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- 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
- 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: Mon 12 Feb 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
- Developing illustrationCourse start date: Mon 6 Nov 2023 (and 2 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Adam GraffOur ‘Developing' courses help you take your next step in a chosen creative field.
This course will help progress your illustration practice by further exploring the practical skills (using a variety of analogue and digital media) and conceptual skills (researching and developing your ideas) integral to the discipline. You will also begin to consider which of the many ‘applications’ of illustration your developing personal style might lend itself to; for example, editorial, fashion, book, or product illustration, to name a few.
- Introduction to graphic designCourse start date: Wed 20 Sep 2023 (and 4 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Pam WilliamsOur 'Introduction' courses provide a perfect way-in to a creative field.
Graphic Design is everywhere; in our books, magazines, and newspapers. Emblazoning packaging at the corner shop to the mall. On our screens- phones, TVs, computers and tablets. To say it’s important would be an understatement.
Don’t just consume. Learn how to use image and type to communicate your messages, emotions and ideas. Beyond this, learn about the movements and styles which have shaped the field of Graphic Design over the years, and how to find your place there.
- 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
- Drawing into paintingCourse start date: Thu 14 Sep 2023 (and 1 other date)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Eleanor BedlowGain an understanding of the creative journey from drawing or sketch to finished painting. Use paint techniques or mixed media, and find out how the two activities contrast yet potentially support each other. Basic materials included.
- Bookbinding: Japanese books and boxesCourse start date: Thu 23 Nov 2023
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Sue DoggettExplore the elegant sewing patterns found in Japanese binding. Learn how to make books, make a fold-out case, sew traditional and contemporary designs, and experiment with creating your own. This course is suitable for beginners.
- Introduction to printmaking techniquesCourse start date: Tue 28 Nov 2023 (and 1 other date)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Simon BurderThis fast-paced course reveals some of the processes used to make fine art prints. You will try both relief and intaglio printmaking methods. This course is for beginners and those with limited experience who want to discover how printmaking techniques actually work. An ideal way to start printmaking.Full fee £279.00 Senior fee £223.00 Concession £181.00
- Painting for beginners: intensiveCourse start date: Tue 12 Dec 2023
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Tony HullLearn and develop essential painting skills over consecutive days. Each session will focus on an aspect of painting, covering key concepts including colour, tone, composition and brushwork. Ideal if you have little or no painting experience.Full fee £259.00 Senior fee £207.00 Concession £168.00
- Ceramics: surface decoration on clay
- Life painting for beginnersCourse start date: Mon 8 Jan 2024
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Tony HullThis short course is a great introduction to painting directly from the nude model. Using simple projects, you will
explore different ways to represent the human form in paint, with encouraging, helpful guidance from an experienced tutor. Suitable for absolute beginners.Full fee £279.00
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