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  1. Acting for wellbeing

    Course Date: Tue 9 Feb 2021 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Increase your physical and emotional well-being through playful and fun acting exercises. Connect, take notice, be active, learn new skills, become more present and engaged with others using tools drawn from actor training.

    This course takes place in the classroom, please follow this link to find out what we are doing to keep you safe: Staying COVID-19 secure at City Lit
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £119.00
    Concession: £91.00

  2. Design with Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign

    Evening
    Course Date: Wed 10 Feb 2021 (and 4 other dates)
    Location on this date: Online
    A fun and challenging introduction to these three programs, regularly used together for everything from infographics to packaging and magazine work. Learn how to integrate vector graphics, photographic images and page layout and design.

    Please note: This course runs 14/11/20- 13/12/20, and then 09/01/21 -20/03/21 (there are 3 break weeks over Christmas ).

    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 receive other state benefits (including Universal Credit). For more information click here

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £599.00
    Senior fee: £599.00
    Concession: £300.00

  3. Explore your creativity

    Explore your creativity

    Evening
    Course Date: Thu 11 Feb 2021 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: Online
    Tap into your artistic talents through a series of fun practical exercises that will help you start drawing, painting, looking at art, responding to the world around you and working with your imagination and ideas.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £99.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £50.00

  4. Friday lates: the painted lives of the Safavid Dynasty of Iran

    Evening
    Course Date: Fri 12 Feb 2021 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: Online
    This Friday evening art history session will explore narrative miniature painting made under royal patronage in 16th century Safavid Iran.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £19.00
    Senior fee: £19.00
    Concession: £12.00

  5. Solo swing and jive: beginners

    New Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 20 Feb 2021 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Do you enjoy vintage social dancing events but don' t have a partner? Looking to nail those moves and increase your freestyle confidence? Then this is the course for you! We will work on basic foot-work sequences and steps of authentic jazz dancing and Rhythm & Blues Strolls, progressing to faster pace flick kicks and turns for jive and Rock ’n' Roll dances. No partner required!

    We've changed some of our teaching arrangements in response to the coronavirus outbreak. You'll get the same great learning experience with lots of support but with adjustments to keep us all safe for your visit to the studio.

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    This course takes place in the classroom, please follow this link to find out what we are doing to keep you safe: Staying COVID-19 secure at City Lit
    Full fee: £79.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £79.00

  6. Textiles: introduction to creative machine embroidery

    Textiles: introduction to creative machine embroidery

    Evening
    Course Date: Wed 24 Feb 2021 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: Online
    Discover creative machine embroidery by making a range of experimental samples based on a theme. Explore and develop the effects created with different machine feet, thick and thin threads, tensions, free embroidery and appliqué.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £121.00

  7. Play-reading

    Course Date: Wed 24 Feb 2021 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: Online
    Come together with others to explore the work of different playwrights, share the spoken word and gain insight into different plays. These fun and friendly online sessions are for people who would like to read and discuss plays under the guidance of a theatre professional. Working in a supportive atmosphere you will read out loud and discuss the main themes of a range of both contemporary and classic texts.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £99.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £60.00

  8. Writing and rewriting fairytales

    Writing and rewriting fairytales

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 6 Mar 2021 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: Online
    Once upon a time there was a City Lit day workshop led by a romance author who loved fairytales. Her quest: to inspire writers to pen stories of love, fear, forests, revenge, dragons, witches, kings, queens, frogs and magic.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £69.00
    Concession: £28.00

  9. cyanotype printmaking in a day

    Cyanotype printmaking in a day

    Course Date: Wed 31 Mar 2021 (and 3 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Cyanotype is a photographic printing process which produces a beautiful deep blue print from a variety of artwork, including drawings, photographs, physical objects or combinations of all of these. All levels welcome.

    This course takes place in the classroom, please follow this link to find out what we are doing to keep you safe: Staying COVID-19 secure at City Lit
    Full fee: £79.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £79.00

  10. Preparing digital images for printmaking

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 7 Jun 2021
    Location on this date: Online


    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £119.00
    Senior fee: £95.00
    Concession: £60.00

  11. brush techniques

    Get skills in: brush techniques for painting

    New Evening
    Course Date: Wed 30 Jun 2021 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    The fundamentals of painting are as important for the beginner as they are for the more experienced artist. This course will be an in depth focus on brushwork, how to improve your mark making and develop fluency in the mediums of acrylic and oil paint.

    This course takes place in the classroom, please follow this link to find out what we are doing to keep you safe: Staying COVID-19 secure at City Lit
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £149.00
    Concession: £91.00

  12. Writing the family

    Writing the family

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 3 Jul 2021 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: Online
    Ever thought about crafting your family history into an engaging narrative that will delight and move readers? This thought-provoking workshop tackles the challenges of writing about family life and offers writers guidance on shaping personal stories into a coherent arc.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £69.00
    Concession: £28.00

  13. ESOL level 1 (speaking and listening)

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 14 Sep 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: Online
    Are you now a confident speaker and writer of English? Can you communicate quite easily in your daily life, understand people around you, and read and write about everyday subjects? This intermediate course will help you speak, read and write about more complicated topics with greater accuracy. You will learn how to make a presentation, write formally and informally, and read about more challenging and interesting subjects. There will be a speaking and listening exam in February.

    Before this course, you need to do a pre-course assessment. Contact universal.skills@citylit.ac.uk / 020 7492 2511 or click the Start Assessment button on this page. Log on with your email address (not name). Use Chrome if possible.

    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 receive other state benefits (including Universal Credit). For more information click here

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £339.00
    Senior fee: £271.00
    Concession: £68.00

  14. Transcribe jazz solos

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 25 Oct 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    A study and sharing group for experienced jazz players with a good working knowledge of harmony and experience of improvising. We will focus on in-depth listening and transcription of recorded examples by well known jazz musicians. Online sessions will include demonstration and performance opportunities. Course dates: 25th October, 22nd November, 13th December. 17th January 2021, 14th February, 14th March.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £189.00
    Concession: £115.00

  15. City Lit reading group 2

    Course Date: Fri 9 Oct 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    Share thoughts and ideas about what you are reading, with books chosen by the group. Please come to the first session with suggestions (contemporary fiction in paperback) and having read 'Forest Dark' by Nicole Krauss. Monthly meetings take place on 9 Oct, 6 Nov, 4 Dec; 29 Jan, 26 Feb, 26 March, 30 April, 28 May and 25 June.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £169.00
    Senior fee: £135.00
    Concession: £103.00

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