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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
- 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
- Picture framing and mounting for beginnersCourse start date: Tue 12 Sep 2023 (and 7 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 £309.00 Senior fee £247.00 Concession £201.00
- 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.Full fee £259.00 Senior fee £207.00 Concession £168.00
- Contemporary watercolour painting projectsCourse start date: Sat 4 Nov 2023 (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 feature some approaches to painting, beyond the immediate western tradition to provide broader technical and critical insights.Full fee £339.00 Senior fee £271.00 Concession £220.00
- Ceramics: surface printing on clayCourse start date: Mon 19 Feb 2024
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Lauren IlsleyWorking with silkscreen, paper stencil, block and potato printing on unfired clay, biscuits and glazed surfaces, you will create pattern and narrative images with slips, oxides, glaze and on-glaze on simple mould forms and tiles.Full fee £299.00 Senior fee £239.00 Concession £194.00
- Coloured resin jewellery: a masterclass with Kathie MurphyCourse start date: Thu 7 Mar 2024
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Kathie MurphyWant to introduce more colour and light into your jewellery? Discover the simple but effective tricks of working in coloured resin. Whether you are an accomplished jeweller or a complete beginner, join an expert to learn how to make resin moulds and get to grips with a range of creative techniques in this beautiful medium.
Please note: you will be required to bring along some materials, listed below in section 6.Full fee £299.00 Senior fee £239.00 Concession £194.00
- Introduction to still-life in pastelsFull fee £259.00
- Bookbinding: gold tooling on paperCourse start date: Tue 16 Apr 2024
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Tracey RowledgeLearn how to develop a language with gold tooling on paper using hand finishing tools, BS Glaire and loose gold leaf. For all levels, from beginners to those with experience in gold tooling using hand finishing tools and gold leaf.
- Printmaking into bookbindingCourse start date: Fri 19 Apr 2024
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Claire HyndsExplore the three dimensional possibilities of print. This course will encourage you to develop your initial ideas through experiments with printmaking techniques and bookbinding structures to create an artist’s book. Some printmaking and/or bookbinding experience may be beneficial but not essential.Full fee £279.00
- Existentialism and the artsCourse start date: Mon 22 Apr 2024
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: John GoffExistentialist themes of anxiety, anguish, dread, freedom, melancholy, loneliness, death and absurdity pervade the arts from the era of Romanticism onwards. What is the cultural significance and consequence of giving expression to such concerns?
NB: no classes on 6th and 27th May.
- Woodblock printmaking: experimental approachesCourse start date: Fri 31 May 2024
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Gareth BerwynLearn how to create multicolour or monochrome relief prints. You'll be encouraged to work from your own source imagery (sketches, magazine cuttings, photos etc) as an inspirational lead-in to producing relief prints to take home.Full fee £279.00
- Introduction to collage and mixed mediaCourse start date: Fri 15 Sep 2023 (and 1 other date)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetCollage is an exciting, accessible and creative medium. Experiment with a rich variety of materials and found images to make vibrant work experimenting with surface, form, colour and pattern, inspired by artists who make effective use of this way of working.Full fee £259.00 Senior fee £207.00 Concession £168.00
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