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- A taste of creative writingCourse start date: Sun 12 Mar 2023 (and 11 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley Street (other locations are available)Tutors: Lucy PopescuGive creative writing a try on this fun and supportive course. Ideal if you want to express yourself but need help in getting started. Guided exercises will encourage you to experiment and unlock your imagination. (Course includes a 1-hr break.).
- Get your artwork out thereCourse start date: Sun 14 Aug 2022
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Benjamin SeniorThis workshop will provide you with the knowledge required to seek opportunities to exhibit your art work in the public arena, focusing primarily on the conventional gallery or exhibition space, and with an emphasis on opportunities leading to sales. This can be a daunting process, and it can be hard to know where to begin, or how to present your work. Through group discussion and experience, we will draw on perspectives from across a range of backgrounds and creative practices, and start by interrogating and defining our own work in order ensure the ability make an effective opening pitch or presentation. As part of the course each student will make a short presentation of their work to the group, practicing discussing their work with a sympathetic audience and observing other artists’ approaches to presenting their work. Having provided insights and presented strategies for securing opportunities to present your work, the session will consider practical, organisational and technical considerations that go into preparing, delivering and exhibiting work in an exhibition including:
- Finding and preparing for open-call exhibition opportunities
- Communicating with private galleries
- Putting together a funding application
- Preparing your work for exhibition
- Framing and documenting work
Please note: you are asked to prepare a short presentation of no more than 10 minutes about your work, in advance of the session. This can take the form of a powerpoint presentation of around 10-15 slides, or a tour of your website or instagram page. This introduction should outline your ideas, motivations and recent developments in your work.Full fee £69.00 Senior fee £69.00 Concession £69.00
- Writing the cityCourse start date: Sun 21 Aug 2022 (and 1 other date)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Rowan Hisayo BuchananThrough a combination of close observation and texts both old and new, you'll explore the depiction of inner city life in fiction, and write your own fiction inspired by the urban landscape in this short course.
- Drawing 1Course start date: Sun 19 Jun 2022 (and 7 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Brian SayersExplore the creative possibilities of drawing, gain confidence and broaden your expectations and understanding. Learn and develop key drawing concepts: function of line, tone, texture, form, composition and mark making through a carefully structured approach.
- Counselling: an introductionCourse start date: Sun 18 Sep 2022 (and 23 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Constance FfrenchEnhance your personal skills, learn more about yourself and take your first step in counselling training on this primarily experiential course, underpinned by the 3 main theoretical approaches in counselling. There are 12 Counselling: an introduction courses available, with courses running daytimes, evenings and weekends. Whatever your schedule, you can find a course that works for you! See 'Please choose a course date' in the toolbar to select your preferred dates.
This course is exempt from our usual refund and transfer policy, therefore if you change your mind and would like a refund you must request this at least 3 week before the course is due to start. We charge an admin fee of 20% (minimum £10) per refund processed. We will not give you a refund for this course if we receive your request less than 3 weeks before the course starts or once the course has started.
- Picture framing and mounting for beginnersCourse start date: Sun 16 Oct 2022 (and 5 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Esther HeyhoeLearn picture framing and mounting skills for the home or workplace. Using professional framing tools and equipment you'll be taught all the skills you need to work in a busy studio or alternatively how to set up your own small scale practice from home.Full fee £269.00 Senior fee £215.00 Concession £175.00
- Introduction to PythonCourse start date: Sun 25 Sep 2022 (and 6 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley Street (other locations are available)Tutors: Rich CochraneWant to learn more about how computers work or what computer programmers do? Get started in computer programming using the popular and easy-to-use computer programming language Python.
- Film Studies TasterCourse start date: Thu 15 Sep 2022 (and 5 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley Street (other locations are available)Tutors: John WischmeyerLearn how to evaluate and discuss films while enjoying a working example of a City Lit film studies class.
We will view clips from a wide variety of films, exploring themes and technique in British cinema and modern American cinema. There will be a chance to review term one film courses at City Lit (September - December 2022).Full fee £10.00 Senior fee £10.00 Concession £10.00
- Literature tasterCourse start date: Sat 17 Sep 2022 (and 3 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley Street (other locations are available)Tutors: Patricia SweeneyDo you want to find out how to go about understanding a poem or how to do a close reading of a work of fiction? Come and join us to discover what makes a literature class at City Lit so special.
- Ways into screenwriting: a tasterCourse start date: Sat 17 Sep 2022 (and 4 other dates)
Location on this date: Online (other locations are available)Tutors: Alan NixonWant to write scripts but don't know how to start? Discover the basics of screenwriting - character, conflict and more - on this short online course that will help you shape your ideas and get your story going.
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
- Acting: beginnersCourse start date: Sun 18 Sep 2022 (and 7 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Deirdre Strath ClydeExplore the fundamentals of acting on this practical course, designed for people with little or no experience of acting. Increase your confidence and discover your potential in a safe and exciting environment.
- Life drawing for beginnersCourse start date: Sun 18 Sep 2022 (and 1 other date)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Luke JonesAn introduction to the basic skills required for life drawing: how to see and interpret the proportions, line, tone and volume of the human form which can then be developed into painting from the life model. Suitable for beginners.Full fee £269.00 Senior fee £215.00 Concession £175.00
- Introduction to oil paintingCourse start date: Sun 18 Sep 2022 (and 1 other date)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Desmond HaughtonOil paint is a uniquely luscious medium, capable of delicate transparency and rich impasto effects. It holds many challenges for the beginner, but this course will offer a clear, structured way into the essentials and beauty of oil painting. The course is for beginners and/or painters who want to learn to use the medium with confidence from scratch. Students will develop a feel for paint handling which will build skills and feed progress in oil painting.Full fee £279.00 Senior fee £223.00 Concession £181.00
- Glazing your workCourse start date: Sun 18 Sep 2022 (and 1 other date)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Josie WarshawFor students who have attended our ceramics courses, this is an opportunity to return and glaze your bisquit fired work. Basic glazing techniques will be taught, with advice on which glazes to use.
- Introduction to sculptureCourse start date: Sun 18 Sep 2022
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Alexandra Harley, Andrew Revell, Ro Sylvester, Shelley WilsonThe ultimate introduction to sculpture at City Lit. In each class of this five-day hands-on course you will be introduced to a different sculptural technique and material, by a tutor who is a specialist in that area. This will provide you with a showcase of our sculpture facilities and teaching talent at City Lit. This course is perfect for beginners who want to try out a range of sculptural processes, perhaps to find your area of interest for further study.
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