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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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- City of words: further adventuresCourse start date: Thu 11 Jan 2024
Location on this date: Off SiteTutors: Eleanor JacksonLondon luxuriates in literary references. We follow the footsteps of the authors, poets and playwrights, and some of their creations, as we walk a brand new neighbourhood each week, exploring the literary connections.
London guide: Eleanor Jackson. First meeting point at Green Park tube station, street level, Piccadilly South side.
London guide: Eleanor Jackson.
- The City of London: the Square MileCourse start date: Wed 25 Oct 2023 (and 3 other dates)
Location on this date: Off SiteTutors: Paul SinclairExplore the City’s development from Roman and medieval times through to the Tudors and Stuarts.
This course will comprise of 8 walks starting with Roman London. First meeting place at Monument station on the Monument side.Full fee £179.00 Senior fee £143.00 Concession £116.00
- Sketching at the museum: National GalleryFull fee £69.00 Senior fee £69.00 Concession £69.00
- Medieval and Renaissance art at the V&AFull fee £139.00
- Sketching at the museum: Tate ModernCourse start date: Fri 15 Mar 2024 (and 1 other date)
Location on this date: Off SiteExploring the pleasure and challenge of sketchbooks; learn and improve your drawing skills and 'ways of seeing' and understanding, working from an exciting range of artworks in Tate modern.Full fee £69.00 Senior fee £69.00 Concession £69.00
- Mindfulness sketchbook walkCourse start date: Thu 21 Mar 2024 (and 1 other date)
Location on this date: Off SiteJoin us for a sketchbook walk around Central London to observe, record and engage with the busyness of urban life. Using mindfulness techniques combined with drawing we will be examining our experience and opening up to the magic and surprises that the city has to offer.Full fee £39.00 Senior fee £39.00 Concession £39.00
- An introduction to European decorative arts at the V&ACourse start date: Thu 18 Apr 2024
Location on this date: Off SiteTutors: Andreas PetzoldThe Victoria and Albert Museum has one of the finest and most comprehensive collections of European decorative arts in the world. This course aims to provide an introduction to these rich collections. It will focus on the period 1500 to 1900, but references later developments. The main media will be explored including textiles, ceramics, glass, metalwork, and silver.Full fee £89.00 Senior fee £71.00 Concession £58.00
- Sketching at the museum: V&ACourse start date: Thu 23 Nov 2023 (and 2 other dates)
Location on this date: Off SiteTutors: Heidi WigmoreExploring the pleasure and challenge of sketchbooks; learn and improve your drawing skills and 'ways of seeing' and understanding, working from a fascinating range of objects and artifacts in The Victoria and Albert Museum.Full fee £69.00 Senior fee £69.00 Concession £69.00
- Introduction to Tate Britain
- An introduction to stained glass at the V&ACourse start date: Thu 9 May 2024
Location on this date: Off SiteTutors: Andreas PetzoldStained glass has been described as the most original and important medium in the high Middle Ages. The Victoria and Albert Museum has one of the finest and most comprehensive collections of stained glass in the world, spanning the twelfth century to the modern period. The course will provide an introduction to this medium and the collection of it in the Victoria and Albert Museum.Full fee £59.00
- Art Deco London walkCourse start date: Thu 20 Jun 2024
Location on this date: Off SiteTutors: Diane BursteinTravel back to the 1930s to explore the Art Deco style that influenced a variety of designs, from radios and cutlery to places related to travel, entertainment and commerce. In addition to looking at the architecture of the period, your guide will tell stories of life in London from the time these buildings were being erected.
Meeting outside St James’s Park tube station (Broadway exit) and finishing at the coach station. Meeting outside St James’s Park tube station (Broadway exit) and finishing at the coach station.
- Looking at paintingsCourse start date: Fri 29 Sep 2023 (and 1 other date)
Location on this date: Off SiteTutors: Julia MusgraveLook at masterpieces in major London galleries in this introduction to European painting. Explore different painting techniques and genres (landscape, portrait and history painting) for a basic understanding and increased enjoyment of Western art.
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