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  1. Portrait painting: two session pose
    Course start date:  Tue 13 Dec 2022 (and 3 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Amanda Bracken
    Develop a portrait from life: a structured course to build skills towards making a convincing portrait where the model keeps the same pose over 2 sessions to enable a sustained piece of work.
    Full fee £189.00 Senior fee £151.00 Concession £123.00
  2. Collage and mixed media: experimental techniques
    Course start date:  Mon 9 Jan 2023 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Ruth Franklin
    Collage 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 £199.00 Senior fee £159.00 Concession £129.00
  3. Drawing from plants and flowers
    Last Few Places
    Course start date:  Mon 12 Sep 2022 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Steve Wright
    Make 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.
    Full fee £199.00 Senior fee £159.00 Concession £129.00
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  4. Creative non-fiction
    Course start date:  Tue 20 Sep 2022 (and 10 other dates)

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

    Tutors:  Paul Laffan
    Explore practical and imaginative approaches to creative non fiction, including travel writing, life writing and the essay. Analyse published work, produce your own pieces, and benefit from detailed feedback.
    Full fee £209.00 Senior fee £209.00 Concession £105.00
  5. Contemporary cinema: the best films of the year
    Course start date:  Mon 9 Jan 2023 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  John Wischmeyer
    A crucial course on contemporary/current cinema which coincides with the wide range of films released immediately before the Bafta/Oscar awards season. A weekly ‘what’s on’ previews these films and reviews films seen in the previous weeks. The first session is the drawing up of a definitive student list of the best films of the past year. This course is now more timely than ever as we continue return to cinemas and to the classroom at Keeley Street.
    Full fee £219.00 Senior fee £175.00 Concession £142.00
    Rating:
    96% of 100
  6. Screenprinting for beginners
    Last Few Places
    Course start date:  Fri 16 Sep 2022 (and 4 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Claire Hynds
    This course is a creative and practical introduction to the screen-printing process, aimed at beginners and the curious. You will learn step by step how to make your own series of silk screen prints using a variety of techniques.
    Full fee £179.00 Senior fee £143.00 Concession £116.00
  7. Touch typing and keyboard skills
    Evening
    Course start date:  Tue 10 Jan 2023 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Do you need to learn to type quickly and efficiently? Are you working or do you want to work in administration? Learn how to type with correct finger placement without looking at the keyboard. Build your speed with practice and speed tests. No previous experience required.



    This course is FREE if a) you are on a Low Wage or b) you are either on Jobseekers' Allowance (JSA) or Employment & Support Allowance(ESA) or c) you want to get a job or progress into a better job and you receive other state benefits (including Universal Credit). For more information click here
    Full fee £179.00 Senior fee £143.00 Concession £90.00
    Rating:
    88% of 100
  8. Short story writing
    Course start date:  Wed 12 Oct 2022 (and 9 other dates)

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

    Tutors:  Eleanor Penny
    A hands-on introduction to the art of writing short stories. You will receive technical advice, creative exercises to generate ideas, and feedback to develop your writing skills.
    Full fee £209.00 Senior fee £209.00 Concession £105.00
    Rating:
    97% of 100
  9. Yoga Pilates mix
    Course start date:  Tue 10 Jan 2023 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Caroline Ings-Chambers
    Start your evening with a refreshing mix of Yoga and Pilates. Enhance your sense of well-being by stretching and strengthening your body, energising your spine, and toning your core muscles. Close the session by enjoying a calming guided relaxation.



    This course is delivered in Dual mode. This is the in-class version.
    Full fee £169.00 Senior fee £135.00 Concession £118.00
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  10. Global issues
    Course start date:  Tue 10 Jan 2023

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Sebastien Ardouin
    Through the study of some of the key actors and main issues that affect people across continents, you will gain the skills and knowledge to analyse today’s world and the challenges we all face.
    Full fee £189.00 Senior fee £151.00 Concession £95.00
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  11. More current affairs
    Last Few Places
    Course start date:  Wed 11 Jan 2023 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Michael Bloomfield
    Continue your exploration of current affairs through lively, informed discussion. Run as a tutor-moderated discussion group of current news events. This course follows on from 'Current affairs' but new students are welcome. Tutor: Michael Bloomfield.
    Full fee £189.00 Senior fee £151.00 Concession £95.00
    Rating:
    88% of 100
  12. Pilates mixed levels with Cathy
    Last Few Places
    Course start date:  Wed 11 Jan 2023 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Cathy Norris
    Practice Pilates exercises to improve core strength, balance, posture and relaxation. Develop your technique, use small equipment and progress your moves. A certain basic experience in Pilates is required.
    Full fee £169.00 Senior fee £135.00 Concession £118.00
  13. Pilates beginners with Cathy
    Last Few Places
    Course start date:  Wed 11 Jan 2023 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Cathy Norris
    Learn Pilates exercises to improve your general health at a gentle and enjoyable pace. This course covers basic moves to improve core strength, balance and posture. Suitable for all, including complete beginners and those who want to exercise at a slower pace.
    Full fee £169.00 Senior fee £135.00 Concession £118.00
  14. Starting your novel
    Course start date:  Tue 27 Sep 2022 (and 4 other dates)

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

    Tutors:  Sarah Leipciger
    Got a great idea for a novel? Jump start your project in this supportive course that covers craft basics such as character and plot. Ideal for writers of fiction with some experience who have an idea for a novel.
    Full fee £209.00 Senior fee £209.00 Concession £105.00
    Rating:
    94% of 100
  15. Drawing: colour pastel techniques
    Evening
    Course start date:  Thu 12 Jan 2023 (and 3 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Ro Sylvester
    Explore the versatility and rich colours of this beautiful drawing and painting medium. Through practical exercises, discover its potential to create a variety of surface effects and its suitability for sketching and outdoor colour work.
    Full fee £169.00 Senior fee £135.00 Concession £110.00

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