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  1. Old master drawing techniques: summer school intensive
    Last Few Places
    Course start date:  Mon 22 Jul 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Simon English
    Look back at the drawing techniques and materials used by the Old Masters of the Renaissance period. Working to set exercises, practise and develop drawing skills and explore drawing materials used by some of the artists of this time.
    Full fee £189.00 Senior fee £151.00 Concession £123.00
  2. Try it out: animation
    Course start date:  Tue 10 Sep 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Litza Jansz
    Ever fancied producing your own animations for web, devices and video? Come and learn the basics of creating professional-looking animated sequences using the software application Adobe After Effects CC.
    Full fee £129.00 Senior fee £129.00 Concession £129.00
  3. ESOL - communications skills for life and work Entry 3 (Reading)
    Evening
    Course start date:  Mon 16 Sep 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    This is the Reading unit of the ESOL course to give you confidence in reading simple text. You will practice reading different types of text for example: Letters, adverts, books, newspapers, and websites. You will read interesting everyday topics and practice finding information and understanding general meaning of stories, descriptions, messages, signs, and notices.



    This course is FREE if you are employed and on a low wage or you are claiming benefits. For more information Click here

    Full fee £258.00
  4. City Lit fine art: year 2
    Course start date:  Tue 15 Oct 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Rolina Elsje Blok, Kath Castillo, Alexandra Harley, Monika Kita, Amanda Knight, Joe Richardson, Steven Scott
    Year 2 of CLFA (VM552) will enable you to consolidate and focus the various creative experiences and ideas you will have gained in Year 1, or from equivalent external courses.



    This course enables you to identify, develop, produce, and exhibit a personal creative project.



    You will adopt simple research methods to help you develop and produce a body of new creative work that takes an individual, self-motivated direction. The necessary self-motivated approach to your work will result in the development of a cohesive set of new artwork that should reflect your own interests. There will be group critiques, one-to-one tutorials and weekly studio production sessions that will challenge and enable you to explore and refine your creative intentions, plus seminars and presentations in which you will learn and engage with new contextual information. These are delivered by experienced, practising artist / tutors.



    You should; be prepared to spend some of your own time developing your creative work, and enhancing your creative thinking by visiting exhibitions, reading, researching and planning your project.



    Basic materials are included but you will need to supplement these depending on the nature of your creative work.



    The course culminates in a group exhibition in the college gallery. This will be organised and marketed collaboratively by the student cohort with engagement and support from CLFA Tutors and City Lit technical staff.
    Full fee £2,249.00 Senior fee £1,799.00 Concession £1,574.00
  5. Plants and Planting Design
    Evening
    Course start date:  Mon 10 Feb 2025

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Alison Worster
    Start planning ahead and look forward to Spring. Learn how to create beautiful borders and



    discover the techniques of planting design using shape, colour and texture to create successful planting schemes. Tailored for your garden, learn how to select the right plants for your borders and your needs.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £129.00 Senior fee £129.00 Concession £129.00
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