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  1. Portraits 1
    Evening
    Course start date:  Fri 30 May 2025 (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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  2. Painting 3
    Course start date:  Fri 2 May 2025 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Tony Hull
    Following on from the course 'Painting 2', enhance your paint handling skills and understanding of the dynamics of a painted surface, through a series of set projects and short critical discussions. Examine the role of painting tools, marks and scale in building a painting.
    Full fee £429.00 Senior fee £343.00 Concession £279.00
  3. Jazz harmony, ear training and ensembles: advanced
    Course start date:  Fri 20 Sep 2024 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Della Rhodes
    Focus on ear training and developing jazz improvisation, applying theoretical understanding to practical situations. We will learn and study jazz standards and unusual repertoire. This is musicianship training at a high level. Assessment for entry to this course can be arranged applying to music@citylit.ac.uk. Break week: 25 Oct 2024.
    Full fee £449.00 Senior fee £449.00 Concession £314.00
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  4. Contemporary sketchbook: mixed media projects
    Course start date:  Fri 4 Oct 2024 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Ruth Brison
    Develop a creative and experimental sketchbook. Explore materials and techniques with confidence, including mark making, drawing and mixed media within a contemporary context. Produce a collection of work or ideas for composition. Drawing experience is an advantage but not essential.
    Full fee £429.00 Senior fee £343.00 Concession £279.00
  5. Portraits 2
    Evening
    Course start date:  Fri 11 Oct 2024 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Luke Jones, Andrea Voisey
    Develop your knowledge of the technical aspects of portraiture further and expore your understanding of what makes a convincing portrait. Undertake practical projects which enable you to develop a personal approach to the subject as the course progresses.
    Full fee £449.00 Senior fee £359.00 Concession £292.00
  6. Introduction to life sculpture
    Course start date:  Fri 1 Nov 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Shelley Wilson
    Create a figurative clay sculpture from observing a life model. Learn basic anatomy as well as gaining clay modelling techniques.
    Full fee £449.00 Senior fee £359.00 Concession £292.00
  7. Screenprinting studio projects
    Course start date:  Fri 8 Nov 2024 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Adam Hogarth
    Develop your screen-printing in this weekly taught workshop where you will be shown new techniques, from using halftones and photo processes, layering colour, stenciling and experimental techniques to printing on textiles and professional practice.
    Full fee £429.00 Senior fee £343.00 Concession £279.00
  8. Introduction to prop making for film, TV, theatre and display
    Evening
    Course start date:  Fri 17 Jan 2025 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Ro Sylvester
    Do you ever dream of conjuring up the props for Harry Potter, Doctor Who or West End musicals? Are you an animator who wants to make props for your animation film, or are you interested in a career in window display? You will explore techniques used by the professionals to produce effective props and sets. Get hands-on experience of sculpting, fabricating, casting, mould making and using paint effects. Learn about the demands of the industry from a specialist tutor, and have a go at translating your own ideas into 3D. https://www.citylit.ac.uk/blog/introduction-career-prop-making.
    Full fee £479.00 Senior fee £383.00 Concession £311.00
  9. Portraits 3
    Evening
    Course start date:  Fri 7 Feb 2025 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Aimed at more experienced students: take your existing knowledge of poraiture further and build your understanding of the genre. Undertake practical projects which enable you to develop a more personal approach to the character and identity of your subject. This course ideally follows Portrait 2.
    Full fee £449.00 Senior fee £359.00 Concession £292.00
  10. Introduction to papier mâché
    Course start date:  Fri 14 Feb 2025

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Ro Sylvester
    Whether working on a stage set, a window display, or just making gifts for friends and family, Paper Mache remains one of the most cost effective and durable modelling materials around. From Venetian masks to decorative Japanese bowls, this medium has stood the test of time. The hardened consistency of Paper Mache makes it an ideal base for a number of exciting finishes and patinas. Replicate the finish of wood, metal, stone and more, to create a lighter and more portable version of sculptures, picture frames and jewellery.
    Full fee £429.00 Senior fee £343.00 Concession £279.00
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