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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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- Philosophy and literature: from romanticism to existentialismCourse start date: Fri 29 Sep 2023
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Barrie SelwynFull fee £259.00 Senior fee £207.00 Concession £168.00
- Calligraphy evening courseCourse start date: Thu 15 Feb 2024 (and 1 other date)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Ivo GrantinsLearn the principles and explore the essential steps of calligraphy using a range of tools and techniques to create an individual piece. Suitable for beginners as well as improvers, left or right handers welcome.
- Design with Adobe Photoshop and IllustratorCourse start date: Fri 6 Oct 2023
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Gita HahnA thorough, step-by-step introduction to Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator – programs widely used by designers and illustrators in the creative industries. Learn and experiment with a range of techniques that integrate vector and pixel-based images for design and illustration.
- Ceramics: architectural slab constructionCourse start date: Fri 6 Oct 2023
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Lauren IlsleyThis course involves constructing sculpture from slabs of clay. Develop analytical and making skills to building subtle, minimalist or bold complex ceramic structures. Suitable for beginners and those with previous experience.
- Stretching and priming a canvasCourse start date: Tue 18 Jun 2024 (and 2 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Stuart JonesThis course is a must for painters wishing to stretch and prime their own canvases and paper. Learn about the properties of different types of painting supports, and the best materials for preparing surfaces and glazes for painting.
- Introduction to quiltingCourse start date: Fri 20 Oct 2023
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Beverley SellLearn how to design and make a contemporary quilt using a range of construction and embellishment techniques. Work with simple shapes from recycled fabrics or bring your own fat quarters to create a personalised quilt.
- Textiles: frame loom weavingCourse start date: Sat 21 Oct 2023 (and 2 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Renata MinoldoWould you like to learn how to create inspiring and beautiful hand woven artworks? Join this exciting 4-week course to explore a range of creative approaches to frame loom weaving.Full fee £269.00 Senior fee £215.00 Concession £175.00
- Introduction to AutoCAD 2DCourse start date: Mon 23 Oct 2023 (and 2 other dates)
Location on this date: Hybrid (choose either online or in-person)Tutors: Nicholas WilliamsonAutoCAD is an essential part of the work process for engineers, designers, architects and visualisers. This course will teach you to create 2D technical drawings on a Mac in one of the leading CAD design programmes.
This course will be delivered online or in person. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.Full fee £299.00 Senior fee £239.00 Concession £194.00
- Beginning miniature bookbindingCourse start date: Thu 26 Oct 2023
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Royston HawardExplore the charm of tiny books in this introduction to miniature bookbinding. You will discover the history and appeal of this unique style and make three adorable miniature books to take home. Suitable for beginners.
- Screen acting: advancedCourse start date: Mon 18 Sep 2023 (and 2 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Gary GrantThis is a practical and intensive screen acting course, designed for students to learn how to create characters and be at their best when working within difficult and pressurised circumstances. Ideal for those who have previously studied screen acting and are planning to make the leap into finding work. Also for those who have already broken into the industry but want to make sure they’re at their best when on set.
- Introduction to painting still-lifeCourse start date: Tue 31 Oct 2023
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Kim ScoullerLearn the essentials of Still Life painting from paint handling and colour theory to composition.
Dedicate some time to developing your painting in a series of controlled steps. Learn to select and prepare surfaces and materials, build a composition around still life objects and make supplementary studies to guide your colour application. For absolute beginners.Full fee £259.00 Senior fee £207.00 Concession £168.00
- Drawing from plants and flowersCourse start date: Wed 1 Nov 2023 (and 3 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Ro SylvesterMake wonderful drawings in colour and black and white from a range of flowers and plants. Taking the rich and varied history of drawing plants and flowers in different traditions for inspiration. Working with the expressive and colourful medium of both soft and oil pastels, you will respond to the colours and textures of plants and flowers. Suitable for all levels, this course involves making composition studies, leading up to a final, larger, more resolved piece.
- Sketchbooks: creating visual journeysCourse start date: Thu 2 Nov 2023 (and 2 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Ruth BrisonCreate a 'visual journey' of discovery through an experimental sketchbook. Explore materials and techniques with confidence, including mark making, drawing and mixed media to produce a collection of work or personal ideas for further development. Suitable for all, including those with basic drawing experience.
- Contemporary watercolour painting projectsCourse start date: Tue 21 May 2024 (and 2 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Chris HoughThrough a set of short projects inspired by contemporary practitioners and their contribution to the uniqueness of the medium, the course will help you expand your understanding of watercolour and enable you to make informed choices in making personal work. It will also focus on exploring some watercolour approaches that can add variation and visual interest to your painting according to subject matter.Full fee £299.00 Senior fee £239.00 Concession £194.00
- Screen actingCourse start date: Wed 8 Nov 2023
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Robert CavanahDevelop your confidence and learn the technique's required to create truthful ‘on screen’ performances in this intensive 6 week practical course.Full fee £269.00 Senior fee £269.00 Concession £188.00
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