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  1. Self defence and personal safety for women
    Last Few Places
    Course start date:  Wed 25 Jan 2023 (and 3 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Carla Drayton
    Explore physical and non-physical techniques for self defence, developing your assertiveness, body language and more. Women of any age or fitness level are welcome to come and enhance their confidence.
    Full fee £109.00 Senior fee £109.00 Concession £109.00
    Rating:
    92% of 100
  2. Communicate with confidence through voice and body language
    Last Few Places, Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 21 Jan 2023 (and 4 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Stephanie Lunn
    Discover how to enhance your vocal impact and physical presence in many situations and become aware of habits that may hold you back from achieving your full potential. Skills on this intensive Saturday course include communicating with confidence, establishing rapport, learning assertive posture and gesture, vocal energy and projecting an effective personal style.
    Full fee £139.00 Senior fee £139.00 Concession £90.00
    Rating:
    95% of 100
  3. Public speaking: intensive
    Evening
    Course start date:  Thu 19 Jan 2023 (and 4 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online (other locations are available)

    Tutors:  Allis Moss
    Whatever your reasons for speaking publicly, allay your fears in this intensive online course by learning techniques for formal and impromptu speeches, introductions, discussion leading and public questioning, and boost your general confidence at the same time.



    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 £139.00
    Rating:
    93% of 100
  4. Textiles and surface pattern: drawing and digital print
    Evening
    Course start date:  Wed 8 Mar 2023 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Suk Han Lee
    Explore drawing and printing in the studio, before digitising and manipulating your designs using Photoshop. Suitable for students with a creative background. Photoshop experience would be beneficial but not essential.
    Full fee £219.00 Senior fee £175.00 Concession £142.00
  5. Japanese woodcut printmaking techniques
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sun 29 Jan 2023 (and 3 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Carol Justin Wilhide
    An 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 £329.00 Senior fee £263.00 Concession £214.00
  6. Screenprinting: developing techniques
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 18 Mar 2023 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Esther Heyhoe
    Enjoy 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 £249.00 Senior fee £199.00 Concession £162.00
  7. The 60 minute writer
    Evening
    Course start date:  Tue 10 Jan 2023 (and 7 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online (other locations are available)

    Tutors:  Tasha Kavanagh
    Fit creative writing into your busy day: a relaxed, informal rolling programme for writers of all levels of experience who enjoy being thrown new ideas and experimenting with poetry and prose.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £99.00 Senior fee £99.00 Concession £50.00
    Rating:
    96% of 100
  8. Watercolour painting: mixed media techniques
    Course start date:  Mon 16 Jan 2023 (and 3 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Jack Duplock
    Watercolour has a rich tradition - this course will explore the more experimental ways of using this pleasurable medium and will present new possibilities for producing exciting new work with mixed media. Make inventive combinations of media to draw from your own found imagery, photographs and sketches.
    Full fee £169.00 Senior fee £135.00 Concession £110.00
  9. Drawing and mindfulness
    Evening
    Course start date:  Thu 26 Jan 2023 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online (other locations are available)

    Tutors:  Clare Barton-Harvey
    Explore the enriching relationship of drawing and mindfulness and how each discipline supports the other, leading to new ways of seeing and approaching drawing. Through a range of traditional, experimental, and playful approaches to drawing, explore a range of ways to connect and be inspired by drawing. This course offers a great introduction to mindful drawing or a way for you to further integrate mindfulness into your drawing.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £239.00 Senior fee £191.00 Concession £155.00
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  10. Piano: advanced workshop
    Last Few Places
    Course start date:  Wed 18 Jan 2023 (and 4 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Petros Moschos
    If you are an advanced pianist, whether a performer or specialist teacher, continue to develop your skills, broaden your repertoire and increase your understanding of piano playing. Please contact the Music department to enquire about joining this class. Break week: 22 Feb 2023.
    Full fee £279.00 Senior fee £223.00 Concession £181.00
    Rating:
    96% of 100
  11. Spanish 3 upper consolidation
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 14 Jan 2023 (and 4 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street (other locations are available)

    Tutors:  Adriana Itriago Gavidia
    Further improve your Spanish in this lively class, taught in Spanish with the emphasis on developing your speaking and listening skills. You will also acquire a greater understanding of Spanish grammar. Suitable if you have completed 'Spanish 3 upper' and you would like to revise/consolidate the content/grammar before continuing to level 4.
    Full fee £199.00 Senior fee £199.00 Concession £129.00
    Rating:
    99% of 100
  12. Maths for life and work (level 1)
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 12 Nov 2022 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street (other locations are available)

    Do you want to prepare for Functional Skills Level 2 maths? Do you need to improve your maths to become more confident in problem-solving, analysing and making decisions at work and in your personal life? This course will help you with all of the above and make maths come alive. You will see how mathematics is everywhere and you will develop the maths you need to participate, make progress and express yourself in today's society. You will work with whole numbers and decimals, fractions and percentages and recognise the relationships between them. You will work on problem-solving involving time, money and measurements, as well learn how to measure confidently and convert between units of measurement. You will be able to state properties of shapes, both 2D and 3D and be better able to interpret, discuss and comment on the graphs, charts and tables you see in newspapers, on the internet and at work.



    Before this course, you need to do a pre-course assessment. Contact universal.skills@citylit.ac.uk / (telephone temporarily unavailable) or click the Start Assessment button on this page. Log on with your email address (not name). Use Chrome if possible.



    Free course: This is a Multiply course. Multiply is a new government programme to help adults improve their numeracy skills. This course is free for Londoners aged 19 or over if you don’t have a GCSE in maths at grade 4/C or equivalent.
    Full fee £0.00 Senior fee £0.00 Concession £0.00
  13. Acting: improvers
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sun 15 Jan 2023 (and 3 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Lawrence Lambert
    Continue 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.
    Full fee £209.00 Senior fee £209.00 Concession £136.00
    Rating:
    96% of 100
  14. Modern calligraphy
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 14 Jan 2023 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Veiko Kespersaks
    Learn how to write elegant stylish letterforms using a flexible pointed nib with ink. Once you have learnt how to write a basic alphabet we’ll begin breaking the rules of traditional calligraphy to find a style that is all your own. The course is suitable for beginners as well as improvers.
    Full fee £329.00 Senior fee £263.00 Concession £214.00
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    100% of 100
  15. Sing jazz: advanced
    Course start date:  Wed 18 Jan 2023 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Online (other locations are available)

    Tutors:  Karen Lane
    For vocalists with a sound technique and experience of jazz and latin styles. Develop your solo performance and expand your repertoire. Challenging repertoire and vocalese will be taught in live classes online, and you will be invited to research and contribute repertoire of your choice.



    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 £159.00

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