause (1955) and its co-star, Dennis Hopper, who continued to live as a recluse on the wrong side of town 30 years later in Blue Velvet (1986), a virtual remake. “A film or painting has its own sort of language. It’s not right to try to say the same thing in words. The language of film is the language it was put into, and it doesn’t translate. It’s not a word thing. It would reduce it, make it smaller. Film is a magic act, and magicians don’t tell how they did it.” He hates behind-the-scenes footage or making-of films. “People do it for sales, for money, but the film is the thing and should be protected. I never was a movie buff. I like to make movies. I like to work. I don’t really like to go out.” (See separate but related courses on Once Upon a Time in New Hollywood, Robert Altman, Francis Ford Coppola, and the Coen brothers).Full fee £59.00 Senior fee £47.00 Concession £38.00
- Jewellery: soldering workshopCourse start date: Tue 31 Oct 2023 (and 2 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Elizabeth BoneWork through a series of guided exercises designed to improve your understanding and technique of soldering and build up your confidence to apply a range of soldering methods based on your design. For beginners with some basic experience and intermediate levels.
- Acting: improversCourse start date: Wed 20 Sep 2023 (and 6 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: James JarrettContinue your development as you explore a range of exercises and acting techniques that will illuminate and enliven a variety of scripts and scenes. Consolidate techniques and deepen your understanding in a safe and supportive atmosphere.
- Islamic art at the British MuseumCourse start date: Sun 5 Nov 2023
Location on this date: Off SiteTutors: Anita ChowdryTake a Sunday afternoon to explore the British Museum’s newly refurbished Islamic galleries and learn the stories behind one of the world’s great collections of Islamic art.Full fee £19.00 Senior fee £15.00 Concession £12.00
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